Prep sports roundup: Eastwood outlasts L-B in volleyball battle of unbeatens

PEMBERVILLE — In a battle of unbeatens, Liberty-Benton fell just short against Eastwood 27-25, 20-25, 14-25, 25-13, 15-10 in a nonleague volleyball match Wednesday.
Eastwood, ranked No. 3 in the state in Division III and Northern Buckeye Conference champs, improved to 21-0.
Liberty-Benton, the outright Blanchard Valley Conference champs, and the No. 7 team in Division III dropped to 20-1.
Hannah Warrington led L-B with 14 kills and 17 digs while Alissa Rhodes chipped in 35 assists on 125 of 127 setting and also was 23 of 23 at the service line.

SERVING: Alissa Rhodes 23-23, Chloe Miller 17-17, Katie Veenstra 18-19, Mackenzie Murphy 16-17, Abby Reynolds 11-11. KILLS: Hannah Warrington 14, Schy Shepherd 12, Hannah Otley 10, Caitlin Elseser 9. SPIKING: Warrington 55-55, Otley 26-29, Shepherrd 20-24. ASSISTS: Rhodes 35. SETTING: Rhodes 125-127. DIGS: Warrington 17, Murphy 15, Veenstra 11. BLOCKS: Shepherd 8, Elseser 4.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Eastwood, 2-0.


MOUNT VICTORY — Tori Green recorded team-highs of 19 kills and two aces as Arcadia rolled to a 25-20, 25-11, 25-16 victory over Ridgemont on Wednesday night in nonconference volleyball.

Caity Cramer and Samantha Watkins matched Green with a pair of aces apiece as the Redskins moved to 12-10 while dropping the Golden Gophers to 5-12. Cramer also handed out 33 assists and served for 10 points, and Sydney Ramsey tallied 10 points and 20 digs for Arcadia.

arcadia (12-10)

POINTS: Caity Cramer & Sydney Ramsey 10, Kayla Brubaker & Tori Green 5. SERVING: Sydney Ramsey 16-17, Green & Megan Mock 8-9. ACES: Cramer, Green & Samantha Watkins 2. KILLS: Green 19, Saltzman 7, Lyndee Ward 5. SPIKING: Green 36-38, Emma Saltzman 20-21, Lyndee Ward 13-15. ASSISTS: Cramer 33. SETTING: Cramer 77-78, Green 3-3, Megan Mock Watkins 2-2. DIGS: Ramsey 20, Cramer 13, Watkins 7. BLOCKS: Saltzman 2, Mock & Green 1.JUNIOR VARSITY: Arcadia, 25-15, 25-12.


TOLEDO — Findlay made the most of its four shots on goal on Wednesday, scoring on half of them in wrapping up its Three Rivers Athletic Conference season with a 2-0 shutout of Toledo Whitmer.
The Trojans, who improved to 5-8-2 overall and 3-3-1 in the TRAC, got a first-half goal from Taylor Scalfaro on a pass from Emily Misamore. Midway through the second half Morgan Kirk found Madison Berry who buried the shot.
Kendra Wurm earned the shutout with three saves for Findlay, while Chase Ebanks led the defense in front of her with 11 intercepts. Jaclyn Bendt chipped in eight intercepts and one steal, while Margot Simeon had three intercepts and four steals.
Toledo Whitmer dropped to 9-7 overall and 3-4 in the TRAC.
Findlay’s junior varsity team won 12-0 and improved to 14-1 for the season.
goals: (Fin) Taylor Scalfaro & Madison Berry 1. Assists: (Fin) Morgan Kirk & Emily Misamore. shots-on-goal: Findlay 4, Toledo Whitmer 3. saves: (Fin) Kendra Wurm 3.
records: Findlay 5-8-2, 3-3-1 TRAC; Toledo Whitmer 9-7, 3-4 TRAC.
GOALS: (Fin) Jocellan Puchta 2, Makayla Slough, Kaelyn Couch 4, Allie Tong, Simmone Arredondo, Lydia Dillon, Blair Hohman, Celia Johnson. ASSISTS: Puchta 3, Couch, Jennie Longo, Maya Beining, Danielle Tisdale. GOALIE SAVES: (Fin) Johnson 0.
RECORDS: Findlay JV 14-1-0 overall, 4-0-0 Three Rivers Athletic Conference.

UPPER SANDUSKY — Megan Hensel scored both goals for Upper Sandusky in leading the Rams past Edison 2-1 for the first time in program history.
Hensel’s second goal was her 50th career goal moving her into second place all-time at Upper Sandusky, passing Grace Miller.
The Rams, who also got two assists from Audrey Boes, improved to 6-8-2 overall and will play 3-seed Lima Shawnee at 5 p.m. in district quarterfinal next Saturday at Shawnee.
Cortni Brown made four saves in goal for Upper.
Savanna Smith scored on a pass from Brooke Yates for Edison (7-6-2) and Elizabeth Pruitt stopped nine shots.
goals: (Edi) Savanna Smith 1; (US) Megan Hensel 2. Assists: (Edi) Brooke Yates 1; (US) Audrey Boes 2. shots-on-goal: Edison 5, Upper Sandusky 11. saves: (Edi) Elizabeth Pruitt 9, (US) Cortni Brown 4.
records: Milan Edison 7-6-2, Upper Sandusky 6-8-2.

Liberty-Benton’s girls soccer team ended its regular season in style walloping Ada 8-1 in North Central Ohio Soccer Association action.
The Eagles, who improved to 11-3-2 overall and 4-1 in the NCOSA, will carry a five-game winning streak into their next contest, a Division III quarterfinal match at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The No. 2-seeded team in the district tournament, L-B will host either sixth-seeded Ashland Crestview or 12th-seeded Ada in Wednesday’s district quarterfinal. Ada and Crestview meet at 4 p.m. Saturday in their tournament opener.
Savanah Richards paced the Eagles in their postseason tune-up by scoring a hat trick, including two goals in the first half. Maya Rickle added two goals and an assist, while Mia Siferd, Maddie Parmelee and Lexi Nagy each scored once.
Ella Poling scored the lone goal for Ada (5-10-0, 0-5 NCOSA) and McKenzie Long made 11 saves.
goals: (Ada) Ella Poling 1; (L-B) Savanah Richards 3, Maya Rickle 2, Mia Siferd, Maddie Parmelee & Lexi Nagy 1. Assists: (L-B) Alyson Kettels 2, Parmelee & Rickle 1. shots-on-goal: Ada 6, Liberty-Benton 19. saves: (Ada) McKenzie Long 11, (L-B) Sophie Aschemeier 5.
records: Ada 5-10, 0-5 NCOSA; Liberty-Benton 11-3-2, 4-1 NCOSA.

RAWSON — On Cory-Rawson’s senior night, its was a pair freshmen who connected for the Hornets’ first goal.
But senior Hayley Waltz, Cory-Rawson’s leading goal scorer, put the game away 12 minutes later with a goal of her own as the Hornets (8-7-1) doubled up Bluffton 2-1 in a nonleague match.
Aylissa Shoemaker scored C-R’s first goal, less than 10 minutes into the second half, on a pass from fellow freshman Zoe Chisholm.
Kayla White scored for the Pirates (8-4-4) with 13 minutes to go in the match.
Hannah Bixler made seven saves for C-R and Hannah Yost stopped four shots for Bluffton.
goals: (Blu) Kayla White 1; (C-R) Hayley Waltz & Aylissa Shoemaker 1. Assists: (C-R) Zoe Chisholm 1. shots-on-goal: Bluffton 8, Cory-Rawson 6. saves: (Blu) Hannah Yost 4, (C-R) Hannah Bixler 7.
records: Bluffton 8-4-4, Cory-Rawson 8-7-1.


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