Prep Volleyball Roundup: Senior night success
BASCOM – On senior night, a few players in their final home match came up big for the Chieftains.
Courtney Burns capped her final home slate with 22 kills, 25 assists, 10 digs, four aces and five blocks. Fellow senior Kassie Shaver had 25 digs and three kills, and Kassie Welly had 10 digs and served three aces and helping Hopewell-Loudon to a 25-18, 25-16, 21-25, 25-13 win over Midland Athletic League rival St. Joe.
H-L improved to 11-10, 7-3.
“The seniors wanted to give everything they (had),” said Hopewell-Loudon coach Krissy Lotycz. “Stellar performance tonight.”
Shelbi Sauber added 21 kills, 16 assists, 15 digs and four aces, while Baleigh Searles and Michelle Welly registered 10 digs each. Brooklyn Arbogast contributed two kills and two aces for the Chieftains.
Rams roll on
NORTH ROBINSON – Fifth-ranked Upper Sandusky roughed up Colonel Crawford 25-13, 25-9, 25-17 Tuesday to set up a match Thursday with Galion for the outright North Central Conference crown. The Rams clinched a share of the league title with Tuesday’s win.
Emma Smith led the way with 24 assists and 10 digs for the Rams, who improved to 19-2 overall and 12-1 in the NCC.
Taylor Graboski pounded 13 kills, Jessi Holly drilled 10 kills, Jenna Holly came up with 13 digs, Madison Bianchi had 11 digs, Molly Owens drilled eight kills and Kalene Johnson smashed seven kills.
Long-Meyer rounds up Bettsville
KANSAS -Destiney Long-Meyer smashed 11 kills, and Alexandra Hovis served six aces as Lakota beat visiting Bettsville, 25-11, 25-16, 25-6.
Aubrey Bickford contributed 24 assists for the Raiders (6-11, 4-6 Midland Athletic League). Alaina Bickford had six digs, while Katie Park lined seven kills and five digs.
Bucks dominate Riverdale
NEW WASHINGTON – Buckeye Central made easy work of Riverdale 25-15, 25-15, 25-14.
Hailey Hildebrand recorded nine kills, while Sierra Hanes added eight kills, and two blocks. Brooke Karl had three aces, 10 digs, and Kilee Kimmel had 15 assists for the Bucks (18-3, 11-2 NCC).
Flood serves up Mohawk victory
OLD FORT – Aubrie Flood served six aces Tuesday night, and Mohawk stayed alive in the Midland Athletic League race by sweeping Old Fort, 25-14, 25-9, 25-14.
Clara Adelsperger also was dominant for the Warriors, dishing out 35 assists to go with four digs. Kasey Adelsperger smashed 15 kills and two blocks, while Julie Adelsperger had 13 kills and nine blocks. She also served three aces. Taylor McClain had 19 digs for Mohawk, while Ali Konkle and MacKenzie Sowers had six digs each.
The Warriors improved to 18-3, 9-1 in the MAL.
Old Fort (7-14, 3-7) was led by Peyton Miller, who had seven digs, and Allison Adelsperger, who registered seven assists. Samantha Hartsel and Sara Bell had three kills each, while Morgan Kemenah had two blocks.
Bellevue better in match for second
BELLEVUE – In a match with second place in the Northern Ohio League on the line, Bellevue was better.
Columbian coach Bill Bonham said as much.
“We just flat-out were outplayed and beat by a better team tonight,” said Bonham, who team was tripped by the Redmen, 25-22, 25-15, 25-22. “I’m not sure if that’d be the case yesterday and I’m not sure that will be the case tomorrow, but tonight, Bellevue was better than us.”
The coach said the problems for TC came after it lost a tight first game.
“We lost our spunk in the second game,” he said. “Had a chance to win the first game, didn’t close it out, and everything just went away.”
Haley Sendelbach lined 11 kills for TC (12-9, 7-4 NOL). Alyssa Price, in what Bonham called a “nice, well-rounded game for us,” added six kills, three blocks, three digs and two aces. Taylor Reinbolt had 11 digs.
After dropping the first two games, Columbian led the third, 17-14, before the Redmen rallied.
“We led third game for the most part, and then we didn’t finish,” Bonham said.
Bellevue improved to 18-3, 9-2.
The Tornadoes will cap the regular season Thursday with their senior night against Sandusky. It will be a “Volley for the Cure” match.
Consistent Mohawks top Tigers
FOSTORIA – Four St. Wendelin players had seven kills or more, and the Mohawks held off visiting Seneca East in four games.
Allie Rutter, who had nine kills, added six aces as St. Wendelin improved to 10-10, 4-6. Becca Starn had eight kills for St. Wendelin, while Meghan Reiter had nine assists. Hailee Burns had seven kills.
Sophia Volpe had a team-best 18 digs, while Allie Rutter had 14 and Burns 13.
Seneca East (4-14, 1-8) got 17 kills and five blocks from Kristen Bowerman, while Mykayla Ruffing added 10 assists, 13 digs, three kills and two aces.
Kayleen England had five kills, nine digs for the Tigers. Rachel Bauman had 10 assists and six digs.
Blue Devils tame Tigers
CAREY – Carey beat down North Baltimore 25-12, 25-13, 25-14. Sydney Wentling had four aces, 24 assists. Logan Johnson had three kills, four aces, and eight digs. With the performance, Johnson topped 200 digs for the third-straight season.
Claire Allison lead the team in digs with 11, Adrienne Hackworth added five kills and Shelby Seifert recorded six kills and one ace for the Blue Devils (13-7, 6-4 MAL).