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Panthers rally, top Menahga

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Katelyn Hilmanowski and Grace Bateman combined for 17 kills in leading the Park Rapids volleyball team to a dramatic come-from-behind win at Menahga Monday night.

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The Panthers dropped the first two sets before rallying for a 19-25, 16-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-6 victory.

Hilmanowski finished with 10 kills, three ace serves and 10 digs while Bateman had seven kills, 16 digs and 14 set assists. Megan Grimes chipped in six kills and four solo blocks, Justine Rittgers had three ace serves and 22 digs, and Mady Vaudrin had three ace serves, 10 digs and five solo blocks as the Panthers improved to 3-5 on the season.

Jenny Skoog led the Braves with 18 kills. Tarrin Mickelson had 22 set assists and 10 digs while Tarah Cleveland had 11 digs as Menahga fell to 1-4.

"We have had trouble putting plays together from pass to set to hit. We had a lot of unforced errors in the last week, including serving and hitting. After the very slow start in Menahga, just not giving up was huge for the team," said Park Rapids head coach Molly Aukes. "Tied at 20-20 in the third, we played aggressive volleyball to win the set. When we gained the momentum going into the fourth set, it was the confidence boost we needed to finish strong through the fifth set. It was good to see the confidence in the team, to play together and to finish at a high level of play. Our net play ended very strong with blocking and the hitters connecting with the setters. To give up 21 service error points, 23 hitting errors and 26 serve receive errors and still pull off a win is a mental victory for us."

Park Rapids statistics

Serving: Bateman 13 for 14, Rittgers 20 for 22 (3 aces), Vaudrin 11 for 16 (3 aces), Johnson 22 for 23 (1 ace), Hilmanowski 3 for 10 (3 aces), Grimes 1 for 3, Robbins 1 for 2, Wolff 1 for 2, Melott 4 for 5.

Attacks: Bateman 17 (7 kills), Rittgers 12 (1 kill), Vaudrin 25 (5 kills), Johnson 3 (1 kill), Hilmanowski 28 (10 kills), Grimes 30 (6 kills), Olson 2, Robbins 1, Wolff 3 (1 kill), Melott 1 (1 kill), Jerger 6 (1 kill).

Sets: Bateman 62 (14 assists), Rittgers 4 (2 assists), Vaudrin 1, Johnson 37 (9 assists), Hilmanowski 4, Grimes 6 (1 assist), Thelen 1, Young 1, Jerger 6 (2 assists).

Digs: Rittgers 22, Bateman 16, Hilmanowski 12, Vaudrin 10, Thelen 9, Johnson 6, Grimes 4, Melott 4, Jerger 1.

Solo blocks: Vaudrin 5, Grimes 4.

Assisted blocks: Vaudrin 7, Bateman 3, Rittgers 3, Grimes 3, Jerger 2.

Serve receive: Bateman 1 for 2, Rittgers 16 for 22, Vaudrin 9 for 13, Hilmanowski 10 for 14, Grimes 2 for 5, Thelen 6 for 11, Melott 5 for 8, Jerger 6 for 6.

Menahga statistics

Kills: J. Skoog 18, Cleveland 4, S. Skoog 3, Clements 3, Tormanen 2.

Service aces: Mickelson 2, Tormanen 1.

Set assists: Mickelson 22, J. Skoog 2, Clements 1, Harsha 1.

Solo blocks: Clements 1.

Digs: Cleveland 11, Mickelson 10, J. Skoog 8, Harsha 7, Clements 6, S. Skoog 6, Tormanen 5.

Panthers go 1-2 at tourney

The Panthers went 1-2 at last Saturday's Pequot Lakes Invitational, losing to Pine River-Backus, defeating Blackduck and losing to Mahnomen.

In the opener, PR-B rallied for a 17-25, 25-16, 15-5 victory. Rittgers had two ace serves and 13 digs while Vaudrin had four kills and four solo blocks. Bateman also served two aces.

Vaudrin's three ace serves, 12 service points and six digs and Grimes' four kills and four solo blocks led the Panthers to a 25-12, 25-14 win over Blackduck in the second match.

Mahnomen claimed the consolation championship with a 25-17, 25-14 win. Ashley Thelen had seven digs and Grimes had three solo blocks to lead the Panthers.

Park Rapids statistics vs. PR-B

Serving: Bateman 8 for 9 (2 aces), Rittgers 8 for 11 (2 aces), Vaudrin 4 for 6 (1 ace), Johnson 10 for 10 (1 ace), Hilmanowski 3 for 4, Grimes 7 for 7 (1 ace).

Service points: Rittgers 6, Johnson 5, Bateman 4, Grimes 4, Vaudrin 1, Hilmanowski 1.

Attacks: Bateman 9 (1 kill), Rittgers 8, Vaudrin 15 (4 kills), Johnson 3, Hilmanowski 5 (1 kill), Grimes 13 (2 kills), Thelen 1, Young 6 (1 kill), Robbins 2, Jerger 4 (1 kill).

Sets: Bateman 27 (5 assists), Rittgers 3, Vaudrin 2, Johnson 26 (4 assists), Hilmanowski 2, Grimes 4, Young 1, Jerger 2.

Digs: Rittgers 13, Bateman 9, Thelen 4, Johnson 3, Hilmanowski 3, Robbins 3, Vaudrin 2, Grimes 2, Young 2, Wolff 2, Jerger 1.

Solo blocks: Vaudrin 4, Bateman 1, Grimes 1.

Assisted blocks: Grimes 3, Jerger 3, Vaudrin 2, Bateman 1, Rittgers 1, Hilmanowski 1, Young 1.

Serve receive: Bateman 2 for 2, Rittgers 4 for 11, Vaudrin 8 for 11, Hilmanowski 5 for 8, Thelen 6 for 11, Melott 0 for 2, Jerger 3 for 3.

Park Rapids statistics vs. Blackduck

Serving: Bateman 8 for 8 (1 ace), Rittgers 6 for 8 (1 ace), Vaudrin 14 for 15 (3 aces), Johnson 7 for 7, Grimes 3 for 4 (1 ace), Robbing 5 for 5 (1 ace), Melott 1 for 1.

Service points: Vaudrin 12, Bateman 5, Rittgers 4, Johnson 4, Robbins 3, Grimes 2, Melott 1.

Attacks: Bateman 1, Rittgers 9 (1 kill), Vaudrin 4 (1 kill), Johnson 1, Hilmanowski 1, Grimes 9 (4 kills), Young 3 (1 kill), Robbins 4 (1 kill), Jerger 5.

Sets: Bateman 13 (3 assists), Rittgers 1, Vaudrin 1, Johnson 11 (5 assists), Grimes 1, Young 2, Robbins 2, Jerger 4.

Digs: Vaudrin 6, Rittgers 4, Thelen 3, Robbins 3, Johnson 2, Grimes 2, Bateman 1, Young 1.

Solo blocks: Grimes 4, Vaudrin 1, Young 1.

Assisted blocks: Grimes 4, Vaudrin 2, Jerger 2, Young 1, Robbins 1.

Serve receive: Rittgers 6 for 8, Vaudrin 3 for 4, Hilmanowski 0 for 1, Thelen 4 for 5, Robbins 0 for 6, Jerger 1 for 1.

Park Rapids statistics vs. Mahnomen

Serving: Bateman 4 for 4 (1 ace), Rittgers 5 for 5, Vaudrin 4 for 4 (1 ace), Johnson 6 for 7, Hilmanowski 2 for 3 (1 ace), Grimes 3 for 4 (1 ace), Thelen 1 for 1, Robbins 2 for 2, Wolff 1 for 2 (1 ace).

Service points: Rittgers 3, Johnson 3, Hilmanowski 2, Grimes 2, Bateman 1, Vaudrin 1, Wolff 1.

Attacks: Bateman 7, Rittgers 4 (2 kills), Vaudrin 9, Hilmanowski 5 (2 kills), Grimes 7, Thelen 1, Young 5, Robbins 4, Wolff 6 (2 kills), Jerger 3.

Sets: Bateman 21 (2 assists), Rittgers 1, Vaudrin 1, Johnson 11 (2 assists), Young 2 (1 assist), Robbins 1, Jerger 1.

Digs: Thelen 7, Bateman 5, Rittgers 5, Vaudrin 4, Johnson 2, Hilmanowski 2, Grimes 2, Wolff 2, Young 1, Robbins 1.

Solo blocks: Grimes 3, Wolff 1, Jerger 1.

Assisted blocks: Vaudrin 4, Grimes 2, Young 2, Wolff 2, Rittgers 1, Jerger 1.

Serve receive: Rittgers 2 for 7, Vaudrin 6 for 8, Hilmanowski 5 for 7, Grimes 3 for 4, Thelen 4 for 10, Young 1 for 2, Robbins 3 for 3, Melott 0 for 1, Jerger 1 for 1.

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