Blaine volleyball came back from down 0-2 to win the Class AAA state third place trophy 3-2 against Shakopee at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Nov. 10.
Winning a game at state was a reasonable goal for Blaine this year. The No. 2 seeded Bengals came into state riding a 20-match winning streak and pushed it to 21 games after a 3-0 win in the state quarterfinals over Bemidji.
ka returned to the courts at Xcel Energy Center for the consolation bracket semifinal game.
Top-ranked Lakeville North showed why it deserves the recognition as one of the state’s top programs after handing unranked and unseeded Anoka a 3-0 loss in the Class AAA state volleyball quarterfinals Thursday morning at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.