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North Branch Upsets Top-Seeded Kasson-Mantorville at State

November 09, 2018 10:40 PM

(ABC 6 News) – A phenomenal season for the Kasson-Mantorville KoMets will not end the way they were hoping in St. Paul on the volleyball courts this weekend.

In the Class AA state tournament, the fourth-seeded North Branch Vikings upset the top-seeded KoMets, winners of 28 consecutive matches entering Friday, in the state semifinals in five games (20-25, 25-20, 25-11, 17-25, 15-13).

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Kasson-Mantorville, who reached the state tournament for a third consecutive season this year, has never won a state volleyball title. The last time they played for a state championship was in 2002.

"It should hurt, right?" KoMets head coach Adam VanOort said while holding back tears. "Sports simulate life. But we're built for this, we prepared hard. Tomorrow is a new day. Maybe (my team) will help me through it."

The KoMets will play either Concordia Academy/Roseville or Marshall for third place on Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center at 1:00 p.m.

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