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Area Volleyball: Tigers, Patriots advance to section finals

Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus played for the right to advance to their respective section championship games.

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Pine River-Backus's Alaura Dahl hits the ball against Braham Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at Crosby-Ironton High School. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
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Pine River-Backus 3, Braham 0

CROSBY — Hannah Barchus totaled 18 kills, 17 digs and six blocks for the Pine River-Backus Tigers as they defeated the Braham Bombers 3-0 to advance to the Section 5-1A finals Thursday, Nov. 4.

Claire Dahl finished with nine kills, 23 digs and two blocks while Alura Dahl recorded 32 set assists and 10 digs for the Tigers.

Pine River-Backus will face Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in the Section 5-1A finals 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 6 at Crosby-Ironton High School.

Pine River-Backus Volleyball vs Braham

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Braham 18 16 21
Pine River-Backus 25 25 25

Pine River-Backus statistics
Hannah Barchus 17 digs, 18 kills, 6 blocks
Chloe Andrus 5 digs, 3 kills, 3 blocks, 1 ace
Meagen Irish 1 dig, 2 kills
Alaura Dahl 32 set assists, 10 digs 1 kill
Claire Dahl 23 digs, 9 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace
Emily Hanneken 11 digs, 5 kills, 2 blocks
Kassidy Bristow 1 dig, 1 block
Cate Travis 13 digs
Overall: PRB 24-7. Next: Pine River-Backus vs. Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in Section 5-1A Finals at Crosby-Ironton 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.

Pequot Lakes 3, Milaca 0

ST. CLOUD — Maci Martini recorded 16 kills and 15 digs for the No. 2 seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots as they advanced to the Section 6-2A finals after defeating the No. 6 seeded Milaca Wolves 3-0 Thursday, Nov. 4.

Ella Kratochvil tallied 14 kills and nine digs and Abi Martin added 36 set assists and seven digs for the Patriots.

Pequot will play No. 1 seeded Sauk Centre at St. Cloud Tech 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, for the right to advance to the 2A State Tournament.

Sauk Centre defeated Pequot Lakes 3-0 during the regular season.

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Milaca 12 12 21
Pequot Lakes 25 25 25

Pequot Lakes statistics
Abi Martin 7 digs, 1 block, 1 ace, 36 set assists
Camille Haman 2 blocks, 3 kills
Morgan LaRock 3 digs, 1 ace, 1 set assist
Isabel Larson 2 blocks, 5 kills, 1 set assist
Maci Martini 15 digs, 1 block, 1 ace, 16 kills
Ella Kratochvil 9 digs, 2 blocks, 14 kills
Kelsi Martini 7 digs, 1 ace, 3 set assists
Joselyn Rinio 2 blocks, 4 kills
Lauren Schultz 3 digs, 1 ace, 1 set assist
Charlee Sullivan 3 digs
Overall: PL 24-6. Next: Pequot Lakes vs. Sauk Centre in Section 6-2A Finals at St. Cloud Tech 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.
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