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CANFIELD OH- The kind of talent that you can currently see if you go to a Canfield volleyball game is once in a generation type. It comes in the form of senior Abbie Householder. That talent also doesn’t come without an insanely impressive work ethic, and support system. Householder has both of those checked off her list.

Among Abbie’s accomplishments so far this season are YSN Player of the Year, District player of the Year, and 1,000 career kills. Currently Abbie ranks 2nd in the state of Ohio in kills with 468 on the year. She is no slouch on defense either though, she currently sits at 348 digs on the season, which is more than most players in the area.

The Cardinal senior now has her eyes on leading her team to a deep tournament run. For them it starts on Saturday as they’ll battle 6th seeded Aurora at 2:00 at Austintown Fitch High School.

Householder will continue her academic and volleyball career at Youngstown State University. Current YSU senior Morgan Clevely is also a Canfield graduate.

Abbie took the time to join YSN’s Running Point this week to talk about her season that earned her our Player of the Year. She talks with Anthony Hartwig and Ty Bartell about what her goals were this season, her volleyball journey, and much more. You won’t want to miss this chance to hear from one of the best volleyball players the state has to offer. Check out “Making A House Call.”


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AUSTINTOWN OH- In the second week of the season, Austintown Fitch went to Canfield and came back from an 0-2 deficit to beat the Cardinals in five sets. It was a turning point in the season for the Falcons, but it also was instant motivation for Canfield. They patiently awaited their second chance  Tuesday night at Fitch. Up 2-0 again this time around the Cardinals finished the job and swept Fitch (25-20 25-20 25-23).

Abbie Householder led the Cardinals recording a double double with 14 kills and 10 digs. Grace Rosko was also in double figures with 12 kills, and she played fantastic defense at the net with 3 blocks. Ally Quirk also collected a double double with 17 assists, and 13 digs.

Fitch was led by sophomore Jocelyn Jourdan with 14 kills. Ella Sahli and Alyssa Leskovac both led the defense with 15 digs. Emma Bartlett set up 19 assists.

Canfield now sets their sights on the tournament. They’ll host the winner of Uniontown Lake vs Eastlake North. Fitch closes their regular season on Thursday as they travel to Louisville.


CANFIELD OH- The matchup between Canfield and Fitch was one of the most anticipated matchups on the 2020 volleyball schedule. This match lived up to the hype as Fitch pulled off a dramatic comeback to beat Canfield in 5 sets (18-25 23-25 25-20 25-17 15-12).

The first set started off back and forth. It didn’t seem like either team was going to get a rally that was more than 2 points. That changed in the middle of the set when some key mistakes by the Falcons gave Canfield a cushioned lead, and eventually a dominating set 1 win 25-18.

Canfield carries that momentum into set two storming ahead 15-8. But with Ella Sahli serving, Fitch went on an 8-0 rally to take a 16-15 lead. The set would be back and forth from that point on, but Abbie Householder made some key plays to help the Cardinals pull out the 25-23 set and take a controlling 2-0 lead in the match.

For most teams it would be hard to bounce back from losing such a close set and be down 2-0. But the Falcons have strong senior leadership to keep them composed. Emma Bartlett did a fantastic job getting her streaky hitters the ball at the right time. The third set was the perfect time for Alyssa Leskovac to get hot. She made more than her fair share of solid swings in set three and four to help Fitch take both sets 25-20, and 25-17.

Fitch has all the momentum in set five. However, Canfield still came out scrappy. Grace Rosko continued to be a strong presence at the net. Householder still swung strong as well. It was the serving of Chelsie Wheeler, and Sahli down the stretch that helped the Falcons keep the Cardinals off balance. Sahli would end the match with an ace. Fitch completed the comeback with a 15-12 win in set five.

Fitch has three hitters with double digit kills. Chelsie Wheeler led the Falcons with 12. Alex Fisher, and Alyssa Leskovac each had 11. Cate Maguire has 7 blocks in the front row. Leskovac completed her double double with not just 11 kills, but also 14 digs. Bartlett also finished with a double-double with 42 assists and 17 digs.

Householder led the Cardinals with 24 kills.  Rosko had 13 kills and 5 blocks. Alaina Havrilla had a strong night with 8 kills. Riley Kinkade finished with 17 assists.

Fitch will move on to host Boardman on Tuesday. Canfield will travel to Highland on Saturday.


CANFIELD OH- Coming in to Monday, all of Canfield volleyball’s wins have been in five sets. That would not change tonight as Canfield took another thriller to beat Coventry 3-2. (25-27 25-13 25-15 22-25 15-13).

Sometimes you can tell how a varsity match will go by watching the JV game before it. If both JV teams are playing at a high level and competing its a solid bet that varsity will be a great match as well. That was the way things went Monday night. The JV’s went three sets in high level volleyball. The first set of varsity lived up to the hype the younger players put on it. A back and forth bout in set one where Canfield led 9-4, and then saw Coventry come back. No lead after the Comets came back surpassed two points. It took two points for the Comets to win set one 27-25.

Canfield responded nicely dominating sets two, and three. Abbie Householder caught fire and led the Cardinals to 25-13, and 25-15 wins. It seemed as if the Cardinals were going to sail to a four set victory.

However, the Comets had other plans. One of their better hitters, Brooke Mirka started to find a groove. She had 5 kills in the set and led the Comets to a 25-22 set four victory to force a decisive set five.

Min that set five, Canfield trailed 8-4 before rattling off eight straight points to lead 12-8. Then, the Comets came back and tied the set at 12-12. The Cardinals dig deep and found a way to win 15-13. Grace Rosko ended the match with a kill through the middle.

Householder led the Cardinals with 23 kills. Rosko was also in double digit kills with 11. Riley Kinkade led with 21 assists. Ally Quirk added 15.