Mesa controlled the most of the first round, with Godinez making a late rally after referees docked two points off of Mesa’s total score, effectively allowing Godinez to tie a few volleys later. But it was not enough. Mesa won the first round 25-22.
During the second game, Godinez scored first and kept the lead for much of the first half of the game, until Trista Bell served allowing, Mesa to tie Godinez, 15 to 15. With the help of Melissa Michaels, Amanda Moore, and Kyndall Jack, Mesa took the lead at 23 to 21 when the Godinez coach called for a one-minute break to strategize. The score was tied 24 to 24, but Moore’s spike took the win for Mesa with 26 to 24 at the end of the second period.
The third match began after a three-minute break and Godinez scored the first point. With Godinez up four points, Rachel Witter and Michelle Luna blocked the attempted spike from Godinez scoring Mesa their first point. Immediately after, an injury happened to player number four from Godinez.
Godinez kept the lead until each team had seven points and then again with 12 points. Then Mesa took the lead and kept the lead with 24 to 16 points. The final point went to Mesa when the Godinez server hit the ball out of bounds ending the game 25 to 16.