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Prep Volleyball: Cardinals claim Moorhead Invite title

MOORHEAD — The Willmar volleyball team won four matches and the Moorhead Invitational over the weekend.

The Cardinals defeated Spring Lake Park and Win-E-Mac in pool play, then downed Moorhead in three sets before taking out Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in two sets in the championship match.

Willmar, now 23-4, opens Section 8AAA play on Friday. Section play-in games are Wednesday.

In the four matches, Carly Wedel had 28 kills, Grace Marti had 25 and Abby Volk had 24 kills.

Caitlin Ogdahl had 22 kills and Sydney Olson had 19 kills.

Volk also had seven solo blocks and Marti and Wedel both had five ace blocks.

Esther Grussing had 115 set assists and she also served four service aces, seven kills and 34 digs.

Abby Stark served six aces and she also had a team-high 43 digs. Callie Slagter also served six aces.

Moorhead Invite

Team scores

Willmar:

Pool - defeated Spring Lake Park 25-15, 21-25, 15-2; defeated Win-E-Mac 25-8, 25-11. Semifinals: defeated Moorhead 25-20, 15-25, 15-11. Championship: defeated Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 25-13, 25-23

How Area Teams Fared

Willmar

Serving (aces): Esther Grussing 4, Abby Stark 6, Josie Muller 2, Caitlin Ogdahl 4, Callie Slagter 6, Cambrie Parker 2 ... Set assists: Grussing 115, Stark 8 ... Hitting (kills): Grussing 7, Abby Stark 2, Ogdahl 22, Sydney Olson 19, Emma Rosen 1, Abby Volk 24, Hannah Kobienia 3, Reagan Bos 1, Grace Marti 25, Carly Wedel 28 ... Blocking (aces): Grussing 3, Ogdahl 3, Volk 7, Marti 5, Wedel 5 ... Digs (15 or more): Grussing 34, Stark 43, Ogdahl 28, Slagter 26, Parker 19

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