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Ellie Rutten, left and Taylor Geiser put up a block trying to stop Ulen-Hitterdal's Ciara Austinson in the Eagles 3-2 playoff victory. Photo by Bob Williams.

Volleyball: Eagles advance in 6A playoffs to face top-seed Ada-Borup

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The #8-seeded New York Mills Eagles volleyball team defeated the #9 Ulen-Hitterdal Spartans 3-2 in the opening round of 6A section playoffs Thursday night.

"The first two games were really close and the girls capitalized on some big plays to end those," Head Coach Amy Koskela said.

In the pivotal, momentum charging, first game, Ellie Rutten was a dominating presence at the net blasting balls back at Spartan hitters and making kills at key points during some long rallies.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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