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St. Paul falls one win shy of title for second straight season

St. Paul volleyball loses five set thriller to Wahoo in Class C-1 championship.
Published: Nov. 7, 2020 at 10:24 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KSNB) - St. Paul falls one win shy of a perfect season losing to Wahoo in a thrilling five set match (22-25, 26-24, 20-25, 25-18, 15-12). The Class C-1 championship pitted two unbeatens against each other with the Warriors finishing the season 35-0.

It is the second straight season the Wildcats came one win shy of a perfect season as they lost to Lincoln Lutheran in the championship a year ago.

Senior Josie Jakubowski led St. Paul with 20 kills, with sister Jenna Jakubowski and Teegan Hansel following suit with 10 kills each.

Junior standout, Mya Larson led Wahoo with 41 kills. The Warriors had a combined 75 kills, a state tournament record.

After a dominant three year stretch, St. Paul said goodbye to a talented group of eight seniors.

All eight of them have played significant roles," St. Paul volleyball coach Matt Koehn-Fairbanks said. "I mean every one of them does something to help our team. Whether it be half a rotation, or three rotations or all six rotations. They have definitely left their mark on the St. Paul volleyball program and we’re not going to look anything like this next year because they’ve been such a big part for so long.”

St. Paul ends the season with a record of 34-1. The last three seasons combined they have gone 104-4.

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