(Ste. Genevieve) Ste. Genevieve won the MAAA volleyball tournament this evening defeating Valle Catholic (25-23) (25-20) . Chad Speakar and Jacob Vinson had coverage all afternoon from Ste. Genevieve on the MyMoInfo SportStream. The championship game proved exciting with the Dragons taking a close first set.
Set two showed similar excitement but the Dragons were able to capture the MAAA Conference Championship with superb defense.
Marysa Flieg was named the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game. After the game, Dragon head coach Carla Basler had high praise for her senior middle blocker.
Flieg joined the Home Pools Spas Post Game Show and said her team has a focused mindset.
Ste. Gen, ranked 7th in class four, notched its second win of the season over Valle and will go into district play at 19-5. Valle is the top ranked team in class two and will go into the postseason at 25-5-2.
The Ste. Genevieve Dragons and the North County Raiders kicked off the “gold” bracket tournament with the Dragons winning two sets to none. The Dragons made it look easy in the first.
Ste. Gen won set two 25-17 to advance to the championship game.
The Valle Catholic Warriors defeated the Central Rebels in semi final number two 2 sets to none. The Rebels were on a long winning streak but Valle put an end to that.
Valle advanced to play Ste. Genevieve in the championship. Central and North County were set up to play for third place.
THIRD PLACE GAME
After losing their semi final matches North County and Central faced off for third place in the MAAA conference tournament. Central came out on top with a sweep 2 sets none.
After the game, Central head coach Tracie Casey said she would rather lose now than next week.
Central (22-5-3) and ranked 5th in class four takes third place and 13-13-2 North County places fourth in the conference. District tournaments start next week.
Post Game Interview with Head Coach Carla Basler and Marysa Flieg:
Semifinal 1 Audio:
Semifinal 2 Audio:
3rd Place Audio: