Summertown opened its run for a third consecutive Class A volleyball state championship with a 3-1 victory over Sale Creek in the opening round of the state tournament Tuesday at Siegel.

The Lady Eagles were sluggish early, falling 25-19, but rallied for consecutive wins (25-14, 25-23, 25-13) to advance in the eight-team double-elimination bracket.

Summertown (41-4) faces North Greene, a 3-0 opening-round winner over Westview (25-5, 25-7, 25-16), in Wednesday’s 12 noon winners bracket semifinal at Siegel.

Last year, Summertown defeated cross-county rival Loretto in the winners bracket finals and again in the title game, after winning the 2019 championship by defeating Watertown.

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