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Volleyball: Tigers top W-H-A in season finale - Semmler nets 1,000th career kill

PR-B's Alyssa Semmler gets her 1,000th kill during the Tigers' win over the Wolves Tuesday, Oct. 16.

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.