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Bluffton spikers seeded 5th in sectional

Pirates face P-G in opening round on Oct. 15

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton volleyball team was seeded fifth at the 14-team Div. IV Bluffton super sectional drawing held Sunday.

The Lady Pirates (11-9) will host eighth-seeded Pandora-Gilboa in the first round Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Bluffton beat P-G 3-1 back on August 22 in just their second match of the season.

The Pirate/P-G victor will face the victor between heavily-favored third seed Marion Local and winless 14th seed Upper Scioto Valley. That second round match will take place at New Knoxville Thursday, Oct. 17.

The winner goes on to the Bluffton district semis.

In the Pirate half of the draw, New Knoxville (15-5) was seeded second and received a first round bye. NK will entertain the winner between ninth seed Cory-Rawson and 10th seed Hardin Northern (6-7) in the sectional second round Oct. 17.

Midwest Athletic Conference power New Bremen (19-1) was seeded number one and earned a first round bye. NB was ranked 15th in the latest Div. IV state polls.

The Cardinals will host the survivor between 11th seed Ridgemont (4-8) and 12th seed Kalida Thursday, Oct. 17 in the second round.

Ada (9-11) will visit sixth-seeded Arlington in the first round Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Bulldogs beat Arlington 25-23, 25-19 at Hardin Northern on Saturday, August 31.

The Bulldog/Red Devil winner will then play the victor between fourth seed Minster (13-7) and 13th seed Waynesfield (3-15) Thursday, Oct. 17 at New Bremen.