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Monroeville, St. Paul inch closer to FC co-title

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Oct 8, 2019 at 10:11 PM

COLLINS — The state-ranked Monroeville volleyball team inched closer to at least a share of the Firelands Conference championship with a sweep over host Western Reserve on Tuesday.

The Eagles — No. 5 in the latest Division IV state coaches poll — won by scores of 25-14, 25-7 and 25-19. They improved to 20-1 overall and 12-1 in the FC with the win.

In Tuesday’s win, Camryn Hedrick was 22 for 22 serving with two aces and had 37 assists, seven kills and four blocks. Kylee Brooks had 10 kills and three blocks, while Graisyn Yoder had eight kills and both Kelsie Palmer and Maura Brown had six kills each.

Adrian Barman was 11 for 11 serving with three aces, and led the Eagles on defense with 21 digs. Lydia Landoll added 13 digs and Yoder had 12.

For Western Reserve (13-8, 8-5), Avery Tubbs had 10 kills, while Baylee Ruppert was 74-of-75 setting with 16 assists and served four points. Jessa Riley added 15 digs and seven points.

In the junior varsity match, the Eagles improved to 20-0 (12-0 FC) with a two-game win (25-19, 25-17).

Monroeville and St. Paul are both tied for first place entering Thursday’s league finale. The Eagles visit South Central and the Lady Flyers travel to Plymouth.


St. Paul 3, South Central 0

NORWALK — The No. 7-ranked Lady Flyers improved to 18-2 (12-1 FC) with Tuesday’s sweep of the Trojans.

St. Paul won by scores of 25-15, 25-9, 25-15.

Megan Hammersmith served 14 points and had 10 kills for the Lady Flyers, while Dylian Knoll had 29 assists and served eight points with two aces. Karlie Rudolph added 10 kills and Holly Powers had eight, while Kennedy Stang served nine points and had 15 digs.

Josie Skinn added 14 digs for St. Paul, which also saw senior hitter Anna Lukasko return to the floor to record two kills in her final home match. Lukasko was injured in a district semifinal basketball game last February, and returned to the court for the first time this season.

For the Trojans (8-13, 6-7), Taylor Sexton had four kills, while Madison Gahring served eight points with two aces. Lorin Walcher and Gahring each had 11 digs, and Kailee Beaver added 10.

The Lady Flyers will go for a share of the FC title on Thursday at Plymouth.


Bellevue 3, Clyde 0

CLYDE — The Lady Red did their part to stay alive for an SBC Lake title share with Tuesday’s sweep over the Fliers.

Bellevue (16-5, 9-2) won by scores of 25-12, 25-15, 25-13.

Kailee Felder had 10 kills and Taylor Baxter added nine for Bellevue. Molly Bullion was 57-of-57 setting with 27 assists and 15 for 16 serving with three aces. Kamy Hay added 13 digs.

Bellevue entertains Norwalk (13-8, 10-1) on Thursday. Norwalk already has a share of the Lake championship, but with a win, the Lady Red can force a co-title.


Norwalk eighth-graders win 

The Norwalk eighth-grade volleyball team swept Vermilion in two (25-16, 25-10) on Monday.

Ava Tyler, Abby Catlett, Emily Skeel and Madison Simon were 100 percent servers for Norwalk, with Catlett serving six aces. Adelina Roblero had six kills and led the team on defense. Catlett and Skeel each added three kills, and Callie Helton had nine assists.

Norwalk will entertain Bellevue beginning at 4:30 p.m. today with the seventh-grade match.


St. Paul seventh-grade is 14-0

GREENWICH — The seventh-grade St. Paul volleyball team improved to 14-0 with a two-game win (25-17, 25-7) over host South Central on Monday.

Lydia Rospert was a 100 percent server and led the team with 12 points. Olivia Newland and Hannah French were also 100 percent servers, while Sam Gocsik chipped in with 10 points. Kristi Matlack set eight assists for kills, with four of those coming from Lillian Chylik.

In the eighth-grade match, St. Paul fell in two to the Trojans (25-22, 25-11) to fall to 9-5.

Geralyn Mutchler and Emma McFadden were both 100 percent servers, while Willow Burger had nine points. Mutchler and Elaina Herrig also added six points each, and Emma McFadden led the defense with six digs.

St. Paul will finish the regular season at 5 p.m. Thursday vs. Plymouth.



Edison 5, Clyde 0

CLYDE — The Chargers improved to 5-8-2 with Monday's shutout win over the host Fliers.

Aliyah Caporini scored three times to net a hat trick for the Chargers, with Avery Wolfe adding two assists. Katie Nealey and Emma Houser helped anchor a defense that helped Elizabeth Pruitt picked up the shutout in net.



Ashland 4, Norwalk 1

NORWALK — The Truckers closed out the regular season with a non-league home loss to the visiting Division I Arrows on Tuesday.

Will Gehlhausen scored his 23rd goal of the season with 13 minutes left in the match for the lone Norwalk goal.

The Truckers (11-2-3) are off until a Div. II sectional championship match next Saturday at home vs. either Huron or Edison.


Edison 7, Clyde 0

CLYDE — Ian Janssen and Anferney Deleon scored two goals each in Edison's shutout win over the Chargers in non-league play on Monday.

Dylan O’Dell, Miguel Echevarria, and Jacob Lombardi each added one goal for the Chargers, who improved to 12-1-2 with the win.

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