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Prep volleyball: Otters drop Cards in five

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

FERGUS FALLS — Willmar pushed Fergus Falls to just its third 5-game Central Lakes Conference match this season, but unlike the other two times, the Otters came out on top Tuesday as the No. 6-ranked team in Class AA won 25-16, 25-21, 22-25, 24-26, 15-13.

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Leah Ruter had 23 kills and Dani Rosen supplied Willmar (4-5, 11-10) another 16, but too many

hitting errors hurt the Cardinals’ chance of upending the Otters.

“The first two sets neither team played very well,” said Willmar coach Traci Grussing. “In the third game we played well in the beginning, got a big lead and held on. Both teams played well that point on.”

Riley Grussing, nearing 2,000 career set assists, chalked up another 55 assists Tuesday. Grussing can reach the milestone on Thursday when the Cardinals host St. Cloud Tech on Dig Pink Night, an event that raises money for breast cancer awareness.

The Otters (6-2, 13-4) swept Willmar in the Cardinals’ season opener.

Fergus Falls 3, Willmar 2

Willmar (4-5, 11-10)          16 21 25 26 13

Fergus Falls (6-2, 13-4)   25 25 22 24 15

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Willmar

Serving: Allie Roehl 14-14-0, Addie Erickson 9-9-0, Ashlie Skonard 19-24-1, Emily Chermak 8-9-0, Jamie Reyes 13-13-0, Leah Ruter 21-22-1, Riley Grussing 7-8-0 … Set assists: Grussing 55 … Hitting: Cami Sletta 8-11-5, Ruter 55-69-23, Grussing 11-12-5, Tia Erickson 20-27-6, Jennie Magnuson 14-16-7, Dani Rosen 29-35-16, Miranda Roelofs 1-1-0 … Blocking (aces): Sletta 2, Ruter 1, Grussing 2, Magnuson 1, Rosen 2 … Digs (5 or more): Roehl 22, A. Erickson 5, Skonard 15, Reyes 11, Ruter 21, Grussing 7, T. Erickson 6

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