FINDLAY -Ottawa-Glandorf's tournament volleyball run looked like it would come to an early end Wednesday evening at Findlay High School.Playing in the Division III sectional semi-finals, the Titans fell behind Bluffton 2-0. However, the young Titans didn't give up as they avoided elimination by winning the next three games to defeat the Pirates 3-2.
The Pirates won the first two games 25-21 and 26-24. O-G stopped the Pirates 25-15 in the third game before taking the fourth game 25-22 which set up the fifth game which O-G took 15-9.
The Titans advance to face Columbus Grove in the sectional finals Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. The first match Saturday has Liberty-Benton playing Allen East at 6:15 p.m
Anna Bellman helped lead O-G to the sectional finals with 13 kills and 11 blocks. Olivia Hermiller added 11 kills and Brooke Eiden had nine kills.
Kayla Leatherman had seven aces for O-G with 17 points as she was 24-of-27 serving and Ashley Stechschulte had four aces and four points. Lauren Buddelmeyer handed out 20 assists as she was 70-of-72 setting and Madison Stechshulte had 18 assists as she was 94-of-98 setting.
Jordan At had eight block for the Titans, while Niki Ellerbrock and Kylie White both had seven blocks.