EASTLAKE—The Navy All-Stars claimed their first win over the Army All-Stars in the 2023 Ohio Varsity Senior Slam at North High School on Sunday.
The Army won the previous two meetings in 2019 and 2022, but the Navy held off their rivals by winning the Senior Slam in four sets, 25-16, 25-17, 22-25, and 25-13.
Kenston’s Riley Rosneck led the Navy with 12 kills, and she also recorded an ace. South’s Sadie Nawrocki posted 10 kills, and Sam Hartman spread the wealth to her Navy teammates with 20 assists, and she dominated at the service line with seven aces.
Lutheran West’s Sophia Simon, who was named the 2023 Ohio Varsity Player of the Year, finished with seven kills. South’s Morgan Ross added seven digs and one service ace, Kenston’s Peyeton Pampush dropped 11 kills on the Army, Berkshire’s Sammi Winter added three aces, and Riverside’s Savanah Laurenty pitched in with a pair of kills.
Lake Catholic’s Katie Sowko led the Army All-Stars with 11 kills while Mentor’s Gwyneth Gill added six. West Geauga’s Makayla Herbst finished with five kills and three aces, Crestwood’s Zoe Babnik dug 10 balls, and North’s Jaiden Anderson added 10 assists and five digs.
Jack Gillespie and Cameron Palmer contributed to this story.