Brianna Musel and Kingsland teammate Kailynn Hamersma stay strong at the net against a Rushford-Peterson attack.  CHRISTINE VREEMAN/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
Brianna Musel and Kingsland teammate Kailynn Hamersma stay strong at the net against a Rushford-Peterson attack. CHRISTINE VREEMAN/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
This past week, the Kingsland volleyball team split a pair of matches, losing a Three Rivers Conference match to Rushford-Peterson, and winning a non-conference match with LeRoy-Ostrander.

The loss to the Trojans was in three (21-25, 21-25, 23-25) and the win over the Cardinals was also in three (25-7, 25-23, 25-20).

The Knights lost three close sets (games) to R-P, losing by four, four and two. Reann Kimball was tops in kills with eight, followed by Brianna Musel with six and Kailynn Hamersma at three. Kingsland had a good blocking night, coming up with 7.5 ace blocks, two for Hamersma, 1.5 each for Hannah Pruter, Taylor Link and Musel, and one for Kimball.

Dig leaders were Rialie Fenske (16), Link (15), Musel (15) and Haley Colton (9). Colton was a perfect 22 for 22 in serve receive. Fenske had 30 serve receive attempts and was successful in 23 of them. Musel converted 11 of 15 and Link was 6 for 10.

Serving was led by Gina Blanchard, 6/6, and Hamersma, 12/13. Ace serves were recorded by Colton (2), Hamersma and Blanchard. Pruter had nine set assists against R-P and Megan Back had eight.

In the win over LeRoy-Ostrander, Musel hit .583, with seven kills, 0 errors, on 12 attacks. Link hit .375 (3-0-8) and setter Pruter "batted" 1.000 (2-0-2). Kimball also recorded four kills.

Serving was good against L-O, 92.9 percent, with Back (13/13), Link (9/9), Musel (6/6) and Blanchard (4/4) at 100 percent. Missing just one serve were Hamersma (15/16), Fenske (5/6), Pruter (4/5), Colton (5/6) and Kimball (5/6). Hamersma had three ace serves in the sweep.

The team continued to do a good job in the serve receiving (SR) department: Link (12/13), Colton (7/7), Musel (6/6), Blanchard(4/4), Fenske (15/19), Alayna Meskill (1/1) and Rachel Harder (1/1).

Defensively, Fenske came up with 17 digs to lead the team. Link had 10 and Musel came up with nine. Musel and Hamersma each had one ace block against the Cards.

The gals are currently 3-8 for the season and 0-5 in the Three Rivers Conference. Tuesday night they hosted Fillmore Central and Thursday they will travel to Chatfield.