Roseville rallied from two sets down to clinch its fifth straight volleyball state tournament appearance by beating Stillwater 23-25, 17-25, 25-19, 25-23, 15-8 in the Class 3A, Section 4 final Thursday night.
The Raiders jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the final set, forcing the Ponies to play catch-up. Stillwater made a serving error on match point.
Holy Angels 3, Hill-Murray 1: The Stars earned their first trip to the state tournament since 1995 with a 23-25, 25-14, 25-12, 25-22 victory over the Pioneers in Section 4.
Concordia Academy 3, DeLaSalle 0: The Beacons upset Section 5's top seed to earn their third straight trip to the state tournament and 12th overall with a 25-9, 25-19, 25-17 victory.
Heritage Christian 3, Nova Classical 0: The Eagles advance to the state tournament for the second straight season with a 25-23, 25-20, 25-18 victory over the Knights in Section 4.
Hayfield 3, Bethlehem Academy 1: The Vikings upset the Cardinals, the state's top-ranked team among small schools, in the west subsection semifinal of Section 1. The Vikings (24-5) will try to reach the state tournament for the first time in school history against Caledonia in the section final. Bethlehem Academy (21-8) had won the state title in three of the past five years.
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