BASCOM - On all fronts, it was a successful way to open tournament for Calvert and coach Greg Hendrix. Calvert dropped St. Wendelin 25-8, 25-12, 25-10 in a sectional semifinal at Hopewell-Loudon.
"The girls played well in every phase of the game tonight, passing, setting, blocking, digging and hitting," Hendrix said. "I can't find one area I was not happy with tonight. The girls were great tonight."
Amber Perry slammed 12 kills and came up with a pair of blocks to lead the Senecas. Meridith Lucius and Jordan Gase each finished with eight kills and four aces. Lindsay Bickley and Haley Felter each chipped in four kills with Felter also recording three blocks. Kaleigh Hendrix set them all up to the tune of 31 assists, while also serving four aces.
Colleen Fondessy led St. Wendelin with four kills on the night. Allie Rutter had nine assists and five blocks. Adrienne Emerine led the defense with 13 digs.
Calvert improves to 18-7 on the year while St. Wendelin ends the year with an 11-12 mark.
The Senecas will face St. Joe at 3 p.m. Saturday in Bascom.
St. Joe bounces Old Fort
BASCOM - Old Fort got double-doubles from Kristin Bender and Krista Ward, but it wasn't enough to extend its season. Fremont St. Joe downed the Stockaders 25-10, 25-12, 25-20 in a Divison IV sectional semifinal at Hopewell-Loudon.
Bender slammed a team-high 15 kills while picking up 18 digs. She also had three blocks. Ward dished out 19 assists to go along with 13 digs.
Also for Old Fort (3-20), Sammy Miller collected 10 digs, Shelby Bilger had seven digs and Morgan Kemenah chipped in three kills.
St. Joe advances to face Calvert in a sectional final 3 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell-Loudon.
Graboski leads Rams
MANSFIELD - Taylor Graboski's 23 kills helped lead Upper Sandusky to the Division III sectional finals, as the Rams turned back Bucyrus 25-12, 25-12, 25-8 in their tournament opener at Mansfield.
"I thought that overall, we were able to play our game and stay at the tempo we prefer," Ram coach Matthew McConnaughey said. "The second set started out slowly, but we were able to refocus and get back to our style of volleyball. I saw a lot of scrappiness, which we need. Defense wins big matches."
Madison Bianchi added four aces for the Rams as Allison Snyder handed out 34 assists. Jenna Holly had 23 digs to lead the defense.
Upper Sandusky will be back in Mansfield Saturday to play Ashland Crestview at 8 p.m. for a sectional title.