Prep Volleyball Roundup: L-B, Arlington both still unbeaten in BVC play

Hopewell-Loudon’s Olivia Savidge, middle, tries to spike the ball past Liberty-Benton’s Hannah Warrington and Schy Shepherd during Wednesday’s Blanchard Valley Conference volleyball match. (Photo by Matthias Leguire.)

It’s been a pretty good couple of days for Liberty-Benton’s volleyball team.
After beating Leipsic in a matchup of unbeaten, state-ranked teams on Monday, Liberty-Benton posted another key Blanchard Valley Conference win on Wednesday by knocking off Hopewell-Loudon 25-19, 31-29, 25-13.
L-B, ranked 14th in the Division III state polls, improved its record to 10-0 overall and 4-0 in the BVC. It was Hopewell-Loudon’s first loss in four BVC matches and only its third in 11 games overall.
Coupled with Arlington’s (8-1, 4-0) win over Van Buren and Leipsic’s (8-1, 3-1) victory over McComb (5-6, 3-1), Liberty-Benton’s outcome also left just two teams still unbeaten in the BVC. Those two league-leaders will clash at Liberty-Benton on October 4.
L-B’s Alissa Rhodes was 111 for 112 setting and Caitlin Elseser, Schy Shepherd and Hannah Warrington cashed in her 35 assists at the net. Elseser was 27 for 29 spiking with 10 kills and two blocks and Shepherd 19 for 20 spiking with nine kills and three blocks. Warrington (19 digs) had eight kills, Hannah Otley five and Ellory Schroeder four. Rhodes also had 16 digs and Chloe Miller had 12.
Kenadee Siebenaller (3 blocks) and Jacque Burns both had nine kills for Hopewell-Loudon. Chelsey Depinet had 23 digs and Hailey Coppus had 23 assists.

HOPEWELL-LOUDON (8-3, 3-1 BVC)
ACES: Chelsey Depinet 2. KILLS: Kenadee Siebenaller 9, Jacque Burns 9. ASSISTS: Hailey Coppus 23. DIGS: Depinet 23. BLOCKS: Siebenaller 3.
LIBERTY-BENTON (10-0, 4-0 BVC)
SERVING: Abby Reynolds 15-15, Chloe Miller 13-13. ACES: Hannah Warrington 3. KILLS: Caitlin Elseser 10, Schy Shepherd 9, Warrington 8, Hannah Otley 5, Ellory Schroeder 4. SPIKING: Elseser 27-29, Shepherd 19-20. ASSISTS: Alissa Rhodes 35. SETTING: Rhodes 111-112. DIGS: Warrington 19, Rhodes 16, Miller 12. BLOCKS: Elseser 2, Shepherd 3.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Hopewell-Loudon, 25-15, 25-23.
FRESHMEN: Hopewell-Loudon, 25-18, 25-9.

ARLINGTON 3
VAN BUREN 1
VAN BUREN — Hannah Willow collected 10 kills and six blocks as Arlington remained unbeaten in Blanchard Valley Conference play with a 25-21, 25-19, 19-25, 25-19 victory over Van Buren.
Alyssa Jordan handed out 36 assists and made six digs, Addy Lafferty and Moriah Helms had six digs apiece, and Olivia Griggs and Lindsay Dodds each served for a pair of aces as the Red Devils raised their overall record to 8-1 and remained tied for first place in the BVC with Liberty-Benton at 4-0.
Lindsey Shaw, Lydia Reineke and Mackenzie Saltzman each put away seven kills for the Black Knights (5-4, 1-3 BVC), with Shaw also notching 27 assists and two aces and Reineke adding a pair of blocks. Faith Dewalt came up with 19 digs.
ARLINGTON (8-1, 4-0 BVC)
ACES: Olivia Griggs & Lindsay Dodds 2, Alyssa Jordan & Addy Lafferty 1. KILLS: Hannah Willow 10, Lafferty 9, Griggs 8. ASSISTS: Jordan 36, Dodds 11. DIGS: Lafferty, Jordan, Moriah Helms 6. BLOCKS: Willow 6, Sarah Solt 3, Griggs & Kylie Rausch 2.
VAN BUREN (5-4, 1-3 Bvc)
SERVING: Jessica Rinehart 15-15, Mackenzie Saltzman & Faith Dewalt 11-11. ACES: Lindsey Shaw 2, Saltzman & Dewalt 1. KILLS: Lydia Reineke, Shaw & Saltzman 7. ASSISTS: Shaw 27. SETTING: Shaw 47-47. DIGS: Dewalt 19, Saltzman 16, Rinehart 9. BLOCKS: Reineke 2, Saltzman 1.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Arlington, 25-14, 22-25, 25-16.
FRESHMEN: Arlington, 25-10, 25-16.

LEIPSIC 3
MCCOMB 0
LEIPSIC — Hayley Heitmeyer notched a double-double with 22 kills and 11 blocks, both match highs, as Leipsic swept McComb 25-23, 25-11, 25-14 in a Blanchard Valley Conference match.
Selena Loredo (35 of 36) and Lyndie Hazelton had 17 and 14 assists, respectively, with Emily Butler chipping in six kills and six blocks for the Vikings (8-1, 3-1 BVC).
Lauren Grubb collected 17 assists on 77 of 79 setting, five digs and three kills for the Panthers who dropped to 5-6 and 3-1 in the BVC.

LEIPSIC (8-1, 3-1 BVC)
SERVING: Kacey Dulle 17-17, Carlee Siefker 10-10, Hayley Heitmeyer 18-19. ACES: Heitmeyer 3. KILLS: Heitmeyer 22, Kierra Meyer & Emily Butler 6, Siefker 4. SPIKING: Heitmeyer 31-35. ASSISTS: Selana Loredo 17, Lyndie Hazelton 14. SETTING: Loredo 35-36, Hazelton 37-37. DIGS: Meyer 17, Dulle 13, Siefker 11, Loredo & Hazelton 8. BLOCKS: Heitmeyer 11, Butler 6.
MCCOMB (5-6, 3-1 BVC)
SERVING: Lauren Grubb 9-10, Shaye Hemminger 8-8, Alysha Like, Maddie Buck & Chloe Spoon 7-7. ACES: Like 1. KILLS: Herr 5, Like & Hannah Schroeder 4, Grubb 3. SPIKING: Herr 19-20, Like 11-15, Schroeder 9-13, Grubb 9-12. ASSISTS: Grubb 17. SETTING: Grubb 77-79. PASSING: Hemminger 16-17, Spoon 7-7. DIGS: Hemminger 12, Spoon 9, Grubb, Schroeder & Buck 5. BLOCKS: Like 4, Herr 2.
JUNIOR VARSITY: McComb, 25-21, 25-18.

ARCADIA 3
RIVERDALE 0
MOUNT BLANCHARD — Mallory Laveglia was near-perfect serving with six aces as Arcadia swept Riverdale 25-12, 25-14, 25-10 for its first Blanchard Valley Conference win of the season.
Laveglia served 20 of 21 and added seven digs, while Tori Green led with 11 kills and a block for the Redskins (4-5, 1-3 BVC). Sydney Ramsey added a team-high 16 digs and served 12 of 13.
Tayler Ashburn led the Falcons (0-9, 0-4 BVC) with four aces, four blocks and three kills. Jessica Johnston led with five kills.
arcadia (4-5, 1-3 bvc)
SERVING: Mallory Laveglia 20-21, Caity Cramer 14-14, Sydney Ramsey 12-13, Samantha Watkins 10-11. ACES: Laveglia 6. KILLS: Tori Green 11, Watkins 7, Emma Saltzman 7. SPIKING: Green 22-26, Saltzman 19-20, Lyndee Ward 17-19. ASSISTS: Cramer 35. DIGS: Ramsey 16, Laveglia 7, Watkins & Ward 6. BLOCKS: Saltzman, Green & Megan Mock 1.
riverdale (0-9, 0-4 bvc)
ACES: Tayler Ashburn 4. KILLS: Jessica Johnston 5, Ashburn 3. ASSISTS: Madyson Walter 22. BLOCKS: Ashburn 4.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Arcadia 25-7, 25-19.

PANDORA-GILBOA 3
CORY-RAWSON 1
PANDORA — Pandora Gilboa dropped its first set with Cory-Rawson on Wednesday, but swept the next three sets in winning the Blanchard Valley Conference contest 22-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-17.
Paige Fenstermaker paced the Rockets (3-6, 2-2 BVC) with 23 kills, while adding 16 digs, five blocks and three aces. Kayla Ferguson chipped in 16 kills with 14 digs, Addilyn Diller dished 42 assists and Makayla Kinsinger also served three aces.
The Hornets, who fell to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the BVC, were led by Amanda Green’s 16 kills with four aces and three blocks. Roni Risner led with five aces on 20 of 21 serving with seven kills and seven digs. Sami Roth (14) and Taylor Born (13) led C-R in digs.
cory-rawson (3-4, 1-3 bvc)
SERVING: Roni Risner 20-21, Amanda Green 13-15, Kate Yant 12-14, Emma Bower 8-9. ACES: Risner 5, Green 4, Bower 2. KILLS: Green 16, Risner & Riley Garmatter 7. SPIKING: Garmatter 24-28, Green 32-37. ASSISTS: Yant 6. SETTING: Yant 42-47, Garmatter 49-52. DIGS: Sami Roth 14, Taylor Born 13, Garmatter 9. BLOCKS: Green 3.
pandora-gilboa (3-6, 2-2 bvc)
ACES: Paige Fenstermaker 3, Makayla Kinsinger 3, Taylor Schwab 2. KILLS: Fenstermaker 23, Kayla Ferguson 16. ASSISTS: Addilyn Diller 42. DIGS: Fenstermaker 16, Ferguson 14, Diller & Madison Hovest 10. BLOCKS: Fenstermaker 5.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Pandora-Gilboa 25-17, 25-11.

NORTH BALTIMORE 3
VANLUE 1
NORTH BALTIMORE — Katelyn Weinandy had a double-double of 16 kills and 31 digs as previously winless North Baltimore topped Vanlue 25-19, 23-25, 26-24 25-20 for a Blanchard Valley Conference volleyball win
Alivia Light chipped in eight kills and 13 digs while Chloe Laning had three aces and 15 assists for the Tigers (1-7, 1-3 BVC).
The Wildcats dropped to 4-6 overall, 1-3 in the league.

NORTH BALTIMORE (1-7, 1-3 BVC)
ACES: Hannah Lord 5, Alivia Light 4, Chloe Lanning & Katelyn Weinandy 3. KILLS: Weinandy 16, Light 8. ASSISTS: Lanning 15, Light 5. DIGS: Weinandy 31, Light 13, Hailey Watson 2. BLOCKS: Watson 2.
JUNIOR VARSITY: North Baltimore, 25-19, 25-8.

COLUMBUS GROVE 3
MILLER CITY 0
MILLER CITY — Columbus Grove rallied from first- and third-set deficits to hold off Miller City 27-25, 25-20, 25-20 in a Putnam County League match.
Carlee McCluer had 13 kills and 18 digs and Paige Bellman had nine kills and six blocks in helping Columbus Grove improve to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the PCL. Lauren Birkemeier had 10 service points and two blocks and Kayla Reynolds chipped in nine digs.
Abbey Schroeder had a team-high 33 digs, Adrienne Kuhlman (5 kills) had 12 and Elana Niese added 11 for Miller City (5-5, 0-1 PCL). Kylie Berner led the Wildcats with seven kills and Brittany Kuhlman had 14 assists

COLUMBUS GROVE (4-2, 2-1 PCL)
POINTS: Lauren Birkemeier 10. KILLS: Carlee McCluer 13, Paige Bellman 9. DIGS: McCluer 18, Kayla Reynolds 9. BLOCKS: Bellman 6, Birkemeier 2.
MILLER CITY (5-5, 0-1 PCL)
ACES: Adrienne Kuhlman 2. KILLS: A. Kuhlman 5, Kylie Berner 7, Alaina Niese 5, Katelyn Kuhlman 6, Meggan Meyer 3, Sofie VanWezel 4. ASSISTS: Brittany Kuhlman 14, Cayla Troyer 10. DIGS: A. Kuhlman 12, B. Kuhlman 7, Abbey Schroeder 33, K. Kuhlman 4, Elana Niese 11. BLOCKS: K. Kuhlman 2, Meyer 2.



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