By Josh Brown
Troy Daily News
and Rob Kiser
Piqua Daily Call
TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe volleyball team remains undefeated after 18 matches after Thursday night’s Miami Valley League Miami Division matchup against Greenville, with the Red Devils sweeping the Green Wave 25-8, 25-15, 25-8.
Corinn Siefring had eight kills and four aces, Ashley Aselage had seven kills, Rachel Wildermuth had five kills, two blocks and 15 assists to lead the Red Devils. Molly Achtenberg had two blocks, Abby Hughes had 11 digs, Alaina Titley had 11 digs and three aces, Emily Graham had seven assists and Kaitlyn Husic had three aces.
Tippecanoe (18-0, 14-0 MVL Miami) hosts Fairborn Tuesday before its rematch at Troy — the only team to win a set against the Devils so far this year — on Wednesday.
Miami East 3,
TC North 0
CASSTOWN — Miami East senior Gabrielle Hawkins tallied her 1,000th career dig Thursday night as the Vikings swept Tri-County North 25-9, 25-8, 25-15 to keep their Cross County Conference streak rolling.
With the win, the Vikings improved to 10-0 in the CCC and clinched at least a share of their 10th straight CCC title, as every other team has at least two league losses with Miami East only having two more matches left to play. Miami East can clinch the title outright with a win against National Trail Tuesday at home.
Hawkins finished with 11 digs in the match as the Vikings were only forced to make 27 digs as a team. Megan Gilliland led a balanced offense with nine kills, Sophie Jacomet, Kylee McKinney and Nichole Hood had six apiece and Sierra Kinnison had four, with Gretchen Frock dishing out 30 assists. Gillilland also added six aces and three blocks and Kinnison had four aces.
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COVINGTON — The Covington volleyball team defeated Twin Valley South 25-13, 25-21, 22-25, 25-18.
“We were able to come out strong behind some very aggressive serving and strong net play,” Covington coach Lonnie Cain said. “To Twin Valley South’s credit they did not roll over — we found ourselves reverting to some old habits but were able to put it back together in the fourth set. We need to maintain focus and continue to work on getting better.”
Nigella Reck had five aces, 12 kills, five assists and 16 digs; while Ellery Reck had six aces, seven kills, 25 assists and 10 digs.
Lauren York had three aces, five kills, three block assists and six digs; while Emmaline Kiser had six kills and five digs.
Alyssa Kimmel had eight aces, two kills and four digs and Olivia Mohler had four kills and two block assists.
Hillary Hoying had four aces and 13 digs; Sophia Idding had six digs and Marisa Fields had two kills.
Covington is 6-11 overall and 6-2 in the CCC.
Covington plays at Northridge Monday.
SIDNEY — Lehman had little trouble with visiting Perry Thursday night, winning in a 25—9, 25-14, 25-7 sweep.
Reese Geise had nine kills, three digs and two blocks, Lauren McFarland had eight kills, 13 digs and four aces, Abby Schutt had seven kills, 12 digs and two blocks, Olivia Lucia had seven kills, 10 digs, three blocks and an ace, Caroline Wesner had 11 assists and Megan Carlisle had 10 assists to lead the Cavaliers.
ANSONIA —The Bradford volleyball team lost to Ansonia 25-22, 26-24, 20-25, 25-19.
This is the second time we have played, the first being in the Greenville Federal Invite at the start of the year,” Bradford coach Alisha Patty said. “We knew going into this game that they were gonna give us a game and be very loud. My girls came out sluggish and just couldn’t get into the rhythm of things.
“We played hard just couldn’t come out in top. Ansonia is a good team and they have really came together. They stayed excited the whole time and my girls didn’t which means a lot in the game of volleyball.”
Bradford hosts Dayton Christian at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Other scores: Newton 3, Mississinawa Valley 1; 25-22, 16-25, 25-20, 25-19.
• Boys Soccer
TROY — The Troy boys soccer team faced a tough test Thursday night at home to tune up for next week’s big divisional matchup, battling a quality Northmont team to a 2-2 draw.
Elijah Williams and Jon Hipolito each scored a goal for the Trojans, while Gavin Marshall and Sam Kazmaier each had an assist.
Troy (8-2-2) hosts Miami Valley League Miami Division leader Tippecanoe Tuesday.
KETTERING — Tippecanoe’s 11-game winning streak came to an end — but not in defeat — Thursday night as the Red Devils tied non-league rival Alter 2-2.
Owen Hadden and Jake Smith each had a goal and Matt Hinkle and Jake Rowland each had an assist.
Tippecanoe travels to Northmont Saturday.
PIQUA — The Piqua boys dropped to 4-5-4 overall and 1-3-2 in the MVL.
Kam Davidson had five saves in goal for Piqua.
Piqua will play at Greenville Tuesday.
Miami East 8,
Franklin Monroe 1
CASSTOWN — Aiden Waite and Caleb Stones both had two goals and an assist Thursday night, leading Miami East to an 8-1 win over Franklin Monroe.
Jayden Waddy also had two goals, Logan McEldowney had a goal and an assist and Trenton Maxson had a goal. Collen Gudorf had five saves in goal.
BRANDT — Bethel’s offense could not be stopped Thursday in an 11-0 victory over Emmanuel Christian.
Nick Schmidt had five goals and an assist, Cannon Dakin had four goals, Jace Houck had a goal and an assist, Sam Sortman had a goal, Aiden Flomerfelt had four assists and Wyatt Leet, Jaiden Hogge, Cole Brannan and Kyle Brueckman each had one assist.
Bethel (10-2) hosts West Carrollton on Senior Night Monday.
Jackson Center 5,
JACKSON CENTER — The Lehman boys soccer team had a tough night Thursday in WOSL action.
“It was a frustrating game for the coaches and players today because we played well overall,” Lehman assistant coach Jake Emrick said. “The midfield was able to sting passes together to get the offense going but we could not convert. This was something Jackson Center did well. We were not aggressive defensively and they scored easy goals.”
Elijah Jock scored for the Cavaliers off of a far shot outside the 18-yard box.
Goalkeeper Will Voisard recorded six saves, bringing his career total to 220.
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WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Newton boys picked up a CCC win.
Alex Hild scored on a corner kick and Dylan Huber added a goal.
Newton will host Brookville Monday, with JV starting at 5 p.m.
• Boys Golf
KETTERING — The Tippecanoe boys golf team finished an undefeated regular season Thursday at Fairmont, winning 158-177 to finish with a 15-0 overall record.
Nathan Gagnon shot a 36 for medalist honors, Braydon Bottles shot 39, Matt Salmon shot 40, Austin Post shot 43, Nolan Lawson shot 48 and Joey Pleiman shot 51.
Tippecanoe will compete in the Miami Valley League Tournament Saturday at Beechwood.
• Girls Soccer
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KETTERING — The Milton-Union girls soccer team handed Dayton Christian its first loss of the season Thursday night, defeating the Warriors 4-1 on the road.
After Dayton Christian (9-1-1) took the lead early, Milton-Union (7-4-2) scored four unanswered goals to claim the win. Madelyn Johnson had two goals, Aulbrey Hergenrather had a goal and an assist, Morgan Grudich had a goal and Kami Schatz and Allison Jones each had an assist.
Milton-Union travels to Butler Monday.
Other scores: Twin Valley South 4, Newton 2.
DAYTON — The Lehman Catholic girls won two of the three matches played.
In singles, Angela Brunner won 6-0, 6-0; Mary Lins lost 7-5, 7-5; and Taylor Reinke won 6-3, 7-6 (7-2).
“It’s our fifth win of the season and our most wins in a season since 2013,” Lehman coach Tim Ungericht said. “Taylor (Reineke) hit the ball really aggressively in her first singles match of the season and Angela(Brunner) never let her opponent get into the match.
“Mary (Lins) moved up a spot to 2nd singles and battled hard.”
Lehman will play in the D-II sectional tournament at Troy Tuesday, before hosting Greenville Thursday on Senior Night.
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