By Josh Brown
TROY — The Troy volleyball team went into Monday’s match against a quality Beavercreek team knowing that, after a loss to Centerville earlier this season, it needed the victory on its resume for postseason seeding purposes.
So the Trojans went out and got exactly what they needed.
Troy, which was swept by the Beavers last season, returned the favor Monday night at the Trojan Activities Center, controlling the action from start to finish in a 25-15, 25-16, 25-21 sweep of Beavercreek to improve to 6-2 on the year.
“The girls came out and executed the gameplan really well,” Troy coach Michelle Owen said. “We wanted to do a good job serving and get them away from their lead players, their middles. We didn’t miss an excessive amount of serves, only nine errors, and had 13 aces as a team, which is a good ratio for us. And we also did a good job being balanced with our offense.
“Just all around, we were more focused on our side of the net, on our block, on our coverage, we were more disciplined and did the things we needed to do to take them out of their game instead of waiting on our heels for them to attack like we did against Centerville.”
Camryn Moeller led the Trojans with 17 kills, Lauren Schmitz added 10 kills, Brianna Slusher had six kills, Carly Pfieffer had three kills and Kate Orban and setter Dana Wynkoop had two apiece. Service-wise, Moeller and Kearston Riley had four aces apiece, Alexa Holland had three and Slusher and Schmitz each added one, and Moeller and Schmitz also each had two blocks and Slusher had one.
Wynkoop spread the ball out with 35 assists, with Holland adding two assists, as well. And defensively, Moeller led the team with 20 digs, Holland had 16, Schmitz had 11, Slusher and Wynkoop each had four and Riley and Orban both had two.
“The girls played together tonight, and it was a great team effort,” Owen said.
After hosting Fairborn Tuesday, the Trojans go on the road for a pair of games — at Stebbins on Thursday and then at Versailles Saturday.
Spr. Shawnee 0
TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe faced off against an old rival Monday night, former conference foe Springfield Shawnee, and the Red Devils (8-1) kept their errors to a minimum cruised to an easy 25-16, 25-14, 25-15 victory at home.
“We showed very good ball control and great attacks from the back row and right side,” Tippecanoe coach Howard Garcia said. “We met one of our goals, also, to get out unforced errors to no more than five per set.”
Cali Stewart had 10 kills, Brooke Aselage had nine kills and two aces and Rachel Wildermuth had six kills and three blocks to lead the Devils. Isabel Crow had 32 assists, Abby Hughes had 12 digs, Corrin Siefring had 10 digs and two aces and Audrey Trick had two aces.
Tippecanoe travels to Butler Wednesday to finish the first round of Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division play.
Other scores: Valley View 3, Milton-Union (5-3) 1 (25-13, 25-22, 24-26, 25-19).
* Girls Soccer
TIPP CITY — Hannah Rittenhouse and Lauren Weimer each had a pair of goals Monday night, leading the Tippecanoe girls soccer team (6-1) to a 6-0 victory over Wayne.
Hannah Kramer and Morgan Chaplin each added a goal, with Allie Wasson adding two assists and Breanna Grimmett and Payton Willis each adding one.
Tippecanoe hosts West Carrollton Wednesday.
TROY — The Troy girls soccer team’s three-game winning streak came to an end Monday night at the hands of undefeated Springboro, as the Panthers (6-0-2) defeated the Trojans 4-1 at Troy Memorial Stadium.
Troy travels to Xenia Thursday before returning home to open Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division play Monday against Greenville.
* Boys Soccer
Dayton Christian 3,
BRANDT — After a scoreless first half in a matchup between two Division III titans, Dayton Christian (5-1) was able to convert a penalty kick early in the second half and scored an insurance goal shortly after, holding off the Bethel boys soccer team 3-2 Monday night.
“It was a very intense match between the top two D-III teams in the area,” Bethel coach Bob Hamlin said. “We played very well in the first half. We were making great runs up top and making great decisions — however, we just could not get a real good look and finish anything. In the second half, there was an early PK call that gave Dayton Christian the advantage. They started playing much better and took apart out outsides.”
The Bees (5-1-1) were able to get a score on an unassisted Tyler Brueckman goal with 14 minutes to play that cut the lead to 2-1, but Dayton Christian’s Mikey Smith stole the ball in Bethel’s defensive end at scored with 6:30 on the clock to put the game away. Daniel Ross scored a Bethel goal in the final minute, but it was too late.
“I am proud of the guys for the effort shown, and we will regroup and be ready for the next one,” Hamlin said.
Bethel travels to Miami Valley Saturday.
* Boys Golf
WEST MILTON — Newton’s Garrett Peters edged out Covington’s Andrew Slusher for medalist by one stroke Monday at Stillwater Ridge, leading the red-hot Indian boys golf team to a 170-226 Cross County Conference win over the Buccaneers.
Peters shot 37 to lead the Indians. Chet Jamison followed with a 40, Ryan Mollette shot 46, Kleyson Wehrley shot 47 and Ross Ferrell and Nate Zielinski both shot 48.
Slusher led the Buccs with a 38 and Dylan Lucas shot 59. Jack Shell added a 64, Thomas Kuether shot 65, Grant Humphrey shot 66 and Job Morgan shot 68.
Miami East 170,
TIPP CITY — Miami East’s Zac Johnson shot a 1-under 35 Monday at Cliffside, leading the Vikings to a season-low score in a 170-203 victory over Bethel in Cross County Conference play.
Also for Miami East, Coop Elleman shot 43, Sam Zapadaka shot 44, Jack Runner shot 48, Austin Parsons shot 49 and Andy Bevan shot 52.
Fort Loramie 174,
WEST MILTON — Milton-Union’s Justin Brown tied for medalist honors Monday during the Bulldogs’ match against Fort Loramie, but Milton-Union fell 174-187 at home.
Brown shot a 41, tied with Fort Loramie’s Zach Pleiman. Also for Milton-Union, Hayden Davidson shot a 47, Aaron Brown shot 49 and Josh Strader shot 50.
* Girls Golf
Miami East 188,
TIPP CITY — The Miami East girls golf team improved to 4-0 in Cross County Conference play and 7-3 overall Monday, defeating Bethel 188-226 at Cliffside Golf Course.
A pair of career bests led the Vikings as Emily Rowley shot 43 and Marissa Kearns shot 46, with Paige Lawson adding a 46, also. Maci Krites and Annalise Logan both shot 53 and Kearsten Kirby shot 55.
Miami East travels to Cassel Hills to face Tippecanoe Wednesday.
CLAYTON — The Tippecanoe tennis team had little trouble Monday at Northmont, winning 5-0 to improve to 8-4 on the season.
At first singles, Amelia Zweizig won 6-4, 6-1. At second singles, Dakota Schroeder won 6-0, 6-1. At third singles, Sophia McDowell won 6-1, 6-0.
At first doubles, Jordan Jones and Claire Wint won 6-2, 6-0. At second doubles, Tasha Bruner and Annie Livesay won 6-2, 6-0.
WEST MILTON — Milton-Union hosted a tough Butler squad Monday afternoon, falling 4-1 to fall to 9-3 on the season.
At first doubles, Milton-Union’s Abby Hissong and Caitlin Bushelman won 7-5, 6-1.
At first singles, Hannah Fugate lost 6-1, 6-0. At second singles, Meredith Fitch lost 6-0, 6-1. At third singles, Laura Billing lost 6-2, 6-4. At second doubles, Hailey Lauterbur and Rachel Rock lost 6-3, 6-2.
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