Roseville vs.

Concordia Academy

6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12


Concordia Academy typically doesn't schedule matches against Roseville, but that doesn’t mean they aren't familiar foes.

Both schools are in Roseville, so some players have been Junior Olympic teammates. Additionally, these programs have met in three of the past four seasons in the Blaine tournament, with Concordia Academy defeating Roseville in 2015 and 2017.

The No. 4-2A Beacons, who won the championship at the Aerie Challenge tournament in Apple Valley last weekend, have plenty for Roseville to worry about.

Concordia Academy (6-0, 1-0) returns two 2018 all-state players in outside hitter Kira Fallert (45 kills, 18 service aces) and setter Brooke Weichbrodt (56 set assists, 17 service aces). Sydney Pelzer (17 digs, 13 kills) and Maia Adams (13 kills), newcomers to the rotation, are expected to continue making an impact.

Roseville graduated four seniors from a team that won 20 games and reached the Class 3A, Section 4 semifinals last year, but still have senior setter Sophia Kopp, sophomore defensive specialist Sophia Gondek and junior defensive specialist Lydia Kauth.