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Park volleyball: Wolfpack falls to Hastings in season finale, nets 10th seed in section

The Park volleyball team lost its regular-season finale 3-0 to Suburban East Conference foe Hastings on the road on Oct. 15. Hastings (8-16; 3-6 SEC) topped the Wolfpack 25-23, 25-9, 25-13 in the three-set match. Individual statistics were not made available.

Park, which finished 10-11 overall, improved its record this season for the third year in a row. The Wolfpack went from 2-20 overall in 2011 and 6-18 in 2012. Park, however, was unable to win a Suburban East Conference match for the fifth straight year, going 0-9. The Wolfpack will carry a 45-game losing streak in the SEC into next season. Park’s last conference win was on Oct. 14, 2008, when the Wolfpack beat Mounds View 3-0.

Park was dealt the 10th seed in the 12-team Section 3AAA playoff tournament. The Wolfpack takes on seventh-seed Bloomington Kennedy (6-19) on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Bloomington. The winner earns a date with Eagan in Eagan on Thursday. The Wildcats (24-2) are the No. 2 seed, but the top rated team in the state in the most recent QRF poll and second in the latest coaches poll. Lakeville North (24-4) earned the No. 1 seed and is ranked eighth in the QRF and third by the coaches.

–Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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