The Minnesota high school girl’s volleyball state tournament has commenced, crowing champions.
The state tournament took place from November 10-12 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Mayer Lutheran took the class A crown over Caledonia 3-1 (20-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-20).
Mayer Lutheran dropped the first set, but that loss woke them up as they took the next three sets to win the state title. Setter Madison Huckly posted a triple-double in the match, with 15 kills on a .333 hitting percentage, 24 assists and 14 digs. Teammate Olivia Tjernagel added 13 kills, while Mya Chmielewski picked up 18 digs.
For Caledonia, Madison Heaney and Mariah Schroeder each recorded double-doubles in the loss. Heaney put down 17 kills and 15 digs, while Schroeder added 12 kills and 16 digs. Three other players picked up double-digit digs. Isabel Allen picked up 13 digs, Sam Schroeder and Katelyn Stemper each added 10 digs.
Maple Lake took the state title over Concordia Academy 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-19).
Linsey Rachel recorded a double-double for Maple Lake with 21 kills on a .486 hitting percentage and 10 digs, while Mollie Scheiber and Morgan Scheiber each picked up 13 digs.
For Concordia Academy Erin Fallert led the offense with nine kills, while Rachel Terhaar picked up 13 digs and Kira Fallert added 12 kills.
Eagan fought their way to victory over Champlin for the Class AAA title 3-1 (25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 25-21).
The champions had two players record triple-doubles in the title match. Brie Orr put down 18 kills, dished out 19 assists and 10 digs, while Kennedi Orr added 12 kills, 18 assists and 12 digs. Recording a double-double was McKenna Melville with 11 kills and 23 digs, while Taylor Olstad picked up 36 digs and Anne Wong added another 16.
Three players for Champlin recorded double-doubles. Sydney Hilley put down 27 kills and 18 digs, Emma Schmidt added 13 kills and 25 digs, while setter Izzy Ashburn dished out 46 assists and 11 digs. Two other player picked up double-digit digs, Bryanna Goar with 20 and Kaitlyn Weimerskirch with 18.