In a battle for second place in the Minnesota Christian Athletic Association, visiting Southwest Christian got the better of New Life Academy. Southwest Christian – ranked tenth this week in the Class AA coaches association poll -- scored a 25-23, 25-7, 20-25 and 25-17 win Thursday to grab the undisputed second place position in the MCAA. New Life Academy dropped to 11-15 overall and to 5-2 in the conference.
Woodbury’s Delaney Schurhamer was so close to winning at first singles Thursday she could almost taste it. It was right there. Up a set and leading 4-1 in the second, all Schurhamer needed was two wins. Eagan ace Samantha Nichols was on the ropes. At one point early in the second set Nichols grew so frustrated that she briefly walked off the court.
East Ridge’s Raptors have been on a roll of late -- winning seven of 10 matches -- including a victory over No. 9 Lakeville North last week. Still – playing...
Second-seeded Woodbury blew past third-seeded Rosemount in girls tennis Tuesday to advance to the finals of the Class 2A, Section 3 team tournament and a date with top-seeded and third-ranked Eagan. The Royals aced Rosemount in the Lakeville Lifetime Fitness courts, winning 7-0.
Park headed into its home invitational tournament Saturday with a modest 2-9 record. The Wolfpack left with five straight wins and a tournament championship, beating Woodbury 25-16, 25-15 in the finals.
Host East Ridge won all the doubles but lost all the singles in a 4-3 loss to Visitation on Friday in the Section 3AA team tournament. It was a season-ending loss for the East Ridge team. It was also a reversal of an earlier dual meet against Visitation, which the Raptors won 4-3 back on Aug. 30.
New Life Academy swept the singles in a final regular season match to defeated host Park 5-2 in girls tennis Wednesday. Senior Jessica Gross led the way for the Eagles with a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles.
The East Ridge Raptors have been tracking big game all season long. Wednesday night they bagged a trophy kill. The Raptors knocked off ninth-ranked Lakeville North in a non-conference volleyball contest and did it in impressive fashion, winning 23-25, 25-22, 25-13 and 25-22.
One can forgive New Life Academy's Eagles if they were overlooking Legacy Christian Academy coming into Tuesday’s contest. The Lions had won just 5 of 20 matches entering Monday's contest against the Eagles. But Legacy Christian gave the favored Eagles everything they could handle before eventually falling in five, 25-20, 20-25, 20-25, 25-22 and 15-13.
Ninth-ranked Mounds View had too much firepower for Woodbury in a Suburban East Conference girls tennis match Thursday. Led by eighth-ranked Alexandra Kopiecki at No. 1 singles, the Mustangs scored a 5-2 win over the host Royals in a battle for the SEC crown. The Mustangs finished the conference dual season undefeated. The Royals have one loss with one match left to play.