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Hillclimbers put an end to Bellefontaine’s season

NEW CARLISLE — Bellefontaine made third-seeded Urbana sweat Tuesday, but the Hillclimbers were able to come up big when it mattered most to beat the Chiefs in three sets in a Division II sectional volleyball match.

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Bellefontaine’s Jaelyn Jester sets the ball for a teammate during Tuesday’s sectional tournament match against Urbana at Tecumseh High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

Urbana (17-7) opened the match with a dominating 25-15 win in the opening set, but the Chiefs put up a much stronger fight in the next two sets.

The Hillclimbers led by just a point (23-22) late in the second set, but scored two straight points to pull out the win.

Bellefontaine led 22-20 in the third set before the Hillclimbers rallied for a match clinching 25-23 win.

“The girls fought really hard,” said Bellefontaine head coach Tara Zedeker. “It’s unfortunate that we started out so slow, but I can’t be unhappy with the effort tonight. I am really proud of the girls. They have fought hard all season.”

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