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PHOTOS: Minnewaska vs. Paynesville, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022

Bulldogs top Lakers in four sets to advance to Section 3AA championship.

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Paynesville senior libero Emma Stanley (left) and junior outside hitter Emma Flanders (right) celebrate a point earned during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Minnewaska Lakers on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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NEW LONDON — The top-seeded Paynesville Bulldogs defeated the No. 6 Minnewaska Lakers in four sets in the Section 3AA-North semifinals on Thursday.

Paynesville will compete against the No. 1 south-seeded Pipestone Arrows with a chance to punch its ticket into the Class AA state volleyball tournament.

Here are 16 photos from the match:

Paynesville defeats Minnewaska 3-1 to move into Section 3AA final Saturday against Pipestone.

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Paynesville senior outside hitter Kyleigh Tangen hits the ball during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Minnewaska Lakers on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Minnewaska junior outside hitter Dreya Barsness (4) celebrates with teammate Dacia Fleury (1) after a Lakers point during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Paynesville Bulldogs on Thursday at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Paynesville junior outside hitter Emma Flanders attacks the ball during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Minnewaska Lakers on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Minnewaska sophomore outside/right-side Dacia Fleury hits the ball during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Paynesville Bulldogs on Thursday at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Paynesville senior libero Emma Stanley (1) celebrates a point earned with her Bulldogs teammates during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Minnewaska Lakers on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Minnewaska junior setter Haley Shea sets the ball into the air during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Paynesville Bulldogs on Thursday at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Paynesville sophomore middle hitter Lexy Frank passes the ball during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Minnewaska Lakers on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Minnewaska junior middle/outside hitter Avery Fier tips the ball over the net during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Paynesville Bulldogs on Thursday at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Paynesville sophomore Kaydence Roeske digs the ball during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Minnewaska Lakers on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Minnewaska junior outside hitter Dreya Barsness (4) celebrates with her Lakers teammates during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Paynesville Bulldogs on Thursday at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Paynesville sophomore setter Rayna Spanier sets the ball into the air during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Minnewaska Lakers on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Minnewaska eighth grade setter/right-side/outside hitter Haillie Schultz passes the ball during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Paynesville Bulldogs on Thursday at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Paynesville middle hitters Maddie Frieler (8) and Lexy Frank (12) attempt to block an attack during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Minnewaska Lakers on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Minnewaska junior middle/right-side hitter Miaya Guggisberg celebrates a Lakers point during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Paynesville Bulldogs on Thursday at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
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Paynesville's student-section cheers on its Bulldogs during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Minnewaska Lakers on Thursday at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Minnewaska's student-section cheers on its Lakers during a Section 3AA-North semifinals match against the Paynesville Bulldogs on Thursday at New London-Spicer High School in New London.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune

Michael Lyne joined the West Central Tribune as a sports reporter in May 2022, following his graduation from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism and a minor degree in Spanish studies.

You may reach Michael at mlyne@wctrib.com, or by calling (320) 214-4345.
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