The fourth-seeded Delaware Christian School girls volleyball team was hoping the third meeting with second-seeded Shekinah Christian this season would be different from the first two.
The teams faced each other in a Division IV district semifinal Oct. 25 at Worthington Christian.
The Eagles lost to the Flames 25-19, 25-13, 20-25, 25-23 on Sept. 13 and 23-25, 13-25, 25-20, 25-22, 15-5 on Oct. 9 in MOCAL play. Shekinah went 10-0 in the MOCAL to win the league title and the Eagles finished second at 8-2.
The district semifinal winner played top-seeded Fairfield Christian or fifth-seeded Fisher Catholic in a district final Oct. 27 at Worthington Christian.
The district champion faces Portsmouth Clay or Reedsville Eastern in a regional semifinal Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Lancaster. That winner plays Beverly Fort Frye, Sarahsville Shenandoah, Waterford, Portsmouth Notre Dame, Glouster Trimble or Bainbridge Paint Valley in the regional final Saturday, Nov. 3, at Lancaster.
The regional champion advances to a state semifinal Nov. 8 at Wright State.
Delaware Christian beat third-seeded Berne Union 25-16, 25-23, 25-15 in the second round of the district tournament Oct. 20 to improve to 15-9 overall.
Against the Rockets, Lyssi Snouffer had 19 kills, 16 digs and four aces, Nikki Snedden had 20 digs, Abbi Maurer had 11 assists and Allison Grover had seven kills.
Season ends for boys soccer team
The 20th-seeded boys soccer team lost 3-0 at sixth-seeded Fairbanks in the second round of the Division III district tournament Oct. 17 to finish 2-11-1.
The Eagles, who had a first-round bye, began the season with 13 players on the roster, but lost junior midfielder Micah Peria for the second half of the season because of an OHSAA transfer rule.
Delaware Christian is losing three seniors in Curtis Bean (goalkeeper), Jared Gibson (forward) and Ike Hedges (midfielder).
Expected to return are Peria, juniors Jonah Bailey (midfielder), Gabe Nicastro (defender) and Tim Snedden (defender), sophomores Ben Otto (defender), Jamison Johnson (defender) and Steve Torkomoo (midfielder) and freshmen Cam Broadfoot (midfielder), Seth Rogers (forward) and Jonah Short (midfielder).