By Derek Hoesly, Correspondent –

The four-seed Brodhead Cardinals dropped a gut wrenching five-set match 22-25, 25-23, 25-18, 17-25, 15-13 to the five-seed Darlington Redbirds in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal last Thursday. Facing tough competition in Darlington, the Cardinals were ultimately sunk by their service errors.

After the early rallies the match had a chance to go down to the wire. That’s exactly what happened.

In the first game, neither team found much tracking, and the largest lead was three points.

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