Panthers rally, defeat Rangers

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Crosby-Ironton closed out the first set before the Park Rapids volleyball team took control and rallied for the win in the Mid-State Conference opener at Crosby Thursday night.

The Panthers relied on 53 kills, 10 ace serves and 72 digs for a 28-30, 25-14, 25-16, 25-15 victory.

Rilee Michaelson's 17 kills, Jaiden McCollum's 12 kills and Kamree Carlson's 11 kills led the Panthers, who had 16 hitting errors in the match. Park Rapids put 96 of 103 serves in play with Katelyn Weaver serving three aces and 12 points. Carlson, Kortne Byer, McCollum and Kaisa Coborn combined for four ace serves and 34 points. Kennedy Carlson tallied 42 set assists.

Defensively,Kamree Carlson led the way with 22 digs and Coborn had 15 digs as the Panthers had 12 errors on serve-receive.

The win lifted Park Rapids to 4-0 on the season.

Shyanna Loiland's 20 kills, Jami Nelson's eight kills and nine digs, Caitlyn Gutzman's 23 digs, and Kylie Monson's seven kills, three ace serves and nine digs led the Rangers, who fell to 2-1 on the season.

Park Rapids statistics

Serves: Byer 13 for 14, Breitweser 1 for 1, Ken. Carlson 12 for 13 (2 aces), Coborn 15 for 16 (2 aces), Kam. Carlson 12 for 13 (1 ace), Weaver 20 for 21 (3 aces), McCollum 17 for 18 (1 ace), Michaelson 6 for 7 (1 ace).

Service points: Weaver 12, Byer 9, Kam. Carlson 9, Coborn 8, McCollum 8, Ken. Carlson 6, Michaelson 3, Breitweser 1.

Attacks: Byer 1, Ken. Carlson 8 (3 kills), Coborn 26 (8 kills), Kam. Carlson 20 (11 kills), Weaver 5 (2 kills), McCollum 25 (12 kills), Michaelson 35 (17 kills).

Sets: Ken. Carlson 86 (42 assists), Weaver 7 (3 assists), Kam. Carlson 3 (1 assist), Byer 2, Coborn 2, McCollum 1.

Digs: Kam. Carlson 22, Coborn 15, Ken. Carlson 9, Weaver 8, Byer 7, McCollum 7, Michaelson 4.

Blocks (solo-assists): McCollum 1-1, MIchaelson 0-3, Ken. Carlson 0-2, Kam. Carlson 0-2.

Serve-receive: Byer 19 for 22, Coborn 11 for 12, Kam. Carlson 10 for 13, Weaver 7 for 10, McCollum 4 for 6.