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Southern Alamance to play host to Chapel Hill in opening round of state playoffs for volleyball


David Kehrli   | Times-News

The Southern Alamance volleyball team was awarded the No. 5 seed in the East Region of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3-A state playoffs by virtue of being the Mid-Piedmont Conference regular-season champion, as released by the state athletic association Saturday afternoon.

The Patriots (11-1) play host to No. 12 seed Chapel Hill (12-2) in Tuesday’s first round of the playoffs. The two teams met last regular season with Chapel Hill coming away with a four-set victory.

Southern Alamance and Chapel Hill are set to become part of the same conference in Class 4-A for the 2021-25 realignment cycle, set to begin next school year, according to preliminary conferences released by the NCHSAA last month.

The Patriots are the only team from the Times-News coverage area to make this season’s state playoffs.

Southern Alamance has won all but four sets all season, each of those against Southwestern Randolph. The Cougars handed the Patriots their lone loss, coming in four sets, Monday. The Patriots defeated Southwestern Randolph 3-1 in the season opener. Southwestern Randolph secured the No. 11 seed in the East after finishing as the Mid-Piedmont Conference runner-up.