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Park Rapids' Mady Vaudrin(9) went up for a kill against Frazee's Josi Tappe during Tuesday night's match.

Hornets serve 16 aces, pound down 36 kills in win over Panthers

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     Kennedy Barlund’s 13 kills and Josi Tappe’s 10 kills led Frazee to a 25-15, 25-15, 19-25, 25-11 win over the Park Rapids volleyball team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym.


     Frazee jumped out to a 15-5 advantage in Set 1 to take the early lead despite two kills by Mady Vaudrin, a kill by Megan Grimes and an ace serve by Shania Johnson.

     Kills by Morgan Dean, Vaudrin and Grimes and a block by Grimes kept the Panthers within 17-12 in Set 2 before Frazee went on an 8-3 run.

     A kill and ace serve by Grimes, two kills and an ace serve by Vaudrin, and a tip by Dean helped the Panthers to a 12-12 tie in Set 3. Dean served an ace, Justine Rittgers followed with a winning tip and kill, Grimes contributed a kill and winning tip, and Vaudrin pounded down a kill as the Panthers claimed a 19-14 lead. A pair of blocks by Grimes and Dean helped close out the set.

     Two kills by Vaudrin and a tip by Dean kept the Panthers within 9-8 in Set 4, but Mandy Donahue served five straight points to help the Hornets close out the match.

     Grimes and Vaudrin had nine kills each and joined Johnson and Sydney Bynum with eight digs apiece. Johnson tallied 22 set assists as the Panthers fell to 1-2 on the season.

     Frazee served 16 aces and tallied 36 kills to improve to 1-2 on the season and give Park Rapids graduate Tavia (Schumacher) Bachman her first varsity win as head coach.

Park Rapids statistics vs. Frazee

Serving: Rittgers 4 for 7, Grimes 8 for 11 (2 aces), Bynum 4 for 5 (1 ace), Vaudrin 8 for 10 (1 ace), M. Dean 9 for 12 (1 ace), E. Dean 2 for 3, Johnson 11 for 12 (2 aces).

Service points: Vaudrin 7, Johnson 7, M. Dean 5, Grimes 3, Bynum 3, Rittgers 1.

Attacks: Rittgers 22 (1 kill), Grimes 25 (9 kills), Bynum 3, Vaudrin 23 (9 kills), M. Dean 16 (4 kills), E. Dean 1, Johnson 4 (1 kill).

Sets: Rittgers 7, Grimes 6, Bynum 4, Vaudrin 7, M. Dean 7, E. Dean 3, Johnson 92 (22 assists).

Digs: Bynum 8, Vaudrin 8, M. Dean 8, Johnson 8, Rittgers 6, Grimes 6, E. Dean 5.

Blocks (solo-assists): Grimes 1-4, Vaudrin 1-0, M. Dean 0-3, E. Dean 2-1.

Serve receive: Rittgers 9 for 14, Grimes 11 for 13, Bynum 8 for 14, Vaudrin 10 for 17, M. Dean 18 for 23, E. Dean 7 for 8, Johnson 0 for 1.