The STMA Knights proved their resilience, heart, and endurance tonight as they lost the first two sets to former state champions, Champlin Park, and battled back to find their game. Winning set 3, 4, and 5 with the scores of 25-21, 27-25, and 15-10. Captain Mikala Henderson got 20 kills on the evening against a great defensive team. But Emma VanHeel made a statement with the team’s highest hitting effectiveness and her 14 kills. She established a solid middle, sealing the fifth set with her block. Captain Sam Palmer led the team in serving effectiveness with 4 ace serves. Sophie Fritz had 64 assists on the night and Cyn Henderson had 60 assists on the night. Both ran a balanced offense. Megan Kruschke, Sam Palmer, and Mikala Henderson led the team in digs. The entire team displayed tremendous heart. The team will face the Wayzata Trojans in the Section 5 AAA Championship at Osseo High School on Thursday at 7 PM. Thank you to all the fans that came to support the team. Go Knights!