Roseville volleyball headed back to state

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The Roseville Area High School volleyball team is headed back to the state tournament. The Raiders wrapped up their second consecutive Section 4AAA championship with a three-set victory over North St. Paul on Thursday night at Washington Technology Magnet School in St. Paul.

Roseville, the No. 2 seed in the section, took down the top-seeded Polars 26-24, 25-21, 25-23.

All three sets were nail-biters as the largest lead held by either team was five points. The Raiders trailed 9-4 in game one before rallying, never trailed in game two with its largest lead coming at 15-10 and held a four-point lead at 21-17 in game three.

The victory gives Roseville its fourth trip to the state tournament, which runs Nov. 7-9 at Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. The seeds and schedule for the tournament will be determined on Sunday.

Section 4AAA volleyball playoffs

First round

Match 1 – Mahtomedi def. Woodbury 20-25, 25-20, 25-12, 25-12

Match 2 – East Ridge def. Minneapolis South 25-8, 25-3, 25-8

Match 3 – Henry Sibley def. South St. Paul 25-22, 25-21, 25-23

Match 4 – Tartan def. White Bear Lake 25-19, 25-17, 25-22

 

Quarterfinals

Match 5 – North St. Paul def. Mahtomedi 25-10, 25-14, 25-17

Match 6 – Stillwater def. East Ridge 25-18, 25-22, 22-25, 26-24

Match 7 – Roseville def. Henry Sibley 25-18, 25-11, 25-11

Match 8 – Cretin-Derham Hall def. Tartan 25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 26-28, 15-13

 

Semifinals

Match 9 – Roseville def. Cretin-Derham Hall 13-25, 25-14, 25-23, 25-17

Match 10 – North St. Paul def. Stillwater 25-19, 30-28, 25-13

 

Championship

Match 11 – Roseville def. North St. Paul 26-24, 25-21, 25-23

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