St. Xavier volleyball wins over Walnut Hills in battle of top 10 teams

St. Xavier, the program with almost as many state championships as Walnut Hills has years played, beat the Eagles in four sets while providing a glimpse into potential tournament meetings and showing off the power Cincinnati boys volleyball has in 2021.

The Bombers, ranked No. 3 in Division I, held off the storming No. 6 Eagles 25-15, 25-20, 23-25, 25-23.

St. Xavier jumped to a quick 5-0 lead in set one and kept Walnut Hills behind easily, while in set two, the teams kept together and were tied as late as 10-10 while the Eagles cut the late Bomber lead to as close as 21-19.

St. Xavier player Nicholas Feldkamp (10) tries to get the ball past Walnut  Hills player  Samir Weldon during their volleyball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2021.

In set three, neither team led by more than four points. In a fury of attacks by St. Xavier, hitting errors gave Walnut Hills a 10-7 lead over the Bombers.

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