The Pine River-Backus Tigers volleyball team lost its final regular season match against the host Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The Tigers, 11-10 overall, are seeded No. 3 and will play at No. 2 Sebeka in the subsection 5A playoffs at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25.
Against W-H-A, the first game went into extra points as the Tigers had the lead and the first try at the game point, but the Wolves came back and went ahead 25-24.
The Tigers got a point and the ball back, and then went ahead after an ace serve by Ali Adkins, but the Tigers lost the game point and the Wolves won 28-26.
The second game wasn’t as close as the Tigers quickly fell behind when they gave up an early six point run to the Wolves and were never able to rebound in a 25-17 loss.
The third game was closer as the Tigers came back from being down 11-16 to narrowly take the loss 25-22.
The Tigers held off two game points in the third game thanks to kills by Megan Porta and Megan Felthous.
PR-B statistics: Journee Howard 2 ace serves, 8 kills, 9 set assists, 8 digs. Lily Wiemann 3 kills, 1 block, 3 digs. Ali Adkins 1 ace serve, 12 set assists, 4 digs. Carlee Staples 2 kills, 1 set assist, 1 dig. Megan Porta 2 ace serves, 10 kills, 3 digs. Lainey Kangas 12 digs. Megan Felthous 1 ace serve, 10 kills, 2 blocks, 1 set assist, 7 digs. Cheryl Carlson 1 dig. Kayla Adkins 7 digs.
Tigers 3, Clearbrook 0
PR-B went to Clearbrook-Gonvick on Monday, Oct. 14, and beat the Bears 25-10, 25-14, and 25-14.
Howard snuck in eight ace serves, and Felthous led the Tigers in kills with eight. The Tigers went up 8-3 in the first game and dominated from then on. PR-B jumped out to an early 8-3 lead in the second game, and although the Bears did manage four more points than the first game, the Tigers still dominated.
In the third game the Tigers let the Bears get the early lead 7-3, but the Tigers quickly worked their way back with a seven-point run.
PR-B statistics: Journee Howard 8 ace serves, 4 kills, 9 set assists, 1 dig. Lily Wiemann 2 kills, 2 digs. Ali Adkins 9 set assists, 4 digs. Carlee Staples 1 kill. Megan Porta 3 ace serves, 5 kills, 4 blocks, 2 digs. Lainey Kangas 7 kills, 9 digs. Megan Felthous 1 ace serve, 8 kills, 3 digs. Kayla Adkins 3 digs.