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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Ridgewater's Emma Sharpe served 36 of 39 tries with three aces in two-day tournament.

Sharpe, Ziemer, Gruber on 13A All-Tourney

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Sharpe, Ziemer, Gruber on 13A All-Tourney
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR - Region 13A champion Ridgewater College placed two players on the All-Tournament Team.

Freshman defensive Specialist Emma Sharpe supplied 20 digs in two matches and 3 ace serves in 39 deliveries with only three misses.

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Sophomore hitter Cassie Ziemer was perfect on 32 hits in the two wins with 15 going for kills. Sharpe is out of Renville County West and Ziemer from New London-Spicer. It's her second year on campus but first with the volleyball team.

Also named was St. Cloud Technical College's Shannon Gruber, a sophomore hitter out of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. Friday's loss to Rochester College in the semifinals was her last collegiate match, she said, since she is in her last year in the dental hygiene program. Gruber averaged 2.76 kills per game and 3.07 digs, ranking her high in both categories in the MCAC South.

Also Named to the team were Kat Kuecker and Kelly Barnes of from region runner-up Rochester.

Ridgewater advances to the national tournament Nov. 11-12 in Rochester, Minn.

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