WILLMAR -- The Cardinals had a tough time weathering the Storm Monday as Chanhassen swept Willmar 25-19, 25-13, 25-17 in a non-conference match between two Section 2AAA teams.
Chanhassen (6-3), ranked No. 8 in the latest Class AAA coaches' poll, plays in a loaded Missota conference and never let Willmar find a rhythm en route to winning its third straight.
"Chanhassen is really well-rounded, something we're not use to seeing," said Willmar coach Traci Grussing. "We had flashes where we played really well, but we would let them go on a big run and not get out of it."
Emily Minnick put down 11 kills for Willmar, which fell to 2-2, while Leah Ruter collected another 5 and Dani Rosen and McKenzie Hastad 4 each.
Taylor Grussing piled up 24 assists and had one of Willmar's only two ace serves; Hastad had the other. Minnick added 2 ace blocks and Allie Roehl led the team with 11 digs.
The Cardinals host Alexandria today in a Central Lakes Conference match.
Chanhassen 3, Willmar 0
Chanhassen 25 25 25
Willmar 19 13 17
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Serving: Allie Roehl 6-6-0, Anne Dunham 5-8-0, Emily Minnick 7-8-0, Leah Ruter 5-5-0, McKenzie Hastad 11-14-1, Riley Grussing 7-7-1, Ashlie Skonard 1-1-0 ... Setting: Grussing 72-73-24 ... Hitting: Minnick 20-27-11, Ruter 15-17-5, Dani Rosen 9-11-4, Hastad 20-22-4 ... Blocking (aces): Minnick 2, Dunham 1, Rosen 1, Grussing 1 ... Digs: Roehl 11, Dunham 9, Ruter 8, Hastad 5