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Volleyball: Tigers top W-H-A, head to quarterfinals

PR-B's Rylie Hirschey receives a W-H-A serve in the team's 3-0 victory Friday, Oct. 26.1 / 2
PR-B's Gabby Rainwater sets the ball in the Tigers' 3-0 over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Friday, Oct. 26.2 / 2

Rylie Hirschey tallied 33 set assists for the No. 1 seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers in a 3-0 win over the No. 4 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves in North B Subsection 5-1A tournament Friday, Oct. 26.

Bailey Wynn knocked down 12 kills for the Tigers, who are ranked fifth in the final Class 1A poll and improved to 26-2 overall, while Gabby Rainwater had nine kills, five digs and two blocks.

The Tigers were scheduled to face Braham in the North Subsection 5-1A semifinals at Aitkin Tuesday, Oct 30, with the winner advancing to the finals in Little Falls Thursday, Nov. 1.

Walker-H-A 19 22 19

Pine River-Backus 25 25 25

Pine River-Backus statistics

Gabby Rainwater 5 digs, 9 kills, 2 blocks

Bailey Wynn 2 set assists, 5 digs, 12 kills, 1 ace serve

Ellie Smith 1 dig, 2 ace serves

Anna Felthous 1 set assists, 1 dig, 4 kills

Jaime Johnson 10 digs, 4 kills, 1 ace serve

Olivia Adkins 2 digs

Alyssa Semmler 6 kills, 1 block

Rylie Hirschey 33 set assists, 5 digs, 1 kill

Emma Barchus 8 digs, 1 ace serve

Overall: PRB 26-2.

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