"I think that's why we came out flat because I kept telling them, 'Get the emotions out, do your job.' And if you do that on paper, you will win," said Haglin.
The Eagles rallied in the opening set to force a 17-point tie before taking the 22:20 lead after a mistake by Coconino.
Coconinos Megan Hicks, who plans to play at Park Gilbert University college, carried out a kill to close the gap at 22-21. A kill by Flagstaff's Lauren Hagerman put the home team 23-21 ahead and forced Coconino to take a break.
Coconino reacted with a kill from Morgan Derr from the quick break, but Flagstaff got a block from Berlynn Fowler and a hit from Coconino to end the set.
The second was a little closer as the rivals traded points for most of the verse. Flagstaff eventually turned a 21:19 lead into a 24:21 advantage.
Coconino's Brooke Parker kept the Panthers afloat with one kill, only for Flagstaff's Gracelyn Nez, only to end the second with a kill from the back row.
The third set was all Flagstaff. The Eagles parted from a 10-point tie and led in the decisive third set by up to seven points.
Nez finished with a double-double for Flagstaff with 11 kills and just as many digs. She was also present on the net with three blocks. Six Eagles scored at least three kills, including Nez & # 39; team high mark.