By Josh Brown
TIPP CITY — With the score tied 17-17 in the opening game, the Troy volleyball team took over the match at rival Tippecanoe.
And in doing so, the Trojans took charge of the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division, too.
Five-time defending division champion Troy (4-1, 4-0 GWOC American North) went on a 6-0 run to put the first set out of reach and stayed consistent throughout the rest of the match, defeating the Red Devils in a 25-18, 25-17, 25-19 sweep at Tippecanoe Thursday night to become the only team remaining in the North undefeated in division play.
Troy senior Camryn Moeller was unstoppable with 16 kills in the match, only missing four times, and she added two aces and 11 digs. Lauren Schmitz added nine kills, four aces, two blocks and a team-high 20 digs, Brianna Slusher had five kills, two digs and and three blocks to lead the Trojans.
Troy setter Dana Wynkoop also added a kill to her totals along with 37 assists and three digs, Carly Pfeiffer added four kills and two digs, Kate Orban had three kills, one dig and one block, Gabbi Johnson had two kills and a dig, Payton Riley had one kill, one block and two digs, Kearston Riley had four aces and six digs and Alexa Holland had eight digs.
Rachel Wildermuth led Tippecanoe (4-1, 3-1 GWOC American North) with seven kills and five blocks, Brooke Aselage had six kills and 11 digs, Isabel Crow had 21 assists and two aces, Abby Hughes had 10 digs and Cali Stewart had three blocks.
It was Troy’s 39th consecutive win in division play.
The Trojans hosts 5-0 Centerville Saturday in a tough non-division matchup. Tippecanoe returns to action Tuesday, hosting Butler.
COVINGTON — Covington rallied from a 2-1 deficit Thursday night, closing out its second straight five-set win to begin Cross County Conference play, this one over Ansonia 25-23, 14-25, 18-25, 25-14, 15-12.
“This was another night of rollercoaster volleyball,” Covington coach Lonnie Cain said. “We need to increase our intensity and confidence while on the court, and we had glimmers of those qualities tonight. We had contributions from every member of the team tonight.”
Legend Patty led the Buccaneers (2-3, 2-0 CCC) with 18 kills, two aces and 15 digs, Breanna Kimmel added 11 kills, an ace, four digs and four blocks, Lillian Hamilton had five kills and two blocks, Makenna Gostomsky had 10 kills and four digs and Lindsey Kimmel had 39 assists and an ace.
Covington travels to Tri-Village Tuesday.
Miami East 3,
CASSTOWN — The Miami East volleyball team kept its Cross County Conference winning streak running Thursday night with a 25-10, 25-9, 25-7 sweep over Tri-Village.
Jonni Parker had 17 kills, 12 assists, four aces, five digs and four blocks and Kyndall Hellyer had nine kills, an ace and four digs to lead the Vikings (5-1, 2-0 CCC). Sierra Kinnison added four kills and a block, Lydia Conley had four kills, Mikayla Schaffner had three kills, Kaitlyn Mack had two kills, two aces and three digs, Delaney Bourelle had a kill, Macie Schaffner had 21 assists, two aces and two digs, Sophie Jacomet had five digs, an ace and an assist and Gabrielle Hawkins had an ace and two digs.
National Trail 1
NEW PARIS — Newton bounced back after dropping the first set Thursday night at National Trail, rallying to pick up a 20-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-19 Cross County Conference victory.
Mallory Dunlevy had 13 kills to lead the Indian (4-3, 2-0 CCC) offense, with Kacie Tackett dishing out 27 assists and Alyssa Rapp racking up 26 digs.
Miami East travels to Newton Tuesday.
ARCANUM — Bradford struggled Thursday night on the road, falling at Arcanum 25-10, 25-16, 25-14.
Bianca Keener had five kills, two blocks and an ace and Hannah Fout had nine assists and an ace.
Bradford (0-8, 0-1 CCC) hosts Twin Valley South Tuesday.
Other scores: Milton-Union (2-2, 2-0 SWBL Buckeye) 3, Preble Shawnee 1 (25-23, 20-25, 29-27, 25-11). Piqua (4-1, 3-1 GWOC American North) 3, Greenville 0.
* Boys Soccer
TIPP CITY — Held in check in a scoreless first half Thursday, the Tippecanoe boys soccer team (3-1, 2-0 Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division) broke the game open in the second half to defeat Fairborn 4-0 in American League crossover play.
“We pretty much controlled the game but couldn’t finish our chances,” Tippecanoe coach Scott Downing said. “We scored pretty early in the second half and then started creating more chances — and scored off of a few.”
Michael Pfister got the scoring started in the second half, then Miles McClurg, Ben Sauls and Jake Rowland each added a goal.
Tippecanoe hosts Indian Hill Saturday.
Other scores: Milton-Union (4-0, 1-0 SWBL Buckeye) 4, Preble Shawnee 1. Miami East 5, Twin Valley South 5. Lehman 5, Lincolnview 1.
* Girls Soccer
Miami East 4,
TV South 0
WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Miami East girls soccer team got off to a quick start in Cross County Conference play Thursday night, scoring 1:01 into the game and cruising to a 4-0 victory at Twin Valley South.
Hailey Demmitt got that first score, driving home a rebound to make it 1-0 at the half. And 2:47 into the second half, Chloee Thomas scored on an assist from Cadence Gross to give the Vikings some insurance. Thomas then assisted on a goal by Demmitt, and Cerstin Gross drove home a long goal with 24:49 remaining to cap the scoring. Kelly Buck and Emily Adkins combined for the shutout in goal.
“This was a good start to league play, and it was a confidence boost to get our first shutout of the season,” Miami East coach Lil Carson said.
Miami East (2-2) will travel to West Liberty-Salem on Sept. 7.
National Trail 0
PLEASANT HILL — Newton’s Baily Chaney scored the night’s only goal on Thursday as the Indians picked up a 1-0 Cross County Conference victory over National Trail.
Preble Shawnee 4,
CAMDEN — Milton-Union fell behind Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division rival Preble Shawnee Thursday night and could not complete its comeback attempt, falling 4-3 and dropping its second straight to begin a four-game road trip.
The Bulldogs (3-2, 0-1 SWBL Buckeye) got a first-half goal from Beyonce Bobbitt on an assist from Morgan Grudich to cut Preble Shawnee’s lead to 2-1 at the half. Grudich then assisted on a pair of Kristen Dickison goals in the second half, but it wasn’t enough.
Milton-Union travels to Madison Tuesday for the third game of its road trip.
Other scores: Lehman (3-1) 10, Lincolnview 0.
* Boys Golf
Miami East 188,
GREENVILLE — The Miami East boys golf team picked up a Cross County Conference victory on the road Thursday at White Springs, defeating Ansonia 188-240, improving to 3-1 in league play.
Zac Johnson was medalist with a 44, Sam Zapadaka shot 47, Austin Parsons shot 48, Cooper Elleman shot 49, Jack Runner shot 53 and Keegan Mahaney shot 59.
VANDALIA — The Tippecanoe boys golf team picked up a victory in dual play Thursday at Cassel Hills, defeating Stebbins 174-181.
Nathan Gagnon led the Red Devils with a 34 for medalist honors, Zach Losey shot 45, Casey Tateman shot 46, Ian Smith shot 49, Noah Blake shot 51 and Austin Post shot 53.
Other scores: Eaton 170, Milton-Union 179. National Trail 220, Bethel 228.
* Girls Golf
Miami East 198,
Franklin Monroe 235
ST. PARIS — The Miami East girls golf team celebrated its Senior Night Thursday at Lakeland with a 198-235 victory over Franklin Monroe, improving to 6-1 on the season and 3-0 in the Cross County Conference.
Maci Krites led the Vikings with a 48, Paige Lawson shot 49, Annelise Logan shot 50, Marissa Kearns shot 51, Kearsten Kirby shot 52 and Emily Rowley, the team’s lone senior, shot 55.
Miami East travels to Echo Hills Wednesday to face Piqua and Butler.
TROTWOOD — The Tippecanoe tennis team remained unbeaten in the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division standings Thursday, defeating Trotwood 4-0 in American League crossover play.
For the Red Devils (5-3, 3-0 GWOC American North) at first singles, Amelia Zweizig won 6-2, 6-1. At second singles, Dakota Schroeder won 6-0, 6-0. At third singles, Sophia McDowell won 6-0, 6-0. At first doubles, Jordan Jones and Claire Wint won 6-0, 6-0.
Tippecanoe hosts West Carrollton Tuesday.
Catholic Central 0
SIDNEY — The Lehman Cavaliers (1-6) broke through Thursday, picking up their first win of the season 5-0 against Catholic Central.
At first singles, Claire Larger won 7-5, 6-1. At second singles, Sarah Gibson won 6-2, 6-0. At third singles, Melanie Brunner won 6-3, 7-6. At first doubles, Alex Read and Angela Brunner won 6-2, 6-1. At second doubles, Ann Pennaparra and Kiera Burns won 6-0, 6-1.
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