High School Sports

Liberty, St. Michael the Archangel will play for 3rd at state volleyball tourneys

The Liberty High girls volleyball team will square off against Francis Howell Central for third place in the Missouri Class 4 state tournament.

Liberty and Francis Howell Central are set to play at 3 p.m. in Cape Girardeau Saturday.

Liberty and Francis Howell Central were both part of the semifinals round-robin play on Friday with Nixa and Lafayette Wildwood, the two teams that ultimately advanced to Saturday’s state championship match.

In Friday’s games, Liberty split with Lafayette, one game apiece, then beat Francis Howell Central 25-20, 25-12, but then fell to Nixa 25-15, 25-22.

In the Class 3 tournament semifinal round-robin games, also in Cape Girardeau, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic beat Windsor Imperial 25-15, 25-13 and then lost to St. Francis Borgia 25-23, 25-14. St. Michael the Archangel followed with a loss in the final game of semifinal round robin, 25-13, 25-12, to Logan-Rogersville.

St. Michael the Archangel will face Windsor Imperial in the third-place Class 3 match, which is set for 6 p.m. Saturday.