Raiders, Beacons volleyball gear up for section runs

The final week of the regular season has arrived for high school volleyball in Minnesota. The teams from the two high schools in Roseville are both ranked and are expected to make deep runs in the post-season.


The Raiders have two matches left on their regular-season schedule and need one victory to claim a share of the Suburban East Conference championship. Roseville began the week with a one-game lead in the loss column over Stillwater and East Ridge so one win this week means the worse it can finish is tied for first.

Two wins this week give Roseville (18-6) the conference title outright.

The Raiders play host to Stillwater on Tuesday and White Bear Lake on Thursday.

Last week, Roseville played five matches with one of them being a three-set victory over Mounds View. Over the weekend, the Raiders traveled to Moorhead for a tournament in which they finished second.

Roseville beat East Grand Forks, Nevis and Osseo to reach the championship final. Awaiting the Raiders in the final was 10th-ranked Moorhead, which took home the tournament title with a two-set victory.

Once the regular season comes to an end, the coaches from Section 4AAA will seed the teams and they'll begin the post-season on Oct. 27.

Concordia Academy

While most teams are wrapping up the regular season this week, the Beacons did so last week. The lone match on their schedule was a trip to St. Croix Lutheran and that turned out well for Concordia Academy.

The Beacons (22-6) topped the Crusaders three sets to one and all but wrapped up the top seed in the upcoming Section 5AA playoffs. Concordia Academy has the most wins and fewest losses of any of the teams in 5AA.

Concordia also clinched the Tri-Metro Conference championship with the win over St. Croix Lutheran.

The Section 5AA playoffs begin Oct. 27.

Brian Meyers can be reached at or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.

Suburban East Conference volleyball standings (Through Oct. 18)
  Sub. Overall
Roseville 6-0 18-6
Stillwater 6-1 15-6
East Ridge 5-1 21-4
Cretin-Derham Hall 4-2 15-6
Forest Lake 3-3 13-11
Mounds View 2-4 9-15
Woodbury 2-5 9-15
Park-Cottage Grove 0-6 8-10
White Bear Lake 0-6 6-15


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