The Lady Barons defeated Hilbert in the final match of the season for both teams by set scores of 25-19, 25-14, 25-18.
After the Hawks took a 15-13 lead midway through the first set, the Lady Barons took control and rattled off six-straight points to take a 19-15 lead, highlighted by three kills from Ciola. Hilbert briefly halted the Lady Baron offense but a Hawk service error gave the serve back to Franciscan. The Lady Barons took advantage of two straight attack errors from Hilbert to take a 22-16 lead. After Hilbert got two points back, Franciscan closed out the set on a 3-1 run, bookended by a service ace and kill from Ciola. Franciscan used a 25-19 win to take the 1-0 lead in the match.
The second set began just as the first set did, a tightly contested back and forth contest until Franciscan took a 15-11 lead thanks to kills from Caitlin O'Malley, Emma Birong, and Ciola. After Hilbert used a 3-1 run to cut the lead to 16-14, Franciscan scored the set's final nine points to take a 2-0 lead in the match with a 25-14 win.
The final set was much closer than the first two as neither team could pull away as the set was tied 17-17 after neither team scored more than three points in a row. Franciscan broke the tie thanks to a Hawk service error and a service ace from Lauren Betar. After Hilbert got one point back at 19-18, the Lady Barons scored the match's final six points to win 25-18 and close out the final match of the year, 3-0.
Ciola led the Lady Barons with another impressive offensive performance as she finished the day with 23 kills and hit .390 for the match. Ciola posted a double-double as she added 15 digs. Betar finished the day with 15 digs as well. Moore closed out her career with a kill, two assists, a service ace, and eight digs for the Lady Barons.
Following the match, the Lady Barons celebrated Ciola and Moore, bot of whom are four-year members of the Franciscan volleyball team. Moore finished her career as a Lady Baron with 176 digs, 176 assists, and 41 service aces. Ciola posted 279 kills this year, a personal season best for the outside hitter, and finished her career with 988 total kills to rank third all-time at Franciscan. Ciola amassed 805 digs to finished seventh all-time. The Burk, VA native also posted 121 assists, 44 service aces, and 109 total blocks.
The Lady Barons end the 2018 season with a 4-21 overall record and a 2-7 slate in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.