It took five sets to determine a winner between All-American Conference powers Canfield and Hubbard. And thanks to a 26-kill performance by junior Adria Powell, the Eagles pulled away with a 15-9 win in the final set Tuesday night.
Canfield (9-3, 0-1 AAC Red Tier) won the first set 25-14, but the Eagles took the second and third sets.
“I think we stayed real calm and our seniors showed a lot of leadership, keeping [the team] calm and knowing the first game isn’t the whole match,” Hubbard head coach Jeremy Porter said. “We battled back, kept fighting and got a lead there in the fifth game and kept it and got the victory.”
The Cardinals won the fourth set 25-17 and outscored the Eagles 16-8 to force a fifth. With the set tied at 9, Canfield’s Alexis Netille took over the game by recording a kill and three aces.
Netille finished with a team-high eight aces and 24 points.
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.