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Volleyball: Tigers edge Patriots in 5 games - PR-B tops Laporte, Pequot falls to W-DC

PR-B's Gabby Rainwater and Pequot Lakes' Rita Ganley (number 15) battle for the ball in the Tigers' 3-2 win over the Patriots on Thursday, Aug. 30. Ashley Smith / Echo Journal Correspondent1 / 3
Pequot Lakes' Britt Kratochvil hits the ball past the block of Pine River-Backus' Rylie Hirschey on Thursday, Aug. 30. Ashley Smith / Echo Journal Correspondent 2 / 3
Tigers' Bailey Wynn hits the ball past the block of Patriots' Elle Olmscheid and Phoebe Glenn for the winning point of the final game in the match on Thursday, Aug. 30. Ashley Smith / Echo Journal Correspondent 3 / 3

Bailey Wynn and Gabby Rainwater each tallied 17 kills as the Pine River-Backus Tigers outlasted the Pequot Lakes Patriots in a five-set, non-conference match Thursday, August 30.

The Tigers took the first two games before the Patriots rallied back to claim a victory in the next two. All of the games were decided by four points or fewer.

The Tigers won the deciding Game Five 15-13.

Rylie Hirschey tipped 44 set assists and Emma Barchus recorded 29 digs.

Senior Britt Kratochvil led the Patriots with 16 kills, Mariah Rickard with 26 digs and Rita Ganley with 24 set assists.

PR-Backus 25 25 21 21 15

Pequot Lakes 23 22 25 25 13

Pequot Lakes statistics

Chloe Seeling 6 kills, 2 set assists, 2 digs, 2 blocks

Mirjana Ganley 1 ace serve, 7 digs, 2 kills

Britt Kratochvil 16 kills, 19 digs, 2 blocks

Elle Olmscheid 1 kill, 1 block

Maddie Morrison 2 kills, 1 dig, 2 blocks

Mariah Rickard 1 ace serve, 26 digs, 3 set assists

Phoebe Glenn 20 set assists, 1 ace serve, 10 digs

Jenna Elfering 1 set assist, 9 digs

Kate Bolz-Andolshek 11 kills, 4 blocks

Lydia Hubbard 13 kills, 7 digs, 4 blocks

Rita Ganley 24 set assists, 3 digs, 3 ace serves

Pine River-Backus statistics

Gabby Rainwater 2 set assists, 15 digs, 17 kills, 2 blocks

Bailey Wynn 13 digs, 17 kills, 2 blocks, 2 ace serves

Ellie Smith 1 dig, 4 ace serves

Anna Felthous 1 dig, 2 blocks

Jaime Johnson 6 digs, 12 kills, 2 blocks

Olivia Adkins 1 set assist, 14 digs, 8 kills, 2 ace serves

Claire Dahl 3 digs

Rylie Hirschey 44 set assists, 9 digs, 1 block, 1 ace serve

Emma Barchus 29 digs, 3 ace serves

Pine River-Backus 3, Laporte 0

Hirschey recorded 27 set assists as the Tigers topped the Laporte Wildcats 3-0 Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Wynn recorded 10 kills while Rainwater scooped seven digs in the Northland Conference match.

On Saturday, Aug. 25, the Tigers were defeated 25-20, 25-21, 17-25, 25-21 by Cannon Falls. Wynn tallied 23 kills and Hirschey 41 set assists.

Pine River-Backus statistics

Gabby Rainwater 4 kills, 1 set assist, 1 block, 7 digs

Bailey Wynn 10 kills, 5 digs

Anna Downie 1 kill

Anna Felthous 5 kills, 1 ace serve

Jaime Johnson 8 kills, 3 digs, 3 ace serves

Olivia Adkins 1 kill, 2 digs

Katie Hanneken 1 block

Rylie Hirschey 1 kill, 27 set assists, 1 block, 6 digs, 3 aces serves

Emma Barchus 1 dig, 4 ace serves

WDC 3, Pequot Lakes 0

Kennedy Gravelle tallied 12 kills, five blocks and two digs as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines shut out the Pequot Lakes Patriots 3-0 in a non-conference match Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Wadena-Deer Creek 25 25 25—3

Pequot Lakes 18 17 18—0

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