Rilee Michaelson and Kamree Carlson combined for 34 kills as the Park Rapids volleyball team defeated Detroit Lakes 3-1 on Thursday, Oct. 10 to capture the Mid-State Conference title with an undefeated record for the fourth year in a row.

Michaelson’s 19 kills and Carlson’s 15 kills led the Panthers to a 19-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-17 victory at Detroit Lakes.

Katelyn Weaver tallieed 36 set assists as Park Rapids offset 22 hitting errors with 42 kills. The Panthers served 11 aces with only four service errors with Carlson serving five aces and 12 points.

Michaelson led the way with 19 digs while Kora Just (16), Carlson (14), Weaver (13) and Katie Burlingame (13) also had double figures in digs.

The Panthers, who went 4-0 in conference play in 2016 and 2017 and finished with a 5-0 record last season, ended the Mid-State schedule with a 5-0 record while improving to 18-4 overall.

The Lakers fell to 3-2 in conference matches and 11-11 overall. Pequot Lakes finished second in the conference standings at 4-1 with Staples-Motley (2-3), Aitkin (1-4) and Crosby-Ironton (0-5) following.

Park Rapids statistics
Serving: Just 11 for 12 (1 ace), Kirlin 3 for 3 (1 ace), Carlson 19 for 20 (5 aces), Weaver 13 for 13 (2 aces), Michaelson 17 for 17 (2 aces), Burlingame 11 for 13.
Service points: Carlson 12, Michaelson 8, Burlingame 8, Just 7, Weaver 7, Kirlin 2.
Attacks: Michaelson 50 (19 kills), Carlson 32 (15 kills), Breitweser 14 (3 kills), Burlingame 12 (3 kills), Weaver 7 (2 kills), Benham 4.
Sets: Weaver 106 (36 assists), Carlson 8 (1 assist), Burlingame 6, Michaelson 3, Breitweser 2 (1 assist), Just 1.
Digs: Michaelson 19, Just 16, Carlson 14, Weaver 13, Burlingame 13, Breitweser 2.
Blocks (solo-assists): Breitweser 2-2, Michaelson 2-2, Benham 1-1, Carlson 0-1, Weaver 0-1, Burlingame 0-1.
Serve receive: Just 16 for 18, Carlson 10 for 10, Michaelson 25 for 31, Burlingame 12 for 15.