By: Adam Niemeyer (FOX19 Sports)
CENTERVILLE— Elder has advanced to their fourth consecutive state title match in boys volleyball, defeating Hilliard Darby in four games 25-20, 20-25, 25-20 and 25-17.
The Elder Panthers won the state title in 2008, but lost to Moeller in 2007 and in 2009.
Moeller beat Mt. Vernon in three games 25-18, 25-23 and 27-25 to move on to their second straight state title match.
The defending state champion Crusaders will move on to their sixth state title match in seven years. Moeller won the title in 2004, 2005, 2007 and last year. They lost to St. Xavier in 2003 and 2006.
The Crusaders and Panthers have met twice this season in league play, with Moeller winning both matches. Moeller was the 2010 GCL-South champions and Elder was the GCL runner up.
We will have highlights and post-match reactions on FOX19 after the NASCAR race this evening.