New Hope claims OCSAA volleyball title

New Hope went the distance Saturday to take the Ohio Christian School Athletic Association title from defending champion Mars Hill Academy.

After dropping the first set 18-25, the Statesmen bounced back to tie the match with a 25-13 win in the second set. 

Mars Hill took a 2-1 advantage after the third set with another 25-18 score. 

In the fourth set it was New Hope coming out on top 25-18 to send the championship match to a decisive fifth set. 

The Statesmen nailed down the title beating Mars Hill 15-5.

This was the first OCSAA title for New Hope after finishing second in the 2018 and 2019 tournaments. 

New Hope Christian Academy beat Mars Hill Academy 18-25, 25-13, 18-25, 25-18, 15-5 to win the school’s first OCSAA title. (see more match photos)

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