St Mary won the first set by a score of 25-18. The Panthers took extended second set at 27-25. The Cardinals rebounded and won the third set 25-18. However, Ellsworth, won the fourth set 25-23 to force the fifth and deciding set, and the Panthers came away victorious by a score of 15-13.
Courtney Brown finished with 13 kills and 10 digs in the match. Ella Heinitz notched 10 kills, 12 set assists, 12 digs, and five blocks. Ella Griffin added 18 set assists, seven digs, six blocks, and three kills. Maya Heinitz led the team with 19 digs and also had five ace serves. Paige Bunkers had nine ace serves. Macie Brown had 15 digs and three ace serves. Tyra Harrington added four kills and three blocks.
The Cardinals (5-3) will continue to play on the road on Thursday, September 12th. St Mary will travel to Canistota to play the Hawks.