The Burnsville volleyball team has one more chance to earn a South Suburban Conference win.

The Blaze dropped to 0-8 in league play (10-17 overall) with a three-set loss at No. 5-ranked Lakeville North Oct. 8 (25-14, 25-15, 25-13)..

Burnsville competed in the October Classic in Apple Valley Oct. 4-5, winning three of five matches. The wins were against Minneapolis Henry (25-12, 25-18), Grand Meadow (25-23, 25-21) and Coon Rapids (17-25, 25-22, 16-14).

The Blaze's losses were to Zumbrota-Mazeppa (25-15, 18-25, 15-13) and Benilde-St. Margaret's (25-23, 25-22).

Stats for the SSC match and the tournament have not been made available.

Burnsville will end the regular season Oct. 15 at Apple Valley in conference action at 7 p.m.

The Section 6AAA tournament starts Oct. 22 with first-round play. Seeds come out Oct. 19 and the Blaze are likely to be the No. 7 or 8 seed in the 10-team field.

St. Louis Park (18-3) should be the No. 1 seed.

Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.


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