(Cedar Rapids) Solon made amends for a disappointing first round loss in 2011 to stun third-ranked Harlan 25-11, 25-20, 25-20 in Class 4A first round action at the Girls State Volleyball Tournament Friday night in Cedar Rapids.
The sixth-ranked Spartans, who fell to Union in the first round of last year’s Class 3A tournament, held Harlan all-stater Jess Schaben to just nine kills. Solon advances to Friday night’s 4A semifinals, where they will face the winner of the West Delaware/Bishop Heelan match at 1:45 on Court Two.
Kelsey Cave, Jordan Smith and Jordan Runge all 10 kills to lead the Spartans while Rylee Smith had 15 digs. As a team, the Spartans hit .364 while forcing Harlan to hit .036 with 20 attack errors.
Schaben led the Cyclones with nine kills while Lauren Larson added eight digs. Harlan ends its year at 32-6.
November 8, 2012