Despite an impressive 23-5 record, Blaine entered the Section 5AAA tournament as the No. 3 seed after losses to the top two seeds, Osseo and Champlin Park, in the regular season.
As we head into the final two weeks of volleyball’s regular season, plenty has yet to be determined, like conference titles and section seedings.
On the night Coon Rapids honored its 1978 state volleyball championship team, Elk River proved too tall of a task by winning a Northwest Suburban Conference game 3-1 Sept. 19. The Elks came out strong in the first set and built a 2-0 lead winning the first two sets 25-21 and 25-23, although the score was closer than the match felt.
For the second week in a row, Anoka-Ramsey Community College sophomore volleyball player Jordan Moenning (Elk River) was named Minnesota College Athletic Conference Southern Division’s All-Around Player of the Week.
Andover made its annual trek to the Molten Southwest Minnesota Challenge, going 2-3 to move its overall record to 2-6.
Heading into the 2006 season, Blaine volleyball coach Celeste Gorman had 10 seniors and the result was a third-place state trophy, her first since taking over the program a year earlier.
Spring Lake Park returns a few key players from last season, but what has impressed coach Sarah Herlofsky the most is the level of the team’s fitness.