State Tournament

adselder09

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Saturday, June 3 at Capital University:

Division I Quarterfinal
10:00am - St Ignatius vs. Westerville South
11:45am - St Xavier vs. Centerville
1:30pm - Beavercreek vs. Elder
3:15pm - Hilliard Darby vs. St Edward


Division II Semifinals
5:00pm - Archbishop Alter vs. Archbishop McNicholas
6:45pm - Archbishop Hoban vs. Dublin Scioto


Sunday, June 4 at Capital University:

Division I Semifinals
10:00am - St. Ignatius/Westerville South Winner vs. St Xavier/Centerville Winner
12:00pm - Beavercreek/Elder Winner vs. Hilliard Darby/St Edward Winner


Division II State Championship
2:00pm - Archbishop Alter/Archbishop McNicholas Winner vs. Archbishop Hoban/Dublin Scioto Winner

Division I State Championship
4:00pm - N1/E2/S1/W2 vs. W1/S2/E1/N2
 

darbydavidsonfan

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Division 1 tournament could be interesting.

Field is pretty deep IMO.

Westerville South is the best #2 team out of the east in a while (I'm not counting 2015 when Darby was East #2 as they were mis-seeded IMO).

St. Ignatius (if they beat WS, would be a tough out for St. Xavier).

Beavercreek has proven as recently as 2015 that they are capable of getting hot and making a run.

Darby and Elder (arguably the top 2 teams in state the majority of the season are on collision course in semi's)

I also think Centerville is somewhat of a wild-card. They are playing with house-money and no pressure. They've lost some tough matches, but are used to playing with the other big dogs.

Should be interesting...
 

adselder09

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Several of these Quarterfinal/Semifinal Matchups are rematches from earlier this season:

Archbishop Alter beat Archbishop McNicholas twice:
25-17, 25-15, 25-11
25-22, 28-30, 28-30, 25-14, 15-8

Archbishop Hoban vs. Dublin Scioto:
-Have not played

Elder beat Beavercreek in late March:
26-28, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22

St Xavier beat Centerville in late March:
21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-23

Hilliard Darby vs. St Edward:
-Have not played

St Ignatius and Westerville South have split:
WS won at the Elite - 19-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-23
Iggy won a day after the Spikes for Tykes - 23-25, 25-21, 27-25, 25-23

Potential rematches in the Semifinals and Championships:
Hilliard Darby beat Elder
St Xavier beat St Ignatius
St Xavier beat Westerville South
St Ignatius beat Centerville

Archbishop Hoban beat Archbishop Alter 25-21, 27-25
Beavercreek beat Centerville 3x's
Elder beat Centerville twice
Elder beat St Xavier 3x's
Elder beat Westerville South
Hilliard Darby beat Elder
Hilliard Darby beat Westerville South twice
St Ignatius beat Beavercreek
St Ignatius beat St Edward twice
St Xavier beat Beavercreek
St Xavier beat Hilliard Darby
 

darbydavidsonfan

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How was Darby mis-seeded in 2015? Davidson beat them a couple times that season.

Pretty sure they split that season. I guess I'd have to recheck to be sure. Davidson won 2nd matchup in 5 if I'm not mistaken which is what probably gave them the nod as the #1 seed . Just said it was my opinion. Ok if you disagree. I disagreed with seeding at that time before the tournament even began. No big deal though. In a tournament setting, you play against who you're dealt.
 
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darbydavidsonfan

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Several of these Quarterfinal/Semifinal Matchups are rematches from earlier this season:

Archbishop Alter beat Archbishop McNicholas twice:
25-17, 25-15, 25-11
25-22, 28-30, 28-30, 25-14, 15-8

Archbishop Hoban vs. Dublin Scioto:
-Have not played

Elder beat Beavercreek in late March:
26-28, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22

St Xavier beat Centerville in late March:
21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-23

Hilliard Darby vs. St Edward:
-Have not played

St Ignatius and Westerville South have split:
WS won at the Elite - 19-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-23
Iggy won a day after the Spikes for Tykes - 23-25, 25-21, 27-25, 25-23

Potential rematches in the Semifinals and Championships:
Hilliard Darby beat Elder
St Xavier beat St Ignatius
St Xavier beat Westerville South
St Ignatius beat Centerville

Archbishop Hoban beat Archbishop Alter 25-21, 27-25
Beavercreek beat Centerville 3x's
Elder beat Centerville twice
Elder beat St Xavier 3x's
Elder beat Westerville South
Hilliard Darby beat Elder
Hilliard Darby beat Westerville South twice
St Ignatius beat Beavercreek
St Ignatius beat St Edward twice
St Xavier beat Beavercreek
St Xavier beat Hilliard Darby

Just a slight adjustment, Darby beat Westerville South three times this season.

At Darby in 3-0.
At Centerville Elite 3-1.
At OCC Challenge in 2-0.
 

BGFalcons86

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Pretty sure they split that season. I guess I'd have to recheck to be sure. Davidson won 2nd matchup in 5 if I'm not mistaken which is what probably gave them the nod as the #1 seed . Just said it was my opinion. Ok if you disagree. I disagreed with seeding at that time before the tournament even began. No big deal though. In a tournament setting, you play against who you're dealt.

It was a 1-1 split. Each team won 3-2 at home and they shared the OCC title. Davidson had a better record down the stretch and won the second matchup between the two.
 
My predictions

Ignatius over WS in 5
St X over Centerville in 3
Elder over Beavercreek in 3
Darby over St Ed in 3

Alter over McNicholas in 3
Hoban over Scioto in 3

St X over Ignatius in 5
Darby over Elder in 4

Alter over Hoban in 5

Darby over St X in 4
 

adselder09

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First half of my predictions:

Darby over Eds in 3
Elder over Beavercreek in 5
St X over Centerville in 4
St Ignatius over Westerville South in 5

Alter over McNick in 4
Hoban over Dublin Scioto in 3
 
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Ignatius over Westerville South in 4?
St. X over Centerville in 3
Elder over Beavercreek in 4
Darby over St. Eds in 3

Alter over McNick in 4
Hoban over Scioto in 3



St. X over Ignatius in 4
Darby over Elder in 4

Darby over X in 5

Hoban over Alter in 4
 

adselder09

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First half of my predictions:

Darby over Eds in 3
Elder over Beavercreek in 5
St X over Centerville in 4
St Ignatius over Westerville South in 5

Alter over McNick in 4
Hoban over Dublin Scioto in 3

Amending my pick in the Elder-Beavercreek match to Elder in 4. Completely forgot Elder was missing their best OH for that early match.

Rest of my picks:

Darby over Elder in 4
St Ignatius over St Xavier in 5

Darby over St Ignatius in 4
Hoban over Alter in 4
 

TSU2003

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Westerville over Iggy in 5 - 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-10
St. X over Centerville in 3 - Centerville keeps it interesting to start. 25-23, 25-18, 25-18
Elder over Creek in 4. Big start for Creek, and Elder turns it up23-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19
Darby over St Eds easy in 3 25-15, 25-17, 25-17

St. X over WS in 4. WS steals a set. 25-22, 24-26, 25-20, 25-18
Darby over Elder in 5. 22-25, 25-20, 24-26, 25-21, 15-12

Darby over St. X in 4. Darby too much for X. 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 25-19

Alter in 3 - slow start but pulls out in three. 25-22, 25-17, 25-18
Hoban in 3 - pretty dominant win 25-15, 25-17, 25-15

Alter in 4 - split first two sets and Alter pulls out three and four to take the title 25-22, 23-25, 25-21, 25-20
 

darbydavidsonfan

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Not sure why there's not more love for Elder (#1 ranked team majority of year) or St X (whom beat Darby 3-1 in their only match up of the season).

Actually St X is probably overdue for a title after not winning it as the favorite in 2015. They probably have the "easiest" road to the finals.

Darby & Elder would have to go through each other prior to facing off against St X.

Last year Darby & Moeller were pretty clear favorites and they killed each other in a 5 set match won by Moeller. Moeller had nothing left in tank and went down easily against Elder.

Logic says St X is favorite this year bc of their path. (Of course I do realize they had to go through Moeller in regionals, but that is over and done with now).
 

adselder09

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X has the long layoff. Playing in the 1st Semifinal always puts a team at a disadvantage because there's more down time. Obviously playing a marathon match is going to make things difficult as well. St X is definitely on the easier side, but that side is more difficult than Elder's last year. The best bet for X is to have Ignatius and WS beat each other up the day before. A sweep by either team over the other will bring them a lot of confidence headed to the Semifinal. I also expect Centerville to hang around with X in the Quarterfinal, maybe not take a set but keep them all tight.
 

BGFalcons86

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Might as well put Darby's name on the trophy. I think everyone picked them so far, myself included.

LoL... Which means they are now cursed and won't win it, losing to Elder in the semis. Wasn't X the solid favorite in '15, when two longshots played for the title?
 

adselder09

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Elder takes first set over Beavercreek 25-18. Albers with a big first set (4 aces, 3-4 kills, plus a solo block to end the set).
 

adselder09

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Elder takes set 3, 25-14. Elder took a 10-4 lead. Beavercreek came back to cut it 14-13. Elder then reels off 12 of the next 13 points.
 
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