Bethlehem Academy Volleyball Will Defend Subsection Title
The Faribault Bethlehem Academy Cardinals will defend their Section 1 Class 1A West Subsection championship Thursday night in Rochester against the Medford Tigers. The Cardinals swept Grand Meadow Saturday morning after Medford dispatched Goodhue in three sets to set up the showdown. It was not a breeze for the Cardinals with scores of 25-23, 25-23, 25-18. The Tigers appear to be locked in with scores of 25-20, 25-15, 25-4.
The Section 1 Class 1A East Subsection title match Thursday will be a #1 vs #2 seed with Mabel-Canton facing Spring Grove. The Cougars beat Caledonia in four sets. 25-14, 25-16, 25-27, 25-23 while the Lions roared to a five set win over Wabasha-Kellogg. 21-25, 25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 15-9.
The East Subsection title will be determined 6:00 p.m. Thursday while the West Subsection championship is 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Mayo Civic Center. Medford rolled over Bethlehem Academy in Medford during the regular season. The one advantage the Cardinals might have is being in the Subsection title match a number of times in recent years while this is uncharted territory in recent years for the Tigers.
Section 1 Class 2A West Subsection will be according to seed with Kasson-Mantorville and Stewartville playings at 7:30 p.m. and the East Subsection at 6:00 p.m. will be the Lake City Tigers and St. Charles Saints. They were the top two seeds in the east. Scores for Lake City were 25-17, 24-26, 25-22, 25-21. St. Charles won 25-23, 25-23, 14-25, 25-18.
The Komets swept Byron and Stewartville won in three sets over Zumbrota-Mazeppa. The last match of the regular season Kasson-Mantorville defeated Stewartville to win the Hiawatha Valley League and capture the top seed. It only took four sets for the Komets to win in Kasson. Scores for Kasson-Mantorville were 25-23, 25-11, 25-19. Scores for Stewartville were 25-19, 25-19, 25-13.
Section 1 Class 3A Semi-finals will be Halloween at the Mayo Civic Center. 6:00 p.m. top seed Lakeville North will face Rochester Century. The Panthers swept Winona 25-20, 25-14, 25-10 while the Century Panthers bested Farmington 25-9, 25-16, 25-21.
Northfield plays Lakeville South at 8:00 p.m. The Raiders beat Rochester John Marshall 25-10, 21-25, 25-12, 25-12 while the Cougars defeated Rochester Mayo 25-15, 25-17, 25-22.