Pine River-Backus Volleyball Rolling As Playoffs Approach


RANKED NORTHERN STATE.>>DESPITE LOSING A LARGE AND TALENTED SENIOR CLASS, INCLUDING ALL STATE MIDDLE BAILEY WYNN, THE PINE RIVER BACKUS VOLLEYBALL TEAM IS RIGHT IN THE MIX IN CLASS A, RECEIVING VOTES IN THE LATEST STATE POLL AND IS LOOKING TO GO FARTHER THAN LAST YEAR, WHICH SAW THEM FALL IN THE SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.>>HUGE MOTIVATOR FOR OUR TEAM FOR SURE. NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE BELIEVE IN THIS TEAM. A LOT OF PEOPLE — PLENTY OF NAYSAYERS OUT THERE. WE’RE TRYING TO GRIND AT PRACTICE, WE REMIND OF THEM WHAT HAPPENED. WE’RE EXCITED TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN THE NEXT MONTH.>>THE TIGERS ARE 19 AND 1 ON THE SEASON AND ENTERED TODAY ON A 17-GAME WINNING STREAK WITH THEIR ONLY LOSS ON THE SEASON COMING TO DOUBLE A PEQUOT LAKES. THE TIGERS ARE YOUNGER THAN LAST YEAR WITH ONLY TWO SENIORS ON THE ROSTER, BUT MOST OF THE TEAM EXPERIENCED LAST YEAR’S PLAYOFF RUN, AS WELL AS THEIR STATE RUN TWO YEARS AGO. WITH A LACK OF HEIGHT, THEY RELY ON THEIR SERVE AND SERVE RECEIVE TO KEEP THEM IN GAMES, WHICH HAS CERTAINLY WORKED SO FAR.>>WE’RE A VERY SHORT TEAM SO LIKE OFFENSE WE STRUGGLE WITH SOME, BUT WE ALL HAVE LIKE PRETTY GOOD VERTICAL SO THE LITTLE ONES CAN JUMP REALLY WELL, BUT DEFENSE, YOU KNOW, WE HUSTLE TO EVERY BALL. WE DON’T LET ANYTHING DROP. AND THE COMMUNICATION IS PRETTY GOOD.>>WE’RE OUR BEST WHEN WE GET OUR MIDDLES MOVING AND OUTSIDE TO THE PIN SO THE OTHER TEAM’S MIDDLE BLOCK HAS TO MOVE AND WE’RE BEST WHEN THEY ARE MOVING SO WE’RE A LOT SHORTER SO WE HAVE ANGLES TO WORK WITH.>>AND A WIN TONIGHT OVER CROSBY IRONTON GIVES THEM 18 WINS IN A ROW. THE TIGERS ARE 10TH IN THE

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