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Sectional volleyball: Penn, Marian, Westview earn championships

Posted on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Volleyball Sectionals

Westview nab titles

Alayna Wozniak had 44 kills and teammate Aly Schneider added 24 as the host Kingsmen posted a pair of wins to claim the Class 4A Penn Sectional volleyball title on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Penn defeated rival Mishawaka 25-21, 25-14, 25-12 in the title match after moving into the final by overwhelming South Bend Washington in three games earlier in the day.

The Kingsmen, winners of six straight sectionals, host Elkhart Central on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in a 4A regional.

The No. 1 ranked Marian Knights, with their deep stable of hitters, moved on to regional play by beating host Rochester in a 3A final, 25-12, 25-10, 25-10.

Marian, which captured its first sectional since 2010, defeated rival and two-time defending champ South Bend St. Joseph in three tough sets in the semifinals.

At the 2A Central Noble Sectional, Westview defeated the host Cougars 25-14, 25-16 and 25-11 to claim the title.

The Warriors, who got 28 kills apiece from Grace Hales and Breann Bushong over two wins on the day, and 11 blocks from Bushong, host Woodlan in regional play on Tuesday.

4A Penn Sectional

Championship

Penn def. mishawaka 25-21, 25-14, 25-12

Top Penn players (final and semi combined): Kills — Alayna Wozniak 44, Aly Schneider 24, Sarah Ross 17. Digs — Lexi Ball 11.

Record: Penn 29-8.

Next: Elkhart Central at Penn in 4A regional Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.

Semifinals

Penn def. SB Washington 25-17, 25-8, 25-5

Other semi: Mishawaka def. Plymouth 25-22, 25-22, 25-17.

3A Rochester

Championship

Marian def. Rochester 25-12, 25-9, 25-10

Top Marian players: Aces — Allison Ketcham 2. Assists — Maggie Gibson 38. Kills — Jordan Bueter 12, Ketcham 9, Elizabeth Asdell 8, Alyssa Hasler 7, Colleen Hunsberger 7. Blocks — Hasler 4, Bueter 3. Digs — Ketcham 14.

Record: Marian 35-1.

Next: Northwestern or West Lafayette at Marian in 3A regional Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.

Semifinals

Marian def. SB St. Joseph 25-19, 25-18, 25-20

Other semi: Rochester def. Glenn 25-23, 25-22, 25-18.

2A Central Noble

Championship

Westview def. c. noble 25-14, 25-16, 25-11

Top Westview players: Aces — Miranda Kresse 2. Assists — Makai Gingerich 29. Kills — Breann Bushong 12, Grace Hales 12. Blocks — Bushong 7, Maria McCoy 6. Digs — Rachel Johns.

Record: Westview 24-9.

Next: Woodlan at Westview in Class 2A regional on Tuesday, Oct. 29., 7 p.m.

Semifinals

Westview def. Bremen 19-25, 25-23, 25-11, 25-16

Top Westview players: Aces — Hales 3, Alexis Hostetler 2. Assists — Gingerich 48. Kills — Bushong 16, Hales 16, McCoy 12. Blocks — Bushong 4, Gingerich 2, Kresse 2, McCoy 2. Digs — Rachel Johns 17, Kresse 10.

Other semi: Central Noble def. Fremont 25-14, 25-27, 25-16, 25-20.

1A FW Blackhawk

Championship

FW Blackhawk def. Bethany Christian 25-13, 25-9, 25-18

Record: Bethany 15-14.

Semifinals

Bethany def. Hamilton 25-6, 25-13, 25-11

Other semi: Blackhawk def. Lakewood Park 25-21, 25-20, 31-29.