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2019 OHSAA Volleyball State Tournament Coverage

2019 OHSAA Volleyball State Tournament

Nutter Center, Wright State University
November 7-9, 2019

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2019 OHSAA Volleyball State Tournament Pairings
Home team listed first. Pairings are shown with state rank and records.
All games at the Nutter Center, Wright State University, Dayton
 
Division III
No. 4 Independence (23-4) def. No. 3 Wheelersburg (27-0), 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-12) PDF BOX | HTML BOX
No. 2 Findlay Liberty-Benton (26-2) def. No. 17 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (21-6), 3-0 (25-11, 25-22, 27-25) PDF BOX | HTML BOX
Division III State Championship: No. 2 Findlay Liberty-Benton (28-2) def. No. 4 Independence (24-5), 3-2 (18-25, 30-28, 25-23, 21-25, 15-11) PDF BOX | HTML BOX
 
Division II
No. 12 Sparta Highland (24-4) def. No. 5 Parma Heights Holy Name (25-2), 3-1 (25-23, 28-26, 20-25, 15-9) PDF BOX | HTML BOX
No. 1 Middletown Bishop Fenwick (26-1) def. Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (21-6), 3-2 (25-16, 17-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12) PDF BOX | HTML BOX
Division II State Championship: No. 1 Middletown Bishop Fenwick (28-1) def. No. 12 Sparta Highland (25-5), 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-22) PDF BOX | HTML BOX
 
Division I
No. 6 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (24-2) def. Solon (18-9), 3-0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-21) PDF BOX | HTML BOX
No. 1 Parma Padua Franciscan (27-0) def. No. 2 Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame (25-3), 3-1 (29-27, 26-28, 25-19, 25-19) PDF BOX | HTML BOX
Division I State Championship: No. 6 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (25-2) def. No. 1 Parma Padua Franciscan (28-1), 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-22) PDF BOX | HTML BOX
 
Division IV
No. 2 New Bremen (26-1) def. No. 4 Monroeville (26-1), 3-2 (22-25, 25-20, 25-23, 19-25, 15-13) PDF BOX | HTML BOX
No. 5 Fort Loramie (26-2) def. Newark Catholic (19-6), 3-1 (25-16, 27-25, 20-25, 26-24) PDF BOX | HTML BOX
Division IV State Championship: No. 2 New Bremen (28-1) def. No. 5 Fort Loramie (27-3), 3-1 (28-26, 25-20, 24-26, 25-20) PDF BOX | HTML BOX
 
 

State Tournament Recaps

2019 OHSAA Volleyball Recaps
 
Division I
Columbus St. Francis DeSales Tops Parma Padua Franciscan for Second State Title
DAYTON, Ohio- Columbus St. Francis DeSales defeated Parma Padua Franciscan (19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-22) Saturday in the OHSAA Division I championship match at the Wright State University Nutter Center.
 
Ranked No. 6 in the final coaches poll, St. Francis DeSales (25-2) was making its eighth state tournament appearance and now has two titles, the first being in 1982.
 
DeSales was led by senior Emma Brown in kills with 17, while senior Maryanne Boyle had 16 and senior Bella D’Amico had 43 assists.
 
Padua (28-1) was ranked No. 1 in the state of Ohio and in the country by PrepVolleyball.com. Padua was making its fourth-straight tournament appearance, eighth overall, and took home its second Division I runner-up trophy. The Bruins were led by senior Samantha Ott in kills with 15, while junior Kate Mihacevich had 12 and senior Ella Mihacevich had 38 assists. 
 
Semifinal Scores:
Columbus St. Francis DeSales def. Solon 3-0
(25-10, 25-18, 25-21)
Parma Padua Franciscan def. Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame 3-1
(29-7, 26-28, 25-19, 25-19)
 
Division II
Middletown Bishop Fenwick Wins Second Title
DAYTON, Ohio- Ranked No. 1 in the final coaches poll, Middletown Bishop Fenwick topped No. 12 Marengo Highland in four sets, 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-22) Saturday in the OHSAA Division II championship game at the Wright State University Nutter Center.
 
Bishop Fenwick (28-1) was making its sixth state tournament appearance and now has two titles, with the first being in 2010.
 
The Falcons were led by senior Julia Gordon in kills with 16, while senior Elizabeth Hoerlein had 15. Senior Grace Maziar added five kills of her own and 51 assists.
 
Senior Raina Terry led the way for Highland (25-5) with 26 kills, five services aces, and three assists, while sophomore Ashlynn Belcher aided with 40 assists.
 
The Falcons and Fighting Scots had a total of 35 tie scores and 15 lead changes in their four sets.
 
Highland was making its second OHSAA volleyball state tournament appearance.
 
Semifinal Scores:
Sparta Highland def. Parma Heights Holy Name 3-1
(25-23, 28-26, 2-=25, 15-9)
Middletown Bishop Fenwick def. Gates Mills Gilmour Academy 3-2
(25-16, 17-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12)
 
Division III
Liberty-Benton Takes Home First State Title
DAYTON, Ohio- Winning its first volleyball state championship in school history, Findlay Liberty-Benton defeated Independence in a thrilling 3-2 match (18-25, 30-28, 25-23, 21-25, 15-11) Saturday in the OHSAA Division III championship game at the Wright State University Nutter Center.
 
Second-ranked Liberty-Benton (28-2) was making its first state tournament appearance. Sophomore Isabella Granger led the way for the Eagles with 20 kills, while freshman Karis Willow added 15. Senior Alissa Rhodes had 52 assists.
 
Independence (24-5) broke multiple records, including 12 service aces in its semifinal game against Wheelersburg and team kills with 75 in the finals.
 
The Blue Devils were led by sophomore Abby Avila with 59 assists breaking Division III individual state tournament record for a five-set match. Senior Katie Taliaferro had 22 kills and broke the hitting percentage record in the semifinal game against Wheelersburg with .652, while junior Grace Smotek had 19 kills and one assist. Sophomore Macy McNamara broke the record for service aces in a three-set match with six.
 
Independence was making its third-consecutive trip to the Nutter Center and took home its second state runner-up trophy.
 
Semifinal Scores:
Independence def. Wheelersburg 3-0
(25-10, 25-12, 25-12)
Findlay Liberty-Benton def. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 3-0
(25-11, 25-22, 27-25)
 
Division IV
New Bremen Takes Home Second Title with 3-1 Win Over Fort Loramie
DAYTON, Ohio- Located just six miles from each other, New Bremen topped Fort Loramie 3-1 (28-26, 25-20, 24-26, 25-20) Saturday in the OHSAA Division IV championship game at the Wright State University Nutter Center.
 
Second-ranked New Bremen (28-1) was on a mission after taking home the state runner-up trophy in 2018. The Cardinals had an overall hitting percentage of 62 percent in the final match.
 
New Bremen was led by senior Macy Puthoff with 13 kills and one assist, while junior Claire Pape had 43 assists and junior Josie Reinhart and senior Taylor Paul each had 10 kills.
 
Fort Loramie (27-2) was led by junior McKenzie Hoelscher with 18 kills, while sophomore Ava Sholtis supported with 14 kills and junior Maya Maurer had 47 assists.
 
The Redskins were making their second state tournament appearance and took home their first state runner-up trophy.
 
Semifinal Scores:
New Bremen def. Monroeville 3-2
(22-25, 25-20, 25-23, 19-25, 15-13)
Fort Loramie def. Newark Catholic 3-1
(25-16, 27-25, 20-25, 26-24)

Volleyball Regional Pairings

Home Team Listed First. Dates, Locations and Times Subject to Change.
Records Indicated Are as of District Final from Available Information.
Rankings are from the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association State Poll released on Monday, October 14, 2019.
 
Division I
Hudson Region
Canton GlenOak (23-1) vs. Painesville Riverside (20-5) at Hudson High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
Solon (15-9) vs. Akron Archbishop Hoban (16-6) at Hudson High School, Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Hudson High School, 2 p.m.
 
Norwalk Region
No. 7 Cleveland St. Joseph Academy (19-6) vs. No. 4 Toledo St. Ursula Academy (20-3) at Norwalk High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
Toledo Notre Dame Academy (15-10) vs. No. 1 Parma Padua Franciscan (25-0) at Norwalk High School, Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Norwalk High School, 2 p.m.
 
Worthington Region
No. 17 Powell Olentangy Liberty (18-7) vs. No. 8 Lewis Center Olentangy Orange (20-4) at Worthington Kilbourne High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
No. 18 Columbus Bishop Watterson (21-5) vs. No. 6 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (23-2) at Worthington Kilbourne High School, Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Worthington Kilbourne High School, 2 p.m.
 
West Chester Region
Cincinnati Mercy McAuley (13-13) vs. No. 2 Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame (23-2) at Lakota West High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
No. 5 Cincinnati St. Ursula Academy (20-5) vs. No. 3 Cincinnati Ursuline Academy (22-3) at Lakota West High School, Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Lakota West High School, 2 p.m.
 
Division I State Tournament at Wright State University, Dayton
Hudson Region vs. Worthington Region, Fri., Nov. 8 at Noon
West Chester Region vs. Norwalk Region, Fri., Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.
Division I State Championship: Sat., Nov. 9 at 3 p.m.
 
Division II
Stow Region
Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (12-12) vs. No. 15 Canfield (17-5) at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
No. 3 Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (18-7) vs. Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (19-6) at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Stow- Munroe Falls High School, 2 p.m.
 
Heath Region
No. 2 Dover (22-2) vs. No. 8 Thornville Sheridan (24-2) at Heath High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
No. 18 New Concord John Glenn (20-4) vs. No. 12 Sparta Highland (22-4) at Heath High School, Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Heath High School, 2 p.m.
 
Lexington Region
Maumee (20-7) vs. No. 5 Parma Heights Holy Name (23-2) at Lexington High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
No. 11 Plain City Jonathan Alder (25-1) vs. Norwalk (17-9) at Lexington High School, Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Lexington High School, 2 p.m.
 
Vandalia Region
No. 1 Middletown Bishop Fenwick (27-1) vs. No. 17 Cincinnati Wyoming (22-4) at Butler High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
No. 6 St. Bernard Roger Bacon (22-3) vs. No. 9 Tipp City Tippecanoe (23-1) at Butler High School, Thurs., 8 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Butler High School, 6 p.m.
 
Division II State Tournament at Wright State University, Dayton
Heath Region vs. Lexington Region, Thurs., Nov. 7 at 4 p.m.
Vandalia Region vs. Stow Region, Thurs., Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.
Division II State Championship: Sat., Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.
 
Division III
Barberton Region
Apple Creek Waynedale (22-3) vs. No. 11 Mantua Crestwood (22-2) at Barberton High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
No. 9 Columbiana Crestview (24-1) vs. No. 4 Independence (21-4) at Barberton High School, Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Barberton High School, 2:30 p.m.
 
Millbury Region
No. 1 Ottawa-Glandorf (24-2) vs. No. 7 Galion (24-1) at Lake High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
No. 19 Johnstown-Monroe (18-7) vs. No. 2 Findlay Liberty-Benton (24-2) at Lake High School, Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Lake High School, 2 p.m.
 
Logan Region
Berlin Highland (25-1) vs. Chillicothe Huntington (18-7) at Logan High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
No. 3 Wheelersburg (25-0) vs. Frankfort Adena (18-7) at Logan High School, Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Logan High School, 2 p.m.
 
Kettering Region
No. 17 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (19-6) vs. Fredericktown (21-4) at Kettering Fairmont High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
No. 12 Versailles (14-12) vs. Casstown Miami East (18-9) at Kettering Fairmont High School Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Kettering Fairmont High School, 2 p.m.
 
Division III State Tournament at Wright State University, Dayton
Barberton Region vs. Logan Region, Thurs., Nov. 7 at Noon
Kettering Region vs. Millbury Region, Thurs., Nov. 7 at 2 p.m.
Division III State Championship: Sat., Nov. 9 at 11 a.m.
 
Division IV
Uniontown Region
No. 4 Monroeville (24-1) vs. New Middletown Springfield (22-4) at Lake High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
Newton Falls (17-7) vs. No. 12 Dalton (23-2) at Lake High School, Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Lake High School, 2 p.m.
 
Elida Region
No. 2 New Bremen (24-1) vs. No. 1 St. Henry (23-2) at Elida High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
Miller City (22-3) vs. No. 3 Tiffin Calvert (24-1) at Elida High School, Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Elida High School, 2 p.m.
 
Carroll Region
Newark Catholic (17-6) vs. Portsmouth Notre Dame (22-3) at Bloom-Carroll High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
South Webster (20-5) vs. Sarahsville Shenandoah (16-7) at Bloom-Carroll High School, Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Bloom-Carroll High School, 2 p.m.
 
Clayton Region
Russia (16-10) vs. Sidney Fairlawn (16-12) at Northmont High School, Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
No. 5 Fort Loramie (25-2) vs. Lancaster Fairfield Christian Academy (13-8) at Northmont High School, Thurs., 6 p.m.
Regional Final: Nov. 2 at Northmont High School, 2 p.m.
 
Division IV State Tournament at Wright State University, Dayton
Elida Region vs. Uniontown Region, Fri., Nov. 8 at 4 p.m.
Carroll Region vs. Clayton Region, Fri., Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.
Division IV State Championship: Sat., Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.