The Chillicothe Boys Volleyball Team (10-10) achieved a major program milestone Monday night by obtaining their first District title in their second year of competition.
The Cavs defeated Edgewood High School in straight sets, (25-23, 25-12, 25-14).
After a first set victory that saw Chillicothe maintain a lead from 8-7 on, the Cavs went on a 10-2 run in the second set that gave them the momentum to close out the match in three. With several saves during long rallies that turned into points, the Cavs back court defense was able to keep the ball from finding the floor for most of the night.
“This was a major goal for our program this year,” said Coach Andrew Vitatoe. “We have several juniors and seniors that helped start this program, and after last year we wanted to take that next step and win a District Title. I couldn’t be more proud of this team. They work hard every day in practice, and even though boys volleyball is new in our area, you can tell that they love this sport and love this team.”
The CHS boys will face Archbishop Alter in the Regional Semi-final at 5:30pm on Thursday, May 24th in Centerville.
Stats Leaders As Follows:
Kills: Max Krieger 5, Tanner Cutright 4, Andrew Benson 2
Assists: Hunter Maughmer 7, Ricky Villarreal 2, Jacob Coffland 2
Aces: Tanner Cutright 4, David Hirsch 3, Hunter Maughmer 2, Joseph Herlihy 2
Digs: Ricky Villarreal 13, Joseph Herlihy 12, David Hirsch 9, Tanner Cutright 7