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Willmar volleyball downs St. Cloud Tech

Willmar’s Riley Grussing reaches for the ball against St. Cloud Tech on Tuesday at Willmar. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton1 / 2
Willmar junior middle hitter Sarah Smith blocks a shot from St. Cloud Tech senior hitter Mariah Laudenbach during a Central Lakes Conference match Tuesday at Willmar High School. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton2 / 2

WILLMAR — The Willmar volleyball team improved to 2-0 in the Central Lakes Conference and overall with a four-set victory over St. Cloud Tech 26-24, 25-10, 18-25, 25-14 on Tuesday at Willmar High School.

Leah Ruter, a senior outside hitter, had 20 kills and also led the Cardinals with 15 digs. Sophomore right-side hitter Cami Sletta had 9 kills and senior middle hitter Dani Rosen had 8.

Senior setter Riley Grussing made just one setting error and finished with 36 assists.

Allie Roehl had 12 digs, Emily Chermak had 9 and Riley Grussing and Esther Grussing both had 8.

The Cardinals also served well, finishing with 11 aces.

Willmar plays at Sauk Rapids at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Willmar 3, St. Cloud Tech 1

St. Cloud Tech 24 20 25 14

Willmar (2-0) 26 25 18 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

St. Cloud Tech

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Serving: Allie Roehl 15-15-0, Emily Chermak 14-16-2, Esther Grussing 11-15-2, Leah Ruter 14-16-2, Riley Grussing 13-14-3, Sarah Smith 8-9-2 … Set assists: Riley Grussing 102-103-36 … Hitting: Cami Sletta 17-29-9, Dani Rosen 15-20-8, Esther Grussing 15-20-3, Ruter 42-54-20, Smith 5-8-2 … Blocking (aces): Esther Grussing 1, Riley Grussing 1, Smith 1 … Digs (5 or more): Roehl 12, Chermak 9, Esther Grussing 8, Riley Grussing 8, Ruter 15