Wayzata took on a murderers' row of opponents last weekend to win the Eagle Invitational championship.
The Trojans (16-0, 2-0), who are ranked No. 1 in the Class 3A coaches' poll released Sept. 19, beat No. 6-4A Chaska, No. 4-4A Eagan and No. 7-4A Eden Prairie to win the Apple Valley tournament and stretch their winning streak to 36 games, dating back to 2019.
There's no immediate rest for Wayzata, which on Tuesday faces No. 5-4A Minnetonka (13-3, 0-0) — the last team to defeat the Trojans.
Minnetonka beat Wayzata 2-0 in the final of the STMA Fall Classic on Oct. 12, 2019. Three days later, the teams played again and the Trojans won in four sets, kicking off a seven-match, season-ending winning streak that culminated in the 2019 Class 3A state championship game.
Wayzata won its first 35 sets this season before needing three sets (in best-of-three games) to dispatch Eagan and Eden Prairie in the Eagle Invitational. Libero Ella Voegele, setter Stella Swenson and hitters Sierra Moore and Katy Riviere anchor one of the state's best lineups.
The 2021 version of the Skippers might be equally equipped to pull off an upset. Senior outside Abby Stanwood (219 kills, 179 digs and 24 service aces) and setter Anna Lockhart (469 assists) lead a talented squad that will be trying to bounce back from an upset of its own, a 3-2 loss to Prior Lake on Sept. 20.