PILLAGER -- Riley Hirschey recorded four kills, 24 set assists, 13 digs, four ace serves and one block for the Pine River-Backus Tigers who improved to 21-1 with a 3-0 win over the Pillager Huskies Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Jamie Johnson and Olvia Adkins added nine kills each and 12 and 14 digs respectively for the Tigers.

Senior Amelia Williams collected her 1,000th career dig and finished with 16 digs for Pillager. Jordyn VanVickle tallied six blocks, eight digs and two kills.



Pine River-Backus 25 25 25
Pillager 17 19 9



Pillager statistics
Kaylee Mudgett 1 dig
Jordyn VanVickle 2 kills, 6 blocks, 8 digs
Kassie Gardner 2 ace serves, 19 digs
Maggie Schmit 4 kills, 1 block, 6 set assists, 11 digs
Bailey Knoblauch 1 kill, 1 block, 1 set assist
Danielle Kocur 4 kills, 1 block, 2 set assists
Emma Schmit 1 set assist, 6 digs
Sadie Hopman 4 blocks, 1 set assist, 1 dig
Amelia Williams 16 digs



Pine River-Backus statistics
Claire Dahl 18 digs
Emma Barchus 8 kills, 9 digs, 4 blocks, 1 ace serve
Hannah Barchus 6 kills, 7 digs, 2 set assists, 3 blocks, 2 ace serves
Anna Felthous 5 kills, 1 set assist, 2 digs
Jaime Johnson 9 kills, 12 digs, 1 block
Olivia Adkins 9 kills, 14 digs, 5 set assists, 3 blocks, 1 ace serve
Rylee Norman 2 digs
Rylie Hirschey 4 kills, 24 set assists, 13 digs, 1 block, 4 ace serves
Overall: PRB 21-1, P 12-13. Next: Pine River-Backus hosts Blackduck 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10; Pillager hosts Wadena-Deer Creek 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.



Little Falls 3, Fergus Falls 2

LITTLE FALLS -- Kerstin Knopik registered 21 kills and nine digs for the Little Falls Flyers who downed Section 8-2A foe Fergus Falls 3-2 Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Taylor Jordan dished out 45 set assists to go with three digs and two kills and Samantha Tembreull added 11 kills and 17 digs for the Flyers, who have won six straight.



Fergus Falls 19 16 25 25 12
Little Falls 25 25 19 21 15



Little Falls statistics
Taylor Jordan 2 kills, 45 set assists, 3 digs, 1 block
Madelyn VanRisseghem 10 kills, 1 dig, 3 blocks
Kerstin Knopik 21 kills, 1 ace serve, 9 digs, 2 ace serves
Josie Sobiech 9 digs
Jayden Spillum 1 kill, 1 ace serve, 1 dig, 2 block
Emma Holey 17 digs
Ellie Skeesick 5 kill, 1 set assist, 3 ace seres, 16 digs,
Samantha Tembreull 11 kills, 1 set assist, 17 digs, 1 block
Ellia Zimmerman 1 dig
Overall: LF 9-10. Next: Little Falls hosts Albany 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.



Pequot Lakes 3, Thief River Falls 0

THIEF RIVER FALLS -- Lydia Hubbard collected 14 kills and seven blocks for the Pequot Lakes Patriots who defeated Thief River Falls 3-0 Tuesday, Oct. 8, in a Section 8-2A match.

Kate Bolz-Andolshek added 11 kills and three ace serves and Rita Ganely added 21 set assists and 10 digs.



Thief River Falls 12 18 11
Pequot Lakes 25 25 25



Pequot Lakes statistics
Rita Ganley 21 set assists, 10 digs
Mirjana Ganley 1 kill, 17 digs, 1 block, 2 ace serves
Maddy Morrison 6 kills, 1 set assist, 3 blocks
Greta Harmala 1 kill
Catherine Ganley 1 kill, 4 digs
Ella Pfeiffer 7 digs, 1 ace serve
Phoebe Glenn 14 set assists, 7 digs
Maci Martini 8 kills, 1 block
Kate Bolz-Andolshek 11 kills, 1 dig, 3 ace serves
Lydia Hubbard 14 kills, 7 blocks
Mariah Rickard 2 set assists, 20 digs, 1 ace serve
Ella Kratochvil 1 kill, 1 dig, 2 blocks
Overall: PL 17-5. Next: Pequot Lakes hosts Crosby-Ironton 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.



Pierz 3, Kimball 2

KIMBALL -- Courtney Strohmeier led Pierz with 10 kills, 17 digs and two set assists in the Pioneers 3-2 win over the Kimball Cubs Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Jayden Smeija added 21 digs and seven kills and Madison Poster went for 18 set assists and seven digs for Pierz.



Kimball 25 22 14 25 10
Pierz 12 25 25 20 15



Pierz statistics
Madison Poster 1 ace serve, 7 digs, 18 set assists
Brekanda Lashinski 2 digs, 6 kills, 2 set assists
Jayden Smeija 1 ace serve, 21 digs, 7 kills
Emily Sadlovsky 5 digs
Kiara Olesch 1 ace serve, 9 digs, 1 kill, 13 set assists
Ashley Kimman 2 ace serves, 4 digs, 1 block, 8 kills
Courtney Strohmeier 17 digs, 10 kills, 2 set assists
Emily Herold 1 ace serve, 2 digs, 1 kill, 1 set assist
Katie LeBlanc 2 ace serves, 23 digs
Kelsie Cummings 1 dig
Ellie Fischer 3 ace serves, 6 digs, 4 kills, 1 set assist
Mariah Olesch 2 digs, 1 block, 7 kills, 1 set assist
Overall: Prz 11-13. Next: Pierz at St. Cloud Cathedral 7:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.



Pelican Rapids 3, Staples-Motley 0

PELICAN RAPIDS -- Aubrey Brandt recorded 21 digs and three kills and Mackenna Bjerga added 22 set assists and four digs for the Staples-Motley Cardinals in a 3-0 loss to the Pelican Rapids Vikings Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Heidi Lombard led the Cardinals with 22 digs.



Pelican Rapids 25 25 25
Staples-Motley 13 17 23



Staples-Motley statistics
Heidi Lombard 22 digs
Aubrey Brandt 21 digs, 3 kills
Alix Peterson 2 digs, 3 kills, 1 block
Mackenna Bjerga 1 ace serve, 4 digs, 22 set assists, 2 kills
Bella Martin 2 ace serves, 18 digs, 1 kill
Tabetha Allen 2 digs, 1 set assist, 9 kills, 1 block
Ava Schneider 3 kills, 1 block
Libby O’Neil 7 digs
Leah Bestland 1 dig
Morgan Becker 5 digs, 6 kills
Overall: SM 12-8. Next: Staples-Motley hosts Aitkin 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.



Browerville 3, Verndale 1

BROWERVILLE -- Sarah Barrett posted 11 kills, three set assists and three blocks for the Verndale Pirates in a 3-1 loss to Browerville-Eagle Valley Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Tess Jones added 17 set assists, 11 digs and nine kills and Melissa Hammer and Ashley Aarseth both tallied eight kills.



Browerville 18 25 26 25
Verndale 25 19 24 15



Verndale statistics
Mallory Uselman 6 digs
Madison Schmitz 1 dig, 8 set assists
Leigha Schmitz 1 ace serve, 4 digs, 1 set assist
Ashley Aarseth 5 digs, 8 kills
Kaliyah Brownlow 1 ace serve, 6 digs, 5 set assists, 4 kills
Tess Jones 11 digs, 1 block, 17 set assists, 9 kills
Sarah Barrett 1 dig, 3 blocks, 3 set assists, 11 kills
Melissa Hammer 1 block, 8 kills
Overall: V 7-14. Next: Verndale at Bertha-Hewitt 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.



Milaca 3, Aitkin 0

AITKIN -- Teagan Piecek finished with 11 kills and three digs as the Aitkin Gobblers fell to the Milaca Wolves 3-0 Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Aitkin’s Lydia Fellerman added 14 digs and seven kills and Ally Ehnstrom posted 27 set assists.



Milaca 25 25 29
Aitkin 15 15 27



Aitkin statistics
Libbie Boser 1 dig
Jessica Much 8 digs, 1 kill
Lydia Fellerman 14 digs, 7 kills, 1 block, 1 set assist
Kate Pelarski 21 digs, 2 set assists
Noelle Jones 1 dig, 7 kills, 1 block
Trista Brandt 13 digs
Allison Ehnstrom 27 set assists
Sarah McMillian 1 kill
Madison Buisman 1 dig
Raelene Nyberg 2 digs, 2 kills, 5 blocks
Teagan Piecek 3 digs, 11 kills, 1 block
Overall: A 11-12. Next: Aitkin at Staples-Motley 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.



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