With Norwalk’s three-game sweep at Sandusky on Tuesday, coupled with Bellevue’s sweep over Clyde — the two teams will play on Thursday in Bellevue in a winner-take-all match for the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division championship.
Norwalk is 11-9 overall (7-2 Lake) while the Lady Red are 16-5 (7-2 Lake). On Sept. 18, Norwalk won in three games over the Lady Red.
In Tuesday’s win at Sandusky, the scores were 25-7, 25-18, 25-16. Claire Kelley was 32-of-35 hitting with 13 kills. Mya Neuberger added eight kills, and Marie Clouse had five. Kelley also served 11 points, as did Carly Bilton (three aces).
Also for Norwalk, Lindsey Koenig had 13 digs and Elyse Balduff was 74-of-75 setting with 29 assists.
St. Paul 3, Mapleton 0
NORWALK — The Lady Flyers moved within a win of clinching at least a share of the Firelands Conference with a home sweep over Mapleton.
St. Paul (16-4, 11-2) — ranked No. 8 in the latest Division IV state poll — won by scores of 25-13, 25-7, 25-8.
Dyllan Knoll served 17 points with six aces and had 23 assists for St. Paul. At the net, Kamryn Maxwell had 11 kills, while, Megan Hammersmith and Anna Lukasko each had 10 kills.
Also for St. Paul, which visits South Central on Thursday, Lauren Chandler had 10 points and an ace, and Kennedy Stang added eight digs.
In the junior varsity match, St. Paul (17-2, 13-0) won 25-7, 25-4. Stevie Ward had 10 assists, Abbie Stine served nine aces, and Brooke Houck added six kills.
W. Reserve 3, S. Central 0
COLLINS — The Roughriders improved to 15-6 overall (9-4 FC) with Tuesday’s sweep over the Trojans (9-12, 6-7), 25-17, 25-12, 25-18.
For Western, Avery Tubbs had 11 kills and Morgan White added nine kills, 18 digs and 11 points. Hannah Burke was 100-of-101 setting with 27 assists, while Alyssa Burch had 19 digs. Morgan Spettle and Jessa Riley each served eight points.
For South Central, Taylor Sexton had seven kills, while Lorin Walcher had six kills and 18 digs. Izzy Hauler added five kills and 15 digs, while Ellery McKee was 93-of-94 setting with 22 assists and 10 digs.
New London 3, Plymouth 0
NEW LONDON — In a Div. III sectional semifinal preview next week, the Wildcats swept visiting Plymouth in three games in Tuesday’s FC match.
New London (4-17, 4-9) won by scores of 25-21, 25-12, 25-17.
For the ‘Cats, Gabby Ledbetter was 23-of-27 hitting with 12 kills, while Catherine Blaser added eight kills and Lili Bartow had five.
Katie Layport served 15 points with three aces and had six kills, and Bartow added 12 points and four aces. Brooklyn Hudson had 15 digs, and Bartow was 83-of-84 setting with 20 assists.
Willard 3, Edison 0
WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes closed out their home schedule with a win over visiting Edison on Tuesday, 25-20, 25-20, 25-12.
For Willard (15-6, 9-3), Lydia Wiers had 16 kills and five blocks. Chloe Wiers added seven kills, while Chloe Weaver was 20 for 20 serving with three aces and had 16 assists.
Also for the Flashes, Jena Adams had 12 assists.
For Edison, Maddi Proy had 17 digs and 17 points, with Natalie Lambert adding nine assists and Hannah Vitaz with four blocks. Olivia Vitaz had nine assists and eight digs.
Bellevue 3, Clyde 0
BELLEVUE — The Lady Red did their part to set up Thursday’s huge matchup with scores of 25-22, 25-12, 25-19 over visiting Clyde.
For the Lady Red, Payton Vogel had 18 kills, four blocks and 12 digs. Taylor Baxter added 15 kills and 11 digs, while Molly Bullion was 87-of-87 setting with 35 assists and 11 digs.
Norwalk 8, Mansfield Sr. 0
NORWALK — The host Truckers closed out their regular season with a rout over the visiting Tygers on Tuesday at the Norwalk Soccer Complex.
With the win, Norwalk enters the tournament with a record of 13-2-1, tied for the second-most wins in program history.
It will likely travel to Ontario in a Div. II sectional championship match on Oct. 18.
Edison 7, Clyde 0
MILAN — The Chargers won in resounding fashion in Monday’s non-league win over the visiting Fliers.
Aliyah Caporini scored another hat trick with three goals, while Avery Wolfe scored twice and Hannah Ceja and Holly Racioppi each scored once. Piper Nickoli, Emma Houser and Katelyn Chenevey added assists.
Willard 5, Oak Harbor 0
OAK HARBOR — The Crimson Flashes put the finishing touches on a 14-0 SBC Bay division season (17-2 overall) with a sweep over the Rockets.
At the three singles positions, Emma Moll, Carlee Gibson and Addy Paxton each won their respective matches in sweeps (6-0,6 -0). At first doubles, Addie Slone and Jo Brubaker posted a 6-0, 6-3 win. The No. 2 team of Kennedy Daub and Whitney Robinson won in a sweep (6-0, 6-0) as well.