The Lady Irish saw their season come to an end on Saturday when they were eliminated from tournament play, losing the district finals match against Dublin Coffman, 1 game to 3. The Irish jumped out to an early lead, taking game 1 by a score of 25-20, but dropped the next three games against a hard hitting Rocks squad.
The Irish finish the season. 17 & 5 including an amazing 12 matches where they swept their opponent in three games!
Congratulations to our Lady Irish on a great season! The fans, boosters and parents are very proud!
The Irish Volleyball family will gather once more this season for the team banquet on Monday night at Der Dutchmen in Plan City. Hope to see you all then!
Last night the Lady Irish rolled over the Olentangy Braves, paving the road to the District Finals for a showdown with Dublin Coffman! The Braves were no match for the Irish who now have a 6 set winning streak in tournament play after beating Columbus Northland 3-0 last week and Olentangy 3-0 on Wednesday night.
The Irish will be back in action on Saturday to take on the Rocks of Dublin Coffman in the district final. The action starts at 6pm at Bloom-Carrol High School. Mr. Tima of DSHS is organizing a spirit bus to transport students for the game. See him for all of the details.
The team is calling for a WHITE OUT at the game so we need to pack the house for what will truly be the Battle of Dublin!
On a night where Dublin Scioto Irish fans gathered to honor their senior players, they were also ready for one of the toughest matches of the season. The Lady Irish played host to the 17th ranked Jaguars from Hilliard Bradley. When these teams met for the first time this season back on September 12th, the Lady Irish pulled out a five game win, effectively knocking the Jaguars from their then 5th place ranking in the coaches poll. Could the repeat that magic and beat Bradley in front of their home crowd? The answer...... YES!
From the first serve of the match, the Lady Irish left no doubt that they were playing to win. In game one, the front row came out swinging for a combined 12 kills. After trading the lead 9 times, Senior McKenzie Schuster hit a monster kill shot off an excellent short set by Senior Casey Mandeville. It was that shot that threw the momentum to the Irish. Backed up by three aces by Sophomore Libero Ashlyn Leon, the Irish went on to win game one by a score of 25-22.
That strong Irish momentum continued to roll right into game two. Scioto jumped out to a quick 12-6 lead forcing Bradley to use both of their time outs early. From there, Junior Maddie Wilcox added two points off of tips and Saki Kubo contributed to the lead with three kills. The Irish finished off game two, winning by a score of 25-11 after Saki Kubo hit a kill then immediately killed the ball again off the Bradley overpass.
Game three would prove to be more challenging. Bradley made significant adjustments, spreading their kills and keeping the Irish back on their heals playing more defense than in their first two sets. Senior Kelsey Esterline contributed three strong kills in the game three loss. The final score was 16-25.
Game four would prove to be the most exciting yet. The Irish and Jaguars traded the lead a total of 18 times. Kelsey Esterline was on fire, adding four kills, two blocks and an ace to the effort,. Saki Kubo had an incredible one handed dig save and Maddie Wilcox added two kills of her own. It would take extra points, but the Irish would slam the door in game four, winning by a score of 28-26 to beat the 17th ranked Jaguars 3 games to 1.
An magical night to honor our seniors was made even more incredible by the strong teamwork and incredible passing, setting and hitting of our Lady Irish Varsity. Congratulations Irish..... you've earned a standing ovation! ROLL KELLY!
The Irish Varsity & JV squads were on the road Tuesday night to take on the Celtics of Dublin Jerome. This was the second time these teams had faced each other this season.
During their first match back on September 4th, the Varisty swept the Celtics in three games. Could the Irish repeat that success, this time on the road? The answer was YES! The Irish started strong and never looked back, taking all three sets by scores of 25-16, 25-15 and 25-21. Good team chemistry, strong passing and monster hitting all provide to be to much for the Celtics to handle. The win improved the Irish record to 11 & 5 on the season.
The JV has similar success, sweeping Jerome in two games, 25-19 and 25-7. The JV improve their record to 8 & 5. The Freshman squad had the night off.
The Irish continue on the road Thursday night, taking on Hilliard Darby. JV/Fr play at 5:30, V at 7p