Class AA state quarterfinals
Xcel Energy Center
Final Score: Stewartville def. Annandale 25-17, 25-12, 25-21.
Records: Stewartville is 28-4, Annandale 27-4.
What it means: Stewartville moves on to the state semifinals, where it will play Concordia Academy-Roseville.
Notes: The Tigers were never challenged in the match. The third set was the closest with the score tied midway through. . .Stewartville's triumph broke up a seven-match winning streak for Annandale. . .Annandale had one very strong player, All-State senior Abby Neutz. She finished with 17 kills. But Stewartville's overall star power and balance was way too much for the Cardinals.
Up Next: Stewartville plays Concordia Academy-Roseville in the semifinal round of the state tournament at 5 p.m. Friday at Xcel Energy Center.
Stewartville 3, Annandale 0
Annandale 17 12 21
Stewartville 25 25 25
Annandale: Abby Neutz 17 kills, 12 digs, 1 ace; Tessa Conte 2 kills; Kitri Reimer 23 assists, 7 digs; Jada Bieniek 5 kills, 6 digs; Kali Jones 1 kill, 1 dig.
Stewartville: Jolie Stecher 8 kills, 11 digs, 2 aces; Allie Elliott 1 kill, 6 assists, 7 digs; Jaidyn Brower 3 kills, 32 assists, 14 digs; Lily Welch 10 kills, 1 ace, 9 digs; Erin Lamb 9 kills, 2 assists, 1 ace, 9 digs; Kaitlyn Prondzinski 12 kills, 8 digs.