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Volleyball: Raptors split pair of matches

Freshman hitter Lauren Galvin of the Raptors shoots from the corner past Prior Lake in game four of East Ridge's first match of the season on Friday, Aug. 25 against Prior Lake. Photo by John Molene

The East Ridge girls' volleyball team split a pair of matches over the past week.

East Ridge battled with state-ranked Lakeville North over five sets before falling to the Panthers 15-11 in the fifth on Thursday, Aug. 31, at Lakeville North.

East Ridge won the first set 25-23 and the fifth set 25-20 to push the match to five sets.

Kate Reimann led the Raptors with 17 kills, and Grace Whitman also had 12 kills. Stephanie Barber had 37 assists to help the East Ridge offense.

East Ridge also won a four-set match at home against Eastview on Aug. 29.

East Ridge was scheduled to face Edina on Tuesday, Sept. 5, before playing state-ranked Eagan at ERHS on Thursday, Sept. 7.

New Life Academy

New Life Academy won a three set match against Hastings on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and lost a four-set match to St. Croix Lutheran on Thursday, Aug. 31.

The Eagles swept the Raiders 25-19, 25-22 and 25-15 in the first match of the season. St. Croix Lutheran won in four sets 25-18, 25-23, 12-25 and 27-25.

The Eagles are scheduled to play St. Croix Prep at home on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.

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