West Branch 2, Salem 0
BELOIT - West Branch got two goals on directional kicks in the first half of their Division II sectional final against Salem Thursday, and it was good enough for a 2-0 victory.
Maddy Estock and Toni Dickinson both scored for the Lady Warriors, and West Branch's Lauren Martig had seven saves in goal for the shutout.
Erica Johnson, Madison Heverly, Aliza McConnahey, Emily Thiel and Olivia Polverine all helped contribute to the Lady Warriors defensive stand.
Salem's Makenzie Schwartz had three saves in goal.
United 3, Ursuline 1
HANOVERTON - The United Lady Eagles soccer team won their sectional final Thursday to remain unbeaten on the season. Leading United was Makenzie Gatchel, Emily Guappone and Becky Althouse who all scored. Gatchel added an assist. Paige Clark had eight saves in goal, and Shelby Widlicka was also key to the Lady Eagles' defensive cause.
United (15-0-2) will play in the district semifinal hosting Waterloo Monday at 7 p.m.
Salem sweeps Mooney
BOARDMAN - The Salem Lady Quakers got off to a good start in Division II tournament action Thursday at Boardman High School dropping Cardinal Mooney in straight sets 25-19, 25-11, 25-22. Camrin Costal tallied 11 kills and three blocks. Lindsey Foster added 10 kills and four blocks. Sami Reedy had 14 digs and two aces, and Carson Herron had 18 assists and two aces.
Salem (14-9) plays the winner of Hubbard/Southeast Tuesday in the night's second match (approx. 7:30 p.m.).
Clippers knock out Lisbon
LISBON - Columbiana earned a berth in the Division IV district semifinal with win over Lisbon on Thursday, 25-18, 25-14, 25-19.
"We're just hot right now," Columbiana senior setter Cassidy Stoddard said. "We had a rough start, but this is what weve played for."
Clipper coach Erin Heasley said her team is peaking at the right time.
"We're playing pretty well. We got a nice little streak going at the end of the season,: Heasley said. "Now's the time."
The win earns the Clippers a shot at Jackson-Milton, which toppled Sebring 25-7, 25-4, 25-17 in Thursday's early game. The Bluejays won the Inter-Tri County League upper tier title and beat the Clippers in their season opener.
"We played Jackson-Milton in the regular season, and we saw them a little tonight," Heasley said. "We'll make adjustments like we do with every team we play, and then we'll come Tuesday to get it done. I have all the confidence in the world that our best team is going to show up. I'm very confident in the way we're playing now."
Girard tops EP
SALEM - Girard beat East Palestine in Division III tournament action Thursday 25-16, 25-12, 25-21. Girard moves on to face Springfield - who beat Mogadore Thursday 16-25, 27-25, 25-21, 20-25, 18-16- at 5 p.m. Monday.
South Range tops Aquinas
SALEM - South Range continued its Division III trek with a sectional final win over St. Thomas Aquinas 22-25, 25-16, 25-14, 25-23.
Range moves on to face Waterloo at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Crestview tops Heartland
LISBON - Crestview defeeated Lisbon 22-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-15, 15-7 in the Division IV Lisbon Tournament Tuesday.
Leading Crestview was Morgan Newbauer with 32 assists, 14 digs and three aces. Adrienne Huston had 16 digs and four aces.
For Heartland (16-6), Maddison Pennington had 14 points, and Olivia Test had 21 kills and five blocks.
Crestview (12-11) moves on to face Wellsville - who topped Southern - at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Salem @ WB Tournament
BELOIT - The Salem freshman volleyball team came in second place to Louisville Wednesday at the West Branch Tournament 18-25, 20-25.
For Salem, Kacey Costal had seven kills. Linzy Haueter added five kills, Ashley Foster had four kills and two aces, and Katie Madison had six assists.
Salem finishes the season at 14-3.