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Volleyball: Tigers advance to section semis

Pine River-Backus Volleyball

Chloe Andrus tips the ball in the Tigers playoff win over the Mille Lacs Raiders.JPG
PR-B's Chloe Andrus tips the ball in the Tigers' playoff win over the Mille Lacs Raiders on Monday, Nov. 1. Ashley Smith / Echo Journal Correspondent

Hannah Barchus totaled 21 kills, 23 digs, seven blocks and an ace for the top-seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers as they defeated No. 2 seed Mille Lacs 3-1 in the Section 5-1A Quarterfinals Monday, Nov. 1.

Claire Dahl recorded 12 kills, 25 digs and two aces while Alaura Dahl dished out 36 set assists to go with 15 digs, two aces and two blocks for the Tigers.

Cate Travis added 23 digs for PR-B which advanced to the Section 5-1A Semifinals 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Crosby-Ironton High School.

Mille Lacs 13 19 25 16

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Pine River-Backus 25 25 20 25

Pine River-Backus statistics

Hannah Barchus 23 digs, 21 kills, 7 blocks, 1 ace

Brianna Hanneken 1 set assist, 1 ace

Chloe Andrus 1 set assist, 10 digs, 3 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace

Meagen Irish 8 digs, 3 kills, 4 blocks

Alaura Dahl 36 set assists, 15 digs, 1 kill, 2 blocks, 2 aces

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Claire Dahl 25 digs, 12 kills, 1 block, 2 aces

Emily Hanneken 5 digs, 4 kills, 1 ace

Cate Travis 23 digs

Overall: PRB 23-7. Next: Pine River-Backus vs. Braham in Section 5-1A semifinals at Crosby-Ironton High School 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4.

PR-B 3, McGregor 0

Both Alaura Dahl and Claire Dahl recorded six ace serves and Emily Hanneken added five as the top-seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers swept No. 4 McGregor 3-0 Friday, Oct. 29, in the Section 5-1A playoffs.

Alaura Dahl finished with 26 set assists and eight digs, while Claire Dahl and Hanneken led the Tigers with seven kills each.

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McGregor 7 12 17

Pine River-Backus 25 25 25

Pine River-Backus statistics

Hannah Barchus 6 digs, 5 kills, 1 block, 1 ace serve

Brianna Hanneken 1 dig, 1 ace serve

Chloe Andrus 5 digs, 4 kills

Meagen Irish 2 digs, 5 kills, 1 block

Alaura Dahl 26 set assists, 8 digs, 1 kill, 1 block, 6 ace serves

Claire Dahl 5 digs, 7 kills, 1 block, 6 ace serves

Emily Hanneken 5 digs, 7 kills, 5 ace serves

Andrea James 1 dig

Kassidy Bristow 1 dig, 1 ace serve

Cate Travis 10 digs

Alaura Dahl sets the ball in the Tigers playoff win over the Raiders.JPG
PR-B's Alaura Dahl sets the ball in the Tigers' playoff win over the Raiders on Monday, Nov. 1. Ashley Smith / Echo Journal Correspondent

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