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Despite graduation losses, WBM/GCB girls poised for another winning season

The 2013 Wolverine volleyball team. Independent photo.

After graduating key performers from their 2012 volleyball team that went 29-5 overall and came within one match of qualifying for the state tournament, one might think the West Bend-Mallard/GC-B Wolverines will be rebuilding this fall.
But don’t say that to Wolverine first-year head coach Brandi Akridge and her squad, who feel they have the ingredients for another outstanding season.
Akridge, a former Wolverine athlete, takes over the reins of the program, which graduated six seniors from a squad that went 4-1 and tied for the Corn Belt Conference title last year.
“We lost quite a few big hitters from last year, but the girls who came back are stepping it up and competing for playing time this year,” Akridge said. “Hopefully we can find a place for everybody.”
See complete story in the Aug. 29 issue of the Independent.

2013 WOLVERINE VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
Aug. 27 at Pocahontas/wCWL
Aug. 31 Humboldt tournament
Sept. 5 Clay Central-Everly
Sept. 10 at Manson-NW
Sept. 14 at Laurens tournament
Sept. 17 North Union
Sept. 21 at CWL tournament
Sept. 24 at Harris-Lake Park
Sept. 30 Spirit Lake
Oct. 1 at GT/RA
Oct. 3 CWL
Oct. 12 at North Iowa tournament
Oct. 14 North Iowa
Oct. 17 at West Hancock