The first four games were so good, West and New Boston had to play five.
The Lady Tigers outlasted the Senators on Monday, finally ending the match in the fifth game to get a 25-17, 16-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-8 victory at home.
New Boston coach Rachel Coriell said mistakes haunted her team and canceled out a solid night serving.
The Lady Tigers missed just three serves all night.
“We just had a really hard time tonight getting play going,” Coriell said. “We had some spurts of forward movement there and the girls took off. We made a couple rotation errors late in the game which cost us. We just had a hard time playing together tonight. We were slow.”
Katie Williams provided a spark tonight at the net, making plays on offense and defense.
Valley def. Coal Grove 25-8, 25-13, 25-16
With Jamie Montgomery handing out assists left and right, everything else fell into place for Valley.
“They are finally starting to jell,” Valley coach Teresa Alvelo said. “They played with confidence tonight and ran a solid offense. They came in confident and they stayed confident. It was just a really good night.”
The Lady Indians will get another test tonight at Northwest.
Montgomery finished with 31 assists and was 16 of 17 serving with five aces and six digs.
Courtnie Merritt added 13 kills, Jordan Arbaugh 12 kills and four digs and Stephanie Andronis had seven kills, four aces and five digs.
Record - Valley 3-3, 1-3 SOC.
Minford 9, West 1
After scoring just two goals in the first half, Minford coach Mark Price had a few words to say at halftime.
Whatever they were, he should bottle them up.
Cody Warren scored three second-half goals to go with his two first-half assists and the Falcons pulled away with seven goals in the final 40 minutes.
“We moved the ball in the second half,” Price said. “I gave them a talk at halftime, a little motivation.”
Falcon keeper Chris Justice finished with seven saves while his team outshot Minford 25-8.
Trent Phillips scored both of Minford's goals in the first half.
West's goal was scored by Ben Keating.
Minford 2 7 - 9
West 0 1 - 1
First half - 1, M, Trent Phillips (Cody Warren); 2, M, Phillips (Warren).
Second half - 1, Warren, M; 2, W, Ben Keating; 3, M, Warren; 4, M, Warren; 5, M, Keenan Havens; 6, M, Jeremy Vetter; 7, M, Alex Treadway; 8, M, Travis Huff.
Record - Minford 2-3, 1-2) SOC.
Notre Dame 3, Unioto 2
Geneva Hadjiyannis was the lone Lady Titan singles player to win and the doubles teams followed suit as Notre Dame held off Unioto.
No. 1 doubles Sarah and Rachel Appleton cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory, as did the doubles team of Melissa Delabar and Suzanne Schuyler.
“This was a big win for us tonight, and it meant a lot to the girls,” Notre Dame coach Kristie Johnson said. “The doubles teams were strong again tonight, but the big win for us was Geneva in the No. 3 singles. She struggled a little bit in the first set, but she pulled through.”
No. 1 singles - Taylor Sorenson (U) def. Radhika Patel 6-0, 6-2.
No. 2 singles - Holly Vitzki (U) def. Janaki Patel 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3 singles - Geneva Hadjiyannis (ND) def. Hillary Buskirk 6-4, 6-1.
No. 1 doubles - Sarah Appleton/Rachel Appleton (ND) def. Christy Hyrve/Elizabeth Johnston 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 doubles - Melissa Delabar/Suzanne Schuyler (ND) def. Alyssa Lansing/Laurie Ann Bechie 6-0, 6-0.
Record - Notre Dame 8-1.
Minford 5, Logan Elm 0
Minford had little trouble dismantling Logan Elm, after singles players Megan Fyffe and Kayla Gampp won difficult three-set matches.
“Megan Fyffe and Kyla Gampp played two long, solid singles matches and came through with the wins,” R.D. Baker. “Kyla hasn't played too many singles matches this year, and she played a great player in Milam. I was proud of the way she played and she played with a lot of heart. Also, Hilary Shonkwiler played a clean match tonight.”
Minford plays Wheelersburg today.
No. 1 singles - Megan Fyffe def. Sabrina Davis 6-1, 5-7, 6-3.
No. 2 singles - Kyla Gampp def. Sarah Milam 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 6-2.
No. 3 singles - Hilary Shonkwiler def. Miranda Hall 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 doubles - Jordyn Theil/Kristie Harris def. Brittany Acqino/Ashley Dickinson 6-4, 6-3.
No. 2 doubles - Taylor Baker/Sarah Johnson def. Rachel Henry/Allison Castle 6-0, 6-0.
Record - Minford 9-1 (4-0).
South Webster 151, West 157, Minford 181, Northwest 188
South Webster made the most of its home-course advantage, edging West by six strokes at Franklin Valley Golf Course.
The Jeeps' Corey Lawhun took home medalist honors with a 35 and teammate Kyle Ramey was next with a 37.
“There were some windy conditions, but there were also some good scores tonight,” South Webster coach Jason Baker said. “Our numbers continue to go down. We are right there flirting with the 140s, and the guys are not satisfied with the 151. However, that is a good score at any course, and I am happy with it.”
The good scores weren't limited to South Webster.
West's Noah O'Rourke (38), Matt Folsom (39) and Nathan Brandenburg (39) all shot in the 30s.
Also, Corey Jackson was another Jeep to break 40 with a 39.
Medalist - Corey Lawhun (SW) 35.
South Webster - Corey Lawhun 35, Kyle Ramey 37, Corey Jackson 39, Ryan McAlister 40.
West - Noah O'Rourke 38, Matt Folsom 39, Nathan Brandenburg 39, Matt Simpson 41, Charlie Cooper 41, Andy Bond 41.
Minford - Billy Hogue 42, Colin Stimpert 45, Casey Zempter 45, Jeremiah Johnson 49.
Northwest - Eric Hill 42, Cory Prose 43, Jennifer Phillips 46, Cody Hall 57.
Portsmouth 165, Fairland 198
Zac Bedard led a Trojans rout at the Elks Country Club.
Bedard shot a 37, besting Fairland's top scorer by 11 strokes.
“Zac Bedard has stepped up with his senior leadership, and Stuart Doll has been steady,” Portsmouth coach Buck Whitely said. “The other four are playing well, but have one or two bad holes that put their score up. If we can get rid of that, it should bring our score down.”
Doll carded a 38.
Portsmouth plays Clay and Northwest at the Elks today.
Medalist - Zac Bedard (P) 37
Portsmouth - Zac Bedard 37, Stuart Doll 38, Sean Gowdy 43, Matt Harcha 47, Eli Sanford 47, Thomas Clifford 49
Fairland - Ian Russell 48, Adam Berry 48, Tyler Sowards 49, Chris Ward 53, Tyler Perry 54, Trevor 54.