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Monroeville sweeps Crestline for sectional title

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Oct 19, 2018 at 3:01 AM

MONROEVILLE — The state-ranked Monroeville volleyball team moved on to Monday’s Division IV district semifinal round with Thursday’s three-game sweep over visiting Crestline.

The No. 2-seeded Eagles (20-3) — ranked No. 9 in the final state coaches poll — will face No. 3 seed Buckeye Central (17-6) at 7:30 p.m. at Seneca East High School, following the 6 p.m. St. Paul-SMCC matchup.

Monroeville topped the Bulldogs in Thursday’s win by scores of 25-13, 25-15, 25-10.

Kylee Brooks finished with 16 kills to pace the Eagles, while Adrian Barman had seven kills and Maura Brown added six. Camryn Hedrick had 33 assists, and Stacia Stieber was 21 for 21 serving with six aces and 16 digs.

Also for Monroeville, Graisyn Yoder was 16 for 18 serving with two aces, and Kelsie Palmer was 13 for 13 with four aces. Hannah Stieber added five digs.

In the regular season, Monroeville topped Buckeye in three games at home on Sept. 15 by scores of 25-19, 25-15, 25-19.

DIVISION II

Bellevue 3, Shelby 0

BELLEVUE — The Lady Red improved to 18-5 overall and advanced as the No. 1 seed to Tuesday’s Division II district semifinals with a sweep over visiting Shelby on Thursday in a sectional championship match.

Bellevue won by scores of 25-15, 25-19 and 25-15. The Lady Red will face Perkins (17-6) for a third time this season at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Seneca East High School. Bellevue won both regular season matchups over the Pirates — but both went the five-game distance.

In Thursday’s win, Payton Vogel finished with 16 kills, four blocks and 11 digs. Taylor Baxter had 15 kills, five blocks and 10 digs.

Also for Bellevue, Molly Bullion was 75-of-76 setting with 37 assists and added 13 digs. Riley Mohr added four kills and McKenna Davis had three.

GIRLS SOCCER

Ontario 7, Norwalk 0

ONTARIO — One of the best seasons in the 20-year history of the Norwalk girls soccer program came to an end with Thursday’s Div. II sectional title game loss to the host Warriors.

The Warriors (10-7-1) advanced to face Clear Fork in Tuesday’s district semifinals at Clyde. 

With Thursday’s loss, Norwalk closed the season with a 13-3-1 record — tied for the second-most wins in program history. The Truckers also won the SBC Lake Division championship for a second consecutive season. 

Norwalk had three seniors on the team: Coley Branum, Talia Cook and Michaela Rush.

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