The St. Paul Lady Flyers opened the 2012 season with a hard-fought 25-8, 25-19, 25-19 win over the Western Reserve Lady Riders on Tuesday night at the convocation center in Firelands Conference action.
St. Paul coach Nancy Miller liked the overall effort of her squad.
“We came out strong for our very first match and I thought passed the ball very well tonight,” Miller said.
“In games two and three we had some sloppy play, with the front row not doing a good job of putting the ball down,” the coach added. “But Western Reserve was doing a good job of putting up a solid block.”
Miller again said the Lady Flyers’ passing game Tuesday was key.
Senior Erin Kramer led St. Paul with 12 kills, while going 20-of-21 at the net.
Lady Flyer senior Olivia Livengood was 12-of-16 hitting, with eight kills and Sabrina Schaffer added eight kills on 12-of-15 hitting.
Norwalk 3, Shelby 0
Norwalk’s volleyball team started the season with a 25-22, 25-20, 25-16 win over Shelby.
In serving for the Lady Truckers (1-0 overall and in the league), McKenzie Hall went 13-of-14; Abby Moffit 11-of-12; Mikailey Rogers 10-of-12 and Geena Freriks 10-of-10.
Edison 3, Port Clinton 0
The Lady Chargers swept Port Clinton 25-12, 25-15, 25-14 Tuesday for a Sandusky Bay Conference win.
Rachel Teed had a big night with 11 kills, 14 digs and 10 points.
Monroeville 3, Plymouth 0
Monroeville opened the Firelands Conference Tuesday with a 25-8, 25-11, 25-14 win over Plymouth.
Breanna Kramer led the serving with seven aces.
Huron 3, Clyde 1
Huron opened with a four-game win over Clyde in Sandusky Bay Conference volleyball action Tuesday, beating the Fliers 24-26, 25-18, 25-21, 25-17.
Hadley Sterett was 36 of 41 with 16 kills and Kat Ferrell was 44 of 49 with 11 kills to lead the Tiger hitting.
Perkins 3, St. Mary Central Catholic 0
Perkins edged St. Mary Central Catholic in the final few plays to beat the Panthers in three games, 25-19, 25-15, 25-22 in Sandusky Bay Conference play Tuesday night.
Perkins 159, Edison 166
Perkins' Maddy Mullins was medalist with a one-over-par 37 to lead the Pirates to an SBC victory over Edison Tuesday. Summer Seitz shot a 39, while Maddie Torres added 41 and Hayley Roll contributed 42.
Nikki Mollohan led the Chargers with a personal-best 38.
Read more in Wednesday's Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector.