Brianna Musel takes care of the volleyball for the Knights in the opening contest of the season at Stewartville.
Brianna Musel takes care of the volleyball for the Knights in the opening contest of the season at Stewartville.
Kingsland's opening volleyball match of the season at Stewartville last week resulted in a 0-3 loss to the No. 2 rated team in the state (Class AA) 10-25, 9-25, 21-25.

"We struggled with serve receive and seemed to let our nerves get the best of us," said coach Lisa Kimball. "Many of our players are inexperienced at the varsity level. Our focus for our next match will be on our passing and playing smarter at the net."

Statistically, the Lady Knights only had 29 serve opportunities, converting 25 of them (86.2%): Cheyenne Losey 4/4, Jessi Kaster 7/8, Lizzie Tart 5/6, Mikaylah Hellickson 2/2, Brianna Musel 4/4 and Haley Colton 3/5. Ace serves were delivered by Kaster and Tart.

As a team, Kingsland only had four kills, three by Kaster and one by Musel, hitting -0.083 (4 kills, 8 errors, 48 attacks). At the net, Losey had one block, Kaster had two and Marissa Bornholdt had one.

Kaster also led the team in digs with 10 and was 11/20 in serve receives. Tart was second in digs with seven.

As a team, Kingsland was 30/58 in serve receives. Leading the way were Cheyenne Losey (6/8), Rialie Fenske (5/7) and Brianna Musel (3/6).

The Kingsland B squad also lost its match.

Kingsland had a varsity match Tuesday night at Fillmore Central, although results weren't available for this week's edition. Thursday night the Knights will host Plainview-Elgin-Millville for the home opener.