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Thursday, October 04, 2012

BVC Volleyball: L-B nets title share
PANDORA -- Liberty-Benton fell in a tight first game, but rallied to win the next three as the Eagles clinched a share of the Blanchard Valley Conference volleyball title Wednesday with a 26-28, 25-20, 25-20, 25-13 win over Pandora-Gilboa.

Liberty-Benton (16-2, 8-0 BVC) can win the BVC outright Monday when the Eagles host Cory-Rawson.

The championship is L-B's first in volleyball since sharing the 2007 title with Leipsic and Arlington.

"The girls are really looking forward to Monday," said Liberty-Benton coach Cristy Gray. "They were excited tonight but hopefully we can win Monday and have a real celebration."

A win over the Hornets would give the Eagles their first outright championship since 2002.

L-B struggled with its offensive execution early on but rallied behind the solid play of Carrigan Gray and Rachel Myers.

The two setters made several contributions within the Eagles' fast-paced offensive attack. Gray and Myers were each 18 of 20 serving and had 11 kills and 21 assists apiece. Gray added four aces and 12 digs.

Blair Harmon served four aces and added 12 digs. Carrie Reynolds led the Eagles with 16 digs.

Liz Streacker and Allyson Hughes were solid at the net with seven kills and four blocks apiece.

"The girls have worked so hard learning the new offense," Gray said. "We have three girls in the back row that were new but are playing extremely well. Then we have three strong girls at the net."

Megan Maag had 18 kills, 11 digs and three blocks for Pandora-Gilboa (12-5, 4-4). Olivia Maag had 10 kills and Vivian Nofziger added 30 assists and nine digs for.



Liberty-benton (16-2, 8-0)

SERVING: Carrigan Gray 18-20, Rachel Myers 18-18, Carrie Reynolds 15-16. ACES: Gray & Blair Harmon 4, Brooke Hoehne 2. KILLS: Gray & Myers 11, Allison Hughes & Liz Streacker 7. SPIKING: Gray 35-39, Myers 32-36, Streacker 20-21. ASSISTS: Gray & Myers 21. SETTING: Myers 57, Gray 50. DIGS: Carrie Reynolds 16, Gray & Harmon 12. BLOCKS: Streacker & Hughes 4, Lauren Kotey 3.

pandora-gilboa (12-5, 4-4)

SERVING: Vivian Nofziger 17-17. ACES: Megan Maag, Olivia Maag & Vivian Nofziger 1. KILLS: M. Maag 18, O. Maag 10, Hunter Hermiller 6. SPIKING: M. Maag 43-51, O. Maag 33-37, Hermiller 27-27. ASSISTS: Nofziger 30. SETTING: Nofziger 90-100. DIGS: M. Maag 11, Nofziger 9, Mackenzie Swary 8. BLOCKS: M. Maag 3.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Liberty-Benton, 25-20, 20-25, 25-21.



MCCOMB 3

HARDIN NORTHERN

0

McCOMB -- McComb's Jenna Huffman had a perfect night serving, setting and spiking in leading the Panthers to a 25-13, 25-14, 25-5 sweep of Hardin Northern in BVC action.

Huffman was 15 for 15 serving with 13 points, 11 for 11 spiking with seven kills and 18 for 18 setting. The junor middle hitter had seven digs and four blocks as the Panthers (17-3, 7-1 BVC) remained tied with Leipsic for second place in the standings.

Brianna Herr had 12 kills and eight blocks, and Haley Huffman and Emily Clymer had seven kills each. Brenna Dee was 34 for 34 setting with 15 assists, with Hannah Bundy getting 16 digs.

Hardin Northern's Kylee Hooker was 7 for 7 serving with five assists. Molly Wilson (6 assists) and Addy Bame led the Polar Bears (6-9, 2-6 BVC) with four kills each.



hardin northern (6-9, 2-6)

SERVING: Kylee Hooker 7-7. KILLS: Molly Wilson 4, Addy Bame 4. ASSISTS: Wilson 6, Hooker 5.

mccomb (17-3, 7-1)

POINTS: Jenna Huffman 13, Becca Leppelmeier 8. SERVING: J. Huffman 15-15. ACES: Hannah Bundy 7. KILLS: J. Huffman 7, Briana Herr 12, Leppelmeier 2, Hailey Huffman 7, Emily Clymer 7. SPIKING: J. Huffman 11-11, H. Huffman 7-7. ASSISTS: Brenna Dee 15. SETTING: J. Huffman 18-18, Dee 34-34. DIGS: J. Huffman 7, Bundy 16, Dee 5, Maddy Roth 10, Clymer 8. BLOCKS: J. Huffman 4, Herr 8.



LEIPSIC

3

VANLUE 0

LEIPSIC -- Kelly Nadler, Amber Gerdeman and Haley Gerten combined for 24 kills on Wednesday as Leipsic steam-rolled Vanlue 25-10, 25-10, 25-3 in BVC volleyball action.

Leipsic (15-2 overall) improved to 7-1 in BVC matches. The Vikings, ranked 14th in the latest Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association Division IV poll, share second place in the league standings with No. 17-ranked McComb (17-3, 7-1).

Leipsic ends BVC play Monday at McComb.

Nadler was 16 for 17 spiking with nine kills, Gerdeman had two blocks to go with eight kills, and Gerten was 10 for 11 spiking with seven kills and eight ace serves. Kendra Gerten was 15 for 15 serving with 15 points and Emily Ellerbrock led Leipsic with 28 assists.

Kayla Cornette was 10 for 10 serving with two aces and 5 for 7 spiking for Vanlue (3-14, 0-8).



vanlue (3-14, 0-8)

SERVING: Kayla Cornette 10-10, Heather Gerschutz 4-4. ACES: Cornette 2. KILLS: Payton Amesquita 1. SPIKING: Amesquita 2-2, Kate Clymer 4-6, Cornette 5-7. DIGS: Logan Frey 4.

leipsic (15-2, 7-1)

POINTS: Kendra Gerten 15. SERVING: K. Gerten 15-15. ACES: Kelly Nadler 3, Amber Gerdeman 2, Haley Gerten 8, Emily Ellerbrock 2. KILLS: Nadler 9, Gerdeman 8, H. Gerten 7, Maddi Steffan 3, K. Gerten 3. SPIKING: Nadler 16-17, H. Gerten 10-11. ASSISTS: Ellerbrock 28. DIGS: Nadler 5, Gerdeman 4, H. Gerten 7, K. Gerten 5. BLOCKS: Gerdeman 2.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Leipsic, 25-11, 25-5.



ARLINGTON 3

CORY-RAWSON 0

ARLINGTON -- Lindsay Werst pounded 11 kills, Adrienne Shepard 10 and Jordyn Webb seven in leading Arlington to a 25-14, 25-18, 25-11 BVC volleyball win over Cory-Rawson on Wednesday.

Shepard (4 blocks) was 19 for 21 spiking and Werst 14 for 15. Werst was also 13 for 15 serving with four aces, and Webb led Arlington with 10 digs.

Laurin Houck was 60 for 60 setting with 33 assists and 10 for 10 serving with two aces for Arlington (14-5, 5-3), which slipped past Pandora-Gilboa and into fourth place in the BVC standings.

Lexia Gauss was 16 for 18 spiking with eight kills, while Kendra Tuttle (50-52 setting) had 12 assists and Tessa Heitmeyer 10 digs for C-R (11-7, 3-5 BVC).



cory-rawson (11-7, 3-5)

SERVING: Kendra Tuttle 7-7, Lexie Gauss 4-5, Tessa Heitmeyer 5-5, Jessie Ream 6-9, Adrienne Erford 5-5, Megan Ritter 6-8. KILLS: Gauss 8, Jordan Hector 3, Ream 3. SPIKING: Gauss 16-18, Hector 6-9, Ream 9-10. ASSISTS: Tuttle 12. SETTING: Tuttle 50-52. DIGS: Tuttle 5, Gauss 6, Heitmeyer 10, Ream 6. BLOCKS: Nicole Hulihan 3.

arlington (14-5, 5-3)

SERVING: Jordyn Webb 13-15, Laurin Houck 10-10. ACES: Webb 4, Houck 2. KILLS: Lindsay Werst 11, Adrienne Shepard 10, Webb 7. SPIKING: Werst 14-15, Shepard 19-21, Webb 11-14. ASSISTS: Houck 33. SETTING: Houck 60-60. DIGS: Webb 10, Werst 7, Lauren Alexander 7, Houck 7. BLOCKS: Shepard 4, Webb 3.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Arlington, 25-17, 25-7.



ARCADIA 3

VAN BUREN 1

ARCADIA -- Madison Stuby and Molly Glick had stellar nights at the net as Arcadia defeated Van Buren 25-14, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25 Wednesday in BVC play.

Stuby (19) and Glick (11) combined for 30 kills. Stuby served 13 points with three aces. Glick turned back 11 blocks for the Redskins (14-5, 4-4 BVC).

Madie Ramsey passed off 38 assists on 106 of 109 setting. Lauren Conine had 20 digs.

No Van Buren information was reported.



arcadia (14-5, 4-4)

POINTS: Madison Stuby 13, Madie Ramsey 11, Courtney Cramer 10. SERVING: Cramer 19-19, Ramsey 17-18, Stuby 17-20. ACES: Rebecca Kirian 4, Stuby 3, Lauren Conine 2. KILLS: Stuby 19, Molly Glick 11, Julia Pina & Abbie Dauterman 8. SPIKING: Stuby 29-32, Glick 25-21, Dauterman 21-26. ASSISTS: Ramsey 38. SETTING: Ramsey 106-109. DIGS: Conine 20, Regina Fox 15, Ramsey 13. BLOCKS: Glick 11, Dauterman 3.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Arcadia 25-10, 25-16.


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