Rebels up and down headed into postseason
Gladbrook-Reinbeck ended last week on a high note defeating AGWSR 3-0 in conference dual action.
The Rebels got a balanced contribution from the front line with Megan Cooley and Ava Wyatt both scoring nine kills and Katie Clark with eight kills.
G-R blew the door open in the first set winning by nine points, 25-14.
The Cougars composed themselves in the second set, putting up a close 26-24 score despite again taking the loss.
The third set ended in identical fashion (26-24), giving Gladbrook-Reinbeck their 16th win of the season.
On Tuesday the Rebels faced off with the Grundy Center Spartans. The Spartans shut out the Rebels in three straight sets.
Much like what G-R had done to AGWSR last week, the Spartans managed to come out hot in the first set (25-12) with the Rebels playing from behind the rest of the way.
The Rebels rebounded in set two but fell two points short of the win, 25-23. Set three ended in a 25-18 score and Grundy Center moved to 19 wins on the season.
Grundy Center got a dominant performance from sophomore Carlie Willis who scored 15 kills to lead all players Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the G-R offense was unable to get in gear, scoring almost half the amount of kills as a team compared to Grundy Center.
Ava Wyatt led the Rebels with six kills and two aces.
Next Tuesday the Rebels will take on Jesup at the NICL Conference tournament at Dike-New Hartford.