LEIPSIC — Playing a rival is never easy.
Playing a match that counts in two conference standings is just as hard.
That was the task in front of Leipsic Monday evening as they hosted rival Pandora-Gilboa in a volleyball match that counted in the Putnam County League standings and the Blanchard Valley Conference. After the two teams split the first two games, the Vikings pulled away for a 25-15, 23-25, 25-20, 25-17 win.
The win moves Leipsic to 4-0 in the PCL, 8-2 in the BVC and 15-2 overall. The Vikings will have a chance to claim at least a share of the PCL crown Thursday when they face Kalida.
Emily Ellerbrock had a big night for the Vikings with 36 assists as she was 98-of-99 setting and 22-of-24 serving with seven digs. Kelly nailer was 55-of-58 hitting with 21 kills and four blocks, Shalynn Morman had 10 kills and 14 digs, Brooke Gerdeman had six kills and four blocks and Brooke Heitmeyer had six blocks. Brenna Schroeder was 17-of-17 serving with seven digs and Mindy Ellerbrock was 15-of-16 serving with nine digs.
Alexa Maag had 11 kills and 10 blocks for the Rockets with two aces and Brittany Hovest had eight kills, four aces and 15 digs. Mikaylie Morman had four kills and three blocks.
Shana Hovest had two aces and 23 digs, Kayla Rieman had 21 assists and Makayla Diller had eight assists.
Leipsic won the junior varsity contest 25-15, 23-25, 25-17.