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Top Games: Stillwater collides with Eagan in Class 3A heavyweight bout

09/04/2017, 1:30pm CDT
By Tim Kolehmainen, SportsEngine

Sept. 5: The Ponies host the top-ranked Wildcats, seeking to deal Eagan its first loss of the season.

Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

Stillwater aims to upend defending Class 3A champion Eagan, which was chosen as the preseason favorite by the coaches' association. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

With a deep returning lineup accustomed to winning, it was no surprise Eagan was picked as the unanimous preseason No. 1 team in Class 3A by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association. After all, the Wildcats have advanced to four straight Class 3A state championship matches, winning three times—including the past two.

The Wildcats have done nothing to dispel the high expectations through the first two weeks of the regular season.

The question now is whether anyone can challenge Eagan's dominance. One of the top contenders hosts the Wildcats this Tuesday night, as Stillwater hopes to be the first to hang a loss on Eagan.

The matchup between these two Class 3A heavyweights makes a fine choice as MN Volleyball Hub's Top Game of the Week.

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