The Dublin High School Varsity Girls Volleyball team is looking to go on another postseason run after earning the 6th seed in the North Coast Section (NCS) Division I Championships.
The Gaels finished the regular season 13-6 overall and in the top half of the standings in the highly competitive East Bay Athletic League (EBAL). In fact, the league was so competitive this season that the top 4 seeds in the Division I tournament all went to EBAL schools. Playing against such tough competition should prepare the Gaels well for NCS.
Dublin’s 1st Round opponent will be 11th seeded Vintage High School of Napa, and the Gaels will be hosting them TONIGHT (Tuesday, October 25th) at 7:00 p.m. in the Sports Complex. DHS Sports Passes, EBAL passes, and ASB stickers will not be accepted as it is an NCS event. Tickets are available on our GoFan page and can be purchased here.
The only common opponent between the Gaels and Crushers this season was Castro Valley, a team that Dublin defeated and Vintage lost to in August. If Dublin prevails against Vintage on Tuesday, the Gaels will likely travel to face #3 seed Amador Valley. The Dons defeated the Gaels in their two EBAL contests during the regular season and also eliminated Dublin from the NCS Semifinals in 5 close sets in 2021. Dublin will need at least two victories in the NCS playoffs to earn a return trip to the CIF State Tournament.
Dublin finished the season on a winning note after going on the road to defeat Dougherty Valley 3-1 to eliminate the Wildcats from qualifying for NCS. The JV and Freshman teams also won their final match to cap outstanding seasons in which both squads finished 11-2 in EBAL action.
In other highlights over the past week, Dublin suffered some heart-breaking close losses in several sports. Dublin’s football team forced overtime on the road against defending EBAL Valley Division champs Foothill before losing 28-22. The Girls tennis team lost two matches by a 5-4 margin, and the Girls Water Polo team battled played its closes game of the season at Granada before falling to their Varsity team 6-3.