Saturday, May 7:

Hilliard Darby Tri-Match
Northmont vs. Hilliard Darby
Hilliard Darby def. Elder 25-15, 25-18, 20-25, 25-15
Elder def. Northmont 25-19, 25-4, 25-17

Gahanna Lincoln Tri-Match
Walsh Jesuit def. Gahanna Lincoln 25-15, 25-16
Walsh Jesuit def. Beavercreek 25-22, 25-21
Beavercreek def. Gahanna Lincoln 25-18, 25-17

St Xavier Tri-Match
St Xavier def. Bishop Fenwick 25-20, 27-25
St Xavier def. Lakota East 25-11, 25-19
Bishop Fenwick def. Lakota East 25-15, 25-13

Archbishop Hoban Tri-Match
Archbishop Hoban def. Brunswick 25-14, 25-16, 25-4
St Francis DeSales def. Archbishop Hoban 26-24, 28-30, 25-18, 15-25, 15-10
St Francis DeSales def. Brunswick 25-20, 25-10, 18-25, 25-11

LaSalle Tri-Match
LaSalle def. Middletown 25-22, 25-10
LaSalle def. West Clermont 25-6, 25-5
West Clermont vs. Middletown

Villa Angela-St Joseph Tri-Match
Villa Angela-St Joseph def. Thomas Worthington 25-20, 32-30, 25-23
Thomas Worthington def. Brecksville-BH 25-23, 21-25, 25-16, 25-13
Brecksville-BH vs. Villa Angela-St Joseph

Other Matches
Jackson def. Medina 25-13, 34-32, 25-21
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Darby beat Elder 3-1 at Darby today.

Not sure of scores of first two games. Elder took game 3 after nice comeback after being down 19-13 to win 25-22.

Darby won handily in game 4 25-16 or 25 -17 (can't remember exact score).
Darby has to be the clear favorite right now for D1. They haven't lost a match in Ohio and have only dropped several sets. Little disappointed in the showing from Elder, expected the games to be much closer especially after the big X win on Friday.
Darby has to be the clear favorite right now for D1. They haven't lost a match in Ohio and have only dropped several sets. Little disappointed in the showing from Elder, expected the games to be much closer especially after the big X win on Friday.

I agree Darby is the favorite, but Moeller had Darby down 2 sets to 0 in the Centerville Elite before Darby fought back to win in 5 and they also took the first set against Darby at Moeller.

So, Moeller is right there on Darby's heels and clearly has the ability to win it all at the state tournament.

Elder is still firmly entrenched as the #3 team in the state IMO.

With all that being said, Darby deserves and should clearly have the #1 ranking in the state at this stage of the season. They now have plenty of wins against the top 10 to deserve it (Moeller twice, Elder, Pick North, Desales, St. Ignatius).
Nailed it. Panthers throttle X in the Pit 25-17, 25-18, 20-25, 25-15. Credit X for coming back and battling in Game 3, Elder started to let the foot off the gas and got a little complacent. Game 4 was tied at 11 and Elder turned on the gas getting up to a 19-13 and 22-14 after that.

As a casual observer of this match - both teams were VERY sloppy and the match was not great to watch from a general volleyball perspective.

Both teams had iffy ball handling from the setters. Both teams missed quite a few serves. St. X shockingly watched probably 7ish balls just hit the floor with two guys looking at each other or two guys run into each other. Neither team ever really had an offense going (partly due to a lot of missed serves). Bretl (who some were saying was a POY candidate) was a non-factor. Bad technique was common on jump serves, passing form, etc. I know it is high school - but to me it seems the level of technique has gone down recently. Elder's gargantuan outside routinely hit's the ball at 8.5' when I'm sure he could be hitting the ball at least a foot higher (and over the block in many cases). I guess I just expected better volleyball from two powerhouse programs.

For me, it was just sad to see that the two of the better teams in the state were playing such disorganized volleyball - especially this late in the season (would be forgivable early in the season).

That being said, the JV match was fun to watch - Elder was the first to 20 in both games, but St. X came back to win both times.

It was mostly known that this year that most of the teams were down in terms of talent level. Besides Moeller, Darby, and Centerville a lot of the top teams graduated VERY strong senior classes last year. What will be interesting is that the South #1 (Likely Moeller) plays the East #1 (Darby) in the state semis. Could mean that a team like Elder, X, Centerville, or Ignatius sneaks into the finals this year and all it takes is 1 down match from the top dog
Tuesday, May 10:

Fairfield def. Withrow 25-7, 25-8, 25-10
Hamilton def. West Carrolton 25-17, 25-23, 25-19
St Ignatius def. Archbishop Hoban 25-19, 25-19, 25-17
Medina vs. Hudson
Stow-Munroe Falls def. Brecksville-BH 25-22, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17
Roger Bacon def. Badin 25-13, 25-17, 25-9
Whetstone def. North Union 25-18, 25-21, 25-22
Jackson vs. St Vincent-St Mary
Mason def. Chaminade Julienne 25-23, 25-15, 18-25, 29-27
Archbishop Moeller def. Centerville 25-17, 25-16, 25-8
Beavercreek def. Lakota West 25-11, 25-14, 25-16
Lakota East def. Northmont 25-22, 25-13, 25-10
Oak Hills def. Kettering Fairmont 24-26, 25-19, 25-14, 25-22
Purcell Marian def. Colerain 25-14, 25-16, 28-26
Princeton def. Edgewood 25-16, 22-25, 25-19, 25-18
Loveland def. Middletown 25-18, 25-17, 25-17
Elder def. Archbishop Alter 17-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-12

OCC Challenge
Westerville North def. Hilliard Davidson 20-25, 25-21, 25-21
Worthington Kilbourne def. Thomas Worthington 26-24, 25-11
Dublin Scioto def. Olentangy 25-19, 25-22
Westerville South def. Hilliard Bradley 15-25, 25-9, 25-16
Olentangy Liberty def. Gahanna Lincoln 25-22, 25-22
Dublin Coffman def. Mount Vernon 25-21, 23-25, 25-23
Hilliard Darby def. Pickerington North 25-20, 25-20
Pickerington Central vs. Dublin Jerome
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Wednesday, May 11:

Purcell Marian def. Withrow 25-11, 25-10, 25-11
Miamisburg vs. West Carrolton
Hudson vs. Archbishop Hoban
St Xavier vs. Roger Bacon
Walsh Jesuit def. St Edward 25-23, 25-11, 25-22
Lakota West def. West Cleront 25-8, 25-13, 25-11
Kettering Fairmont vs. Bishop Fenwick
St Francis DeSales def. Pickerington North 17-25, 14-25, 25-14, 25-23, 15-8
St Charles def. Westerville North 25-19, 25-16, 27-25
Fairfield def. Milford 25-20, 25-23, 22-25, 25-8
Edgewood def. Colerain 25-12, 25-17, 25-17
Mason vs. Northmont
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Thursday, May 12:

West Clermont vs. Withrow
Whetstone def. Colerain 25-20, 26-24, 22-25, 22-25, 15-12
North Union vs. Delaware Hayes
Lakota East vs. Badin
Medina vs. Brunswick
Archbishop Moeller def. Roger Bacon 25-15, 25-10, 25-21
Licking Heights vs. Westerville North
Chaminade Julienne vs. West Carrolton
Edgewood def. Hamilton 25-9, 25-17, 25-18
Milford vs. Middletown
Archbishop McNicholas vs. Mason
Centerville def. Lakota West 25-13, 25-15, 25-10
St Ignatius def. Jackson 25-22, 23-25, 25-11, 25-20
Kent Roosevelt vs. Brecksville-BH
Elder def. Beavercreek 25-20, 25-21, 22-25, 25-14
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Friday, May 13:

Archbishop McNicholas def. Purcell Marian 25-11, 25-11, 25-17
Archbishop Alter def. Centerville 25-18, 25-20, 25-21
Archbishop Moeller def. Bishop Fenwick 25-20, 25-22, 27-25
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