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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Laura Swartz, middle, and Katie Lippert, right, of the Willmar Cardinals leap hight to throw up a double block against an attack by Minnetonka's Ida Steingas during Game 2 in the Cardinals' home opener on Monday in Willmar.

Prep Volleyball: Willmar falls in home opener


WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals will open the Central Lakes Conference season hosting Brainerd on Thursday. They're 0-2 after losing to Minnetonka in the home-floor opener on Monday, 25-21, 25-15, 25-14.

The earlier loss was to Hutchinson, also in three sets.

Willmar head coach Terrin DeBoer said inconsistency passing the ball is preventing the offense from unloading.

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