Edison girls overpowered Margaretta in four sets on Thursday night, leaving Tuesday's match between the Bears and the Tigers to decide if Huron will win the Sandusky Bay Conference outright or share it three ways.
Huron can seal their 12th consecutive conference title with a win Tuesday. If Margaretta can beat the Tigers for the second time this season, the Chargers, Bears and Tigers would likely share the SBC title with 12-2 conference records.
The Chargers can only watch and wait. Edison coach Sean Hoover said that his team has to pay attention to their own matches.
"We have to take care of our own business," he said. "We had a chance to share the title last year, but lost the last (conference) match to Clyde. Whatever happens there, happens."
Margaretta held a dominating advantage, 13-3, in the first set, but the Chargers responded with a 14-point run on the service of Chelsea Frankboner for the 17-13 lead. Edison finished the set with a 25-23 win.
Edison (15-4, 10-2 SBC) took the second set, 25-21, before Margaretta (12-6, 10-2 SBC) took one back with a 25-21 victory in the third. The Chargers finished the match with a 25-19 win in the fourth set.
Chargers setter Elise Gastier was 113-of-115 setting with 38 assists and seven kills. Lauren Teed collected 30 digs for the Edison defense.
Zoe Gastier racked up 14 kills on 31-of-35 hitting, adding four blocks and 18 digs to the Chargers' defense. Abbey Cox had 11 kills and five blocks. Susan Knight added five kills on 16-of-17 hitting with 15 digs. Frankboner scored seven blocks.
"The biggest difference today was our blocking," Edison coach Sean Hoover said. "We didn't get a lot of stuff blocks, but we kept them in play off of our blocking. We blocked better today, helping out our defense behind them.
"Margaretta had a couple big hitters and it was important to get someone in front of them."
Katie Nesbitt tallied 22 kills for the Polar Bears, followed by Shannon Coy with 14 and Chey Morris with nine.
Nesbitt led the team setting with 23 assists and serving with five aces.
Coy had 20 digs for Margaretta, followed by Ali James and Nesbitt with 18 apiece.
For more of Thursday's volleyball action, see the Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector