Detroit Lakes extended its winning streak with a 3-0 Mid-State Conference win over the Park Rapids volleyball team at the Area High School gym on Thursday, Nov. 5.

The Lakers prevailed 25-15, 25-19, 25-14 for their sixth victory in a row.

After facing a 4-1 deficit in Set 1, consecutive kills by Abby Felts sparked the Panthers to a 6-6 tie. Laken Weaver served five straight points as Detroit Lakes claimed a 12-6 advantage. A tip by Riley Pike and a kill by Sydney Lange kept Park Rapids within 17-12 before the Lakers went on an 8-3 run to close out the set. Lange and Chloe Tretbar combined for a block for the Panthers during that stretch.

A kill by Felts, two winning tips by Peyten Sherk, a kill by Lange and a block by Tretbar gave Park Rapids an early 7-6 edge in Set 2. Another block by Tretbar and Lange, a kill by Quinn Hunter and an ace serve by Abby Kirlin pushed the Panthers’ lead to 11-7. Alexis Lundeen followed with four service points as Detroit Lakes took a 12-11 lead. Park Rapids tied the set at 13-13 before two ace serves by Autumn Kulik sparked a 12-6 run by the Lakers. A tip by Pike, kills by Tretbar and Hunter, and a winning dig by Tretbar led the Panthers down the stretch.

A kill by Pike, a winning push by Lange and an ace serve by Keely Peterson led the Panthers to an 8-8 tie at the start of Set 3. Detroit Lakes held a 12-11 advantage before four service points by Jordyn Johnson and three service points by Faith Keller gave the Lakers a 21-13 cushion. Macey Lund had a kill during that stretch for the Panthers. Three service points by Kulik ended the match.

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Pike and Lange had four kills each and Peterson had 10 digs to lead the Panthers.

Detroit Lakes improved to 2-1 in the conference and 6-1 overall while the Panthers fell to 0-5 in Mid-State matches and 0-8 overall. Pequot Lakes tops the conference standings with a 4-0 record while Staples-Motley and Aitkin are 2-1. Crosby-Ironton sits at 2-4.

Park Rapids statistics
Serving: Felts 6 for 9, Kirlin 5 for 5, Hunter 9 for 9, Pike 9 for 9, Peterson 8 for 9 (2 aces), Tretbar 6 for 8.
Service points: Peterson 4, Pike 3, Felts 2, Kirlin 2, Hunter 2, Tretbar 2.
Attacks: Felts 18 (3 kills), Lange 16 (4 kills), Hunter 15 (3 kills), Tretbar 14 (1 kill), Pike 9 (4 kills), Sherk 7 (2 kills), Lund 5 (1 kill), Peterson 1.
Sets: Pike 53 (8 assists), Tretbar 18 (4 assists), Felts 3 (2 assists), Peterson 3 (1 assist), Lange 2, Hunter 1 (1 assist).
Digs: Peterson 10, Kirlin 7, Pike 7, Felts 6, Tretbar 6, Sherk 2, Hunter 1, Lange 1.
Blocks (solo-assists): Tretbar 1-2, Lange 0-2.
Serve receive: Peterson 17 for 17, Felts 12 for 16, Kirlin 8 for 9, Tretbar 7 for 10, Pike 2 for 2.