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Prep report: Northwestern's Smith fourth after opening round

Northwestern's Kiernan Smith is in fourth place after Monday's opening day of the Wisconsin Division 2 girls golf state tournament at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.

Smith started the two-day tournament by shooting a 7-over 79. She is five strokes behind leader Annie Balduzzi of Aquinas and one shot behind Grace Welch of Madison Edgewood and Clair Phakamad of Xavier, who are tied for second.

The tournament concludes with Round 2 this morning. Because of expected inclement weather, a shotgun start will be utilized, according to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association.

VOLLEYBALL

Proctor 3, MLWR 1

Sam Pogatchnik amassed 24 set assists, 12 kills and 12 digs to lead the Rails to a 25-15, 25-17, 22-25, 25-14 win in Proctor.

Payton Rodberg added 16 kills and 19 digs for the Rails, while Katelyn Marunich contributed 10 kills and seven blocks.

Greenway 3,

Duluth Marshall 0

Claire Vekich's 17 kills keyed a 25-22, 25-22, 25-17 sweep for the Raiders in Coleraine.