ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Between them, Dimond and South Anchorage have win the state’s last five 4A volleyball titles. Despite that history, the two rivals have never met head-to-head for the ultimate prize.
That’s about to change Saturday after the Lynx and Wolverines took down their semifinal opponents to set up a rematch of last week's Cook Inlet Conference final, which was won by South.
The Wolverines defeated West Valley in four games, 25-12, 25-16, 26-28, 25-10, while the Lynx swept Chugiak, 25-23, 25-17, 26-24. Dimond needed five games to slip by the Mustangs in the CIC tournament.
The Lynx are two-time defending state champions, but will come into the 2010 final as underdogs. South will be looking to cap off a perfect season.
In the 3A tourney, Grace Christian remained undefeated by eliminating Dillingham in three games, 25-13, 25-17, 25-19. The Grizzlies, whose only state crown came in 1999, will take on Mt. Edgecumbe in the championship match. The Braves beat Seward in the semifinals, 25-18, 25-21, 28-26. Mt. Edgecumbe will be in search of its first state championship.
The 3A title match is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wasilla Sports Complex. The 4A match gets under way at 8 p.m.
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