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CR Xavier advances in four sets in 4A State Volleyball

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)--Cedar Rapids Xavier joined fellow Mississippi Valley Conference schools Iowa City West and Cedar Rapids Kennedy as Class 4A semifinalists as the Saints topped Waukee 25-17, 18-25, 25-21, 25-17 in first round action at the Iowa State Volleyball Tournament Wednesday afternoon in Cedar Rapids.

The Saints face defending champion and top-ranked Ankeny in the Class 4A semifinals on noon Friday.

Ty Sampson led Xavier with 20 kills and 10 digs while Molly Ryther added 10.  Four Saints had 10 or more digs, led by Bailey Kaloupek's 18. The victory was the first in three state tournament matches for the Saints, who also qualified in 2004 and 2009.

Allie Howard led Waukee with nine kills and 19 digs. The Warriors, making its first appearance at the State Volleyball Tournament since 1999, finishes their season with a 22-9 mark.

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