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East Ridge volleyball: Raptors down rival Woodbury, get fifth seed in section tournament

East Ridge beat Woodbury 3-0 on Oct. 15 at East Ridge High School in what was the regular season finale and the first match-up of the year between the two District 833 and Suburban East Conference rivals. The Raptors topped Woodbury 25-14, 25-19, 25-20 in straight sets for the win. Individual statistics from the match were not made available.

East Ridge and Woodbury also learned their playoff fortunes last week.

East Ridge (18-10; 5-4 SEC) earned the fifth seed in Section 4AAA, while Woodbury (10-13; 2-6 SEC) was dealt the ninth seed.

The Raptors face 12th seed Minneapolis South (3-22) at The Perch in Woodbury, while the Royals welcome ninth seed Mahtomedi (9-8) to Woodbury High School on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the first round. A win would send East Ridge to No. 4 seed Stillwater (11-14; 4-3 SEC) on Thursday, Oct. 24, for a repeat of last year’s playoff game. With a win over the Zephyrs, Woodbury would travel to top-seeded North St. Paul (19-7) on Thursday.

–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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