The Delaware Christian School girls volleyball team is seeking to earn at least a share of the MOCAL title.
The Eagles are 7-1 in the MOCAL and will close out league play with home matches against Shekinah Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Tree of Life on Thursday, Oct. 11.
Delaware Christian is in second place in the MOCAL behind Shekinah Christian, which is 8-0 in the league. The Eagles lost to Shekinah Christian 25-19, 25-13, 20-25, 25-23 on Sept. 13.
"We'll have to play better (against Shekinah Christian) this time around," coach Jackie Boggs said. "We've been up and down a good part of the season, but our setting has gotten better. We're still struggling defensively, but we've been working hard. We're starting to get more hitters involved and that's been a plus. Lyssi (Snouffer) can't do everything. Teams are doing whatever they can to take her out of our offense."
Snouffer, a junior outside hitter and third-year starter, surpassed 1,000 career kills during a 25-17, 25-17, 25-19 loss to Delaware on Sept. 22 and surpassed 1,000 career digs during a 25-11, 25-19, 26-24 win over Madison Christian on Oct. 2.
"Maggie Broadfoot is playing well on the outside after being a middle hitter last year," said Boggs, whose team was 11-8 overall before playing Lakewood on Oct. 6. "Grace Williams and Abbi Maurer are doing well as our setters and Allison Grover is stepping up in the middle."
Against Madison Christian, Snouffer had 12 kills, 17 digs and two blocks, Grover had 15 kills and two blocks, Broadfoot had 11 kills and 11 digs, Williams had six aces, 20 assists and 10 digs, Maurer had 10 assists and four digs and Nikki Snedden added nine digs.
Stewart finishes golf season at district
Nathan Stewart of the boys golf team shot an 86 to tie for 19th of 31 competitors in the Division III district tournament Oct. 3 at Denison Golf Club.
The top team and top individual not on a qualifying team advanced to the state tournament Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, at NorthStar. Wellington (295) edged Worthington Christian (296) for the district title, while Worthington Christian's Tyler Jones was medalist with a 68 and earned the individual state berth.
Stewart, a sophomore, shot a 41 on the front nine and 45 on the back nine. He had advanced to district by carding an 81 in a sectional Sept. 25 at Darby Creek, where he tied for fifth overall and was the second of three individual district qualifiers.
Delaware Christian finished fifth (415) of eight teams at sectional, behind district-qualifiers Fairbanks (324), East Knox (349) and Cardington (352) as well as Centerburg (403).
Also competing for the Eagles were Mitchell Smith (102), Dayne Johnson (111), Pryce Johnson (121) and Jordan Edwards (135).
Edwards was the lone senior in the lineup for Delaware Christian, which finished 15-0 in duals and tri-matches.