The Logan Elm girls tennis team won two of three singles points on Tuesday to edge host Teays Valley 3-2 in a key Mid-State League Buckeye Division match.
“It was a close match at first and second singles. We were able to win one of them to clinch the overall win,” LE coach Tony Clouse said. “By no means was it easy. I think we can learn a lot from tonight going forward. It was good to see us battle and pull it out as a team.”
The Braves (8-0, 3-0) remain unbeaten on the season, and picked up a match lead in the league standings over the two-time defending champions.
Ella Bennington rallied from a first set loss to outast Teays Valley’s Kassidy Coey 3-6, 6-1 and 6-2 in second singles and Logan Elm teammate Hope Akers blanked McCoy 6-0 and 6-0 at third singles.
The Logan Elm second doubles team of Cassie Gaskin and Jerica Platz defeated Arledge and Mills 6-1 and 6-0.
Teays Valley’s Lexy Urban earned a 6-3 and 7-5 win at first singles over Keller Clouse. The TV first doubles team of Vaughn and Zimmerman scored a 6-1 and 6-2 win over Brooke Anderson and Erin Gaskin
The Braves travel to Ohio University-Chillicothe today to face Unioto in a non-league match.
Teays Valley 1
Circleville racked up 10 solo blocks on Tuesday on its way to a 25-16, 25-22, 16-25 and 25-19 MSL-Buckeye win over host Teays Valley.
Kenzie McConnell tallied 21 kills, four solo blocks and 16 digs to pace the Tigers; Morgan Blakeman accounted for nine kills, 14 digs and four solo blocks; Cara Cooper served three aces, had five kills and 18 digs; Jayla Parsons dished out 22 assists; Gabby McConnell turned in 13 digs and Chandler Hayes added 10.
The Tigers (6-0, 3-0) continue league play on Thursday when they host Bloom-Carroll.
Hamilton Township 3,
Logan Elm 1
Logan Elm fell short in a marathon fourth set on Tuesday in a 25-23, 18-25, 23-25 and 32-34 MSL-Buckeye setback at host Hamilton Township.
Aubrie Kimbrough contributed 10 kills; Arowynn Savage served seven aces and had had eight kills and 10 digs; Maraya Neff tallied six kills, three aces and 10 digs; Annie Karshner had five kills and nine digs; Makyla Kyre served four aces; Carly King had two solo blocks and three assisted blocks; Kaiya Elsea paced the defense with 25 digs and Alex Heeter added eight digs.
The Braves (1-5, 0-2) host Fairfield Union on Thursday for a league match.
Westfall turned it up for the course of a Scioto Valley Conference match on Tuesday to claim a 25-20, 25-15 and 25-9 win over host Unioto.
Kristin Phillips put down 14 digs; Marissa Mullins served five aces to go with 11 kills, three solo blocks and eight digs; Hailey Young had five kills; Lauren Daniels turned in five kills; Claire Latham dished out 28 assists and also had three aces; Kayla Fleischmann had eight digs and Grace Wolfe added six.
The Mustangs (4-1, 3-0) continue its conference road trip on Thursday against Piketon.
Logan Elm 8,
West Jefferson 4
Cole Conaway accounted for a pair of goals and three assists on Tuesday to help send Logan Elm to an 8-4 non-league win against host West Jefferson.
Landon Long and Caleb Eplin each tallied two goals and an assist and Hassan Sharif found the back of the net twice.
Theron Fissel chipped in an assist. Braden Sabine recorded six saves for the Braves (4-2), who continue non-league play on Thursday at New Hope Christian Academy.
New Hope 9,
Eight different players scored on Tuesday for New Hope in a 9-0 win over host Westfall.
Zach Siedle paced the scoring onslaught with a pair of goals, and Cam Corey, Caleb Heidish, Donovan Geddis, Connor Engen, Ethan Cook, JT Taylor and Rylan Byers each found the back of the net.
Andrew Swank had a pair of assists, with Corey, Taylor, Heidish and Josh Mullins each adding an assist.
Taylor and Brad Carothers combined for the clean sheet in net for the Statesmen.
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