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Panthers use Vaudrin's 15 kills to coast past Cardinals

     Mady Vaudrin’s 15 kills and Megan Grimes’ five ace serves led the Park Rapids volleyball team to a 25-16, 25-22, 25-13 Mid-State Conference win over Staples-Motley Thursday night at Staples.

     Grimes served four aces to give the Panthers a 7-2 led in Set 1 before an ace serve by Justine Rittgers made it 15-4. Staples-Motley rallied to within 22-15 before the Panthers closed out the set.

     Shania Johnson served seven points to give the Panthers a 12-4 lead in Set 2 and followed with three more service points as Park Rapids took a 2-0 lead.

     Morgan Dean’s two ace serves and an ace serve by Vaudrin sparked the Panthers to a 16-13 edge in Set 3 before Dean served two more aces during an 8-0 run to close out the match.

     Johnson finished with 14 service points and 32 set assists, Dean served 13 points and had 11 digs, Grimes added nine kills and Vaudrin had three ace blocks as the Panthers improved to 2-2 on the season.

     The Cardinals fell to 0-2 on the year.

Park Rapids statistics

Serving: Rittgers 9 for 10 (1 ace), Grimes 12 for 14 (5 aces), Bynum 1 for 2, Vaudrin 7 for 8 (1 ace), M. Dean 16 for 18 (4 aces), E. Dean 3 for 3, S. Johnson 16 for 17.

Service points: S. Johnson 14, M. Dean 13, Grimes 9, Rittgers 6, Vaudrin 5, E. Dean 1.

Attacks: Rittgers 15 (5 kills), Grimes 28 (9 kills), Bynum 5 (2 kills), Vaudrin 22 (15 kills), M. Dean 15 (4 kills), E. Dean 4, S. Johnson 3 (1 kill), G. Johnson 1.

Sets: Rittgers 4 (1 assist), Grimes 5, Bynum 3 (1 assist), M. Dean 2 (1 assist), E. Dean 4 (1 assist), S. Johnson 72 (32 assists).

Digs: M. Dean 11, Grimes 9, S. Johnson 9, Rittgers 6, Vaudrin 4, Bynum 2, E. Dean 1.

Solo blocks: Vaudrin 3, Grimes 1, M. Dean 1.

Serve receive: Rittgers 7 for 8, Grimes 7 for 10, Bynum 2 for 2, Vaudrin 13 for 15, M. Dean 7 for 9, E. Dean 3 for 4.

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