The Flagstaff Eagles saw their 2019 season come to an end Saturday night with a 3-0 loss to the Estrella Foothills Wolves in the Valley.
The No. 3-seeded Eagles struggled to find a rhythm, losing 25-13, 25-22, 25-16 to the two-seeded Wolves on the Wolves' home court at Estrella Foothills High School in Goodyear. Flagstaff finished the season after taking the Grand Canyon Region title yet again, going 17-4 when counting the state tournament and had a near-perfect 11-1 region record.
The Eagles were swept for the first time since losing to Greenway 3-0 in last season's 4A state semifinal round.
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The Wolves advance to the state finals to take on the fourth-seeded Greenway Demons on Wednesday.
The Eagles were led on the season by a strong year from sophomore outside hitter Gracelyn Nez, who led the team with more than 400 total kills en route to being named the region offensive player of the year. Nez was also top on the team in service aces, second on the team in total blocks and second on the team in digs.
Bridget Bond made strides for the Eagles at her setter spot, doing a bit of everything for Flagstaff this season. Bond was second on the team in total kills, third in digs and was second in assists -- sharing time with Devynn Hatathlie at the setter position as Flagstaff ran a 6-2 system.