TROY — Troy struggled to handle Tippecanoe’s serving properly Tuesday night in the Trojans’ home opener.
In the end, though, they had enough firepower to hold off the Red Devils, sweeping Tippecanoe 25-20, 25-22, 25-20 to win at the Trojan Activities Center and improve to 3-0 on the season.
“Our serve receive was not good at all,” Troy volleyball coach Michelle Owen said. “We really struggled during stretches, and then during other stretches we looked great. We got up 9-0, subbed out some people, gave that lead away and then struggled with momentum the rest of the match.”
Through all of that, though, Katie DeMeo was just too tough in the middle. She had 15 kills and two blocks to lead the Trojans, while Lauren Freed added nine kills and 10 digs. Drezenee Smith had five kills, Ashton Riley had three kills, two aces and 10 digs, Victoria Holland had three kills and four digs, Leslie Wynkoop had 24 assists and three aces and Dana Wynkoop had eight assists.
“We did a good job getting the ball to Katie even though we weren’t in system,” Owen said. “On the whole, though, we need to step up our serving and passing before we get into GWOC play.”
Alyssa Crusey led the Red Devils with 12 kills, Aubrey Cox added six kills and Emily Layman had 12 digs.
Troy 5, WC 0
WEST CARROLLTON — Troy won for the second straight day on Tuesday, shutting out West Carrollton 5-0.
At first singles, Hannah Essick won 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Maggie Hennessy won 6-0, 6-0. At third singles, Ashley Bruns won 6-0, 6-1.
At first doubles, Maddie Kleptz and Marina Wehrkamp won 6-0, 6-0. At second doubles, Akari Nagata and Zoey Scancarello won 6-3, 4-2 (retired).
Troy (2-1) hosts Springboro Thursday.
M-U 5, Northridge 0
WEST MILTON — Milton-Union won convincingly Tuesday in Southwestern Buckeye League play, blanking Northridge 5-0.
At first singles, Brooke Falb defeated Thaomy Tran 6-2, 6-3. At second singles, Claire Fetters defeated Clara Follin 6-0, 6-0. At third singles, Ashley Wombold defeated Tiara Moore 6-1, 6-1.
At first doubles, Lizzie Fetters and Maggie Gooslin defeated Marlene Cuazik and Mira Tyzzer 6-0, 6-0. At second doubles, Anna Brown and Heather Reynolds defeated Alex Fiore and Meagan Mustard 6-0, 6-0.
Milton-Union (3-2) hosts Preble Shawnee Thursday.
* Boys Soccer
Bethel 11, M-U 1
BRANDT — Bethel’s boys soccer team had little trouble Tuesday night against Milton-Union, beating the Bulldogs 11-1.
Nick Wanamaker had three goals and an assist and Zach Cohee and Carlos Panzardi each had two goals as the Bees led 7-1 at halftime. Tyler Brueckman added a goal and two assists, Daniel Ross and Korry and Kurt Hamlin each had a goal and Collin Rust, Sam McKenny and Riley Shaffer each had an assist.
Wyatt Robertson scored Milton-Union’s (0-1) goal on an assist from Josh Daum.
Bethel (1-0) hosts Brookville Saturday night.
Oakwood 1, Tippecanoe 0
OAKWOOD — Oakwood used its home field to its advantage Tuesday night, holding off Tippecanoe’s offense and hanging on for a 1-0 victory in the Red Devils’ season opener.
“It was a game we really completely dominated. We played practically the whole thing in their end,” Tippecanoe coach Scott Downing said. “But they’ve got a tight field and they like to play six guys back behind the ball. Still, we had our chances, we just couldn’t put anything in. We really lacked composure around the goal.
“We’re a young, developing team still. Composure around the goal is what wins you games, but the guys are going to continue to improve.”
Tippecanoe (0-1) is off until Aug. 27 when it travels to Urbana.
Lehman 3, Greenville 0
SIDNEY — Lehman opened the season with a 3-0 victory over Greenville Tuesday night.
Freshman Jake Emrick and sophomore Trey Kerrigan each had a goal and an assist, John Henry Frantz scored a goal and Travis Thornton added an assist as the Cavaliers (1-0) broke the game open in the second half after a scoreless first 40 minutes.
Lehman hosts Lincolnview Saturday.
* Boys Golf
ME 182, Newton 193
PLEASANT HILL — The Miami East Viking boys golf team picked up another Cross County Conference victory Tuesday, edging out Newton 182-193.
Ryan Bergman and Scot Kirby both shot 44 for the Vikings, Devyn Carson added a 46 and Kley Karadak shot 48 in the balanced effort.
Newton’s Brock Jamison was medalist with a 39, Milan Bess shot 48, Wade Ferrell shot 51 and Grant Bayer shot 55.
Covington 169, TV 180
PIQUA — Covington knocked off Tri-Village in Cross County Conference play Tuesday at Echo Hills, winning 169-180.
Joe Slusher was medalist with a 40, Levi Winn shot 44, Andrew Slusher shot 43 and Ty Boehringer shot 44, with Jacob Blair adding a 46 and James Grilliot a 58.
Lehman 166, USV 211, Ridgemont 212
SIDNEY — Lehman swept a tri-match Tuesday, posting a 166 to easily defeat Upper Scioto Valley’s 211 and Ridgemont’s 212.
Tyler Lachey and Tyler Scott shot 39s to lead the Cavaliers, Sam Dean shot 44, Rocco Canzarite shot 45, Zack Scott shot 51 and Ryan Schmidt shot 54.
* Girls Golf
Versailles 199, ME 237
ST. PARIS — Miami East’s girls golf team began the dual match portion of its season Tuesday, falling to Versailles 199-237 at Lakeland.
Kiera Fellers led the Vikings with a 55, Maggie Bergman and Megan Thompson shot 60, Megan Pettit shot 62, Kathleen Braun shot 67 and Bailey Miller shot 72.
CJ 175, Sycamore 182,
DAYTON — The Tippecanoe Red Devils lost a tri-match against a pair of perennial state powers Tuesday at Miami Valley Country Club, shooting a 183 to host Chaminade Julienne’s 175 and Sycamore’s 182.
Erika Brownlee led Tippecanoe with a 42, Tori Merrick shot 45, Sammie Rowland shot 46, Ally Chitwood shot 50, Lydia Stueve shot 58 and Taylor Hudson shot 63.
And on Monday, the Devils defeated Ben Logan 172-256 in Central Buckeye Conference play at Cherokee Hills. Brownlee shot 40, Chitwood shot 42, Merrick shot 44 and Rowland shot 46.