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The Wilton, West Liberty and Durant volleyball teams are all moving on in the River Valley Conference tournament. 

The trio advanced past pool play Tuesday night and will join Tipton, Iowa City Regina, North Cedar, Bellevue and Camanche in Thursday's quarterfinals. 

While the Beavers may have dominated the night among area schools, winning both of their matches, Durant pulled off the biggest surprise. 

Opening the tournament against Class 3A No. 15 Monticello in Pool B at Monticello, the Wildcats upset the Panthers 21-17, 16-21, 15-11. 

"I was very pleased with our first match," Durant coach Renee Meyer said. "Last time we played Monticello they beat us in three. To take the first set from them and then battle back in the third to win, it was nice to see the girls get that win finally in the third set. We've lost some three sets and a lot of five sets this year, so it was nice to finally get the win." 

Kamryn Meyer led the Wildcats offensively with 20 kills on the night. Defensively, she added 15 digs, while Aubrin Dittmer pitched in 12 and Ruby Kappeler 10. Kappeler also had 43 assists to round out a strong night.  

Wilton sneaked past Durant in the following match in three sets and then defeated Monticello 21-15, 23-21 to secure its 30th victory of the season. 

"We knew that both of these teams would be very strong, competitive matches," Wilton coach Brenda Grunder said. "Both teams brought big swings to the net, and I thought that was a key for us. We wanted to compete against that kind of intensity at the net." 

Aubrey Putman, who recorded her 1,000th kill over the weekend, continued her torrid pace on the offensive attack, collecting 21 kills while also leading the team in digs with 23. 

Kallie Poor, the River Valley Conference leader in assists, collected 41. 

"I felt that our ball control and our serve receive were really strong for us tonight, and I felt that our serving was effective against both opponents," Grunder said. "... I thought we played a very smart series. Some of the longer rallies of the match, I thought our communication and our teamwork was just spot on." 

In Pool D at Camanche, West Liberty opened with a 21-15, 21-10 victory over West Branch, but fell to Camanche 21-19, 21-19. 

Senior Brianna Morales paced the Comets' offensive attack, collecting 13 kills while finishing a perfect 21-21 on serves to go along with four aces. 

Macy Akers, the conference's leader in digs with 510, added 11 in each match. 

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