ORWELL OH- As soon as the Orwell bracket came out for the Division III tournament everyone knew how tough it would be to get out of. The bracket featured 4 stats ranked teams. All four of those teams took care of business and made it to the district semifinals. It was set up for a great night in Grand Valley with back to back state ranked battles. The first of those was 8th ranked Crestview vs 9th ranked Lakeview. It lived up to the hype, but the Rebels made all the right plays down the stretch and won the match in four sets. (25-23 25-22 13-25 25-20)
Abbey Emch showed up big when her team needed her most. She finished with 23 kills on the night. She also managed 6 blocks against the strong Bulldog offense. Grace Auer had a triple double with 22 kills, 22 assists, and 16 digs. Lainy Auer had a double double with 18 assists and 17 digs. She also led the team in aces with 3.
Lakeview’s offensive leader Tara Lytle still put up 16 kills on the night trying to Will her team to victory. Reagan Price also finished with 16 kills on the night keeping the Bulldogs middle attack strong.
Crestview advances to the District Championship game in the Orwell bracket. They’ll be matched up with another state ranked opponent as they take on Kirtland on Saturday at 7:00 in Grand Valley High School.