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CELINA — The Celina volleyball team won 12 of the first 13 points of Thursday night’s volleyball rivalry match with St. Marys and never looked back.
Celina built comfortable leads in the first two set and then rallied back from a seven-point deficit in the third set to earn the 25-12, 25-18, 25-21 win at West School in Celina on Thursday.
“It’s not how we wanted to start the match,” St. Marys head coach Tricia Rosenbeck said. “We came in with a lot of confidence thinking that we could play with them. We kind of let down from the beginning. It was kind of like they got that lead and we were second-guessing ourselves.”
Mickey Wenning had 12 kills to lead Celina. Beth Goettemoeller and Beth Homan had five kills apiece.
Reagan Aller led St. Marys with six kills.
The Roughriders slipped to 4-9, 2-2 in the Western Buckeye League.
NEW KNOXVILLE 3, COLDWATER 1: The New Knoxville volleyball team stayed in the race for the Midwest Athletic Conference title with an important 19-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-12 win over Coldwater at The Barn on Thursday night. The match was between two teams at 3-1 in the MAC entering the night, and after the Rangers dropped the first set they rolled. Haley Horstman led the Rangers with 11 kills. Madison Lammers, Meg Reineke and Rachel Leffel each had six kills in the Ranger’s balanced attack. Taylor Niemeyer added five kills. New Knoxville improved to 10-3 and 4-1 in the MAC.
ST. HENRY 3, NEW BREMEN 0: The St. Henry Redskins defeated New Bremen 25-17, 25-15 and 25-20 in a MAC contest on Thursday. Haley Moeller led New Bremen with nine kills. New Bremen (6-7, 1-3) will travel to Shawnee next Tuesday.
MINSTER 3, DSJ 0: The Wildcats earned a 25-15, 25-15, 25-21 win on the road against the Blue Jays.
MARION LOCAL 3, PARKWAY 0: The Marion Local volleyball team cruised to a 25-13, 25-21, 25-14 win over Parkway on Thursday. Claire Heitkamp had 13 kills and four aces for the Flyers. Gina Kramer added seven kills. Cadence Jacobs had six kills and two aces. Marion Local improved to 7-1, 5-0 in the Midwest Athletic Conference.