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Wolverines draw top-seeded Marshall in state opener

Section 8AA champ Wadena-Deer Creek has drawn a first round match-up with No. 1-seeded Marshall at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Class AA state volleyball tournament.

The Wolverines will take a 28-4 record into the game at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Marshall is 28-3 this season. Both teams were ranked in the final Class AA state volleyball poll.

The winner of WDC's match with Marshall, will face the winner of No. 4 New London-Spicer and Hibbing at 5 p.m. Friday in St. Paul. The two losers are slated to play on Court 2 Friday at 5 p.m.

Rounding out the field for the three-day tournament will be No. 2 Delano against Byron and No. 3 LeSueur-Henderson against Minnehaha Academy.

The Wolverines are making their second straight appearance in the Class AA Tournament. The 2008 team lost to Hibbing and Delano at the state tournament.

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