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Monroeville sweeps New London for bounce back win

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Sep 27, 2018 at 10:45 PM

NEW LONDON — The state-ranked Monroeville volleyball bounced back from a loss Tuesday in quick fashion, sweeping the host Wildcats on Thursday in Firelands Conference play at New London High School.

Monroeville (13-2, 8-2) won in three games, 25-19, 25-13 and 25-9.

Kelsie Palmer led the hitting attack with 13 kills, with Kyle Brooks adding eight kills and three blocks. Both Graisyn Yoder and Maura Brown each had seven kills, while Lydia Landoll added five kills and three blocks.

Also for the Eagles, Camryn Hedrick had 38 assists and eight digs, and Stacia Stieber added 12 digs. Brooks was 17 for 18 serving with four aces, and Landoll was 10 for 11 with three aces.

Crestview 3, St. Paul 2

OLIVESBURG — Just 48 hours after a grueling comeback win in a matchup of top 10 state-ranked teams over Firelands Conference rival Monroeville — the St. Paul volleyball team found itself in another five-game thriller on Thursday at Crestview.

But this time, the Lady Flyers (11-2, 9-1) saw the Cougars (13-4, 8-2) rally from a 2-1 deficit to win a tight Game 5 (15-13) and the match.

Crestview won Game 1, 25-22. St. Paul then won the next two, 25-17, 27-25. However, the Cougars then took Games 4 and 5 by scores of 25-20 and 15-13.

St. Paul still leads both Monroeville and Crestview by a game in the FC standings with four league matches remaining.

In Thursday’s loss, Megan Hammersmith had 26 assists, 11 kills and 10 points. Kamryn Maxwell added 15 kills and 28 digs, while Kennedy Stang had 32 digs and Lauren Chandler added 23.

Also for the Lady Flyers, Anna Lukasko had 10 kills and Dyllan Knoll served 13 points.

St. Paul is at the Convoy Crestview Invitational on Saturday.

W. Reserve 3, Plymouth 0

PLYMOUTH — The Roughriders improved to 13-5 overall and 7-3 in the FC with Thursday’s road sweep over the Big Red.

Western Reserve won by scores of 25-12, 24-9 and 25-15.

Avery Tubbs had 11 kills and Morgan Spettle added nine kills and a block for the ‘Riders, while Alyssa Burch and Morgan White each served 10 points.

Defensively, White led the team with 17 digs and Jessa Riley followed with 12, and Hannah Burke was 76-of-76 setting with 28 assists.

South Central 3, Mapleton 0

ORANGE TWP. — The Trojans earned a road sweep over the Mounties to improve to 8-9 overall (5-5 FC).

South Central won by scores of 25-8, 25-13 and 25-16.

Taylor Sexton had eight kills, and Lorin Walcher had six kills and 13 digs for the Trojans. Ellery McKee was 77-of-79 setting with 25 assists and was also 22 for 23 serving with three aces. 

Also for the Trojans, Claire Osborn had six kills, while Lizzy Hauler had 12 digs and Kailee Beaver had 10.

Willard 3, Margaretta 0

CASTALIA — The Crimson Flashes earned a road sweep in SBC Bay action over host Margaretta on Thursday.

Willard (12-5, 6-2) won by scores of 25-23, 25-17, 25-18.

Lydia Wiers had 14 kills and five blocks in the win for Willard, with Cassy Crawford adding 11 kills and Chloe Wiers contributing seven. Chloe Weaver had 16 assists and was 19 for 20 serving with an ace.

Also for the Flashes, Jena Adams had 15 assists, with Alyse Cok adding 12 digs while serving 17 for 17 with three aces. Haylie Hamons had 16 digs.


Norwalk 5, Bellevue 0

BELLEVUE — Visiting Norwalk put the finishing touch on a perfect SBC Lake season with Thursday’s sweep over the host Lady Red.

Megan Berry got things started for Norwalk (17-1, 12-0) at first singles, beating Bellevue’s Rayven Whyde (6-1, 6-0). Gabby Horowitz beat Summer Strunk by the same score (6-1, 6-0) at second singles, while Emma Trost beat Kaitlyn Cullen at third singles (6-2, 6-0).

Both doubles matches were sweeps (6-0, 6-0) for Norwalk.

Jordan Gran and Sela Berry topped Leighann Motley and Alivia Hamons at No. 1, while Mara Berry and Alexa Moore beat Perla Monreal and Ella Little at second doubles.

“Very proud of our young ladies for finishing the SBC strong and going undefeated in the division,” Norwalk coach Chris Higgins said. “With two more non-league matches left, we’re looking to finish out the fall season strong.”

Norwalk is at Ashland on Monday, entertains Bay division champion Willard on Tuesday and begins Division I sectional play on Thursday in Fremont.


Edison 2, Elyria Catholic 2

MILAN — The Chargers played to a 2-2 tie with visiting Elyria Catholic in Thursday’s non-league match at Edison High School.

Trailing 2-0 at halftime, Edison got a goal from Piper Nickoli to pull the Chargers within one. With 18 seconds left in the match, Hanna Ceja made a cross to Aliyah Caporini — who headed the ball to Nickoli for the tying score as time expired.

Edison hosts Port Clinton at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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