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Norwalk bounces back for first league win

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Aug 29, 2019 at 10:37 PM

CLYDE — The Norwalk volleyball team bounced back from Tuesday’s five-game loss to Columbian with a dominant road sweep over host Clyde on Thursday in an SBC Lake Division match.

Norwalk (2-2, 1-1) won by scores of 25-7, 25-17 and 28-26.

“The girls came out and played well,” Norwalk coach Sarah Kipp said. “We played well as a team tonight and had the opportunity to get some younger kids on the floor for some experience.”

For Norwalk, Delaney Thomas had 11 kills, with Carly Bilton contributing 10, followed by Olivia Ward with nine and Claire Kelley with eight.

Kelley was 16 for 16 serving with 11 points and 17 digs. Lindsey Koenig added 16 digs, while Ward was 89-of-91 setting with 36 assists.

Norwalk hosts its annual Invitational tournament beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Willard, Mantua Crestwood, Tiffin Calvert and Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin make up the field.


St. Paul 3, New London 0

NORWALK — The Lady Flyers improved to 2-1 overall and 2-1 in the Firelands Conference with Thursday’s sweep over the Wildcats.

St. Paul won by scores of 25-13, 25-6, 25-9.

Megan Hammersmith had 14 kills to go with seven points and five aces serving to pace St. Paul. Holly Powers had nine kills and Brooke Houck added eight.

Also for the Lady Flyers, Kennedy Stang had 12 points, four aces and 18 digs, while Presley Stang had 12 points and four aces. Dylian Knoll had 31 assists and Josie Skinner added eight digs.

The junior varsity Flyers also improved to 2-1 with a two-game sweep (25-9, 25-15).

St. Paul is at the Sidney Lehman Catholic Invitational on Saturday.

For New London (0-5, 0-3), Natalie Ferguson had 14 digs and Kaitlyn Ballinger had four assists.


W. Reserve 3, Crestview 2

OLIVESBURG — The visiting Roughriders pulled out a lengthy five-game win over the host Cougars for a key FC win on Thursday.

Western improved to 3-0 overall (3-0 FC) with the win by scores of 27-29, 25-20, 25-14, 21-25 and 15-13.

Avery Tubbs had 16 kills for Western, with Kendall Weber adding 10 and Morgan Spettle with nine. Spettle served 15 points, while Tubbs and Jesse Riley each had 13 points. Riley added 17 digs.

Baylee Ruppert was 134-of-135 with 39 assists.

“I am so proud of the way these girls played tonight,” Western coach Lisa Muenz said. “It was a total team effort. They never gave up and battled for three hours. It has been five years since we have beat Crestview, so these ladies are pretty excited tonight.”

Western’s JV team also won to improve to 3-0. Madelyn Kolb served 12 points, while Madison Fannin added nine points.


Monroeville 3, Mapleton 0

MONROEVILLE — The Eagles ran their record to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the FC with a dominant sweep over visiting Mapleton on Thursday, 25-8, 25-7, 25-7.

For the Eagles, Kelsie Palmer had 10 kills, followed by Kylee Brooks with nine, Maura Brown with seven (two blocks) and Graisyn Yoder with six.

Lydia Landoll was 11 for 11 serving with three aces, and Adrian Barman was 14 for 14 with two aces and added seven digs. Setter Camryn Hedricks had 30 assists.

The JV Eagles also improved to 5-0 (3-0) with a two-game sweep.


South Central 3, Plymouth 0

GREENWICH — The Trojans cruised by visiting Plymouth in Thursday’s FC sweep, 25-20, 25-15, 25-17.

For South Central (3-1, 3-0), Taylor Sexton had nine kills and Claire Osborn had seven. Lorin Walcher was 14 for 14 serving with 13 points, while Madison Gahring was 13 for 13 serving with 12 points and two aces. Gahring added 14 assists on 40-of-44 sets.


Bellevue 3, Perkins 0

BELLEVUE — The Lady Red are 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Lake Division following a sweep over the visiting Pirates on Thursday.

Taylor Baxter had 21 kills for Bellevue, with Kailee Felder adding 12. Molly Bullion was 84-of-84 setting with 40 assists, while Madison Hrynciw was 13 for 13 serving with four aces.

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