New Bremen Advances to District Final

Staff Writer


New Bremen and St. Henry will square off for a district title on Thursday at 7 p.m. after both advanced with wins at Van Wert on Tuesday.

The Cardinals (23-1) made quick work of the Ottoville Big Green, 25-19, 25-18, 25-15, to advance. Paige Jones had 20 kills and seven aces for the Cardinals. Rachel Kremer added nine kills. Julia Goettemoeller had seven kills. Macy Puthoff served up three aces. Abbi Thieman had 11 digs and 17 assists.

St. Henry's advance required a much more daring escape, as they lost the first two sets to Marion Local before storming back to stun the Flyers 15-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-7 in five sets. Britney Siefring led St. Henry with 12 kills. Olivia Winner and Ashley Siefring each had eight kills.

Marion Local ended its season at 14-11.

New Bremen and St. Henry played during the regular season on Oct. 12, with the Cardinals earning a 25-20, 25-22, 25-16 win in St. Henry.

The winner of the New Bremen-St. Henry match will advance to the Clayton regional.