The Dublin Scioto High School girls volleyball team opened the Division I district tournament with a 25-5, 25-4, 25-13 victory over 46th-seeded Northland in the second round Oct. 16 at home.
Outside hitter Ashton Pfeiffer and defensive specialist Chelsea Ray combined for 11 kills for the 12th-seeded Irish, who were 17-6 before playing eighth-seeded Olentangy in a semifinal Oct. 23 at Bloom-Carroll.
"We were efficient from the serving line, forcing Northland to make some reception errors," coach Jackie Helm said.
"(Middle hitter) Mckenzie Schuster, Chelsea Ray and (defensive specialist) Ashlyn Leon each went on serving runs of more than five points at a time."
The semifinal winner plays second-seeded Coffman or 21st-seeded Canal Winchester in a final Saturday, Oct. 26, at Bloom-Carroll, with the district champion facing Gahanna, Hilliard Bradley, Hilliard Davidson or Lancaster in a regional semifinal Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Davidson.
The regional final is Nov. 2 at Davidson.
Shamrocks cruise in tourney opener
Coffman opened the district tournament with a 25-12, 25-12, 25-17 win over 27th-seeded Logan in the second round Oct. 16 at home.
The Shamrocks, who had a first-round bye, were 18-5 before playing Canal Winchester in a semifinal Oct. 23. The winner plays Olentangy or Scioto in a final Saturday, Oct. 26, with the district champion facing Bradley, Davidson, Gahanna or Lancaster in a regional semifinal.
Coffman is bidding for its seventh consecutive district championship. The Shamrocks' season a year ago ended with a 25-20, 25-20, 25-22 loss to Massillon Jackson in a regional semifinal.
Season ends for Celtics in tourney
Jerome lost 25-9, 25-9, 25-11 at third-seeded Bradley in the second round of the Division I district tournament Oct. 17 to finish 0-21.
The Celtics, who were seeded 45th, had a first-round bye.