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Cougars outlast Western Reserve in FC play

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Sep 6, 2018 at 10:29 PM

COLLINS — The Western Reserve volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday night, falling in a lengthy four-set loss to visiting Crestview.

The Cougars (5-3, 3-1) won the match by scores of 26-28, 25-19, 25-20, 25-22 to drop the Roughriders to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the FC.

In the loss, Western senior Morgan White registered her 1,000th career dig. She entered Thursday averaging 10 digs per match, but finished with 34 against the Cougars to reach the milestone.

“I am real proud of the way my girls fought tonight,” Western coach Lisa Muenz said. “There were some real long rallies and they never gave up. Offensively, we couldn’t capitalize at the net.

“Crestview has some height, and for a small team I couldn’t have asked for more,” she added. “They are hard working and determined.”

Also for the ‘Riders, Avery Tubbs was 29-of-31 hitting with 13 kills, while Morgan White was 36-of-40 with 12 kills. Alyssa Burch served 10 points and Hannah Burke had eight points.

Thursday’s match was the first meeting between the Cougars and Roughriders since the two teams matched up in a Division III district championship match last October — also won in four games by Crestview.

St. Paul 3, New London 0

NEW LONDON — The Lady Flyers swept their way past the host Wildcats in Thursday’s FC match, 25-11, 25-14 and 25-20.

For St. Paul (6-1, 4-0), Megan Hammersmith served 19 points with five aces and added eight kills at the net. Kamryn Maxwell finished with 17 kills and served eight points, while Dyllan Knoll had 23 assists.

Also for St. Paul, Anna Lukasko had seven kills, while Lauren Chandler finished with 11 digs and Josie Skinn had 10.

The Wildcats (0-6, 0-4) were led by Gabby Ledbetter with eight kills on 14-of-17 hitting. Marisa Molnar added five kills and Lili Bartow had four, while also serving five points with three aces.

Brooklyn Hudson led the defense with 15 digs, while Bartow added seven digs and was 60-of-61 setting with 12 assists.

Monroeville 3, Mapleton 0

NANKIN TWP. — The Eagles swept past host Mapleton in FC play on Thursday, 25-8, 25-13, 25-10.

For the Eagles (6-1, 3-1), Kylee Brooks had 11 kills and two blocks, with Graisyn Yoder adding seven kills. Kelsey Palmer and Adrian Barman each had five kills.

Also for Monroeville, Camryn Hedrick was 21 for 23 serving with two aces and 46-of-47 setting with 26 assists. Yoder was 9 for 10 serving with two aces, while Brooks was 6 for 7 with three aces. Stacia Stieber added 12 digs.

South Central 3 Plymouth 0

PLYMOUTH — The Trojans swept their way past the host Big Red (3-5, 0-4) in Thursday’s FC matchup in Plymouth, 25-12, 25-15, 25-19.

For South Central (6-2, 3-1), Izzy Hauler was 36-of-36 hitting with 16 kills and 18 digs. Taylor Sexton added six kills, 11 digs and was 19 for 19 serving with three aces, while Ellery McKee was 112-of-113 setting with 21 assists. Lorin Walcher added 28 digs for the Trojans.

Huron 3, Edison 0

MILAN — The Chargers were swept by visiting Huron in Thursday’s SBC Bay division match, 25-8, 25-13, 25-14.

For Edison (2-6, 1-2), Kira Appeman had eight kills, with Hannah Vitaz adding three kills and five blocks. Natalie Lamber had 14 assists and four digs, while Danielle Blatnik had six points and four digs, and Grace Houser added six digs.

Oak Harbor 3, Willard 1

OAK HARBOR — The visiting Crimson Flashes fell in four games in Wednesday’s SBC Bay match against the Rockets, 25-14, 25-17, 18-25, 25-14.

For Willard (3-4, 2-1), Cassie Crawford had 15 kills, while Lydia Wiers had seven and both Chloe Wiers and Alyse Cok had six.

Chloe Weaver had 17 assists for the Flashes, and Jena Adams had 16. Defensively, Maraya Polachek had 10 digs, with Cok adding nine, and Haylie Hamons and McKenna Stephens each had eight.


Willard 4, Edison 1

MILAN — The first round goes to the Crimson Flashes.

In a matchup of the two top teams in the SBC Bay division, visiting Willard (8-1, 6-0) overcame a loss at first singles to win the remaining matches in Thursday’s victory over the host Chargers (8-2, 6-1).

Edison’s Mariah Medina topped Emma Moll at first singles (7-5, 6-0) for the lone Edison win.

At No. 2 singles, Carlee Gibson beat Jayla Medina (6-4, 6-1), and Addison Paxton beat Lexi Weyer at third singles in a sweep (6-0, 6-0).

Willard’s Addie Slone and Jo Brubaker got the win at first doubles over Emily Vogus and Torri Keysor (6-3, 6-3), while the No. 2 team of Tori Barnett and Kennedy Daub beat Kaylee Ries and Emily Moore (6-2, 6-0).

"I really felt our girls starting to come on strong last week, and they came in to this match playing their best tennis of the year," Willard coach Josh Bauerle said. "They threw a new lineup at us and tried to grab a doubles spot, but Jo and Addie played strong and took care of it.

"Addy Paxton and second doubles took care of business like they have been all year, and Carlee does what she always does in just grinding out matches one ball at a time," he added.

Last season, Mariah Medina and Moll played three matches that all went three sets.

"Emma and Mariah just play such high-level tennis," Bauerle said. "Emma didn’t have her best stuff tonight, but she fought through it and just about took the first set. She is excited to get another crack at her down the road. Overall, I just couldn’t be more proud of how our girls played and the energy they brought to this huge match." 

Norwalk 5, Bellevue 0

NORWALK — The host Truckers improved to 11-1 overall and 6-0 in the SBC Lake division with Thursday’s sweep of the Lady Red.

At first singles, Megan Berry beat Rayven Whyde (6-2, 6-2), while Gabby Horowitz swept Bellevue’s Ella Little at second singles (6-0, 6-0). At third singles, it was Emma Trost topping Kaitlyn Cullen (6-1, 6-1).

The first doubles team of Jordan Gran and Sela Berry beat Sage Garcia and Perla Monreal in a sweep (6-0, 6-0). Also adding a sweep (6-0, 6-0) at second doubles was Mara Berry and Alexa Moore, who beat Alivia Hamons and Maddie Corrado.

Norwalk is at the four-team Willard doubles tournament on Saturday.


Clyde 160, Norwalk 169

NORWALK — Visiting Clyde topped the host Truckers in Thursday’s SBC Lake match at Eagle Creek.

For Norwalk (2-4 SBC), Carter Kluding was match medalist with a 37. He was followed by Kyle Smith (41), Zach Crane (44) and Noah Scheel (47). Also scoring for Norwalk was Gavin Koelsch and Justin Sommers, who each shot a 48.


Norwalk 232, Columbian 234

TIFFIN — The Norwalk girls golf team improved to 4-1 in the SBC Lake division with Thursday’s tight road win over host Columbian.

Anna Little paced Norwalk with a 50, while Hannah Dumbeck added a 60. Rounding out the Norwalk scoring included Noelle Jackson (61), Chloe Thomas (61), Carmen Krichbaum (64) and Emily Berry (75).


Edison 9, Port Clinton 0

PORT CLINTON — The Edison boys soccer team cruised past the host Redskins in Wednesday’s SBC Bay division match.

Edison goals were scored by Dylan O’Dell and Zarek Yoder, who each had two. Kolt Wikel, Ian Janssen, Tyler Sayler, Sam Lopez, and Jacob Lombardi each scored one goal.

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