TOLEDO — Litzelman, who led the team in kills, led the team with two blocks in the game, while Cartright led the team with nine digs.
Newton is the top seed in the Casey Regional and will await the winner of the Marshall vs. Red Hill game on Monday. The Eagles will play on Tuesday an potentially play the winner of a game between second-seeded Casey-Westfield and Robinson or Lawrenceville.
Kistner said her team will have to make sure it stays consistent heading into regional action next week.
“When we're good, we're good and bad when we're bad, so we're trying to figure that out,” Kistner said. “We'll have some teams out to get us, being the one seed. They want us.”
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Newton 25 25
Cumberland 14 12
Newton: Koebele (2 aces, 1 kill, 7 assists, 3 digs), Zerrusen (1 ace, 13 assists), Cartright (1 ace, 7 kills, 9 digs), Sandschafer (1 ace, 4 digs), Wyatt (1 ace, 2 kills, 1 block), Litzelman (9 kills, 2 blocks), T Johnson (5 kills, 1 block), Birch (1 assist), E Johnson (6 digs)