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Birds Finish Fifth Straight Perfect BBC Season




The Pettisville volleyball team won its fifth straight BBC championship. Front row, from left: Macy Hoylman and Hollyn Klopfenstein, managers; Mauricea Crouch; Ryeanna Klopfenstein; Mikayla Graber; Evie Heising and Grace Hastings, managers. Back row: Rebecca Dorosz, junior varsity coach; Danielle King; Morgan Leppelmeier; Sami Tilley; Kendal Pursel; Kyra Behnfeldt; Jess Youse; Rachel Horning, freshman coach; John Horning, head coach.– courtesy photo

The Pettisville volleyball team won its fifth straight BBC championship. Front row, from left: Macy Hoylman and Hollyn Klopfenstein, managers; Mauricea Crouch; Ryeanna Klopfenstein; Mikayla Graber; Evie Heising and Grace Hastings, managers. Back row: Rebecca Dorosz, junior varsity coach; Danielle King; Morgan Leppelmeier; Sami Tilley; Kendal Pursel; Kyra Behnfeldt; Jess Youse; Rachel Horning, freshman coach; John Horning, head coach.– courtesy photo

Pettisville (15-7) finished the regular season by winning the Buckeye Border Conference with a perfect record for the fifth straight year.

The Birds hosted North Central, Thursday, Oct. 12, and finished 12-0 in the BBC with a 25-13, 18-25, 25-13, 25-12 victory.

The Eagles dropped to 12- 10, 8-4 BBC, tied for second in the conference.

In non-league action, the Birds traveled to Delta, Monday, Oct. 9. The Panthers won 25-22, 25-23, 13-25, 26- 24.

PHS Def. NC 25-13, 18-25, 25-13, 25-12

Serving: Kendal Pursel 12-15, 4 aces; Jess Youse 13-13, 2 aces; Morgan Leppelmeier 26-27, 10 aces; Mauricea Crouch 22-22, 3 aces. Team: 87-92, 20 aces.

Digs: Kyra Behnfeldt 20, Leppelmeier 14. Team: 59.

Setting: Pursel 37-38, 12 assists; Crouch 57-59, 20 assists. Team: 96- 99.

Attacks: Sami Tilley 9-14, 5 kills; Youse 37-38, 21 kills; Leppelmeier 19-24, 7 kills. Team: 74-87, 34 kills.

JV: Pettisville (15-7, 10-2 BBC) def. NC 25-8, 25-22.

Delta Def. PHS 25-22, 25-23, 13-25, 26-24

Serving: Behnfeldt 13-14; Pursel 17-19, 5 aces; Youse 12-14, 2 aces; Leppelmeier 25-26, 1 ace; Crouch 11- 12; Ryeana Klopfenstein 9-12, 2 aces. Team: 87-97, 12 aces.

Digs: Behnfeldt 23, Leppelmeier 13, Klopfenstein 11. Team: 64.

Setting: Pursel 29-31, 11 assists; Crouch 76-76, 20 assists. Team: 105- 107, 31 assists.

Attacks: Tilley 13-13, 5 kills; Pursel 13-13, 3 kills; Youse 33-39, 12 kills; Leppelmeier 33-39, 12 kills; Klopfenstein 15-19, 8 kills. Team: 117-133, 41 kills.

Solo blocks: Youse 7.

JV: Pettisville def. Delta 25-11, 25-20.

Sectional Tournament

Second-seeded Pettisville plays Cardinal Stritch, Monday night’s sectional semifinal winner over Hilltop, for a Division IV sectional title, tomorrow, Thursday, 6:30 pm, in the Bird Cage.

The sectional champion advances to the district semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8 pm, at Napoleon High School.

The district finals are Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 pm, at NHS.


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