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SAVHS volleyball falls to top seed
The St. Anthony Village High School volleyball team saw its season come to an end in the Section 5AA playoffs on Oct. 29. The Huskies dropped a four-set decision 30-28, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16 to Maple Lake.
St. Anthony, the South No. 4 seed, was in the match with the South No. 1 seed Irish most of the way.
The Huskies twice served for the set in game one but couldn’t close it out. They rebounded to take game No. 2. In game three, St. Anthony led by five at two different points but eventually fell behind by six. Although able to rally to within two points, St. Anthony was unable to capture the crucial game three and went on to lose the match in four.
Aiyana Ledwein led St. Anthony with 26 digs and Anna Stucki had a team-high 11 kills and added 12 digs. Kelly Lawson chipped with nine kills, 12 digs and a block while Breanna Bergquist added seven kills and three blocks.
The Huskies finished the season with a record of 12-13.
Maple Lake went on to defeat North No. 1 seed Park Center in the section final to clinch a spot in this week’s state tournament.
Brian Meyers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Section 5AA volleyball playoffs
Match 1 - Maple Lake def. Blake 25-11, 25-8, 25-10
Match 2 - St. Anthony Village def. Mound Westonka 25-16, 25-14, 12-25, 25-12
Match 3 - Rockford def. Providence Academy 25-23, 25-22, 25-19
Match 4 - DeLaSalle def. Breck 25-11, 25-20, 26-28, 25-21
Match 5 - Park Center def. Minneapolis Henry 25-10, 25-11, 25-4
Match 6 - Rush City def. Milaca 26-24, 25-23, 13-25, 26-24
Match 7 - Fridley def. Brooklyn Center 25-12, 23-25, 25-20, 25-13
Match 8 - Zimmerman def. Spectrum def. 25-11, 25-16, 25-15