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Prep Volleyball: Willmar opens Section 2AAA playoffs Wednesday at Waconia

WILLMAR — No. 11-seed Willmar is at No. 6 Waconia today for a 7 p.m. clash in the first round of the Section 2AAA prep volleyball playoffs.

The Cardinals are 14-15 while the Wildcats are 21-7. The winner advances to play at No. 3 Prior Lake (23-5) at 5 p.m. Saturday in the quarterfinals.

The Cardinals were swept by New Prague in the opening round last year.

Willmar finished the regular season on Saturday by placing seventh at the Moorhead Invite. The Cardinals were fifth in the final Central Lakes Conference standings after going 5-7 in league play.