Medford, NRHEG Volleyball Advance in Playoffs; Blooming Prairie, Triton Eliminated
Medford swept past Grand Meadow in the subsection volleyball playoffs Thursday night. NRHEG dropped the first set to Waseca, but won the next three.
No. 3 seed Medford meets No. 2 Hayfield on Saturday at 2:30PM at the Mayo Civic Center. The other semifinal in 1A West Subsection play is top-rated Faribault BA against Lyle / Pacelli at 1PM on Power 96 Radio.
NRHEG, the No. 2 seed in the South Subsection of 2AA, plays Monday against No. 3 seed St. Peter at Mankato East High School about 7:30PM. The other semifinal is top seed Kenyon-Wanamingo and Tri-City United at 6PM on Power 96 Radio.
Blooming Prairie and Triton lost Thursday and were eliminated from the playoffs. The Awesome Blossoms lost 3-0 to Hayfield. BP ends their season at 9-16 for first-year head coach Ranell Kittleson. Seniors include Abby Wayne, Lauren Larkoski, Alyssa Krohnberg, Katelynn Grunklee and Hannah Ahrens.
Triton fell to top seed and No. 3-ranked Stewartville. Cobra seniors are Kayla Dostal, Haley Yankowiak, Ella Blaisdell, Vanessa Head, Claudia Hodgman, Brianna Stebbins, Candi Utech and Morgan Mealy. The coach is Rebecca Goossens.
Volleyball scoreboard, Thursday, October 29
Section 1A, West Subsection
Medford 3, Grand Meadow 0
Hayfield 3, Blooming Prairie 1
Lyle / Pacelli 3, Goodhue 2
Faribault Bethlehem Academy 3, Southland 0
Section 1AA, West Subsection
Stewartville 3, Triton 0
Byron 3, Rochester Lourdes 0
Kasson-Mantorville 3, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 0
Cannon Falls 3, Pine Island 0
Section 2AA, South Subsection
NRHEG 3, Waseca 1
St. Peter 3, Blue Earth Area 2
Tri-City United 3, Fairmont 1
Kenyon-Wanamingo 3, Maple River 0