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GSL volleyball wins third straight WCC West title

New London-Spicer didn’t make it easy, but the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team was able to overcome its upset-minded opponent and claim a third-consecutive Wright County Conference West championship by means of a five-game win over the host Wildcats in the circuit’s westernmost outpost on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
“It felt great to win the conference for the third year in a row,” middle hitter Maddie Monahan said. “It really shows all of our hard work in the summer and at practices pays off.”
It appeared at first that GSL’s conference-clincher might be short work as the visitors powered their way to a 25-8 win in Game 1. 
Yet, the hosts had other ideas – bouncing back for a 25-23 win in Game 2 before taking the Panthers to the limit before GSL was able to claim a 27-25 Game 3 win.
NL-S still was not about to make it easy on GSL, instead gritting out a 25-21 win in Game 4 to force a tie-breaking showdown in Game 5.
“(Their) girls came back with focus and pride,” coach Lori Schwirtz said of the Wildcats, who were playing on their Senior Night.
For more on this story, see the Oct. 26 issue of the Chronicle.