The Hilliard Darby High School boys volleyball team hung with Cincinnati Moeller in a Division I state quarterfinal Saturday but was unable to advance as Moeller won 26-24, 25-18, 25-20.

The Hilliard Darby High School boys volleyball team hung with Cincinnati Moeller in a Division I state quarterfinal Saturday but was unable to advance as Moeller won 26-24, 25-18, 25-20.

Darby lost to Moeller 25-19, 25-17, 25-15 on April 25, but was more competitive Saturday. Ultimately, though, it had a few too many errors. The second game was even except for a string of seven consecutive points by Moeller midway through, and the third game was tied at 20 before Moeller scored the final five points.

"It was completely back and forth the whole time," Darby coach Joe Ross said. "Moeller just made a couple of small runs and unfortunately we did not."

Darby, which was competing in its fifth consecutive state tournament, finished 14-9. Moeller improved to 22-3.

"We served and passed real well," Ross said. "Traditionally, Moeller is one of the best serving and passing programs around, and I thought we matched them absolutely serving- and passing-wise. We just made a few more hitting errors than they did, and I think that was our difference."