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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.


AUSTINTOWN OH- Austintown Fitch is still full steam ahead as the season continues. The latest victim of their hot streak was Howland, who the Falcons swept Tuesday 25-20 25-15 25-14).

Chelsie Wheeler led the Falcon offense with 10 kills. Jocelyn Jourdan was strong on both sides of the net finishing with 5 kills, and 4 blocks. Ella Sahli patrolled the back row and led the Falcons with 16 digs. She also served up 5 aces. Emma Bartlett set up 25 assists.

The Falcons are now 10-1 on the season and have a big test on Thursday as they host 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.


AUSTINTOWN OH- Austintown Fitch had no problems on Tuesday with Ursuline. The Falcons swept Ursuline (25-6 25-6 25-17).

Chelsie Wheeler has double digit kills leading the Falcons with 10. She also served up 3 aces. Ella Sahli played some stellar defense with 12 digs, she had 3 aces as well. Emma Bartlett set up 21 assists.

Fitch returns to action Monday as they travel to Mooney.