ST. MARYS — Elida escaped from a three point deficit at match point in a deciding fifth game and rallied to beat St. Marys 25-15, 23-25, 25-20, 16-25, 18-16, on Thursday night at Memorial High School’s Murotech Court.
A young St. Marys volleyball team still lacks experience closing out a match, head coach Tricia Rosenbeck said after the loss. St. Marys had a pair of attacking errors that helped Elida rally.
The Midwest Athletic Conference opens conference play on Friday night with the fierce rivalry between Minster and New Bremen, a playoff rematch between Coldwater and Versailles and an intriguing St. Henry at Delphos St. John's tilt.
New Bremen (0-2, 0-0 MAC) at Minster (2-0, 0-0 MAC)
Minster's talent-rich offense is balanced, with 404 yards rushing and 425 yards passing through two games this season.
ST. MARYS — The Parkway Panthers team came from behind Saturday afternoon to defeat the Fort Recovery Indians 23-25, 25-18 and 25-20 to win the St. Marys Roughrider Volleyball Invitational.
The host Roughriders finished fifth in the six team invitational. They defeated the Old Fort Stockaders 25-13 and 25-19. In the third place match Allen East defeated Spencerville in three sets 25-22, 12-25 and 25-19.
MINSTER — The Minster Wildcats went into Friday’s game wanting to let its skill players shine against Sidney Lehman Catholic at the newly-renovated Minster Memorial Field.
It turned into an air show for the Wildcats in their 46-7 win.
“Our game plan was to kind of give the kids on the outside to show what they can do and they did that,” Minster coach Nate Moore said. “The kids executed the plays that the coaches called. Our receivers caught the ball well and Adam had a nice game throwing the ball and running.”