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

WILLMAR -- Willmar notched its 20th win for the second straight seasonand fourth time in the last five years Thursday night, sweeping St. Cloud Apollo 25-16, 25-8, 25-22 in a Central Lakes Conference match.

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Willmar, which won a program-best 27 matches last season, improved to 20-2 this season.

Willmar senior middle hitter Mary Sussenguth had 15 kills from 26 errorless attacks for a robust .577 kill percentage. GretaKing followed with eight kills and a .438 kill percentage. Laura Nielsen notched seven kills. Willmar hit .287 as a team.

Willmar collected 11 ace serves with senior Chelsea Vreeman leading the way with four and senior setter Kelsey Hanson next with three. Hanson also had 29 assists and tied Vreeman with a team-high seven digs. Sussenguth and Nielsen had three ace blocks each.

Willmar needs to beat Little Falls Tuesday to clinch at least a tie for the Central Lakes Conference title for the second straight year. The Cardinals are currently tied with Alexandria with 11-1 records. A Willmar win and an Alexandria loss would give the former the title alone. Alexandria finishes with Sartell on Tuesday.

Willmar won 25 matches in 2003 and 22 in 2002. This is its sixth straight winning season.

Willmar 3, SC Apollo 0

St. Cloud Apollo (2-9, 6-19) 16 8 22

Willmar (11-1, 20-2) 25 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

St. Cloud Apollo

Statistics not available

Willmar

Serving: Kelsey Hanson 16-17-3, Chelsea Vreeman 17-19-4, Greta King 8-8-1, Laura Nielsen 12-13-2, Mary Sussenguth 8-9-1, Nina Emery 8-8-0 .... Setting: Hanson 55-55-29, Heather Thoma 1-1-0, King 7-7-3, Nielsen 1-1-0, Sussenguth 1-1-0, Emery 3-3-1 .... Hitting: Hanson 5-5-0, Thoma 3-3-1, Megan Junkermeier 1-1-0, King 15-16-8, Nielsen 18-19-7, Sussenguth 26-26-15, Jamie Wilson 12-15-3, Emery 14-16-4 .... Blocking (aces): Hanson 1, King 1, Nielsen 3, Sussenguth 3... Digs: Hanson 7, Megan Brown 6, Jenna Olson 5, Vreeman 7, Junkermeier 1, Randiann Sather 5, King 2, Nielsen 3, Sussenguth 4, Wilson 2, Emery 3

NEXT -- Willmar: Tuesday at Little Falls, 7:30 p.m.

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