Prep Volleyball Roundup: Bucks bash Bucyrus
NEW WASHINGTON – Behind the power of Jenna Delarber’s swings, Buckeye Central dispatched Bucyrus 25-11, 25-7, 25-9 Tuesday in North Central Conference action.
Delarber hammered 13 kills with Sierra Haynes adding five kills and five blocks.
Emily Weithman had 14 assists and Kilee Kimmel had 11, which led to the aggressive attacks, including Natalie Dentinger’s five kills.
Kimmel had four aces and Brooke Karl had 11 digs for the Bucks (12-2, 6-1 NCC).
New Riegel shuts down Carey
CAREY – It was a tough first game for New Riegel, but the unbeaten Blue Jackets were able to edge out Carey 25-21. After that first game, the Blue Devils wouldn’t get 21 points the rest of the night.
New Riegel rolled 25-5 in the second game and wrapped things up with a 25-16 third game.
Morgan Noftz had two aces and dished out 25 assists to a variety of targets. Kara Scherger and Lauren Ladd each lined 12 kills, Taylor Arbogast slammed seven and Alexis Kieffer added six.
Brittany Gillig added seven digs and Natalie Reinhart had an ace as New Riegel, Division IV’s fifth-ranked team, improved to 11-0, 4-0 Midland Athletic League.
Carey was led by Shelby Seifert with seven kills, including her 500th career kill. She also had three blocks. Shelby Kin added six kills.
Logan Johnson topped the defense with 16 digs while Syndey Wentling picked up 10 to go along with 17 assists.
Carey drops to 7-4, 2-2. Its four losses have come to teams with a combined record of 44-3.
Mohawk still at the top
SYCAMORE – Mohawk upped its Midland Athletic League mark to 4-0 with a decisive 25-12, 25-17, 25-13 victory over St. Wendelin.
Kasey Adelsperger led the Warriors with 15 kills while Julie Adelsperger tallied 11. Clara Adelsperger dished out 32 assists while also serving three aces.
On the defensive end, Taylor McClain led the way with 17 digs and MacKenzie Sowers picked up 10.
Mohawk’s win sets up a matchup of two of the league’s three remaining unbeaten teams Thursday when the Warriors travel to New Riegel.
St. Wendelin (4-7, 1-3) got eight kills and nine digs from Allie Rutter, 18 digs from Hailee Burns, eight assists from Chloe Reiter and six kills from Kamryn Troike.
Superb efforts fuel Rams
GALION – Jenna Holly set one match record and Emma Smith nearly had another Tuesday as Upper Sandusky turned back North Central Conference foe Galion 19-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-23.
Holly came up with 32 digs, bettering by two the mark she set last Oct. 2 against Galion.
Smith handed out 57 assists, falling one assist short of the record for the Rams (9-1, 6-1 NCC). She also tallied 11 of Upper Sandusky’s 103 digs.
Taylor Graboski backed them with 20 kills and three blocks, Jessi Holly chipped in 19 kills and 25 digs, Madison Bianchi had 11 digs and four aces, Kalene Johnson registered 12 kills, eight digs and five aces, and Ceidyer Niederkohr added nine digs.
Calvert rolls in match-up of MAL unbeatens
FREMONT – Both came in without a league loss. Calvert rolled away to stay perfect in the Midland Athletic League.
Amber Perry approached a double-double and Meridith Lucius smashed 10 kills and five aces Tuesday as the Senecas drilled St. Joe 25-11, 25-12, 25-10 to improve to 8-4 overall and 4-0 in the MAL.
Perry hammered nine kills and eight blocks against the Crimson Streaks (5-7, 3-1), Lindsay Bickley lined eight kills and three blocks and Megan Casale handed out 34 assists.
‘Program win’ for Columbian
SANDUSKY – It was a match where Columbian was able to use everybody and never really be threatened. The Tornadoes improved to 9-5, 4-2 in the Northern Ohio League with a 25-8, 25-12, 25-11 win over Sandusky.
TC coach Bill Bonham used all 12 of the players on his roster, and was pleased with how his squad played.
“Tonight we had a nice program win,” Bonham said. “We had 12 girls dress and all 12 got to play.
“We played comfortable. We didn’t get over-excited, played within (ourselves). We still hold ourselves to a higher standard than what they’re performing at, that’s what we have to work on.”
Tessa Fuhrer and Jourdan Hoffman each led the Tornadoes with 14 assists. Fuhrer served four aces, while Hoffman added one. Alyssa Price smashed 11 kills and had eight aces.
“We spread the ball around,” Bonham said.
Also for the Tornadoes, Hailee had Distel four kills, Brandy Phillips had three kills, Hannah Reinbolt added two kills and Taylor Werling registered two kills and two aces.
Balanced Chieftains turn back Lakota
BASCOM – Hopewell-Loudon got a balanced effort Tuesday in a 25-13, 25-13, 25-21 victory over Lakota.
Courtney Burns had seven kills and dished out 12 assists for the Chieftains. Shelbi Sauber added five kills, six assists, five digs, three aces. Kassie Shaver slammed seven kills while picking up 10 digs and serving four aces.
Also for H-L (4-8, 2-2 Midland Athletic League), Kassie Welly added five digs and two aces while Michelle Welly and Lexi Feindel each had five digs. Feindel also added three aces and Baleigh Searls came up with 10 digs.
Destiney Long-Meyer slammed six kills to lead Lakota (1-8, 0-4). Aubrey Bickford dished out 11 assists.
St. Wendelin sweeps St. Mary Monday
SANDUSKY – Hailee Burns slammed eight kills, leading St. Wendelin to a 25-23, 25-14, 25-23 win Monday over Sandusky St. Mary.
The Mohawks improved to 4-6 with the victory. Mikayla Gilliland and Allie Rutter had four aces each for St. Wendelin. Rutter added seven kills, while Gilliland tallied 14 digs.
Rutter had 15 digs, while Sophia Volpe had 11.