Pirates lose at Genesee
The Prairie Lady Pirates played Genesee tough the first game but wound up losing all three games 22-25, 7-25, 14-25 at Genesee Tuesday, August 30.
In the opening game Prairie led early at 1-0 and 2-1 but Genesee then took the lead and held it for most of the game.
Prairie was able to tie the game at 8 and again at 10.
Down 10-12, Natalie Arnzen scored a back row kill that put Lindsey Crea on the service line.
Ashley Schaeffer then scored a kill to tie the game and a net foul gave Prairie the lead at 13-12. An ace by Crea made it 14-12 before Genesee scored the sideout.
Genesee then built a 14-17 lead before Kylie Uhlorn scored a kill.
Prairie still trailed 17-20 when they scored a sideout to put Arnzen on the service line. She scored an ace and then Tiffany Schaeffer stuffed a Genesee spike to tie the score at 20. Schaeffer then scored a kill and Arnzen served an ace for a 22-20 Prairie lead.
Genesee then scored a sideout and then served out the game.
Taking the lead that late in the game against the favorites to win the league only to lose seemed to deflate the Pirates as they came out flat in the next game.
They quickly fell behind as Genesee put together a 10-point service run to take a 3-15 lead and then finished the game off with a 5-point run.
In the final game Crea served two aces to put Prairie up 2-0 but Genesee answered with 4 straight points.
Prairie was able to tie the score at 5 but then fell behind for good after a 3-point run by Genesee.
For the match Ashley Schaeffer had 6 kills including 2 stuffs while Bridget Enneking and Arnzen each had 5 kills. Sarah Forsmann had 3 kills and Uhlorn had 2. Crea had 10 assists and 4 aces while Carolyn Sonnen had 9 assists.
The JV team lost two out of three games played 8-25, 10-25, 15-13.
Prairie took a 2-0 lead in the opening game but two 4-point service runs by Genesee put them in control at 4-12. That was followed by an 11-point run that all but ended the game as Prairie staved off game point and ended the run with a kill by Sarah Arnzen. Genesee got the game winner with the next point.
In the second game Prairie stayed close through the first 12 points as they trailed just 5-7 at that point. Genesee then put together a 7 point run to take control.
In the third game Prairie jumped out to a 4-1 lead as Brooke and Alli Holthaus each served an ace.
Genesee came back to take a 4-7 lead before missing a serve.
Kim Schaeffer served the Pirates into a tie with a pair of aces before fouling on a serve.
A kill by Tessica Nuxoll put Alicia Pepper on the service line. Prairie took the lead on a kill by Alli Holthaus and an ace by Pepper.
Genesee came back to take the lead at 10-11 but a kill by Arnzen tied it at 11 and an ace by Chelsea Long put Prairie up 12-11.
Genesee took back the lead at 12-13 but a missed serve tied it and Arnzen then served up a pair of aces to give Prairie the win. It was the JV teamís first game won of the season.
The C team lost all three of their games 10-25, 18-25, 6-15.
Lady Pirates pick up first win
The Prairie volleyball team recorded their first win of the season by sweeping Kendrick 26-24, 25-11, 25-16 at Kendrick Thursday, Sept. 1.
Prairie jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a bad opening serve by Kendrick and a kill each from Ashley Schaeffer and Natalie Arnzen. Kendrick answered right back though and took a 3-6 lead before Randi Schumacherís kill ended the serving run.
Prairie started their own run with Tiffany Schaeffer serving. She had 3 aces and Arnzen, Schumacher and Ashley Schaeffer each scored a kill for a 10-6 lead.
Kendrick answered back and took a 14-16 lead.
With the score at 17-18, Arnzen scored a kill that put Ashley Schaeffer on the service line. Two aces and 2 kills by Arnzen and Prairie held a 21-18 lead.
After a trade of sideouts, Carolyn Sonnen served 2 aces to put Prairie up 24-19. Prairie couldnít put away that final point though as Kendrick fought back to tie the game at 24.
A short serve ended their run, putting Prairie again at game point and this time Arnzen served an ace for the win.
After the hard-fought first game, Prairie pretty much controlled the second game.
They jumped out to a 5-1 lead as Bridget Enneking served 3 aces and Arnzen added a kill.
The lead held at 3-4 points until Arnzen took over the serve with a 12-7 lead. She served up 4 straight aces to make it 16-7.
Tiffany Schaeffer had a 3-point run that made it 20-8 and with the score at 23-11, Enneking served up 2 aces to end the game.
In the third game Prairie took 3-0 and 6-1 leads and never trailed.
They extended the lead to 14-7 as Arnzen and Lindsey Crea each had a pair of aces.
Kendrick managed to cut the lead back to 4 at 16-12 and 17-13 but then Prairie got a 4-point service run from Sonnen. She had an ace while Tiffany Schaeffer had a pair of kills and Arnzen added another to make it 21-13.
Kendrick trimmed 3 points off the lead before missing a serve putting Arnzen at the service line. Enneking scored a kill and then Arnzen aced out the match.
For the match Arnzen had 11 kills and 9 aces. Ashley Schaeffer had 9 kills and 5 aces. Schumacher added 4 kills. . Tiffany Schaeffer had 2 kills and 3 aces. Enneking had 2 kills and 6 aces. Crea had 15 assists and 2 aces and Sonnen had 9 assists and 4 aces.
With the win Prairie is 1-1 in league play and 1-5 overall.
The JV team also picked up their first win of the season as they beat Kendrick 27-25, 27-25, 5-15.
In the opening game neither team led by more than 3 points as it was close all the way.
Genesee had their biggest lead at 16-19 but Prairie fought back to tie the game at 20 on a kill by Sarah Arnzen followed by an ace from Gina Holthaus. After a sideout Holthaus scored a kill on a tip and the Chelsea Long served an ace for the tie and followed with another ace and a kill from Alli Holthaus for a 22-20 lead.
The serve went back and forth as Kendrick took a 22-23 lead but a bad serve followed by an ace from Arnzen gave Prairie their first game point opportunity. A net foul and an ace by Kendrick turned that around and Prairie faced a 24-25 deficit.
Kim Schaeffer rolled on over the net for a kill to tie the game then Alicia Pepper served up a pair of aces for the win.
Prairie led most of the second game but never by more than 5 points.
They built that lead at 14-9 but Kendrick fought back to tie the game at 20 and then took a 20-22 lead.
Two kills by Brooke Holthaus helped Prairie tie the score but Kendrick again took the lead at 22-23 and 23-24.
A bad serve by Kendrick tied the score at 24 and a kill by Arnzen put Prairie ahead 25-24.
After a sideout, Brooke Holthausí dig of a Kendrick serve found an open spot on Kendrickís side for a point to make it 26-25 and Gina Holthaus served an ace to end the game and clinch the match.
The third game was anti-climactic and Kendrick jumped out to a 1-7 lead and really were never threatened.
Prairie lost all three games of the C match.
Volleyball team runs fundraiser
As a fundraiser the Prairie High School volleyball team is selling Prairie Pirate items.
They have red rubber band bracelets for $3.50 each; red or black neoprene bracelets also for $3.50 each and red key chain lanyards for $5 each.
Contact any PHS volleyball player or coach for any of these items. Help support the volleyball team and show your Pirate Spirit.
SCHEDULE FOR 2005
10-JV at Jenifer Tournament
13-Deary, here, V only, 5 p.m.; Culdesac, here, 6 p.m. JV-V
14-JV at Sacajawea, 5 p.m.
24-Prairie JV Tournament
13-Play-in games for District
27-29-State at Lewiston