Owatonna, NRHEG Volleyball Prep for Playoff Matches Thursday
Huskies volleyball goes to Rochester Mayo on Thursday night at 7PM for a 1AAA semifinal. The Panthers face Kenyon-Wanamingo at MSU-Mankato at 6PM in a subsection final.
Owatonna (18-11) is the sixth seed in the section. They upset Farmington on Friday night to reach the semifinals. Big Nine champ Mayo (25-2) beat Owatonna 3-1 earlier this season on a night that Owatonna was not at full strength. Thursday's match is at Mayo High School. Radio coverage will be on AM 1390 KRFO and with the RadioPup app.
Lakeville South (24-5) is the top seed and No. 3-ranked team in the state. They host Winona (19-9) Thursday in the other 1AAA semifinal. The winners meet Saturday at 3PM at Mayo Civic Center Arena in Rochester.
NRHEG (14-12) is the second seed in the South Subsection of 2AA and plays top seed Kenyon-Wanamingo (30-4) Thursday at Minnesota State University, Mankato at 6PM with coverage on Kat Kountry 105FM. The No. 9-ranked Knights topped the Panthers 3-1 early in the season. The North Subsection final features top-seed and top-ranked Belle Plaine and No. 6-rated Jordan. The winners square off at MSU-Mankato Saturday at 7:45PM.
Defending Class A state champion Faribault Bethlehem Academy (21-7) plays Hayfield (18-10) Thursday at 6PM at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester with play-by-play on Power 96 radio. The other 1A subsection final pits Mabel-Canton against Caledonia. The winners battle for the section title Saturday at 1PM at Mayo Civic.
Subsection finals in 1AA are Stewartville versus Kasson-Mantorville and Red Wing against Plainview-Elgin-Millville on Thursday. The finals are Saturday at 11AM at Mayo Civic.
The finals in the 2A subsections are Waterville-Elysian-Morristown against St. Clair on Thursday at 6PM at Mankato East High School on KDHL AM 920 and Mayer-Lutheran against BOLD. The finals are Saturday at 6PM at MSU-Mankato.