WOODWARD — A 3-1 win over Earlham Monday secured at least a second-place finish in the West Central Conference for the Woodward-Granger volleyball team.
The Hawks (15-13, 6-1) were off-kilter in their first game as the Cardinals pounced on their hosts for a 25-8 win. W-G responded with a 25-18 win in game two before holding on for a 25-22 win game three. A 25-21 victory in game four secured the match win.
Abby Musser had 13 kills to pace the offense, with Olivia McCune and Mary Hansen adding nine kills apiece while Abby Hansen had seven kills, Bree Lesch four and Cailin Coker three. Maggie Bermel helped set the attack with 25 assists, with Mary Hansen adding 12 assists.
Tori Manning had 13 digs, Musser 12 and Lesch five, with McCune recording three blocks and Lesch and Abby Hansen one each.
Mary Hansen had four aces on 14-of-15 serving, with Musser 12-15-4 and Bermel 17-17-1 while Lesch was 11-12-2, McCune 10-11-2 and Manning 11-of-11.
W-G hosts the Hawk Invitational Saturday and will then open postseason play Tuesday when they host Madrid in a Class 2A Region 5 First Round contest.