Minneota coach Hayley Fruin leads the two-time defending Class 1A state champion Vikings against another small-school state power in Kasson-Mantorville on Saturday. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
We task our reporters with identifying several intriguing games throughout the state to assemble our Top Games of the Week. The matchups are presented in no particular order, and when there are additional games we want to highlight, we’ll include them with brief notes.
Southwest Christian vs. Belle Plaine, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29. No. 6-2A Southwest Christian (4-1, 4-1) takes on No. 7-2A Belle Plaine (4-1, 4-1), a Class 2A state tournament semifinalist a year ago, which is led by senior Lauren Johnson.
Medford vs. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29. These southern Minnesota rivals were Class 1A state semifinal opponents a year ago, when Waterville-Elysian-Morristown swept Medford in straight sets. Both teams seem to be on a similar trajectory again this year (although there will most likely be no Minnesota State High School League-sanctioned tournament), with No. 9-1A Medford (3-1, 2-1) and No. 2-1A Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (4-0, 3-0) off to sizzling starts.
The MN Volleyball Hub poll is only for entertainment purposes.