Ottawa-Glandorf's volleyball team celebrates a point during their Division III regional semi-final match with Galion. The Titans won the contest 3-1 to advance to the regional finals on Saturday. (Putnam Sentinel/Charlie Warnimont)
Ottawa-Glandorf's volleyball team celebrates a point during their Division III regional semi-final match with Galion. The Titans won the contest 3-1 to advance to the regional finals on Saturday. (Putnam Sentinel/Charlie Warnimont)

MILLBURY — Ottawa-Glandorf's volleyball team will be playing for a trip to Division III state volleyball tournament Saturday afternoon.

Overcoming a second set loss to Galion in the Division III regional semi-finals Thursday evening, the Titans dominated the third and fourth sets to claim a 25-19, 21-25, 25-14, 25-19 win over the Tigers to advance to the regional finals.

The regional final matchup will feature the number one ranked Titans (25-2) against number two ranked Liberty-Benton (25-2) at Lake High School at 2 p.m. The Eagles advanced to the regional finals with a sweep of Johnstown-Monroe in the first semi-final Thursday. The Titans and Eagles met in the Division III district finals last season with Liberty-Benton pulling out a five set win.

After the two teams split the first two sets, the Tigers appeared to take a 3-1 lead on the Titans in the third set. However, Galion was called for serving out of rotation giving the Titans a point to tie the set at 2-2. After a lengthy discussion over the call, when played resumed the Titans took a 7-2 lead as they never trailed again.

The Tigers pulled within 10-9 as they appeared to start to shake off the rotation call, but O-G went on another run building a 16-11 lead. The score was 16-13 before six straight points put all the momentum in O-G's corner. A net violation on O-G gave Galion the serve, but a serving error, a hitting error and a big kill by Taylor Alt down the left sideline gave the Titans the set and a 2-1 lead.

In the fourth set, O-G scored the first two points, on kills by Erica Annesser and Alt, and were up 6-3 before they went on a 10-1 run to build a 16-4 lead.

Alt led the Titans with 24 kills, three aces, five blocks and 12 digs, while Annesser had an ace, 11 kills and 19 digs. Erin Kaufman had eight kills and Maddie White an ace and two kills.

Nicole Gerten served up a pair of aces, Miya Ellerbrock had an ace and Brianna Schimmoeller had an ace, 28 assists and 12 digs.