Volleyball: Tigers top W-H-A in season finale - Semmler nets 1,000th career kill
Alyssa Semmler recorded her 1,000th career kill and finished with 11 kills and six blocks for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in a 3-0 victory over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in a Northland Conference match Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Class 1A's sixth-ranked Tigers were coming off only their second loss of the season as they fell to Brainerd in the championship match of the Big Axe Tournament Oct. 13.
Rylie Hirschey had 29 set assists and six digs for the Tigers, while Bailey Wynn had nine kills and Gabby Rainwater had eight.
Emma Barchus led the team with seven digs.
The Tigers finish the regular season with an overall record of 25-2 and a conference record of 7-0. They will face the winner of Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and Betha-Hewitt at home on Friday, Oct. 26.
Walker-Hackensack-A 14 24 14
Pine River-Backus 25 26 25
Pine River-Backus statistics
Gabby Rainwater 6 digs, 8 kills
Bailey Wynn 1 set assist, 6 digs, 9 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace serve
Anna Downie 1 kill
Ellie Smith 2 digs
Anna Felthous 1 kill
Jaime Johnson 5 digs, 2 kills, 1 block, 1 ace serve
Olivia Adkins 4 digs
Claire Dahl 2 digs
Alyssa Semmler 11 kills, 4 blocks
Rylie Hirschey 29 set assists, 6 digs, 1 block, 1 ace serve
Emma Barchus 7 digs, 1 ace serve
Conference: PRB 7-0. Overall: PRB 25-2.