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St. Paul sweeps New London

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Oct 3, 2018 at 3:13 AM

NORWALK — The host St. Paul volleyball team swept past visiting New London in Tuesday’s Firelands Conference match in Norwalk.

The Lady Flyers — ranked No. 7 in the latest Division IV state coaches poll — improved to 14-3 overall and 10-1 in the FC. St. Paul won by scores of 26-24, 25-12 and 25-16.

Leading St. Paul with 16 kills and 14 digs was Megan Hammersmith. Anna Lukasko had 12 kills and Kamryn Maxwell added 10.

Also for St. Paul, Dyllan Knoll had 30 assists and served 16 points, while Lauren Chandler had 18 digs.

For New London (2-17, 2-9), Katie Layport had five kills, while Natalie Ferguson served 10 points with four aces. Brooklyn Hudson had 30 digs, and Lili Bartow was 72-of-72 setting with 12 assists.

In junior varsity action, St. Paul (15-2, 11-0) won by scores of 25-9, 25-11. Stevie Ward had 23 assists and Megan Leibold added 10 kills.

St. Paul is at Div. I Findlay (4-14) tonight and at Western Reserve on Thursday.

Monroeville 3, Mapleton 0

MONROEVILLE — The state-ranked Eagles won for the fourth time in in six days with Tuesday’s FC sweep of visiting Mapleton.

Monroeville (16-2, 9-2) — ranked No. 8 in Div. IV — won by scores of 25-4, 25-8, 25-17.

For the Eagles, Kelsie Palmer had 10 kills and three blocks, and served 8 for 8 with three aces. Adrian Barman added six kills and Graisyn Yoder and Kylee Brooks had five kills each.

Camryn Hedrick finished with 25 assists, Stacia Stieber had 10 digs, and Yoder was 11 for 11 serving with six aces. Josee Brown was 11 for 11 serving with two aces, and Brooks added seven digs.

In JV action, Monroeville improved to 16-2 (9-2) with a 25-13, 25-8 win.

Crestview 3, W. Reserve 0

OLIVESBURG — The Roughriders were swept by the Cougars in Tuesday’s FC matchup, 25-13, 28-26, 26-24.

For Western (13-6, 7-4), Morgan White had 10 kills and Avery Tubbs had eight kills and two blocks. Alyssa Burch had 23 digs and served eight points, while Hannah Burke was 114-of-115 setting with 27 assists. Jessa Riley added four points.

South Central 3, Plymouth 0

GREENWICH — The Trojans improved to 9-10 overall (6-5 FC) with Tuesday’s sweep of the Big Red.

South Central won by scores of 25-19, 25-17, 25-11.

Izzy Hauler was 23-of-23 hitting with 13 kills and had 14 digs, while Taylor Sexton had eight kills and 12 digs while serving 7 for 8 with four aces.

Ellery McKee was 85-of-86 setting with 26 assists and 26 for 26 serving with seven aces. Lorin Walcher added six kills and 12 digs.

Willard 3, Oak Harbor 0

WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes improved to 13-5 and 7-2 in the SBC Bay with Tuesday’s sweep over visiting Oak Harbor.

Willard won by scores of 25-19, 25-23 and 27-25.

In the win, Lydia Wiers was dominant. She finished 30-of-30 hitting with 23 kills to become the first player in program history to surpass 1,000 career kills.

Also in the win, Cassie Crawford had nine kills, seven digs and was 25 for 27 serving with two aces. Chloe Weaver had 21 assists and Jena Adams had 20, while Alyse Cok was 12 for 13 serving with three aces and seven digs.

Haylie Hamons added 12 digs for Willard, and Mckenna Stephens had seven.

“Lydia had an unbelievable night all around, as she didn't miss a single serve or have a hitting error all night,” Willard coach Ashley Bond said. “She was also huge for us on defense with her blocking and taking out their best hitter.

“The team rallied around her play and put together a great night,” she added. “Without our passing and setting, the kills wouldn't have even been possible, and Lydia would be the first to tell you that.”

Huron 3, Edison 0

HURON — The Chargers fell to 5-13 overall (3-6 SBC Bay) with a three-game loss to the host Tigers — ranked No. 1 in the Div. III state poll.

Huron won by scores of 25-9, 25-10, 25-17.

For Edison, Grace Houser had 15 digs and five service points. Olivia Vitaz had five kills and five assists. Hannah Vitaz had four blocks at the net. Melissa Kuhl and Alana Fidler each tallied three blocks.


Norwalk 4, Perkins 3

NORWALK — The Truckers improved to 5-7-1 and 5-3-1 in the SBC Lake with Monday’s win over visiting Perkins.

Scoring goals for Norwalk included Ethan Barber, Will Gehlhausen, Garrison Smith and Mark Kelley.

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