“We got beat by a better team,” Schofield said. “We didn’t execute well at all, and they executed very well.”
In stunning fashion, North turned Set 3 into a rout, racing to a 20-6 lead. Schreiber had six kills and Wallech added four kills and two aces in the final set, which ended on a Centennial hitting error.
“Once our run started going, we felt it,” said Bentley. “We knew it was our time to shine and we kept pushing and pushing.”
The Hubs’ team defense seemed a step quicker than the Eagles all match, as Centennial was often a step late getting to North’s kills and tips.
“Our defense was such a key role,” Lauren Serafini said. “Our team did so great adjusting to what they were doing.”
Schreiber finished with 10 kills, Michey Moody had seven kills and Bentley dished out 35 assists for the Hubs, who finished with 43 kills and 17 errors.
Trisha Mockapetris was effective for Centennial with 14 kills, but no other Eagle had more than five as North’s defense played tough. Centennial finished with 29 kills and 24 errors.
Mockapetris said North’s fan support made an impact: “It was hard to talk, hard to communicate.”
“They did a great job,” Eagles setter Lexi White-Torruellas said of the Hubs. “They deserve to be applauded.”