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Area Volleyball: PRB wins Rush City title

Four area teams were in action Friday, Aug. 26.

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RUSH CITY — Alaura Dahl finished with 82 set assists, 32 digs, 11 kills, seven ace serves and five blocks to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers to the tournament title of the Rush City Invite Friday, Aug. 26.

The Tigers topped Chisago Lakes 2-0, Litchfield 2-1 and Cambridge 2-0 in pool play before defeating host Rush City 2-1 in the title match.

Hannah Barchus added 47 kills, 40 digs and six blocks. Kassidy Bristow contributed 27 digs and 22 kills for the Tigers.

Pine River-Backus def. Chisago Lakes 25-14, 25-17

Pine River-Backus def. Litchfield 17-25, 26-24, 15-11

Pine River-Backus def. Cambridge 29-27, 25-23

Championship match

Pine River-Backus def. Rush City 21-25, 29-27, 15-12

Pine River-Backus statistics

Hannah Barchus 5 set assists, 40 digs, 47 kills, 6 blocks, 2 ace serves

Kassidy Bristow 27 digs, 22 kills, 8 blocks, 8 ace serves

Cate Travis 2 set assists, 50 digs, 6 ace serves

Brianna Hanneken 10 digs, 18 kills, 2 blocks, 6 ace serves

Debren Popkes 1 kill

Averie Sawyer 16 digs, 7 kills, 2 blocks

Maegan Irish 8 set assists, 7 digs, 3 kills, 1 block

Alaura Dahl 82 set assists, 32 digs, 11 kills, 5 blocks, 7 ace serves

Ella Dahl 1 dig

Kaitlyn Rilea 24 digs, 5 ace serves

Ariana Burns 3 digs, 2 ace serves

Overall: PRB 5-0. Next: Pine River-Backus at Staples-Motley 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Cards finish 3rd

ROYALTON — The Staples-Motley Cardinals finished third in the Royalton Tournament Friday, Aug. 26, thanks to a 2-0 victory over Pillager in bracket play.

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Grace Jennissen posted 19 blocks, 18 kills and three ace serves for the Cardinals and Jade Storry finished with 25 digs, 12 kills and three ace serves.

The Pierz Pioneers placed seventh after defeating Royalton in bracket play. Ashley Kimman recorded 23 digs, 22 set assists, 21 kills, four blocks and three ace serves for the Pioneers.

Pillager def. Pierz 25-17, 25-23

Pine City def. Pierz 25-17, 25-18

Milaca def. Pierz 25-20, 25-13

Tourney play

Pierz def. Royalton 25-22, 16-25, 15-12

Pierz statistics

Maddie Lochner 1 ace serve, 30 digs, 2 kills, 4 set assists

Alana Rocheleau 3 ace serves, 1 dig, 1 block, 5 kills

Sydney Suska 2 digs

Ashley Kimman 3 ace serves, 23 digs, 4 blocks, 21 kills, 22 set assists

Alyssa Sadlovsky 5 ace serves, 16 digs, 8 kills, 1 set assist

McKayla Smude 3 ace serves, 17 digs, 11 kills, 1 set assist

Kaleah Olesch 3 digs, 2 blocks, 9 kills, 1 set assist

Adeline LeBlanc 1 dig

Kendra Cekalla 1 ace serve, 8 digs, 29 set assists

Jadyn Dorn 1 ace serve, 3 blocks, 6 kills, 2 set assists

Overall: Prz 1-3. Next: Pierz hosts Milaca 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Staples-Motley def. Foley 25-18, 20-25

Braham def. Staples-Motley 25-20, 25-22

Staples-Motley def. Royalton 25-13, 25-18

Tourney play

Staples-Motley def. Pillager 25-16, 25-14

Staples-Motley statistics

Emilya Case 4 set assists, 6 kills, 7 blocks 6 digs

Oliviah Lorber 2 ace serves, 9 set assists, 12 kills, 19 blocks, 2 digs

Grace Jennissen 1 set assist, 3 ace serves, 18 kills, 19 blocks, 2 digs

Steffany Sullivan 2 set assists, 25 digs

Jayce Kobliska 2 ace serves, 20 set assists, 2 kills, 6 digs

Elliana Moulton 1 set assist, 9 kills, 3 blocks

Maggie Claussen 6 ace serve, 5 set assists, 1 kill, 57 digs

Jade Storry 3 ace serves, 4 set assists, 12 kills, 25 digs, 3 blocks

Miranda Schotzko 6 kills, 9 blocks

Overall: SM 3-1. Next: Staples-Motley hosts Pine River-Backus 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30.

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