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Wildcats sweep their way into next round

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Glidden-Ralston senior Talia Schon (11) sends a ball off her fingertips past the Audubon block attempt of Elly Schultes (right) during a play Tuesday night in Glidden. The Wildcats won their first-round match 3-0 over Audubon.


Like a good quarterback, Glidden-Ralston junior setter, Kim Daily, seems to have an ability to read the defense.

Her reading skills excelled on Tuesday night as the No. 14 ranked Wildcats won their first regional volleyball match, a 3-0 win over Audubon.

“With Kim, she’s just improved so tremendously in identifying where the block is coming from, and putting the ball in the hands of who is best equipped as a hitter,” said Glidden-Ralston, head coach, Kevin Schon after Tuesday’s win. “From where she started the year to where she is now, she’s gained a ton of confidence, and the hitters are the beneficiary of that. We passed very solidly tonight, and that made Kim’s night a whole lot easier.”

Glidden-Raslton’s attack worked solidly throughout the night, as Daily was able to read the defense of Audubon. In the first set the Wildcats won 25-13. They survived a second set scare, to win 25-16. In the third set, despite a little slow start the Wildcats were able to gain a 25-13 advantage to help them get the overall win.

With the first round win the Wildcats will advance to play CR-B, who they beat twice this season, in Coon Rapids on Monday night.

Gretchen Wallace led the way with 12 kills on Tuesday. Daily finished the match with 20 assists.

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