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Richfield Patch Game of the Week: RHS Volleyball

The Spartans volleyball team hopes to get off to a fast start against South St. Paul, which it has defeated six straight times.

Editor's Note: Richfield Patch's Game of the Week is a new weekly column that digs into the most interesting matchup of the week and provides details on which players to watch and how the team could win. Look for this every Monday.

Richfield High School Volleyball

Richfield vs. South St. Paul

(Both teams are 0-1, 0-1 in 2011 Classic Suburban Conference (CSC) standings.)

Cheat Sheet

Where:

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Last Meeting: Richfield defeated South St. Paul 3-0 and 3-2 in their two meetings last season.

On the Line

The Spartans hope to start the season with an early season win over the Pacers, who are 0-28 in conference play the past two seasons.

Players to Watch

—(Richfield middle hitter)

  • January, who is one of the state’s top athletes, was named All-CSC last season as a sophomore.

Anna Erickson—(South St. Paul libero)

  • Erickson was named an All-Conference honorable mention selection last season.

The Spartans will win if ...

They can get continued development from their top four returning players who were named All-CSC or honorable mention. 

The Polars will win if ...

They can make strides under third-year head coach Jane Cornell.

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