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FITCH SINKS THE RAIDERS

PHOTO CREDIT: GARY LEININGER

The Austintown Fitch Falcons have been the talk of The All-American Conference the past few seasons. Looking to go for their third straight conference victory, coming off a win against The Canfield Cardinals, The Falcons now had their sights set on a Thursday evening matchup with The Warren Harding Raiders. 

A matchup that has been one-sided to say the least in recent memory. Going into Thursday night, The Falcons had not lost a set to Harding in almost 9 years! With The Raiders last set win coming on October 14th, 2013, making it 33 consecutive set wins for Austintown. 

Little time was wasted before Fitch jumped all over Harding out of the gate, going on big runs offensively and going the extra mile on defense. Extending their streak in emphatic fashion, The Falcons would take the straight set victory over The Raiders to capture their 9th win on the season. The win also extends Austintown’s streak to 36 consecutive set wins and 18 match victories against their conference foe! 

Fitch (9-1) will now hit the road on Monday, September 19th as they go into hostile territory to take on one of The Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference’s (MVAC) best in The Western Reserve Blue Devils (8-3). For Harding (0-7) they will look to right the ship, as they also will be away on Monday, September 19th in an attempt to slay The Lakeside Dragons (8-1). As we approach the halfway mark of volleyball season, be sure to catch all the local games and coverage on YSN! 

 

Set Scores

Fitch 25 – 7 Harding

Fitch 25 – 7 Harding

Fitch 25 – 8 Harding

Match: Fitch 3 – 0 Harding

 

Stats (Austintown)

Jocelyn Jourdan : 11 Kills, 1 Ace, 10 Digs, 4 Receptions.

Jordan Smith : 6 Kills, 4 Aces, 9 Digs, 3 Receptions. 

Afton Roby : 6 Kills, 1 Ace, 2 Digs,

Kylie Folkwein : 6 Kills, 1 Reception. 

Rylie Simons : 4 Aces, 3 Digs, 17 Assists, 

Avery Rosko : 3 Kills, 1 Dig, 6 Assists, 

Julia Jordan : 2 Kills, 1 Ace, 1 Block, 3 Digs, 

Jordan Binion : 2 Kills, 1 Ace, 1 Block, 7 Assists 

Cierra Cable : 6 Digs, 2 Assists, 5 Receptions. 

Emily Kluchar : 1 Ace, 2 Digs, 1 Reception. 

Izzy DiRenzo : 2 Digs, 1 Assist, 4 Receptions.

*Contributed By YSN’s Ty Bartell

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