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Maple Grove Volleyball Hope to Find Right Formula With Returning Experience and Youth

Aug 23, 2017 06:30AM, Published by Doug Erlien , Categories: Sports, Schools



A season ago, the Maple Grove Senior High volleyball team finished 14-14, including a first round loss in the playoffs to Rogers. 

This year, the Crimson look to improve on that mark with a combination of players with varsity experience sprinkled with a couple of up and coming freshman.

“For us to be successful, we have to pass, block and play defense,” Head Coach Sean Haugen said. “We’ve been solid in certain aspects of the game, but this will be the first year in quite some time that we’re going to be very solid on the pins.”

Sisters Paige, Ally Hinze and Alexie Pryd will play a solid role on the outside and freshmen Skylar Gray and Megan Liu look to play a huge part in the Crimson attack.

“Our passing with Ally, Paige, and Skylar should be really solid,” Haugen said. “I’m looking for a lot of good things from the kids this year.”

Pryd and Paige Hinze led the team in kills last season with 230 and 203 respectively while junior Zoe Brown led the Crimson in set assists with 703.

The Season:
Tuesday, August 29 - @ Delano - 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 31- @ STMA 7 
p.m.
Thursday, September 7 - @Spring Lake Park
Saturday, September 9 - Maple Grove Invitational
Tuesday, September 12- @ Waconia 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 14- @ Blaine 7 p.m.
Monday, September 18- @ Wayzata 7 
p.m.
Tuesday, September 19- @ Osseo 7 
p.m.
Tuesday, September 26- Park Center 7 
p.m.
Thursday, September 28- Champlin Park 7 
p.m.
Tuesday, October 3- @ Irondale 7 
p.m.
Thursday, October 5- Totino-Grace 7 
p.m.
Saturday, October 7 - @ Hopkins Invitational
Sunday, October 8 - @ Hopkins Invitational
Tuesday, October 10- @ Anoka 7 
p.m.
Thursday, October 12- Armstrong 7 
p.m.
Friday, October 13 - @ Lakeville North Invitational

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Sean Haugen Paige Hinze Ally Hinze Alexie Pyrd Skylar Gray Megan Liu


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