Prep volleyball: Findlay spikes Lima Shawnee

LIMA — With nine seniors on his Findlay High School volleyball team, Bob Moran knew experience could be a huge plus for the Trojans this season.

In a 25-19, 25-15, 25-22 win over Lima Shawnee on Wednesday, he made that perfectly clear.

“Sometimes there are moments when we take that for granted,” Moran said.

“Like tonight, in Game 3. We fell behind, so I called time out and said we need to play like seniors. We were down six points, but they fought back, got back in the game and won it down the stretch. I think that showed a lot of character.”

Seniors Krista Wurm and Lindsay George, both three-year letter winners, led Findlay in its season opener.

Wurm was 29 for 30 serving with six aces and 18 for 19 passing with 23 digs. George was 10 for 10 serving with three aces and 89 for 90 setting with 23 assists.

Kelsey Schroeder was 21 for 28 spiking with six kills and two blocks as Findlay swept Shawnee behind strong play at the net from several players.

Patricia Barreto was 18 for 21 spiking with nine kills and three blocks, Maddy Heiman was 18 for 19 spiking with seven kills, and Molly Doepker was 15 for 15 spiking with four kills.

Wurm had a team-leading 23 digs, with Doepker adding 10, George seven and Callie Sprouse five.
Findlay continues a season-opening five-match road swing on Saturday when the Trojans travel to Huron.

FINDLAY (1-0)
SERVING: Patricia Barreto 10-11, Kelsey Schroeder 7-8, Molly Doepker 6-7, Callie Sprouse 3-3, Krista Wurm 29-30, Lindsay George 10-10. ACES: Wurm 6, George 3. KILLS: Barreto 9, Maddy Heiman 7, Schroeder 6, Doepker 4, George 4. SPIKING: Barreto 18-21, Heiman 18-19, Schroeder 21-28, Doepker 15-15. ASSISTS: George 24. SETTING: George 89-90. PASSING: Doepker 8-9, Wurm 18-19, Sprouse 8-8. DIGS: Barreto 4, Heiman 2, Schroeder 4, Doepker 10, Sprouse 5, Claudia Morman 3, Wurm 23, George 7. BLOCKS: Barreto 3, Schroeder 2.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Findlay 25-17, 21-25, 25-19.
FRESHMEN: Findlay 25-12, 25-20.

CORY-RAWSON 3
NORTH BALTIMORE 0

RAWSON — Megan Ritter and Abby Rosendale pounded 13 kills each to power Cory-Rawson to a 25-18, 25-20, 25-18 win over North Baltimore on Wednesday in the Blanchard Valley Conference opener for both schools.

Ritter (16-17 serving, 2 aces) was 26 for 29 spiking and had a team-high 19 digs. Adrienne Erford was 18 for 20 spiking with four kills and 15 digs. Kendra Tuttle was 98 for 101 setting with 40 assists, and Dani Badertscher had 17 digs.

CORY-RAWSON (1-1, 1-0 BVC)
SERVING: Kendra Tuttle 12-14, Megan Ritter 16-17, Adrienne Erford 9-9, Dani Badertscher 7-8. ACES: Ritter 2. KILLS: Ritter 13, Abby Rosendale 13, Erford 4. SPIKING: Ritter 26-29, Erford 18-20, Rosendale 18-21. ASSISTS: Tuttle 40. SETTING: Tuttle 98-101. DIGS: Ritter 19, Erford 15, Badertscher 17. BLOCKS: Anna Curth 4.
JUNIOR VARSITY: North Baltimore 21-25, 25-15, 25-13.

RIVERDALE 3
VANLUE 0

MOUNT BLANCHARD — Riverdale’s Taylor Farmer was 16 of 17 serving, 56 of 59 setting and had 15 assists as the Falcons’ volleyball team picked up its first-ever Blanchard Valley Conference win on Wednesday, defeating Vanlue 25-12, 25-18, 25-13.

Carrol Pauley also had a big night for Riverdale (2-2), with four aces in her 17 of 17 serving performance. She also had six kills and was 12 of 14 hitting.

Sami Hauserman had six digs for Vanlue (0-2), while Haley Bonham and Chloe Kromer each had three kills.

VANLUE (0-2)
ACES: Haley Bonham & Jackie Kloepfer 1. KILLS: Bonham & Chloe Kromer 3. DIGS: Sami Hauserman 6.

RIVERDALE (2-2)
POINTS: Carrol Pauley 12, Taylor Farmer 11, Cara Pauley 8. SERVING: Carrol Pauley 17-17, Taylor Farmer 16-17, Cara Pauley 13-13. ACES: Carrol Pauley 4, Aricka Hill 3. KILLS: Carrol Pauley 6, Farmer & Lynn Wise 3. HITTING: Araeha Dodge 15-17, Carrol Pauley 12-14, Janessa Taylor 12-16. ASSISTS: Farmer 15. SETTING: Farmer 56-59. DIGS: Taylor 10, Carrol Pauley, Dodge & Hill 4. BLOCKS: Dodge 2.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Riverdale 25-19, 25-13.

Girls Soccer

KENTON 3
ADA 0

ADA — Kenton rolled to a 3-0 nonconference girls soccer win over Hardin County rival Ada at War Memorial Park.
Tori Barrett, Kelsey Irwin and Jenna Moore each scored goals for the Wildcats.

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