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AUSTINTOWN OH- It was senior night in Austintown and Mooney and Fitch squared off for the second time in three days on Monday, this time from the Falcons Nest in Austintown. The result however would be the same as the Cardinals battled their way to a 53-42 win.

Katie Hough paved the way for Mooney scoring 21 points. Alaina Scavina was also in double figures with 13.

Fitch was led by two of their seniors. Chelsie Wheeler led the Falcons scoring with 12, while Emma Bartlett finished with 8.


AUSTINTOWN OH- Austintown Fitch found themselves in a district semifinal Tuesday against a Massillon Perry team that swept them in the regular season. They were determined to have a different outcome, and they did. It took every ounce of what the Falcons had, and some new faces stepping up for the Falcons to overcome Perry in five sets (26-24 16-25 23-25 28-26 15-13).

The first set established the tone the whole match would carry. Two evenly matched teams trading blows. Perry’s strength was through the middle of their offense, so right away Cate Maguire and Jocelyn Jourdan the two middle blockers for the Falcons stepped up with plays. Fitch was able to secure clutch points down the stretch, which would also continue to be a theme on the night to win set 1 26-24.

The second set is where the Falcons started to stumble a bit. Perry made adjustments, and the Falcons could not get good serve receive, their defense against Perry’s opposite side hitter faltered, and their net defense weren’t getting hands on swings. Perry dominated set 2 25-16.

Perry took that momentum into set 3 opening up a big lead early. Things started to turn when the Falcons erased a 12-5 deficit to get back into the set. Jourdan served up the rally to get the Falcons back in it. During the third set, another change came. With senior setter Emma Bartlett struggling a bit, Coach Bartlett went to her bench and put in junior Erin Burke who brought a huge spark to the defense, and offense. Even though Fitch found a rhythm, they couldn’t pull out set 3 and fell behind 2-1 in the match.

With their backs against the wall the Falcons once again fell behind early in set 4. Perry jumped out to a 10-2 lead. But it was Burke once again who brought a flow to the Fitch offense. Senior Samira McWreath also came in and sured up Fitch’s defense, and serve receive. Making some serious effort plays down the stretch to fend off a couple Perry match points the Falcons were able to win set 4 28-26 and force a set 5.

3 of Perry’s first four points in set five were off of service errors. When you took those away it was clear to see Fitch was playing better at that moment. They were the team consistently in system, and consistently getting good swings on the ball. Perry fought their way to a 13-13 tie. Fitch got the next point, and then with match point a Perry net violation ended it.

Jourdan dazzled with 30 kills on night. Burke led the team and set up 28 assists. Alyssa Leskovac led the defense with 15 digs.

The Falcons now advance to the district championship as they will hit the road to Nordonia on Saturday. That match is set for 1:00.


AUSTINTOWN OH- After some time off Fitch took care of business in their first tournament game sweeping Stow  in straight sets (25-12 25-18 25-14).

Chelsie Wheeler led the Falcons offense with 11 kills. Jocelyn Jourdan had a solid day too finishing with 7 kills, and 8 digs. Emma Bartlett set well and finished with 26 assists, she was one dig away from a double double with 9.

Fitch will host Perry on Tuesday night in the district semifinals. That match will start at 6:00.


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- It was a highly anticipated matchup on Thursday night between Fitch and Louisville, and it did not disappoint. The Falcons responded from being down 2-1 to win the match 3-2 (20-25 26-24 14-25 25-15 15-10).

The Falcons struggled at first to get a handle on Louisville standout Paige Cole. She had a big chunk of her match- high 28 kills in the first set. The Falcons couldn’t get their blockers to get in time. Cole, and the Leopards navigated their way to a 25-20 set one victory.

Set two was the most competitive set of the night. The two teams went back and forth as the set went on. Fitch jumped out to a 4-0 lead early, and that was enough to keep them close. The Leopards still showed great power in the front row and took a couple leads. But Chelsie Wheeler got a strong kill from the left side to end the set.

The two teams traded dominating sets, helped out by opponent errors. Serve receive got shaky for Fitch in set three and the Leopards pounced all over them. Then, in set four it was attack errors that became the bugaboo for Louisville letting Fitch run away with the set and force a set five.

Trailing 11-10 lead in set five, Louisville made a mistake that would turn the set around. For the first time in the match they were called for a double touch on the set, and it would give the Falcons a 12-10 lead. They would go on a 3-1 run to end the set and the match.

Alyssa Leskovac earned a double double with 10 kills, and 24 digs. Chelsie Wheeler led the Falcons offense with 16 kills. Jocelyn Jourdan player tremendous net defense on the strong attackers of Louisville. She finished with 6 blocks, and 8 kills. Emma Bartlett fought through a cut on her right thumb to still finish with 40 assists.

For the Leopards, Paige Cole has another terrific night with 28 kills, and 15 digs. Lauren Siegfried set up 27 assists. Kendall Loy served up 2 aces.

The Falcons are now 11-1 and will travel to East on Monday. The Leopards fall to 6-5 and they’ll host Jackson on Wednesday.


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.


HOWLAND OH- Fitch Volleyball kept their positive momentum going on Thursday night with a four set victory over conference rival Howland (9-25 25-19 25-16 25-22).

Emma Bartlett collected a double double with 34 assists, and 21 digs. Chelsie Wheeler hit well finishing with 19 kills, she also had 8 digs. Jocelyn Jourdan finished with 7 kills and 15 digs.

The Falcons go out of conference on Saturday as they host Highland.


AUSTINTOWN OH- Fitch senior setter Emma Bartlett brings a lot of experience into her senior year. As a setter, it is her job to run the offense and move the ball around. Much like a point guard in basketball, a setter needs to be a leader on the court. Who better to lead the team than a senior who has had a tremendous career? It helps Bartlett’s cause that she has so many offensive options to choose from. She just has to recognize which one of them is hot at any time in a match. Emma says more important to her than the strong offense however, is the fact that she has such a strong defense. Fitch’s back row puts the Falcons in system more than not which makes life as a setter much easier.


In 147 varsity sets played in her career, Bartlett averages 6.5 assists per set. She is closing in on 1000 assists with 958 as of now. She also has 332 career digs, and 103 career kills. Her career hitting percentage is .164.


Emma took time to catch up with Anthony Hartwig this week for the first of many Fitch Volleyball player profiles. Falcon fans can get insight into their senior setter in the latest profile, Raising the Bar. Emma discusses her career as a Falcon, their big win over Canfield on Thursday, and much more.

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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- Fitch Volleyball honored their seven seniors tonight with a dominating three set sweep of Mooney (25-11 25-18 25-12).

Chelsie Wheeler swung well for the Falcons gathering 9 kills. Cate Maguire had 7 kills and 3 blocks. Alyssa Leskovac played incredible defense with 11 digs, and also added 4 aces. Emma Bartlett tan the offense well at the setter position with 24 assists.

Fitch improves to 2-0 and will travel to Canfield on Thursday.

Mooney will host rival Ursuline on Thursday.