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Volleyball: Detroit Lakes handles East Grand Forks, showdown with Pequot Lakes set for Thursday

Before the Detroit Lakes volleyball team heads to Pequot Lakes on Thursday to take on the second-ranked team in Class 2A it took care of business against East Grand Forks on Tuesday afternoon.

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DETROIT LAKES – The Detroit Lakes volleyball team picked up another sweep on Tuesday in a 3-0 win over East Grand Forks.

The Lakers (11-1) rolled to a 25-17, 25-20, 25-14 win over the Green Wave (7-9). Jalynn Gunderson had 16 kills, while Grace Gunderson had 14.

Ava Jones collected 33 assists, two kills, two aces and a block. Jalynn Gunderson and Rylee Johnson also tallied two aces.

Olivia Clark-Burnette led the Lakers in digs with 12, followed by Jalynn Gunderson with nine, Grace Gunderson with eight and Maddy Bellanger with six.

Sadie Stroeing led the team in blocks with two. She also had four kills on the night. Grace Gunderson, Helena Daggett and Jalynn Gunderson all recorded a block.

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The Lakers hit the road for a crucial matchup on Thursday in Pequot Lakes (12-1). This is the only meeting between these teams this year, with both undefeated in Mid-State Conference play. Barring a late-season upset, the fate of the conference championship will be decided on Thursday. According to the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association, the Patriots are the No. 2 team in the Class 2A rankings.

DETROIT LAKES 3, EAST GRAND FORKS 0

25-17, 25-20, 25-14

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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