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Morgan Dean reached to receive a serve during Park Rapids' match against Thief River Falls Tuesday night.

Balanced Prowlers defeat Panthers

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     Thief River Falls lived up to its No. 1 ranking in the North half of the Section 8AA volleyball standings with a 25-15, 25-19, 25-20 win over Park Rapids Tuesday night at the Area High School gym.

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     In Set 1, the Panthers used a kill by Justine Rittgers, a tip by Mady Vaudrin, a block by Vaudrin and Shania Johnson, and an ace serve by Rittgers to claim a 4-0 lead. Kills by Morgan Dean, Vaudrin and Megan Grimes kept Park Rapids in front 7-5 before TRF’s Emily Bergland served six points to give the Prowlers a 12-7 advantage. TRF closed out the set with a 13-7 run as Vaudrin’s two kills and a kill by Dean led the Panthers.

     An ace serve and service winner by Grimes, a winning spike by Vaudrin and a tip by Rittgers gave the Panthers another 4-0 lead in Set 2. Kills by Rittgers and Grimes, a tip by Grimes and a service winner by Madi Wagner kept the Panthers in front 11-10 before kills by Shania Johnson and Vaudrin made it 16-16. The Prowlers went on a 9-3 run to close out that set.

     Kills by Vaudrin and Rittgers led the Panthers to a 6-6 tie in Set 3 before the Prowlers took control with a 13-6 run. A tip by Grimes, a winning spike by Rittgers and a kill by Vaudrin kept the Panthers within 24-18 before TRF closed out the match.

     Grimes and Johnson combined for four aces and 10 service points, Johnson tallied 19 set assists, and Vaudrin had nine kills to lead Park Rapids. Grimes (14) and Rittgers (10) had double digits in digs as the Panthers fell to 8-9 on the season.

     Meleah Biermaier had nine kills, Madison Brekke had eight kills and seven blocks, and Brooke Yaggie had eight kills as TRF, which was rated No. 8 in the latest state Class AA poll, improved to 10-2-2.

Park Rapids statistics

Serving: Rittgers 12 for 12 (1 ace), Grimes 11 for 12 (2 aces), Vaudrin 5 for 7, M. Dean 6 for 7, E. Dean 1 for 1, S. Johnson 14 for 14 (2 aces), Wagner 6 for 6.

Service points: Rittgers 5, Grimes 5, S. Johnson 5, M. Dean 2, Wagner 2.

Attacks: Rittgers 14 (5 kills), Grimes 14 (4 kills), Vaudrin 26 (9 kills), M. Dean 11 (3 kills), E. Dean 1, S. Johnson 6 (1 kill), Wagner 4.

Sets: Rittgers 4, Grimes 1, Vaudrin 1, M. Dean 5, E. Dean 3 (1 assist), S. Johnson 68 (19 assists), Wagner 3.

Digs: Grimes 14, Rittgers 10, M. Dean 9, S. Johnson 4, Wagner 4, Vaudrin 1.

Assisted blocks: Rittgers 1, Grimes 1, Vaudrin 1, S. Johnson 1.

Serve receive: Rittgers 8 for 9, Grimes 14 for 17, Bynum 1 for 1, Vaudrin 5 for 9, M. Dean 10 for 11, Wagner 8 for 12.

Panthers place 7th at Fergus Falls

     The Panthers split four matches and finished in seventh place at last Saturday’s Blocktoberfest Tournament at Fergus Falls.

     Park Rapids opened with a 25-13, 25-21 loss to Fergus Falls before defeating Crookston 25-21, 25-20. After a 25-22, 22-25, 15-8 loss to Pequot Lakes, the Panthers defeated Breckenridge 25-16, 22-25, 15-9 in the seventh-place match.

     In the four tournament matches, Vaudrin had 29 kills, Dean had 21 kills, Grimes had 20 kills, Rittgers had 15 kills and six ace serves, and Johnson had 71 set assists.

     Fergus Falls, which is rated No. 6 in the latest state Class AA poll, defeated Hawley in the championship match.

Park Rapids stats vs. Fergus Falls

Serving: Rittgers 7 for 7 (1 ace), Grimes 3 for 4 (1 ace), Vaudrin 7 for 8, M. Dean 5 for 5 (2 aces), S. Johnson 7 for 7, Wagner 4 for 4.

Service points: Vaudrin 5, Rittgers 3, M. Dean 3, S. Johnson 2, Grimes 1.

Attacks: Rittgers 8 (2 kills), Grimes 9 (3 kills), Vaudrin 9 (3 kills), M. Dean 12 (6 kills), S. Johnson 1, Wagner 5 (2 kills).

Sets: Rittgers 1, Grimes 1, Vaudrin 5, M .Dean 3, S. Johnson 37 (12 assists), Wagner 7 (1 assist).

Digs: Grimes 8, Rittgers 5, S. Johnson 5, Vaudrin 4, Wagner 4, M. Dean 1.

Solo blocks: Grimes 2, Vaudrin 1.

Assisted blocks: Grimes 2, Vaudrin 1, S. Johnson 1, Wagner 1.

Park Rapids stats vs. Crookston

Serving: Rittgers 10 for 11 (4 aces), Grimes 12 for 13 (3 aces), Wolff 3 for 4, Vaudrin 8 for 8 (3 aces), M. Dean 0 for 1, S. Johnson 7 for 7 (2 aces), Wagner 3 for 4.

Service points: Grimes 10, Rittgers 7, Vaudrin 5, S. Johnson 4, Wolff 3, Wagner 1.

Attacks: Rittgers 8 (5 kills), Grimes 8 (6 kills), Vaudrin 13 (8 kills), M .Dean 10 (6 kills), S. Johnson 7 (2 kills), Wagner 3 (2 kills).

Sets: Rittgers 1, Vaudrin 2, S. Johnson 48 (23 assists), Wagner 4.

Digs: Grimes 13, Rittgers 9, Vaudrin 5, M. Dean 2, Wagner 2.

Solo blocks: Vaudrin 2, Grimes 1.

Assisted blocks: Grimes 2, Vaudrin 2, M. Dean 2, Rittgers 1, Wagner 1.

Park Rapids stats vs. Pequot Lakes.

Serving: Rittgers 12 for 13 (1 ace), Grimes 6 for 7, Vaudrin 3 for 6, M. Dean 11 for 12 (1 ace), S. Johnson 11 for 12 (1 ace), Wagner 9 for 10.

Service points: Rittgers 7, M. Dean 7, S. Johnson 6, Wagner 3, Grimes 1, Vaudrin 1.

Attacks: Rittgers 20 (6 kills), Grimes 21 (7 kills), Wolff 7 (1 kill), Vaudrin 20 (9 kills), M Dean 6 (2 kills), S. Johnson 4, Wagner 6 (1 kill).

Sets: Grimes 2, Vaudrin 1 (1 assist), M. Dean 3 (1 assist), S. Johnson 72 (21 assists), Wagner 5 (1 assist).

Digs: Grimes 19, Rittgers 12, M. Dean 8, Vaudrin 7, S. Johnson 4, Wolff 1.

Solo blocks: Vaudrin 2, Grimes 1, S. Johnson 1.

Assisted blocks: Grimes 1, S. Johnson 1.

Park Rapids stats vs. Breckenridge

Serving: Rittgers 11 for 11, Grimes 6 for 6, Bynum 4 for 4, Vaudrin 2 for 5, M. Dean 15 for 16 (3 aces), S. Johnson 13 for 14 (3 aces).

Service points: S. Johnson 8, M. Dean 6, Rittgers 2, Grimes 2, Bynum 2, Vaudrin 2.

Attacks: Rittgers 12 (2 kills), Grimes 13 (4 kills), Wolff 6, Bynum 3, Vaudrin 22 (9 kills), M .Dean 18 (7 kills), S. Johnson 6 (3 kills).

Sets: Rittgers 2, Grimes 1, Bynum 15 (2 assists), Vaudrin 4, M. Dean 1, S. Johnson 55 (15 assists), Wagner 5.

Digs: Rittgers 12, S. Johnson 11, Grimes 7, M. Dean 7, Bynum 6, Vaudrin 4, Wagner 2, Wolff 1.

Solo blocks: Vaudrin 2, Grimes 1.

Assisted blocks: Grimes 1, Vaudrin 1, M. Dean 1, S. Johnson 1.

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