The Cedar Rapids Xavier girl's volleyball team advanced to the semifinal round for the first time at the State Volleyball Tournament yesterday in downtown Cedar Rapids. The Saints defeated Marion 3 sets to 1.

This is Xavier's fifth time at the state tournament, but the first time that they've got to stay around for awhile. They will play #2 seed Dubuque Wahlert in a semifinal at noon on Thursday.

Xavier is the last metro area team alive in this year's tournament. The Linn-Mar girls lost yesterday in a class 5A quarterfinal to Ankeny. Other corridor area teams still alive include Mt Vernon in class 3A, and Springville in class 1A.


[via Gazette]