ARCANUM — Houston and Botkins split two close Shelby County Athletic League matches in regular season. But in a Division IV sectional opener on Tuesday at Arcanum, Houston needed only three sets to beat the Trojans.
The Wildcats beat Botkins 25-16, 25-20 and 25-21 to advance to a second-round match on Saturday against Twin Valley South.
Houston (6-17, 2-10) lost in four sets at Botkins on Aug. 31 and lost the first set in a home match on Sept. 26 but won the next three sets and continued their winning streak over the Trojans on Wednesday.
Sarah Monnier had 14 kills and seven digs for Houston, while Olivia Bowser had seven kills and 10 digs. Alyssa Kemp led the team with 25 assists and had 14 digs, while Amber Stangel had 15 digs and Hannah Bixler had 10 digs.
Danielle Schwartz had 14 kills and 18 digs for Botkins and Brielle Boroff had 10 assists. The Trojans finish with a 7-16 overall record.
Anna 3, Brookville 1
The Rockets rebounded after Brookville won the second set and finished off a victory in a Div. III sectional opener on Tuesday at Brookville.
Anna won the first set 25-12, third set 25-13 and fourth set 25-11. The Blue Devils won the second set 26-24.
Emma Meyer led the No. 3 seed Rockets with 12 kills and four block assists. Ashley Landis had 10 kills, Macy Wiktorowski had eight kills and two solo blocks and Madison Roe had eight kills.
Lexi Wells led the team with 34 assists and had 13 digs and four block assists. Carly Becker had 25 digs, Lindsey Barhorst had 13 and Abby Counts had 12.
Anna (16-7) advances to play No. 6 Arcanum on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Brookville.
Fort Loramie 3, Dayton Christian 0
The Redskins beat Dayton Christian 25-9, 25-5 and 25-10 on Tuesday in a Division IV sectional match at Arcanum.
Brooke Raterman led Fort Loramie with seven kills, Abby Holthaus had six and Jenna Rosengarten had four. Kenzie Hoelscher led Loramie with seven aces and Sophia Albers had a team-high 17 assists.
The No. 2 seed Redskins advance to face National Trail on Saturday at Arcanum.
Russia 3, Xenia Legacy Christian 0
The Raiders beat Legacy Christian 25-5, 25-5 and 25-11 in a Div. IV match on Tuesday at Troy. Russia advances to face Bradford in a second-round game at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Troy.
Laurissa Poling had 12 kills and two blocks for the Raiders, while Cameo Wilson had eight kills and Ashley Scott and Morgan Wenrick had four kills each. Jenna Cordonnier had 32 assists and five aces, and Whitney Pleiman had 11 digs and six aces.
Cedarville 3, Fairlawn 0
Cedarville beat the Jets 25-11, 25-17 and 25-11 on Tuesday in a D-IV sectional match at Troy.
Allison Roush had four kills for Fairlawn. Breanna Rufus had six digs and two assists, Brittany Strunk had four assists and four digs and Kenedee Gallimore had eight digs.
Fairlawn finishes with a 4-19 overall record.
Minster 3, Patrick Henry 0
Minster opened Div. III sectional tournament play with a 25-20, 25-22 and 25-15 victory on Tuesday in Minster.
Paige Thobe led the Wildcats with 12 kills while Taylor Hoying had seven. Emily Stubbs had a team-high 22 digs, and Brooke Wolf had a team-high 29 assists. Regan Wuebker had 14 digs and seven block assists.
Minster will host Lima Perry in a second-round match at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Botkins 3, Middletown Madison 0
The Trojans advance to a second-round game against Franklin-Monroe with Tuesday’s win over Madison at Botkins Park.
Zane Paul scored on a free kick just outside the penalty area in the first half. Early in the second half, Paul made pass to Dalton Lane, who volleyed a corner kick into the net. Lane also added another goal late in the game.
Botkins (12-2-3) will host Franklin-Monroe at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Greenon 3, Jackson Center 2 OT
Gavin Booser and Bryce Carter each scored a goal, but Jackson Center couldn’t hold off the Knights in overtime on Tuesday in Springfield.
Booser, a senior, finishes his career with 89 goals and 25 assists. The Tigers finish the season with an 8-5-4 overall record.