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Lady Spartans move to 9-0

SOLON– So far, so good for Solon’s varsity volleyball team.
The Lady Spartans are 9-0 in the early going, picking up six more wins after running the table at the Cedar Rapids Washington Tournament over the weekend.
Solon knocked off Linn-Mar, Marion, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Davenport Central, Johnston and Davis County Bloomfield in two-game wins Saturday, dropping only two of 14 games (one to Johnston and one to Marion).
Solon also picked up wins against Durant and Maquoketa last week, blanking Durant at home 3-0 and narrowly escaping Maquoketa 3-2 (25-15, 17-25, 23-25, 25-21,15-9) on the road.
Junior Kelsey Hinrichs helped spark the Spartans against Maquoketa with 14 kills, 26 assists, two ace serves and 15 digs. Kelsey Cave had 16 kills and two solo blocks at the net, while freshman Jordan Runge had 17 kills. Solon had six ace serves for the match.
Emma Rickels had 22 assists and three aces against Durant at home last Monday, Aug. 29. The Lady Spartans cruised past Durant Solon 25-20, 25-15, 25-11. Hinrichs again had 15 kills to pace the Solon attack.
After a home match with Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Lady Spartans hit the road Thursday for a match-up with No. 3-ranked Williamsburg. The girls return home Tuesday, Sept. 13 to face Western Dubuque.