The Eaton High School Volleyball team entered their final game of the regular season on Thursday, October 15 against Bellbrook knowing it was a game. How big? With a win Eaton (18-3 overall and 10-1 in SWBL play) would earn a share of the SWBL Southwestern Division Title with Bellbrook as the Golden Eagles entered the game 18-3 (11-0 in SWBL play). With an Eaton loss, Bellbrook would win the SWBL Southwestern Division outright.
SWBL Volleyball regulations state that the double round-robin records shall determine the League Champion, thus overall records are not a second tier tie-breaker.
In well contested match, Eaton defeated Bellbrook (26-24, 25-21 & 25-16) in front of a large crowd in the Eaton High School Gymnasium.
Second-year Eaton Head Coach Parker Field shared after the game, “The kids have been working so hard for two years to reach this goal. They have continuously gotten stronger mentally and focused on getting better everyday. They have bought into the concept that when you play for each other and not individually the ceiling is high for a team that has such physical talent.”
This is the 15th League Championship for the Eagles Volleyball Program and their first since 2003. The Eagles finished the regular season 19-3 overall (11-1 in SWBL play).