The Lady Bulldogs of Defiance picked up an easy 25-11, 25-17, 25-20 victory over Kenton in Western Buckeye League volleyball action on Tuesday.
Megan Sewell had six blocks and six kills on the night for the Bulldogs, while Kayle Pasterz was 19-20 on serves receives and 17-17 serving with four aces.
"Megan Sewell did a great job up front at the net for us tonight with blocking and attacking, and Kayla stayed balanced in the back row," said DHS coach Brooke Buti. "But we have got to pick up our game as a team before we play a good Elida team on Thursday."
"How we played tonight is not going to be good enough for sectionals so we have got to get more aggressive," added Buti, whose team is 11-8 and 4-4.
Defiance def. Kenton, 25-11, 25-17, 25-20
Kenton (3-16, 1-7 WBL) - No stats.
Defiance (11-8, 4-4 WBL) - Megan Relyea 11-12 serving, Megan Sewell 11-12 hitting, 6 kills, 6 blocks; Sarah Sanford 14-16 serving, 7 aces, 12 assists, 9 digs; Kayle Pasterz 17-17 serving, 4 aces, 20-21 serve receive, 12 digs; Paige Mathewson 5-5 serving, 9 assists; Jade Frederick 3-3 hitting; Demma Strausbaugh 10-12 serving, 17-24 hitting, 14 kills, 11-11 serve receive, 6 digs; Sam Murray 11-11 serving, 3 aces, 13-15 hitting, 7 kills, 6-6 serve receive, 6 digs; Libby Burkhart 4-4 hitting, 3 blocks.
Reserves: Defiance, 25-8, 25-17.
• Girls Soccer
DHS ties Elida: The Defiance girls soccer team played to a 2-2 tie with Elida on Senior Night.
"I'm proud of the girls, especially the seniors, for the way they played tonight," said DHS mentor Jessica Schroeder. "We went out and had the momentum for 80 percent of the game."
Lindsay Hall gave Elida (5-7-2, 2-4-2 WBL) a 1-0 lead in the first half, but Defiance took the lead at 2-1 in the final 10 minutes of play before Elida tied the game with less than two minutes remaining on a penalty kick.
Emily Spencer had a goal on an assist from Katie Schlegel for DHS (4-8-2, 1-6-2 WBL) while Eryn Porter also had a goal for the Bulldogs.
"We talked at halftime about not hanging our heads and they didn't," said Schroeder. "To go up 2-1 with under 10 minutes left was exciting for the girls."
"I'm proud of all seven of our seniors, they all went out and fought," said Schroeder. "To go out and play the way they did, I could not ask for anything more."
Defiance 2, Elida 2
Defiance (4-8-2, 1-6-2 WBL) - Goals: Emily Spencer, Eryn Porter. Assist: Katie Schlegel. Shots: 20. Saves: Brittany Froelich 17.
Elida (5-7-2, 2-4-2 WBL) - Goals: Lindsay Hall, Shannon Boroff. Shots: 16. Saves: Katelyn Morrissey 16.
Ottawa-Glandorf 10, Van Wert 0
Ottawa-Glandorf (10-3-2, 5-2-1 WBL) - Goals: Brooke Zynda 3, Ali Nash 2, Briann Schroeder, Danielle Schroeder, Jessie Kreinbrink, Taylor Mansfield, Whitney Warnecke. Assists: Breann Racer, Brooke Zynda, Megan Siefker, Whitney Warnecke, Ali Nash, Breann Schroeder.
Van Wert (0-15, 0-9 WBL).
• Boys Soccer
Streaks move to 11-2: The Archbold boys soccer team improved to 11-2 on the year with a 6-0 blanking of Liberty Center on Tuesday.
Shae Hernandez scored a pair of first-half goals to lead the Streaks.
Archbold 6, Liberty Center 0
Liberty Center (3-10-1) - Shots: 1. Saves: Jacob Box 5. Archbold - Goals: Shae Hernandez 2, David Bontrager, Ben Eggers, Adrian Ramirez, Alex Hurst. Assists: Adrian Ramirez 2, Nate Rodriguez, .
Miller City 6, Temple Christian 0
Miller City (12-3-1) - Goals: Ross Kaufman 2, Fabian Warmuth, Robby Nadler, Gabe Wenzinger, Brent Niese. Assists: Ross Kaufman, Gabe Wenzinger, Jared Kern, Jared Snyder. Shots: 16. Saves: Hunter Berner 7. Temple Christian (3-10) - Shots: 7. Saves: Seth Wierwille 10.
Pettisville 2, Toledo Bowsher 1
Pettisville - Goals: Caleb Leichty, David Reyes. Toledo Bowsher - Goals: Sukru Akugulu.
Perrysburg 3, Napoleon 0
• Cross country
O-G rolls past LCC, Ottoville: The Ottawa-Glandorf boys and girls cross country teams were victorious in a tri-meet with Lima Central Catholic and Ottoville.
O-G's Jenny Meyer was first in the girls race in a time of 21:46 while Matias Trampe-Kindt won the boys race in 17:45 to pace the Titans.
Ottawa-Glandorf 22, LCC 52, Ottoville 68
Matias Trampe-Kindt (O-G) 17:45; Alex Rigg (LCC); John Lammers (O-G); Jason Turnwald (Otto); Colton Haselman (O-G); Austin Escobedo (O-G); Wayne Erford (O-G); Nikko Baldazo (O-G); Ryan Verhoff (O-G); Seth Bendele (Otto).
Ottawa-Glandorf 19, Lima Central Catholic 42
Jenny Meyer (O-G), 21:46; Elizabeth Kidd (LCC); Madyson Haselman (O-G); Kialee Koch (O-G); Jill Rosselit (O-G); Brittany Nordhaus (O-G); Emelia Heider (LCC); Molly Closson (O-G); Kindra Theisen (O-G); Kelly Schmitz (O-G).