Kaylee Beevers, left, and Kingsland teammate Cheyenne Losey stay strong at the net against the Falcons.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->
Kaylee Beevers, left, and Kingsland teammate Cheyenne Losey stay strong at the net against the Falcons.

Over the past weekend the Kingsland Knights volleyball team took fourth place in the Byron Invitational Tournament, losing to Fillmore Central (0-2: 10-25, 10-25) in the third place match. Prior to the third place game, in pool play, the Lady Knights beat Bloomington Kennedy (2-1: 18-25, 25-14, 15-10), South St. Paul (2-0: 25-17, 25-15) and Triton (2-0: 25-17, 25-22) and lost to Byron (0-2: 13-25 x 2). Chatfield won the tournament, beating Byron in the championship.

"Overall, the girls played well," said coach Lisa Kimball. "Unfortunately, tournaments take a lot out of a player and we seemed to get tired towards the end of the day."

Top stat leaders in the Byron Tournament.... Serving: Mikaylah Hellickson 23/24; Brianna Musel 44/46; Haley Colton 24/26; Sarah O'Connell 13/15; Cheyenne Losey 8 aces; Jessi Kaster 6 aces. Kills: Losey 34; Kaster 17. Set assists: Lizzie Tart 68. Blocks: Losey 10; Kaster 7. Digs: Kaster 50; Tart 30; Gabriel Drees 26. Serve receive: Kaster 40/50; Colton 18/23; Drees 17/19.

In dual meets this past week, the gals lost a TRC match to Rushford-Peterson (0-3: 22-25, 24-26, 17-25) and lost a non-conference match to Fillmore Central (0-3: 21-25, 11-25, 13-25).

Stats against R-P...Serving: Kaster 14/14, Tart 11/11, Hellickson 5/5, Musel 9/9, team 59/61. Kills: Losey 15, Kaster 6, Musel 6. Set assists: Tart 25. Blocks: Losey 3. Digs: Drees 12, Tart 11, Kaster 10. SR: Kaster 21/22, Colton 11/12, Losey 4/4.

Stat leaders against Fillmore Central...serving: Losey 4/5, Hellickson 9/10, Colton 5/5, O'Connell 4/4, Megan Back 2/2. Kills: Losey 6. Ace blocks: Losey 2.5. Digs: Colton 12, Drees 9. SR: Kaster 12/16, Hellickson 6/7, Musel 3/3.

The gals are now 1-7 in the Three Rivers Conference and 7-13, overall. Thursday night the team will host Southland (2-5, 7-15).