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Prep volleyball: Willmar Cardinals push past Alex 3-2

Willmar extends its unbeaten streak to 4-0.

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From left to right, Willmar's Lydia Larson, Sydney Schnichels and Mackenzie Knofcyznski celebrate a Willmar point late in the first set during a matchup of two top-10 Class AAA teams in Alexandria on Sept. 14, 2021. Eric Morken / Forum News Service

Central Lakes
Willmar 3, Alexandria 2

Willmar won the matchup of Central Lakes Conference unbeatens with the victory at Alexandria.

Both teams were 3-0 in the CLC entering Tuesday.

Sydney Schnichels had 21 kills and 28 digs to lead Willmar. Lydia Larson contributed 44 set assists. Mackenzie Knofcyznski had four service aces, nine kills, two blocks and nine digs. Marissa Rosen added five service aces, 14 kills and 16 digs.

Willmar plays at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Cloud Tech.

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Willmar junior libero Hannah Stark lets out a scream after a Willmar kill in Alexandria on Sept. 14, 2021. Eric Morken / Forum News Service

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Willmar junior outside hitter Sydney Schnichels bumps a ball back over the net during a match in Alexandria on Sept. 14, 2021. Eric Morken / Forum News Service

Willmar (7-3) 19 25 25 25 15
Alexandria (6-1) 25 17 27 21 11
Willmar
Serving (aces): Marissa Rosen 5, Mackenzie Knofczynski 4, Sydney Schnichels 3, Hannah Stark 2, Allie Rosendahl 2, Lydia Larson 1 … Set assists: Larson 44, Stark 3, Knofczynski 2, Schnichels 1 … Hitting (kills): Schnichels 21, Rosen 14, Knofczynski 9, Dena Mathison 3, Bella Mulder 3, Stark 1 … Blocking (aces): Knofczynski 2, Mathison 1, Schnichels 1 … Digs (5 or more): Schnichels 28, Rosendahl 17, Rosen 16, Stark 14, Larson 12, Knofczynski 9.
Alexandria
Stats not available
Matthew Curry is a sports reporter and photographer for the West Central Tribune.
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