Fargo Davies wins 1st Class A Volleyball State Title


November 23, 2019 11:00 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

FARGO – The Fargo Davies Eagles have become seasoned veterans of the North Dakota High School Activities Association Volleyball State Tournament qualifying eight seasons in a row since 2012, but one thing was missing from their postseason resume.

The missing item being a NDHSAA Class A state championship.

Prior to Friday’s victory over Fargo Shanley in the semifinals, Davies had never advanced to a state title match so the program was in uncharted territory meeting perennial state power and four-time defending state champion Bismarck Century on Saturday.

Davies held their own and came away with the 3-1 (13-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-21) victory against the Patriots at the FARGODOME.

Grace Solberg led the Eagles with 14 kills and three aces. Maddie Cooper added 12 kills and two blocks for the Eagles.

Century was playing in its ninth straight state title match on Saturday. During that span the Patriots had won five state titles (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).

BOX SCORE: FARGO DAVIES 3, BISMARCK CENTURY 1

FULL TOURNAMENT RESULTS:

QUARTERFINALS
Fargo Davies def. Mandan 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-23)
Fargo Shanley def. Jamestown 3-1 (25-18, 25-12, 21-25, 25-23)
Bismarck Century def. Mandan 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-14)
West Fargo Sheyenne def. Bismarck High (25-19, 25-14, 25-15)

CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS
Jamestown def. Mandan 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-16)
Valley City def. Bismarck High (25-21, 25-13, 25-23)

SEMIFINALS
Fargo Davies def. Fargo Shanley 3-1 (25-22, 25-12, 21-25, 25-17)
Bismarck Century def. West Fargo Sheyenne 3-2 (16-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-16, 15-12)

SEVENTH PLACE MATCH
Mandan def. Bismarck High 3-2 (25-11, 25-23, 22-25, 21-25, 17-15)

FIFTH PLACE MATCH
Jamestown def. Valley City 3-2 (25-17, 25-27, 18-25, 25-20, 15-6)

THIRD PLACE MATCH
West Fargo Sheyenne def. Fargo Shanley 3-2 (25-17, 25-15, 25-27, 19-25, 17-15)

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Fargo Davies def. Bismarck Century 3-1 (13-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-21)

2019 NDHSAA CLASS A VOLLEYBALL STATE TOURNAMENT BRACKET

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