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Norwalk sweeps Sandusky for SBC Lake road win

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Sep 10, 2019 at 11:10 PM

SANDUSKY — The Norwalk volleyball team picked up a road league win on Tuesday over host Sandusky.

Norwalk improved to 6-4 overall and 3-1 in the SBC Lake Division with the win over the Blue Streaks, which included scores of 25-12, 25-9, 2-8.

Norwalk’s Delaney Thomas had seven kills, while Claire Kelley added six and Olivia Ward had five.

Haleigh Skinner had a big night serving for Norwalk, as she was 26 for 27 with 22 points and seven aces. Elyse Balduff was 17 for 17 serving with 14 points and four aces.

Ward was 36-of-36 setting with 18 assists, and Skinner added seven digs.

“I am happy with how my girls played tonight,” Norwalk coach Sarah Kipp said. “We were able to keep our unforced errors low and control the game tempo. That allowed us to get some younger kids on the floor.”

Norwalk entertains Vermilion in a league match on Thursday.


Monroeville 3, Crestview 0

OLIVESBURG — The state-ranked Eagles continued to stay atop the Firelands Conference with Tuesday’s win over the host Cougars in three games.

Monroeville — ranked No. 4 in the first state coaches poll in Division IV — won by scores of 25-19, 25-12, 25-17.

The Eagles (9-0, 5-0) were led by a balanced attack at the net. Kylee Brooks (9 kills), Graisyn Yoder (8), Kelsie Palmer (7), Lydia Landoll (6) and Maura Brown (6) spread the wealth, while Palmer also had three blocks.

Yoder was 23 for 23 serving with three aces and seven digs. Camryn Hedrick had 31 assists and was 13 for 13 serving with two aces. Landoll was 12 for 13 serving with three aces and Adrian Barman had 10 digs.

In the junior varsity match, the Eagles (9-0, 5-0) won by scores of 25-10, 25-14.


St. Paul 3, Mapleton 0

NORWALK — The state-ranked Lady Flyers improved to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the FC with Tuesday’s sweep over the visiting Mounties.

St. Paul — ranked No. 7 in the state coaches poll — won by scores of 25-7, 25-11, 25-11.

For the Lady Flyers, Kennedy Stang served 12 points with four aces and had 10 digs. Dylian Knoll added 11 points with two aces and 31 assists at setter. Stevie Ward served 11 points with four aces, while Holly Powers and Brooke Houck had eight kills, and Megan Hammersmith added six kills.

The St. Paul JV team also won in two sets, 25-5, 25-9.

St. Paul is at South Central on Thursday.


W. Reserve 3, So. Central 0

COLLINS — The Roughriders improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the FC with Tuesday’s home sweep over the Trojans.

Western won by scores of 25-8, 25-16, 25-8.

Avery Tubbs finished with 19 kills to pace Wetern, with Morgan Spettle adding nine kills to go with 18 points serving. Emma Weber had six kills and Kendall Weber served nine points. Jessa Riley had 17 digs, and Avery Bormar had 13. At setter, Baylee Ruppert was 85-of-87 with 25 assists.

Western’s JV team improved to 5-3 (4-1 FC) with a victory. Madison Fannin served eight points, while Ashlynn Right had four points, and both Haley Griffith and Brianne Deep each had three.

For the Trojans (4-4, 3-2), Taylor Sexton had four kills and Lorin Walcher had three. Sexton served six points with an ace, and Whitney McCormack had five points.

Walcher finished with 12 digs and Kailee Beaver had 10, while Madison Gahrig had six assists and Sexton added five.


Bellevue 3, Columbian 0

BELLEVUE — The Lady Red kept their perfect mark in the SBC Lake Division with Tuesday’s win over visiting Columbian in three games.

Bellevue (8-1, 4-0) won by scores of 25-8, 25-22, 25-19.

Taylor Baxter was 50-of-56 hitting with 23 kills and 12 digs, while Molly Bullion was 79-of-79 setting with 32 assists along with 15 digs.


Plymouth 3, New London 2

NEW LONDON — The Big Red rallied from a 2-0 deficit and won three straight to pick up their first FC win of the season on Tuesday. 

With the win, Plymouth improved to 2-6 overall and 1-4 in the FC. The Wildcats fell to 1-8 (0-5).


Calvert 3, Willard 0

TIFFIN — The Crimson Flashes fell to 5-6 with Tuesday’s loss to the defending Div. IV state champions in Tiffin.

Willard lost by scores of 25-23, 25-9, 25-17.

Cassie Crawford had 10 kills and 11 digs for the Flashes, who also got 27 assists from Chloe Weaver and 20 digs from Haylie Hamons. Mckenna Stephens added seven kills and seven digs.


Norwalk eighth-grade wins again

NORWALK — The eighth grade Norwalk volleyball team beat visiting Sandusky in two sets on Monday by scores of 25-4 and 25-7.

For Norwalk (7-1), 100 percent servers were Ava Tyler, Adelina Roblero, and Tyra Corbin. Paige Braley and Roblero both served 13 points total. Roblero led the defense with 10 on target passes.

Abby Catlett led the team offensively with four kills, while Callie Helton contributed six assists.



Norwalk 5, Bellevue 0

BELLEVUE — The Truckers remained unbeaten in the SBC Lake Division with Tuesday’s sweep at Bellevue.

At first singles, Megan Berry topped Rayven Whyde in a sweep (6-0, 6-0), with Emma Trost winning over Summer Strunk (6-0, 6-4) at second singles. Lauren Metcalf beat Kaitlyn Cullen at third singles (6-2, 6-1).

At first doubles, Gabby Horowitz and Alexa Moore beat Leighann Motley and Sage Garcia (6-0, 6-1). The No. 2 team of Mara Berry and Erin Bleile beat Perla Monreal and Ella Little in a sweep (6-0, 6-0).

Norwalk (13-2, 7-0) has an Ohio Tennis Coaches Association match today at Lexington. The winner reaches the semifinal round of the Northwest region, where it will face Lima Shawnee.



Port Clinton 176, Edison 188

HURON — The Chargers lost by 12 strokes in Tuesday’s SBC Bay Division match against the visiting Redskins at Thunderbird South.

For Edison, Aden Hall shot a 36. He was followed by Noah Pulaski (48), Matthew Pounds (50), Sean Rhodes (54), Connor Betts (57) and Cullen Wilbur (60).

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