Archbold finished the regular and Northwest Ohio Athletic League seasons with a four-game loss to Wauseon, Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the Thunderdome.
The Indians prevailed 22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-13. Wauseon (17-5) finished second in the league race at 6-1.
Swanton won its first-ever NWOAL volleyball title, finishing 7-0 in the NWOAL, and 20-1 overall.
Archbold enters tournament play with a 9-13 record, and finished 1-6 in the NWOAL.
“Great league game!” said Jill Holdgreve, AHS head coach.
“Energy is always high for this match. We did a lot of great things in the first three sets with reading hitters and having a strong serve receive.
“Credit to Wauseon for finishing strong and coming through in the end with their big hits and huge serve rally in the fourth game.
“Our team has a good road ahead going into tournament. It’s great having challenges like the one we had tonight against Wauseon.
“We need to evaluate our weaknesses, make some tweaks and go. Shout-out to our seniors tonight who played at home for the final time (Lauren Miller, Taylor Miller, Brooke Aeschliman, Macey Rupp).
“It’s been a great six years of volleyball for them. We wish them nothing but the best as they head onto their future endeavors.”
Serving: Blair Bucklew 17-17, 2 aces; T. Miller 16-16, 1 ace; Gabby Nafziger 11-11; Aeschliman 12-12; Kayla Boettger 10-11, 2 aces. Team: 82-84, 7 aces.
Attacks: Rupp 49-61, 16 kills; Elee Kammeyer 10-12, 2 kills; Marli Cheney 19-24, 3 kills; Aeschliman 39-44, 11 kills; Boettger 11-12, 3 kills. Team: 144-171, 37 kills.
Digs: T. Miller 18, Aeschliman 10, Rupp 16. Team: 70.
Setting: Nafziger 35-35. 8 assists; Cheney 12-12, 6 assists; Aeschliman 59-60, 12 assists. Team 132-132.
JV: Wauseon def. Archbold 25-22, 25-19.
Freshmen: Archbold def. Wauseon 25-14, 32-30.
Tenth-seeded Archbold played fifth-seeded Fairview (15-5) last night, Tuesday, in a Division III sectional semifinal at Fairview.
Sixth-seeded Paulding played 11th-seeded Montpelier in the other sectional bracket.
Winners play for a sectional title, Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 pm, at the better-seeded team’s site.
The sectional champion advances to the district semifinals, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:15 pm, at Defiance High School.
The district finals are Saturday, Oct. 28, 7 pm, at DHS.