News-Herald volleyball Top of the Crop for Aug. 30



1: (2) Lake Catholic (6-0)

2: (1) Gilmour (4-1)

3: (4) Chardon (3-1)

4: (7) Mentor (5-2)

5: (6) Riverside (3-0)

6: (5) Kenston (3-2)

7: (3) NDCL (1-4)

8: (NR) North (4-0)

9: (NR) South (5-1)

10: (NR) Kirtland (3-0)

Dropped out: Berkshire (2-2), Hawken (0-1), Perry (1-2)

Watch List: Beaumont (4-1), Berkshire, Hawken, Cornerstone (4-1)

Crop comments: Lake Catholic jumped Gilmour after its sweep of the Columbus Invitational Tournament, in which it didn't drop a set. The Cougars have only dropped one set this season. ... The Lancers were runners-up in the Columbus Invitational Tournament and defeated Magnificat in five sets for a strong start. ... Chardon jumps to No. 3 after starting its conference schedule with a four-set win over Mayfield. The Hilltoppers' next two games will be big tests as they face the two teams above them. ... The biggest mover is Mentor, as the Cardinals started with wins over the likes of NDCL and Kenston. After two losses in a quad, they got back on track to start GCC play. ... Riverside has started strongly as well. The Beavers look to continue that momentum in conference play and against Geneva and Twinsburg. ...Kenston has defeated NDCL and Hathaway Brown but also lost to Mentor and Lake Catholic. They open WRC play against South. ... It's been a rough start for NDCL, with its lone win over Coventry. The Lions look to get back on track when they welcome unbeaten Jefferson before a tournament at Wooster. ... North has dropped a pair of sets all the season. The Rangers look to continue that momentum against on Perry and Geneva. ... South has followed the path of its rival, as the Rebels have also dropped just two sets. The lone stumble came against Brecksville. ... The Hornets have dropped just one set so far. They have games against Riverside and Mayfield due up.