Huron loses first game, wins next three to topple Edison

MILAN The Edison Lady Chargers continue to play well in the second half of the season, but the Huron
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010



The Edison Lady Chargers continue to play well in the second half of the season, but the Huron Lady Tigers again kept its Sandusky Bay Conference winning streak intact Tuesday night with a four-game win over Edison, 19-25, 25-19, 25-13, 25-16, at Edison High School.

Huron coach Don Wood was pleased with his team's reaction after losing the first game.

"Edison played very well early on in the match," Wood said. "But I was pleased with our kids and their composure and just the way they kept playing after losing the first game. They showed me a little bit of something tonight that will help make us better."

Meanwhile, Edison head coach Sean Hoover was pleased with his team's start, but the finish reminded him of the team that was handled by Huron in the first meeting in three quick games.

"We just didn't serve receive well," Hoover said. "Saturday (Springfield Invite title) we serve received very well, and today we just didn't. We didn't move our feet, didn't take balls we were suppose to take and looked like the team that played three weeks ago."

For Huron (10-3, 9-0), the No. 14 ranked team in Division III, Jesse Miedema was 39 of 47 hitting with 20 kills and Taryn Graham was 24 of 29 with 11 kills and 18 digs. Kelly Lehrer was 97 of 98 setting with 43 assists and was also 15 of 15 serving while Melissa Moberg was 21 of 21 serving with 20 digs.

Also for Huron, Devin Koenig was 14 of 17 with eight kills and Erin O'Reilly was 13 of 16 with six kills.

For Edison, Emily Stewart had 19 kills, 10 digs and two blocks, Cami Shine had nine kills, 10 digs and five points and Whitney Smith had 13 points, three aces, 10 assists and two blocks.

Also for the Lady Chargers (9-4, 6-3), Brittany Moyer had 16 assists and four points, Zoe Gastier had seven assists, three kills and three blocks, Carmen Tinnel had two kills and four blocks, Erica Anderson had five points and five digs and Amanda Blodgett had a kill and six blocks.

"Huron served well and hit low hard balls over the net," Hoover said. "We saw the same serves Saturday and passed them great, but Huron did a great job of mixing the ball around."

Margaretta 3, St. Mary CC 1

At Castalia, the Lady Bears had little trouble in their first two games against St. Mary Central Catholic, then had to hang on for a 25-12, 25-12, 23-25, 25-23 victory.

Brittany Morris led Margaretta at the service line, going 13 of 13 with four aces, while Shannon Coy was 21 of 21 with three aces and Gabby Nasonti was 11 of 11.

Mandy Dauch was 103 of 104 setting with 36 assists while Emily Scheufler had a team-high 11 kills and Jessica Meyer, Morris and Coy each adding nine. Meyer also had eight blocks and Coy finished with three, while Haylee Strause and Morris each had 13 digs and Macy Sessler finished with eight.

Cate Murphy had the big stats for St. Mary CC, going 85 of 93 setting with 22 assists, 11 of 11 serving, four digs, three kills and a block, but Bri Chicotel led the way with 11 digs and going 13 of 13 serving.

"Bri Chicotel was the spark tonight," Panthers coach Julie Myers said. "She passed the ball very well from the back row, came out with a great attitude and just had a great game."

Kathleen Phillips had seven kills, six digs and four blocks; Claire Christman was 8 of 8 serving with an ace, had 12 digs and six kills; Erin Fantozz had five kills and five blocks; Alissa Widman finished with three kills and a block; and Jordan Edinger had eight digs and was 9 of 9 serving.

Margaretta won the jayvee game in two, 25-19, 25-13 and the Panthers took the freshman match, 25-15, 25-20.

Clyde 3, Port Clinton 0

At Clyde, Jamie Hoppe finished 16 kills and 11 digs for the Lady Fliers in a 26-24, 25-14, 25-12 win over Port Clinton.

Tara Humbert had a team-leading 24 digs while Alesha Dickman finished with nine kills.

In addition, Jordan Hoppe had six kills and 11 digs and Linda Humbert added five kills and two aces for Clyde, now 7-8 overall and 4-5 in the league.

For Port Clinton (1-12, 0-9), Becca Day had seven kills and two aces, Nicole Smith had nine assists and two blocks and Heather Hotz had six digs.

Perkins 3, Oak Harbor 0

At Oak Harbor, the Lady Pirates swept Oak Harbor in three games, 25-16, 25-17, 25-21, at Oak Harbor High School.

Leading Perkins (11-3, 7-2) was Lauren Yontz with 51 of 52 setting with 22 assists, 10 digs and 9 of 9 serving while Mallory Mullins was 29 of 29 setting with six assists and 7 of 7 serving while Jill Bahnsen was 20 of 21 serving, 17 of 17 hitting with six kills and 10 digs.

Natalie Sabo was 31 of 33 hitting with 12 kills, 12 of 13 serving with three aces and six digs while Emily Ketterer was 30 of 36 hitting with 11 kills and 12 of 13 serving with three aces and seven digs.

Shelbi Sullivan was 17 of 20 hitting with seven kills, Amanda Schroeder was 8 of 8 hitting with three kills, Morgan Capacini was 6 of 6 serving with seven digs and Deena Benkey added four digs and five perfect serve receives.