Cuyahoga Heights and Independence split their regular-season volleyball matches en route to sharing the Chagrin Valley Conference Metro Division title.
They will meet in the rubber match at Elyria on Tuesday but the stakes will be higher -- the winner advances to the Division III district championship match.
The third-seeded Redskins (19-4) advanced to the district semifinal with a 25-17, 25-17, 25-16 win over fourth-seeded Lutheran West (11-12) as Veronica Gehring's 11 kills, Lexi D'Agostino's 16 digs and Corinne Zielinski's 27 assists led the way.
The second-seeded Blue Devils (19-4) defeated Laurel in the other sectional championship match.
Elyria 3, Avon 0 The third-seeded Pioneers (11-12) won a Division I sectional crown at Midview when Emily Mandoke and Tyra Darden finished with 12 kills each and Alexis Middlebrooks added 10 kills and seven blocks to go with four service aces. Haley Looney chipped in 40 assists and 14 digs while Megan Schaefer also had 14 digs. They will face a tough challenge against top-seeded/Southwestern Conference champion Avon Lake in Tuesday's district semifinal. Avon Lake eliminated Midview in three sets.
Willoughby South 3, Cleveland Heights 0 Joelle Livorse's 15 assists and Krista Curtis' six kills led the top-seeded/Premier Athletic League champion Rebels (16-6) to the Division I sectional title at Euclid.
Walsh Jesuit 3, Aurora 0 The top-seeded Warriors (16-7), ranked No. 10 in the Division I state coaches poll, advanced to Tuesday's district semifinal match against Twinsburg behind Mary Grace Kelly's 22 kills and Virginia Tech recruit Kyra Coundourides' 30 assists.
Twinsburg 3, Nordonia 0 Mackenzie Harrison's 21 kills, Morgan Winston's 30 assists and Alyssa Carcioppolo's 10 digs and 11 service points paced the fifth-seeded Tigers (16-8) at Stow.
Kirtland 3, Brookfield 0 Alicia Ponzani's eight kills and four blocks, along with Rachel Polak's nine kills, helped lead the Hornets to the Division III sectional title at LaBrae.
Lincoln-West 5, Parma 0 Two first-half goals by Bukura Esau and Matendo Rurimunzi's three assists -- along with goalie Kelvin Figueroa's five saves -- were all the Wolverines needed for the Division I sectional semifinal shutout. Their reward is Saturday's sectional championship against two-time state champion St. Ignatius.
Amherst 5, Elyria 0 Cole Plumb's hat trick and two saves by netminder Josh Daugherty pushed the Comets into Saturday's Division I sectional final game against No. 1-seeded Strongsville.
Brunswick 8, Akron Garfield 1 The Blue Devils (6-7-4) will meet Wadsworth for a Division I sectional crown after a Jake Simonelli hat trick and two goals by Alex Becka.
Mayfield 4, Euclid 1 The Wildcats are Division I sectional champs after Amari Williams scored a goal and assisted on two others.
Bay 8, Vermilion 1 The West Shore Conference champion Rockets (15-1-1) got a hat trick from Alex Brown in the first half, then emptied their bench to win the Division II sectional crown.
Rocky River 8, Keystone 0 The top-seeded Pirates (15-2) cruised to a Division II sectional championship behind the hat trick performances of Grave Bennett and Megan Moore. Goalies Sarah Connelly and Jessica Lekstutis shared in the shutout, accounting for three saves.
North Olmsted 2 Avon Lake 1 With the score tied, 2-2, after the first round of penalty kicks, Erin Schloss kicked what proved to the winner as the sixth shooter to give the Eagles a Division I sectional title over their SWC conference foe. Nicole Dembie had the game-winning save in sudden death.