Flyers claim state crown

Special to the Lima News

November 10, 2013

FAIRBORN - Top-ranked Maria Stein Marion Local swept unranked Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 25-16, 25-22, 25-23, to win the OHSAA Division IV volleyball state championship Saturday at Wright State University’s Nutter Center.

The Flyers (28-1) never trailed in the second or third sets on their way to back-to-back state championships and their fifth state title overall (2012, 2009, 2008, 2007).

In a balanced Marion Local attack, senior Gina Kramer led the way with 12 kills, while senior Brooke Winner added eight. Senior Megan Wendel totaled 26 digs. Senior Katie Elking and senior Allie Wendel shared the assist leadership with 17 and 14, respectively.

VASJ ends its season 23-6 in its fifth trip to the state tournament (championships in 2001 and 2005).