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Kenton nips Jay netters

KENTON — Kenton’s volleyballers nipped St. John’s 17-25, 25-21, 25-18, 28-26 Saturday at Kenton.

“We lost a very close nip-and-tuck match,” St. John’s coach Carolyn Dammeyer said. “I am seeing a lot of great strides and improvement out of these girls and a lot of character under pressure-game situations.”

Leading the way for the Jays were Bekah Fischer (13 kills, 6 blocks, 5 aces), Jessica Geise (10 kills, 5 blocks, 11 digs, 4 aces), Brittany Claypool (6 kills, 10 digs, 2 aces), Alicia Buettner (6 kills, 3 blocks), Haleigh Dewyer (12 digs), Colleen Schulte (21 assists, 3 aces), Maya Gerker (17 assists, 2 aces) and Kaylie Youngpeter (3 aces, 8 digs).

St. John’s hosts LCC 5:30 p.m. (JV match) Wednesday.

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Musketeers tie Blue Streaks

FORT JENNINGS — Host Fort Jennings and Archbold battled to a scoreless draw in boys soccer action Saturday night at the Fort Jennings Athletic Complex.

Shots on-goal were limited: the Musketeers had six (1 in the first half, 5 in the second) and the Blue Streaks five (3/2).

The hosts had (2-2-1) six corner kicks to two for the visitors (2-1-2).

Fort Jennings’ Alex Vetter had four saves and Archbold’s Emerson Radabaugh’s three.

The JV’s also tied 0-0. Fort Jennings is 3-1-1.

Fort Jennings hosts Continental 5 p.m. Thursday.

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No. 4 Express get past No. 17 Hagerstown in Owens Invitational

Toledo — Stephanie Kipp’s nine kills in Saturday’s nightcap sweep of No. 17 Hagerstown Community College helped the No. 4 Express volleyball team split a pair of matches on the second day of the Owens Invitational.

Match 1: Iowa Central CC d. Owens 25-14, 25-23, 19-25, 16-25, 15-5

Kipp led the Express with 10 kills, while Kenzie Kleinhenz added seven as the Express nearly came back from down two sets to win the first match.

Ciarra Wirick led the Express with 22 assists, while Jessica Cooper had 17. They had 39 of the team’s 41 assists. In digs, Lisa Urbanski had a team-high 16, while Aricka LaVoy had 10.

Dominique Yates had four blocks (two solo) to lead the team, while Kleinhenz (three assisted) and Jazmine Thomas (three assisted) also contributed.

Match 2: Owens d. No. 17 Hagerstown CC 25-12, 25-9, 25-14

It was all Owens in the second match of the day as Kipp’s nine kills led the Express.

Kleinhenz added seven kills, while Wirick (16) and Cooper (12) had 28 of the team’s 31 assists. Urbanski had a team-high nine digs, although Cooper (8) was a close second. Freshman Bailey Dangler, a Kalida High School graduate, also contributed seven digs.

Kipp also led the team with four blocks (two solo), while Yates and Thomas each had three assisted blocks.

The Express totaled 16 aces in the match, led by five from Wirick and four from LaVoy.

Notes: Hagerstown is ranked No. 17 in the NJCAA D-II poll, while the Express are fourth. Iowa Central CC is in the “other schools receiving votes” category of the poll.

 

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