Volleyball district final results
Four lower seeds toppled regular season champions to claim district tournament titles and, in some cases, the top seeds in next week's regional playoffs.
Here are the scores from Thursday's finals. Be sure to check back later today for a full game story from Robinson's victory over Chantilly in the Concorde District final.
AAA Concorde District
No. 2 Robinson def. No. 1 Chantilly, 25-21, 21-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-12
In a match that mirrored the five-setter between these two in the regular season, the Rams had just enough left in the fifth set to oust the defending champions and earn the team's first Concorde District title. The victory earned them the league's top seed in the Northern Region tournament, meaning the Chargers get the No. 2 seed and could play Patriot No. 1 South County in the second round.
AAA Liberty District
No. 1 Stone Bridge def. No. 2 Langley, 23-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-14
The Bulldogs took home a second straight district title but lost junior setter Amanda Miller for the rest of the season to a broken fibia. This is a devastating loss as Miller had become one of the top setters in the region this fall and was selected first-team all-district and was named to the all-tournament team. Stone Bridge earns the top seed out of the Liberty, but it will need to regroup quickly to get comfortable with a new setter in the middle.
Leading the Bulldogs:
Christine Beckham 17 kills, 18 pts, 4 aces, 14 digs
Amanda Miller 24 assists, 3 kills, 4 pts, 1 ace, 2 blocks
Lindsay Gill 25 digs, 4 pts
Alex Heyn 3 kills, 4 blocks
Alexis Chism 3 kills, 6 pts, 1 ace, 2 blocks
Ryan Ackermann 10 kills, 4 blocks
Amy Christensen 4 kills,12 pts, 1 ace, 10 digs
Vanessa Paige 11 assists, 5 digs
AAA National District
No. 2 Hayfield def. No. 1 Yorktown, 25-20, 25-17, 25-22
Without National District player of the year Elyse Bush (ACL), the Patriots lacked the firepower to defend their district title against league newcomers Hayfield. With the straight set victory, the Hawks earned their first National District title and an all-important No. 1 seed for next week's Northern Region tournament while bumping Yorktown to a No. 2 seed.
AAA Patriot District
No. 1 South County def. No. 2 W.T. Woodson, 25-19, 25-15, 25-20
The Stallions were the lone top seed in the Northern Region not to struggle at least somewhat on their home floor in the tournament final. Instead they took care of business to lock up the top seed out of the Patriot for next week's Northern Region tournament.
AAA Cardinal District
No. 2 Osbourn Park def. No. 1 Forest Park, 25-21, 16-25, 25-14, 25-15
After falling in a one-game playoff to decide the top seed and the automatic region berth on Monday, the Yellow Jackets got a measure of revenge in Thursday's final, knocking off the Bruins in four sets to take the district tournament crown.
AAA Cedar Run District
No. 2 Heritage def. No. 1 Loudoun Valley, 25-19, 25-20,25-21
After losing twice to the Vikings in the regular season -- including a heartbreaking five-set defeat -- the Pride returned the favor in the tournament final, bouncing the Vikings on their home floor in straight sets.
For the Pride:
Bernett 17 kills, 4 blocks, 8 digs
Beckwith 24 digs, 6 points, 1 ace
Montanez 5 points, 2 aces
Le Maitre 6 kills, 4 points, 1 block
Thompson 6 kills, 3 blocks
Yokoyama 19 points, 2 aces, 26 assists
Young 5 kills, 2 blocks
AA Battlefield District
No. 1 Chancellor def. No. 2 Courtland, 25-20,25-12, 25-22
The Chargers continued their dominance over the district, locking up a top seed in the Region I tournament with the victory. They'll host the third seed out of the Bay Rivers District on Tuesday.
For the Chargers:
Adriana Ramos 14 kills, 11 assists
Seth Sullivan 9 kills, 14 assists
Allie Reynolds 7 kills, 5 assists
Breauna Miller 25 digs
AA Dulles District
No. 2 Broad Run def. No. 3 Briar Woods, 25-13, 25-20, 25-20
Here we go again as the Spartans' straight-set win over the Falcons sets up a fourth meeting with Loudoun County with the tournament title on the line. The good news for Broad Run is that this victory ensured Spartans a spot in the Region II tournament, so win or lose against the Raiders, their tremendous season will continue.
No. 1 Loudoun County def. No. 4 Freedom
The Raiders take their ninth straight to set up their third meeting with the Spartans in the last 10 days.
Leading the Raiders:
Juliane Hanna 9 kills, 7 digs, 3 aces, 5 points
Molly Baldwin 4 kills, 3 blocks
Jenna Strange 4 kills, 3 blocks
Danielle Cullen 3 kills
Rachel Arigo 3 kills, 1 ace
Robin Marsala 3 kills, 11 assists, 5 points, 4 digs
Colleen Bowlds 14 assists, 4 points, 2 aces, 2 digs
Gabby Serafin 11 digs, 4 points, 1 ace
Kathleen Horvath 16 points, 7 digs, 4 aces
Hannah Arnold 8 points, 6 digs, 2 aces
Erin Dancy 2 kills
Sammy Dormio 4 digs, 2 points, 2 assists
And here's your first look at the just-released AAA Northern Region tournament bracket:
First Round - 11/9 - 7 p.m.
No. 4 Oakton (CD) at No. 1 Hayfield (ND)
No. 3 West Springfield (PD) at No. 2 Langley (LD)
No. 3 Madison (LD) at No. 2 W.T. Woodson (PD)
No. 4 Edison (ND) at No. 1 Robinson (CD)
No. 4 Fairfax (LD) at No. 1 South County (PD)
No. 3 Washington-Lee (ND) at No. 2 Chantilly (CD)
No. 3 Herndon (CD) at No. 2 Yorktown (ND)
No. 4 Lake Braddock (PD) at No. 1 Stone Bridge (LD)
Quarterfinals - 11/10, 7 p.m.
Semifinals 11/12 - 6/8 p.m. (at Centreville)
Final 11/14 - 6 p.m. (at Centreville)
November 6, 2009; 12:30 AM ET
Categories: AA Dulles , AAA Cedar Run District , AAA Concorde District , AAA Liberty District , AAA National District , AAA Patriot District , Battlefield District , Northern Region , Northwest Region , Region I , Region II , Volleyball
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