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Prep Volleyball: Cardinals 7th at Moorhead Invite

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

MOORHEAD — Willmar wrapped up the regular season by going 2-2 and placing seventh at the Moorhead Invite over the weekend.

The Cardinals opened with a 25-15, 21-25, 15-12 win over Ada-Borup before falling to Moorhead and Win-E-Mac, which finished fourth at last year’s Class A State Tournament. Willmar then swept East Grand Forks 25-20, 25-22 in the seventh-place match on Saturday.

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Junior Riley Grussing was a sparkplug for Willmar as the setter piled up 93 assists, 25 digs, 11 ace blocks, 6 ace serves and 5 kills over the four matches. Junior Leah Ruter had a team-high 41 kills with junior Dani Rosen adding another 28 with 7 ace blocks.

Senior McKenzie Hastad led the Cardinals with 46 digs and junior Allie Roehl followed with 36 and Ruter 31.

Willmar will take a 14-15 record into Wednesday’s 7 p.m. playoff match at Waconia (21-7). The Cardinals are the No. 11-seed for the Section 2AAA tournament while Waconia is No. 6.

Willmar scores

Def. Ada-Borup 25-15, 21-25, 15-12

Lost to Moorhead 25-21, 15-25, 8-15

Lost to Win-E-Mac 21-25, 12-25

Seventh Place

Def. East Grand Forks 25-20, 25-22

How Willmar Fared

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Serving: Allie Roehl 33-35-1, Ashlie Skonard 29-36-2, McKenzie Hastad 26-31-3, Riley Grussing 25-29-6, Leah Ruter 17-17-2, Jamie Reyes 37-38-2, Addie Erickson 5-5-0 … Set assists: Grussing 93 … Hitting: Hastad 33-46-7, Grussing 9-10-5, Ruter 97-115-41, Dani Rosen 42-53-28, Cami Sletta 27-38-10, Jennie Magnuson 10-10-5, Sarah Smith 5-6-3 … Blocking (aces): Hastad 2, Grussing 11, Ruter 3, Rosen 7, Magnuson 2, Smith 1 … Digs: Roehl 36, Skonard 18, Hastad 46, Grussing 25, Ruter 31

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