The difference in the match was defense. Lakeville South had 14 blocks compared to Lakeville North's 6 and the Cougars collected 92 digs while the Panthers had 86 in the five set match. The Panthers also had 11 service errors.
The Komets play St. Cloud Cathedral at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Komets have been rated at the top of Class 2A by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association ever since they defeated H-V-L opponent Stewartville the last match of the regular season.