Friday lunch – CSSS – November 4, 2022

The Missouri State High School Activities Association State Volleyball Championships kicked off Thursday at the Show-Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., with Lafayette, Incarnate Word and Westminster advancing to the state title game on Friday. .

Lafayette will return to the title match for the first time since 2019 as Westminster remained hopeful of winning the Class 4 title for the second consecutive year. The Red Knights will be looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Wildcats in the All-St. Louis Class 4 final.

It’s also the second week of the playoffs in football on both sides of the river, with the tournament cut in half after last week’s action.

Let’s pick up a busy week in today’s Friday fast break.

Lafayette needed four sets to advance to the Class 5 Championship match with a 3-1 victory over Liberty North in the semi-finals. The Lancers won the first two sets by scores of 25-11 and 25-17 before Liberty North took the third set 25-23. Both teams raced back and forth in the fourth set before Lafayette took control late to win the match 25-22. Maya Witherspoon led the Lancer offense with 21 kills while Caitlyn Little added 13 kills. Alyssa Nelson dished out 51 assists and Allison Risley had 18 digs to beat Lafayette. The Lancers are looking to win their seventh state title and first since 2016. Lafayette will face Kickapoo on Friday at 10 a.m. in the championship game.

In the other Class 5 semi-final, St. Dominic dropped a five-set thriller to Kickapoo 3-2 and played in the match for third place, where they fell to Liberty North 3-1 to finish the season with the fourth place trophy. Kickapoo won the first set 25-17 before the Crusaders won the next two sets 25-22 and 25-17. The Lady Chiefs fought back to win the fourth set 25-23 and took an early advantage in the final set and held on for a decisive 15-10 victory. Mikayla Robertson led St. Dominic’s offense with 17 kills while Mark Kate Mulvaney racked up a double-double with 39 assists and 19 digs. Mandy Lawson had a Crusaders record 28 digs in the game.

Incarnate Word took control of their Class 4 semi-final as soon as the Red Knights won the first set 25-17. IWA then won the second set 25-18 and won the match with a 25-12 victory in the third set to advance to the title match for the first time since 2005. Tara Greenberry led the way for the Reds Knights with 14 wins while Sammi Bergjans had 31 assists and Abby Fruend had 15 digs.

Westminster clicked their ticket to the state title game for the second straight year by beating Platte County 3-1 in the second Class 4 semi-final to set up the All-St. Louis’ championship game scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. The Wildcats lost the first set 25-19, then rallied to win the last three sets 25-22, 25-20 and 25-14. Emma Fairchild paced the Wildcats with 16 kills while Alexis Frazier dished out 28 assists. Avery Stanfill led a trio of
Westminster players who had double-digit digs with 26 as the Wildcats look to win their third state volleyball title.

The District Semifinals are taking place in Missouri while second-round action in Illinois heats up on the football field this weekend as all of the top-ranked District teams take to the field in the hope of qualifying for the final next week.

Below is a full list of local games scheduled for this weekend. All games are scheduled for Friday evening, unless otherwise specified.

Class 6:
District 1
No. 4 Kirkwood at No. 1 CBC – 6 p.m.
No.3 Seckman at No.2 Marquette – 7 p.m.

District 2
No. 5 From Smet to No.1 Troy – 7:00 p.m.
No. 6 Hazelwood Central at Rock Bridge – 7 p.m.

Class 5:
District 1
No. 4 Poplar Bluff at No. 1 Jackson – 7 p.m.
No. 3 Cape Central at No. 2 Oakville – 7 p.m.

District 2
No. 5 Parkway West at No. 1 Eureka – 7 p.m.
N°3 Lafayette at N°2 MICDS – Saturday – 1pm

District 3
No. 4 Howell North at No. 1 Howell – 7 p.m.
No. 3 Fort Zumwalt North to No. 2 Fort Zumwalt West – 7 p.m.

District 4
No. 4 Timberland at No. 1 Holt – 7 p.m.
Battle #6 at #2 Helias – 7:00 p.m.

Class 4:
District 1
No. 4 Farmington at No. 1 Hillsboro – 7 p.m.
No. 3 Festus at No. 2 North County – 7 p.m.

District 2
Walkway #4 at #1 St. Mary’s – 7:00 p.m.
Union n°3 at summit n°2 – 7 p.m.

District 3
No. 5 Clayton at No. 1 Parkway Central – 7 p.m.
No. 3 Parkway North at No. 2 Vashon – 7 p.m.

District 4
No. 4 McCluer at No. 1 Hazelwood East – Saturday – 1 p.m.
No. 3 Fort Zumwalt East at No. 2 St. Dominic – 7 p.m.

Class 3:
District 1
No. 4 Kennett at No. 1 Valle Catholic – 7 p.m.
No. 3 Ste. Genevieve at No. 2 Park Hills Central – 7 p.m.

District 2
No. 5 Roosevelt at No. 1 Cardinal Ritter – 7 p.m.
Herculaneum #3 at University Town #2 – Saturday – 1 pm

District 3
No. 5 Wright City at No. 1 St. Charles West – 7 p.m.
No. 3 Lutheran North at No. 2 Lutheran St. Charles – 7 p.m.

District 4
No. 5 St. James at No. 1 St. Clair – 7 p.m.
No. 3 Owensville at No. 2 Sullivan – 7 p.m.

Class 2
District 1
No. 5 John Burroughs at No. 1 New Madrid Central – 7 p.m.
Priory No. 3 to No. 2 Elevator for Life – Saturday – 1 p.m.

District 2
No. 5 North Calloway at No. 1 Blair Oaks – 7 p.m.
No. 3 Borgia to No. 2 Hermann – 7 p.m.

Class 1
District 2
No. 4 St. Pie X (Festus) at No. 1 Duchesne – 7 p.m.
No. 6 Louisiana at No. 2 Brentwood – 7 p.m.

Illinois Second Round Playoff Schedule:

Class 2A:
No. 6 Red Bud at No. 14 Althoff Catholic – Saturday – 1pm

Class 3A:
No. 1 Fairbury at No. 9 Roxana – Saturday – 2 p.m.

Class 4A:
No. 5 Breese Central at No. 4 Rochester – Saturday – 4:30 p.m.
No. 2 Sacré-Coeur-Griffon at No. 10 Waterloo – Saturday – 5 p.m.

Class 5A:
No. 7 Mascoutah at No. 2 Highland – Saturday – 2 p.m.

Class 6A:
No. 6 East St. Louis to No. 3 Normal West – Saturday – 1 p.m.

Class 7A:
No. 8 Collinsville at No. 24 Chicago Brother Rice – Saturday – 6 p.m.

Class 8A:
No. 6 Loyola Academy at No. 22 Edwardsville – Saturday – 1 p.m.

Jim Powers

Jim Powers has been covering prep sports in the St. Louis area for over 15 years and has been on Missouri State High School Activities Association championship broadcasts for 11 years. Powers is also part of the Fox 2 Verlo mattress prep area on Friday nights at 10:10 a.m. during football and basketball seasons. If you have a preparatory sports history, please contact Jim at [email protected] Follow Jim on @hssportscaravan

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