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Norwalk girls soccer closing in on first league title

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Sep 25, 2017 at 11:17 PM

NORWALK — The host Norwalk girls soccer team ran its win streak to nine in a row — and inched closer to their first-ever league title with Monday’s win over Perkins at the Norwalk Soccer Complex.

Kaelyn Harkness surpassed the 20-goal mark (21) this season with four goals on Monday night. Coley Branham added two goals, and Maddie Deiderick scored once and added an assist for Norwalk (9-2, 6-0 SBC Lake). Kendall Bigler also assisted on two of the goals.

Entering Wednesday’s match vs. Clyde, Norwalk has won nine straight matches by a combined score of 52-1.

Norwalk can win the SBC Lake division title outright with a win against the Fliers.

Edison 7, Mansfield Sr. 1

MILAN — Edison’s high-powered offense did not slow down in Monday’s rout over Mansfield Senior.

Brooke Yates and Hanna Ceja both with two goals for the Chargers, while Holly Racioppi, Piper Nickoli and Katie Nealey each added one goal a piece. Emma Houser, Racioppi, Nickoli and Ceja each had an assist.

BOYS SOCCER

Norwalk 2, Perkins 0

The Truckers blanked the Pirates in a 2-0 SBC Lake division win on Monday.

Petie Adamos scored two goals for Norwalk, while Eli Cruz recorded an assist. Zach Albright recorded three saves.

Norwalk returns to action on Wednesday against Clyde in another SBC matchup.

TENNIS

Ashland 4, Norwalk 1

The Truckers were able to get just one win in Monday’s match against the Arrows.

The first doubles team of Macy Miller and Jordan Gran picked up the only victory, earning a 6-1, 6-3 win.

Megan Berry lost the first singles game 6-0, 6-1. In second singles, Gabby Horowitz dropped a 6-1, 6-0 decision. Lizzie Ratliff fell 6-2, 7(4)-6 in third singles. The second doubles team of Sela Berry and Mara Berry lost 1-6, 6-1, 7(6)-6.

VOLLEYBALL

W.R. wins Baylee Invite

CALEDONIA — For the second straight year, the Roughriders (12-4) won the Beth Baylee Invitational at River Valley High School on Saturday.

Western opened with a win over Northridge (25-9, 25-13), followed by a win over Mount Gilead (25-8, 25-12). In the title match, Western had no trouble with Bucyrus (25-13, 25-14).

Andrea Robson was 33 for 33 with 26 points and six aces serving in the three matches for the ‘Riders, while Hannah Burke added 21 points and Joleen Muenz had 16 points.

In hitting, Morgan Boswell had 18 kills, followed by Brooke Ommert (16), Avery Tubbs (11), Emma Webber (8) and Morgan Spettle (7).

Also for Western, Morgan White had 30 digs and Alyssa Burch had 18. Robson also had 34 assists and Burke added 25.

Wellington 3, New London 1

WELLINGTON — The Wildcats fell to 3-12 following a tight, four-set loss to the host Dukes in non-conference action Monday night.

For New London, Gabby Ledbetter had eight kills, while Katie Layport and Lili Bartow each had six kills. Bartow added 12 points with four aces, and was 82-of-83 setting with 17 assists.

Also for the ‘Cats, Brooklyn Hudson served eight points with seven aces and added 15 digs, while Leah McNeely had 14 digs.

Wynford 3, New London 2

NEW LONDON — The Wildcats fell to 3-11 following a five-game loss to visiting Bucyrus Wynford on Saturday, 17-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-12.

For New London, Katie Layport was 21-of-23 hitting with 10 kills, while Gabby Ledbetter was 25-of-28 with 10 kills. Maryonna Cathey added seven kills and had 13 digs. Lili Bartow served 13 points with five aces, and finished 78-of-78 setting with 24 assists and had 14 digs.

Also for the ‘Cats, Leah McNeely paced the defense with 21 digs, and Brooklyn Hudson added 10.

Norwalk seventh-grade falls to Clyde

The Norwalk seventh-grade team fell in three games to Clyde on Monday, 25-17, 20-25, 25-20.

Adrianna Welter led the team with 11 points and eight aces, while Alaina Balduff added four points with three aces. Ashlynn Kerby and Adrianna Welter led the team with three kills a piece.

GIRLS GOLF

Norwalk girls 4th at NCOGGL

ASHLAND — The Norwalk girls golf team finished fourth overall at the North Central Ohio Girls Golf League Invitational, held Saturday at Brookside golf course.

Bethany Crings's 84 paced Norwalk, followed by Anna Little (95), Hannah Dumbeck (96) and Bella Blaney (101).

CROSS COUNTRY

Truckers win host Invitational

The Trucker cross country programs impressed at their inaugural Norwalk Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.

Norwalk finished with 40 points, while St. Paul (88), Willard (98), Bellevue (109) and Plymouth (161) followed respectively.

The Truckers were led by junior Robert Vazquez's third place finish and a time of 16:57. Julian Go was right behind finishing sixth in a time of 17:03. Rounding out the Truckers' top five were Owen Lottman (17:38), Cobey Kromer (17:47) and Chris Mohr (17:48). St. Paul's Jared Arnold won the race with a time of 16:41.

On the girls side, Bellevue took home the top spot with 51 points, followed by Willard (66), St. Paul (82), Norwalk (105) and Plymouth (206).

The Truckers were led by Elyse Coe's fifth place finish an time of 21:19. Jada Thomas came in ninth at 22:15, Janie Dominguez (24:13), Allie Reyna (24:23), and Lauryn Maloney (24:39). St. Paul's Lily Dowdell won the race with a time of 20:37.

NMS XC teams win host Invite

The Norwalk Middle School boys and girls cross country teams won the seven-team Norwalk Invitational.

The boys won the meet with a score of 37, followed by Lakewood (58), Norwalk Catholic Schools (58), Willard (95), Sandusky (138), Bellevue (143) and Plymouth. Leading the way for the boys was race winner Kyler Kromer (11:12), Astchin Petersen (12:30), Xavier Sweet (12:46), Luke Brown (13:03) and Braedyn Demuth (13:09).

The girls won the meet with 40 points, followed by Lakewood (52), Bellevue (64), Norwalk Catholic Schools (86), Willard (121), Plymouth and Sandusky. Shyanne Moser (13:50) led the girls, followed by Kylie Moser (13:50.5), Abby Hart (14:30), Lana Oglesby (15:17 and Harmoni Segee (15:21).

FOOTBALL

Norwalk freshman fall to Whippets

The Norwalk freshmen football team lost close game to Shelby, 20-18, on Saturday. Catching touchdown passes for Norwalk were Andrew Mozina and Ethan Phillips.

The Truckers are 4-1 and will host Bellevue this Saturday.

Norwalk-Bellevue presale tickets

Advance tickets to Friday’s Norwalk (2-3) at Bellevue (3-2) SBC Lake division game can be purchased in the Norwalk High School athletic office from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today through Thursday.

Tickets bought in advance cost $5, while tickets purchased at the game will cost $6.

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