(11-9-19) The New Bremen Cardinals beat their ‘Backyard Neighbor’ Ft. Loramie in 4 sets 28-26, 25-20, 24-26, 25-20 to pick up their 2nd D IV State Volleyball title in the past three years. Last season New Bremen lost in the championship game to Tiffin Calvert…it has been an amazing three year run.
New Bremen opened up the match as they battled to a hard fought 28-26 first set win to set the tone for the rest of the match. The Cardinals would win the 2nd set 25-20. But the Redskins were not done yet as they battled to a 26-24 3rd set win. New Bremen would win the 4th set 25-20 and pick up the state title.
The Cardinals were led by three hitters with double-digit kills, Mact Puthoff had 13, while Josie Reinhart and Taylor Paul added a ten a piece. Claire Pape had 43 assists and Diana Heitkamp 22 digs and 3 service aces.
Ft. Loramie’s McKenzie Hoelscher had 18 kills, Ava Sholts added 14 and also had 15 digs. Maya Mauer had 47 assists. Marissa Meiring and Macy Imwale both had 13 digs and Taylor Ratermann had 10.