North rolls into volleyball semis

The North High School volleyball team found itself in a familiar position last week. Following a victory over Mahtomedi in their first post-season match, the Polars moved on to the semifinals.

North needed four games to dispatch Mahtomedi after sweeping the Zephyrs in their only regular-season meeting. The Polars won game one, dropped game two and then closed out the match by taking games three and four. The set scores were 25-17, 22-25, 25-19, 25-17.

This is the sixth consecutive season that North has advanced at least as far as the section semifinals. The Polars are in search of their first-ever trip to the state tournament.

North came the closest to breaking through when it advanced to three-straight section finals from 2012 to 2014, but the Polars couldn’t solve Roseville. 

The semifinals this year were played on Halloween evening, past the deadline for this edition of the Review. The Section 4AAA final is Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Washington High School.

 

Tartan

The Titans drew the ninth-seed in Section 4AAA and ventured to eighth-seeded Mounds View for a first-round contest. Tartan split the first two sets with the Mustangs but couldn’t come up with another win and fell in four games 25-19, 24-26, 25-23, 25-17.

Mounds View went on to lose to top-seeded Roseville in the quarterfinals.

 

Brian Meyers can be reached at bmeyers@lillienews.com or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.

 

Section 4AAA volleyball playoffs

First round

Match 1 — Mounds View def. Tartan 25-19, 24-26, 25-23, 25-17

Match 2 — Centennial def. White Bear Lake 25-18, 28-26, 25-18

Match 3 — Mahtomedi def. Irondale 20-25, 25-14, 25-19, 18-25, 16-14

Match 4 — Totino-Grace def. Woodbury 25-20, 25-12, 25-8

 

Quarterfinals

Match 5 — Roseville def. Mounds View 25-20, 25-16, 25-12

Match 6 — Centennial def. Spring Lake Park 25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 25-9

Match 7 — Stillwater def. Totino-Grace 25-17, 25-18, 26-28, 27-25

Match 8 — North def. Mahtomedi 25-17, 22-25, 25-19, 25-17

 

Semifinals

Match 9 — Stillwater vs. North

Match 10 — Centennial vs. Roseville

 

Championship match, Nov. 3 at St. Paul Washington High School

Match 11 — Match 9 winner vs. Match 10 winner

 

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