The St. Paul and Edison volleyball teams again found themselves facing each other more than two hours from home Saturday afternoon at the Lady Knights Pepsi Invitational in Convoy.
St. Paul lost to Celina in three games (25-21, 23-25, 25-21) before bouncing back to beat Fort Recovery in two (28-26, 25-12) and Edison in three, 21-25, 25-14, 25-21.
Marion Local, ranked No. 1 in the Division IV coaches poll as well as being the three-time defending state champions, won the tournament with a win over Celina in the finals.
The Lady Flyers are 14-2 overall and ranked No. 7 in Division IV. Corynne Smith made the all-tournament team for St. Paul.
"We ended on a very positive note," St. Paul coach Nancy Miller said. "We just got off to a really bad start and couldn't get anything going against Celina. I don't think it was any one particular thing, we were just off in a lot of areas.
"The girls bounced back and played a great match against Edison. We made a few more adjustments to the lineup. We're fine-tuning still at this point."
Meanwhile, Edison opened with a two-game loss to Marion Local, 25-21, 25-10 and rebounded to beat Ottawa-Glandorf in two, 25-23, 25-21 before the loss to St. Paul.
"We played well against Marion Local in the first game, we led a lot early back and forth," Edison coach Sean Hoover said. "We had a lot of hitting errors in general, and you can't do that against top teams in state and win.
"W came back and played well against Glandorf, and just became complacent against St. Paul. Some old bad habits cost us a few points in Game 3, which I thought was difference."
For Edison (13-4), Abbey Cox made the all-tournament team after going 50-of-55 hitting with 25 kills, eight blocks, 24 digs and nine points.
Elise Gastier was 134-of-140 setting with 50 assists and 10 points while Carmen Tinnel was 20-of-20 hitting with 10 kills and 17 blocks. Chelsea Frankboner was 23-of-27 hitting with 11 kills, 11 points and 13 digs while Zoe Gastier was 43-of-51 hitting with 18 kills and eight points.
Susan Knight added eight kills and 14 points while Lauren Teed had 47 digs and nine points.
Sandusky 3, Lima Senior 1
At Sandusky, the Blue Streaks bounced back from a tough loss to Fremont Ross with a four-game win over Lima Senior, 25-11, 25-12, 23-25, 25-19.
With the win, Sandusky improved to 7-6 overall and 4-3 in the Greater Buckeye Conference.
Capreece Irby led Sandusky with 12 kills on 20-of-21 hitting while Cara Croom was 29-of-34 hitting with 13 kills. Sara Sidoti was 43-of-44 setting with 25 assists while Kiah Roldan was 16-of-17 serving with three aces.
Sandusky coach Dana Weatherspoon was pleased with the turnaround from Thursday's loss to Ross, which saw Sandusky win the first two games before losing three straight to fall in five.
"We're still working on consistency," Weatherspoon said. "We are starting to execute positioning and court decisions a little better, but it's still just a matter of doing it on a consistent basis."
Sandusky has a big challenge on it's hands Tuesday, as it travels to state power Findlay (11-3), the No. 9 ranked team in the Division I coaches poll.
SMCC 1-2 at the NWOSCA tournament
SMCC topped Mansfield St. Peter but fell to Fostoria St. Wendelin and the Toledo Notre junior varsity team at the annual NWOSCA tournament.
The Panthers beat St. Peter, 25-13, 27-25 before falling to Notre Dame, 25-12, 25-13. They closed out with a three-game loss to St. Wendelin, 27-25, 17-25, 21-25.
For SMCC, Maddie Engeler had 24 kills, seven blocks, five aces and four digs. Katy Glovinsky was 26-of-34 hitting with 14 kills and 27 digs while Bridget Murphy was 29-of-33 with 11 kills and 28 digs.
Cate Murphy was 100-of-113 setting with 44 assists and 22 digs while Jorden Edinger was 34-of-35 serving with five aces and 10 digs.