Rilee Michaelson and Kamree Carlson combined for 42 kills in leading the Park Rapids volleyball team to a 3-1 Mid-State Conference win over Staples-Motley at Staples on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Michaelson’s 25 kills and Carlson’s 17 kills sparked the Panthers’ 25-14, 23-25, 25-16, 25-13 victory.

Katie Burlingame served four aces and 12 points, Katelyn Weaver served three aces and 16 points, Kendra Scholz served three aces and 10 points and Carlson served 13 points. Scholz added seven kills and Weaver tallied 38 set assists as the Panthers finished with 53 kills. Park Rapids had 14 hitting errors and 13 service errors.

On defense, Carlson led the way with 30 digs while Michaelson (11) and Burlingame (10) also had double figures in digs. Scholz and Michaelson assisted on five blocks each as the Panthers improved to 2-0 in conference matches, 3-0 against Section 8AA teams and 6-0 overall.

Tabatha Allen’s 14 kills and five blocks, Heidi Lombard’s 12 digs, and Aubrey Brandt’s 11 digs and three ace serves led the Cardinals, who fell to 1-1 in conference matches, 2-1 against section teams and 8-3 overall.

Park Rapids statistics
Serving: Just 6 for 9 (1 ace), Scholz 14 for 17 (3 aces), Carlson 21 for 22, Weaver 22 for 24 (3 aces), Michaelson 4 for 6, Burlingame 15 for 17 (4 aces).
Service points: Weaver 16, Carlson 13, Burlingame 12, Scholz 10, Just 5, Michaelson 1.
Attacks: Michaelson 42 (25 kills), Carlson 29 (17 kills), Scholz 19 (7 kills), Weaver 8 (2 kills), Breitweser 7 (1 kill), Burlingame 7 (1 kill).
Sets: Weaver 92 (38 assists), Carlson 5 (3 assists), Burlingame 3, Michaelson 2 (1 assist), Scholz 2, Just 1 (1 assist).
Digs: Carlson 30, Michaelson 11, Burlingame 10, Just 8, Weaver 6, Scholz 2, Breitweser 1.
Blocks (solo-assists): Weaver 1-1, Scholz 0-5, Michaelson 0-5, Breitweser 0-1.
Serve receive: Just 22 for 27, Carlson 12 for 13, Michaelson 23 for 26, Burlingame 9 for 11.

Panthers top Perham

Michaelson’s 29 kills and Weaver’s 49 set assists led the Panthers to a 3-1 win at Perham on Sept. 17.

Carlson added 17 kills while Weaver served four aces and 13 points in Park Rapids’ 25-11, 31-29, 24-26, 25-23 win in this match between section teams. Carlson’s kill ended Set 2 while Michaelson’s kill rallied the Panthers from a 21-17 deficit in Set 4 to close out the match.

Breitweser was in on seven blocks while Carlson (32), Just (23), Michaelson (15) and Burlingame (12) had double digits in digs defensively.

Stella Raser (9), Lily DeBoer (7) and Katie Zepper (6) combined for 22 kills as Perham fell to 2-2 against section teams and 5-11 overall.

Park Rapids statistics
Serving: Just 13 for 15 (2 aces), Scholz 16 for 18, Carlson 17 for 19 (1 ace), Weaver 16 for 20 (4 aces), Michaelson 10 for 12, Burlingame 13 for 15 (1 ace).
Service points: Weaver 13, Carlson 9, Scholz 8, Burlingame 7, Just 6, Michaelson 5.
Attacks: Michaelson 63 (29 kills), Carlson 44 (17 kills), Scholz 14 (5 kills), Breitweser 13 (3 kills), Burlingame 11 (6 kills), Weaver 7 (1 kill).
Sets: Weaver 126 (49 assists), Carlson 7 (2 assists), Just 7, Michaelson 4, Burlingame 2.
Digs: Carlson 32, Just 23, Michaelson 15, Burlingame 12, Scholz 7, Weaver 4, Breitweser 3.
Blocks (solo-assists): Breitweser 1-6, Scholz 1-2, Carlson 0-3, Michaelson 0-3, Weaver 0-2, Burlingame 0-2.
Serve receive: Just 22 for 27, Carlson 12 for 13, Michaelson 23 for 26, Burlingame 9 for 11.