Monroe Central bounced in five

WOODSFIELD — Monroe Central gave Tusky Central Catholic all it had Saturday afternoon on their Ohio Division IV sectional volleyball final. In the end, though, the Saints left marching toward another district appearance.

After winning the first two sets 26-24, 25-7, TCC won the final set 15-11 after the Seminoles claimed the second and third by scores of 25-23 and 25-17, respective.

“We showed a lot of character by coming back in winning the third and fourth sets,” Seminoles head coach Troy Baker said. “The fifth set was a dogfight. (TCC) made a run when they needed to and plays when the needed to.”

Two seasons removed from a regional semifinal run, the No. 4 seeded Seminoles finished 16-8.

“We faced two undefeated teams this season and a good Shenandoah team,” Baker said. “It’s just tough to say goodbye to our seniors.”

Trista Morris finished with 10 points and 10 kills for Monroe Central. Kalista Friday collected 20 digs and nine points, while Kynzi Bishop had 13 digs, 10 assists and nine points.


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