Prep volleyball: Eagles win key BVC match

Liberty-Benton’s Schy Shepherd (7) and Hannah Warrington (3) set a block on the shot of Leipsic’s Morgan Schroeder (14) Monday night at Leipsic. (Photo by Kent Tarbox.)

LEIPSIC — Liberty-Benton didn’t win the Blanchard Valley Conference volleyball trophy on Monday.
But the Eagles may have stepped to the front of line among the teams reaching for it.
Liberty-Benton overcame a 1-0 deficit with an overtime win in the second set, then rallied from a 2-1 deficit to win the final two sets and outlast Leipsic 21-25, 28-26, 18-25, 25-22, 15-11 in a battle between two unbeaten state-ranked teams.
Caitlin Elseser was 28 for 35 spiking with 19 kills and six blocks and Hannah Warrington was 50 for 57 spiking with 16 kills and 14 digs for L-B, 9-0 overall, 3-0 in the BVC and ranked 14th among Ohio’s Division III schools in the first prep volleyball poll of the 2017 season. Ellory Schroeder added nine kills and Chloe Miller eight.
Alissa Rhodes set the table for L-B’s hitters, going 140 for 142 setting with 50 assists.
Leipsic, which entered the contest ranked No. 4 in Division IV, got another huge game from Hayley Heitmeyer, who was 58 for 66 spiking with 25 kills and 13 blocks. Emily Butler added eight kills and nine blocks for the Vikings (7-1, 2-1 BVC), who suffered their first loss both in the league and overall.
Kierra Meyer was 45 for 48 spiking with 14 kills and 31 digs and Carlee Siefker was 27 for 32 spiking with seven kills and 20 digs. Kacey Dulle led the Vikings with 36 digs overall. Selena Loredo was 79 for 80 setting with 29 assists and Lyndie Hzelton 75 for 76 setting with 25 assists.
Hopewell-Loudon (8-2, 3-0), Arlington (7-1, 3-0) and McComb (5-5, 3-0) also won BVC volleyball matches on Monday. Another pivotal league match looms on the schedule Wednesdsay when Hopewell-Loudon travels to Liberty-Benton in another showdown of league leaders.

LIBERTY-BENTON (9-0, 3-0 BVC)
SERVING: Abby Reynolds 13-14. KILLS: Caitlin Elseser 19, Hannah Warrington 16, Ellory Schroeder 9, Chloe Miller 8, Schy Shepherd 7. SPIKING: Elseser 28-35, Warrington 50-57. ASSISTS: Allisa Rhodes 50. SETTING: Rhodes 140-142. DIGS: Warrington 14, Rhodes 17, Miller 17, Reynolds 10, Katie Veenstra 12, Mackenzie Murphy 13. BLOCKS: Elseser 6, Shepherd 3.
LEIPSIC (7-1, 2-1 BVC)
SERVING: Kierra Meyer 15-15, Carlee Siefker 32-33. ACES: Siefker 4. KILLS: Hayley Heitmeyer 25, Meyer 14, Siefker 7, Emily Butler 8. SPIKING: Heitmeyer 58-66, Meyer 45-48, Siefker 27-32. ASSISTS: Selena Loredo 29, Lyndie Hazelton 25. SETTING: Loredo 79-80, Hazelton 75-76. DIGS: Meyer 31, Kacey Dulle 36, Siefker 20. BLOCKS: Heitmeyer 13, Butler 9.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Liberty-Benton 25-22, 25-18.
FRESHMEN: Liberty-Benton 25-20, 25-20.

MCCOMB 3
NORTH BALTIMORE 0
MCCOMB — Lauren Grubb served six aces, had eight kills, and dished off 21 assists Monday to lead McComb to a 25-13, 25-17, 25-6 victory over North Baltimore in a Blanchard Valley Conference volleyball match.
Hannah Schroeder led McComb (5-5, 3-0 BVC) with nine kills on 21 of 25 hitting. Schroeder had eight digs. Alysha Like had seven kills and seven digs, and Shaye Hemminger had a team-best 14 digs.
Katelyn Weinandy led North Baltimore (0-7, 0-3 BVC) with 28 digs and eight kills. Alivia Light added 15 digs and three kills, while Chloe Lanning had seven assists and a pair of aces.

McComb (5-5, 3-0 BVC)
SERVING: Lauren Grubb 28-28, Hannah Schroeder 11-11, Maddie Buck 7-8. ACES: Grubb 6. KILLS: Schroeder 9, Grubb 8, Alysha Like 7. SPIKING: Schroeder 21-25, Like 17-18, Chloe Spoon 12-13. ASSISTS: Grubb 21. SETTING: Grubb 79-80. DIGS: Shaye Hemminger 14, Schroeder 8, Like 7.
NORTH BALTIMORE (0-7, 0-3 BVC)
ACES: Chloe Lanning 2. KILLS: Katelyn Weinandy 8, Alivia Light 3. ASSISTS: Lanning 7. SETTING: Lanning 38-45. DIGS: Weinandy 28, Light 15, Mia McCartney 12.
JUNIOR VARSITY: McComb 25-22, 25-12.

VAN BUREN 3
CORY-RAWSON 0
RAWSON — Van Buren swept Cory-Rawson in straight sets 25-16, 25-21, 25-22 and earned its first Blanchard Valley Conference win of the season on Monday night.
Lydia Reineke paced the Black Knights (5-3, 1-2 BVC) with 13 kills, Emma Reineke chipped in 10 kills and Lindsey Shaw dished 27 assists on 27 of 30 setting and led with a perfect 11 of 11 serving.
Cory-Rawson, which fell to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference, was led by Roni Risner’s perfect 16 of 16 serving with four aces and 10 digs. Amanda Green added three aces with team-high’s of 13 kills and four blocks.
van buren (5-3, 1-2 bvc)
SERVING: Lindsey Shaw 11-11, Sarah Dishong 8-8. KILLS: Lydia Reineke 13, Emma Reineke 10, Sydney Leeper & Mackenzie Saltzman 6. serve receive: Jessica Rinehart 10-10. ASSISTS: Shaw 27. SETTING: Shaw 27-30. DIGS: Rinehart & Faith Dewalt 6, L. Reineke 5.
cory-rawson (3-3, 1-2 bvc)
SERVING: Roni Risner 16-16, Amanda Green 11-13, Sami Roth 11-13. ACES: Risner 4, Green 3. KILLS: Green 13, Riley Garmatter 9. SPIKING: Green 23-27, Garmatter 20-22. ASSISTS: Garmatter 13, Kate Yant 12. SETTING: Garmatter 32-34, Yant 33-36. DIGS: Garmatter 15, Roth 11, Risner 10. BLOCKS: Green 4.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Van Buren 25-3, 25-12.

HOPEWELL-LOUDON 3
PANDORA-GILBOA 0
BASCOM — Jessie Kreais spiked 12 kills as Hopewell-Loudon swept Pandora-Gilboa 25-20, 25-20, 25-13 in Monday’s Blanchard Valley Conference match.
The Chieftains, who improved to 8-2 overall and remain unbeaten in the BVC at 3-0, also got six kills and four blocks from Kenadee Siebenaller. Jacque Burns had seven kills, Chelsey Depinet led with 12 digs and Hailey Coppus had 29 assists.
Paige Fenstermaker paced the Rockets (2-6, 1-2 BVC) with 11 kills and 10 digs. Taylor Schwab added three blocks and Addi Diller had 14 assists.
pandora-gilboa (2-6, 1-2 bvc)
KILLS: Paige Fenstermaker 11. ASSISTS: Addilyn Diller 14. DIGS: Fenstermaker 10, Kayla Ferguson 9. BLOCKS: Taylor Schwab 3.
hopewell-loudon (8-2, 3-0 bvc)
KILLS: Jessie Kreais 12, Jacque Burns 7, Kenadee Siebenaller 6. ASSISTS: Hailey Coppus 29. DIGS: Chelsey Depinet 12, Alex Falter 8. BLOCKS: Siebenaller 4, Kreais 2.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Hopewell-Loudon 25-13, 25-17.
FRESHMEN: Hopewell-Loudon 25-20, 25-20.

FINDLAY 3
TOLEDO WHITMER 0
Britney Haas and Amy Feczer both slammed nine kills to power Findlay High School’s volleyball team to a 25-14, 25-19, 25-16 Three Rivers Athletic Conference win over Toledo Whitmer.
Grace Blatnik dished out 28 assists, Grace Ramsey added 15 digs and Olivia Baxter chipped in seven kills with seven digs for the Trojans.
Amber Meisner and Blatnik also combined for more than nine aces in the match.
Findlay also won the junior varsity game 14-25, 25-19, 25-15 and captured the freshman contest 19-25, 25-15, 25-22.

VANLUE 3
RIVERDALE 2
VANLUE — Emma Biller was a perfect 32 of 32 serving with 11 aces and 22 total points in leading Vanlue back from a two-sets-to-none deficit to beat Riverdale 17-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-16, 15-8 for its first Blanchard Valley Conference win of the season.
The Wildcats, who were without senior middle hitter Amanda Clymer, improved to 4-5 overall and 1-2 in the BVC.
Biller added a team-high 15 assists along with seven digs and six kills, while Maliah Snook led with 15 kills and eight blocks. Bethany Smith and Emma Franks each added seven kills, with Franks adding three aces and two blocks.
Riverdale fell to 0-8 overall and 0-3 in the BVC.
riverdale (0-8, 0-3 bvc)
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vanlue (4-5, 1-2 bvc)
POINTS: Emma Biller 22, Lauren Kin 10, Audrey Phillips 9, Maliah Snook 8. SERVING: Biller 32-32, Phillips 16-17, Emma Franks 11-11. ACES: Biller 11, Franks 3, Kin 3. KILLS: Snook 15, Franks 7, Bethany Smith 7. SPIKING: Snook 37-41, Biller 27-30, Franks 28-34, Smith 19-23. ASSISTS: Biller 15, Phillips 12. SETTING: Biller 53-57, Phillips 51-55. DIGS: Phillips 8, Biller 7, Franks 5. BLOCKS: Snook 8, Franks 2.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Riverdale 25-15, 25-15.

ARLINGTON 3
ARCADIA 0
ARLINGTON — Arlington’s Alyssa Jordan dished out 20 assists while adding a pair of blocks and aces as the Red Devils swept Arcadia 25-23, 25-21, 25-19 in a Blanchard Valley Conference volleyball match Monday.
Jenna Pepple (three aces), Addy Lafferty and Hannah Willow (two blocks) each had a team-high six kills for the Red Devils (7-1, 3-0 BVC). Morgan Wykes collected seven digs.
Samantha Watkins and Tori Green both had 10 kills for Arcadia (3-5, 0-3 BVC), with Watkins adding 18 digs and Green nine digs and three blocks. Caity Cramer had 27 assists and Sydney Ramsey collected 24 digs.

ARCADIA (3-5, 0-3 BVC)
POINTS: Samantha Watkins 8, Tori Green 6, Caity Cramer & Mallory Laveglia 5. SERVING: Watkins 13-14, Green 12-12, Laveglia 11-11. KILLS: Watkins & Green 10, Lyndee Ward 8. SPIKING: Watkins 33-40, Green 25-27, Ward 18-20. ASSISTS: Cramer 27. SETTING: Cramer 68-72. DIGS: Sydney Ramsey 24, Watkins 18, Green 9. BLOCKS: Green 3.
ARLINGTON (7-1, 3-0 BVC)
ACES: Jenna Pepple 3, Alyssa Jordan 2. KILLS: Pepple, Addy Lafferty & Hannah Willow 6, Kylie Rausch 4. ASSISTS: Jordan 20. DIGS: Morgan Wykes 7, Moriah Helms 6, Olivia Griggs & Lafferty 4. BLOCKS: Griggs, Jordan, Willow & Rausch 2.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Arlington, 25-20, 25-17.

NEW RIEGEL 3
SENECA EAST 0
SENECA EAST — Seven months after scoring her 1,000th career point in basketball, New Riegel’s Brianna Gillig spiked her 1,000th kill in a straight-set win over Seneca East in nonleague action.
The Blue Jackets, who improved to 7-2, topped Seneca East 25-22, 25-18, 25-11 as Gillig tallied 17 kills to bring her career total up to 1,005. She was 31 of 37 attacking and added five digs.
Lindsay Bouillon was also a key factor for New Riegel serving a near-perfect 22 of 23 with four aces while leading with 23 assists and 10 digs.
Seneca East fell to 2-8 overall with the loss.
new riegel (7-2)
SERVING: Lindsay Bouillon 22-23, Christen Hohman 11-12, Lauren Theis 8-9. ACES: Bouillon 4. KILLS: Brianna Gillig 17, Jordan Hohman 7. SPIKING: Bri. Gillig 31-37, J. Hohman 11-11, Kaitlyn Kirian 12-15. ASSISTS: Bouillon 23. DIGS: Bouillon 10, Brooklyn Gillig 9, Madalyn Reinhart 7.

GALION 3
UPPER SANDUSKY 1
GALION — Upper Sandusky took the third set on Monday but that was all the Rams could get in a 25-16, 25-12, 17-25, 25-9 nonleague loss to Galion.
Lucy Smith paced the Rams (2-6) with team-highs of 17 assists and 18 digs on near-perfect 66 of 67 setting. Bre Rosario (2 aces) and Eve Smith led with perfect 13 of 13 serves and Anna Johnson spiked 16 of 18 with a team-high six kills.
upper sandusky (2-6)
SERVING: Bre Rosario 13-13, Eve Smith 13-13. ACES: Rosario 2. KILLS: Anna Johnson 6, Tori Damron 3. SPIKING: Johnson 16-18, Damron 14-14. ASSISTS: Lucy Smith 17. SETTING: L. Smith 66-67. serve receive: Lillie Orians 29-31. DIGS: L. Smith 18.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Galion 25-21, 25-11.

OTTOVILLE 3
NEW KNOXVILLE 1
OTTOVILLE — C.J. Kemper and Bridget Landin slammed 17 kills apiece to power Ottoville’s volleyball team over New Knoxville 20-25, 25-16, 25-19, 31-29 in nonleague action Monday.
Abi Hilvers had 49 assists and Emily Landin added 27 digs for the Big Green (9-0). Bridget Landin added 13 digs while Kemper and Brynlee Hanneman both stuffed seven blocks.

OTTOVILLE (9-0)
KILLS: C.J. Kemper & Bridget Landin 17, Brynlee Hanneman 5. ASSISTS: Abi Hilvers 49. DIGS: Emily Landin 27, B. Landin 13, Hilvers 11. BLOCKS: Kemper & Hanneman 7.
JUNIOR VARSITY: New Knoxville, 28-30, 25-19, 25-21.

DELPHOS ST. JOHN’S 3
MILLER CITY 0
MILLER CITY — Miller City made it close, but Delphos St. John’s swept all three sets in chalking up a 25-21, 25-19, 25-22 nonleague volleyball win over the Wildcats on Monday.
Brittany Kuhlman (13 assists, 8 digs) had seven kills, Kylie Berner (7 digs) had five and Adrienne Kuhlman (13 digs) and Sofie VanWezal (2 aces, 2 blocks) added four each for Miller City (4-4).
Abbey Schroeder led Miller City with 22 digs.

MAUMEE 3
ELMWOOD 0
BLOOMDALE — Elmwood fell to Maumee in straight sets 25-18, 25-18, 25-15 in nonleague action on Monday.
Peighton Troike led the Royals (1-8) with nine kills. Jill Hannah led with 14 digs and Lizzy Hall dished out a team-high 14 assists.
elmwood (1-8)
KILLS: Peighton Troike 9. ASSISTS: Lizzy Hall 14. DIGS: Jill Hannah 14.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Maumee 25-9, 25-17.



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