Pirates sweep Lapwai
The Prairie Lady Pirates won their third straight match as they swept Lapwai 25-11, 25-18, 25-13 at Cottonwood Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Ashley Schaeffer had 7 kills to lead the team while Natalie Arnzen added 5 kills and Lindsey Crea dished out 12 assists.
Lady Pirates sweep Nezperce
The Prairie Lady Pirates recorded their third straight 3-game sweep as they beat Nezperce 25-16, 29-27, 25-17 at Nezperce Monday, Oct. 10.
The win assures the Pirates of a winning league record as they take a 7-5 league record into their final regular season match which was Tuesday night against Highland.
Prairie took an early 4-1 lead in the opening game but Nezperce came back to tie the score at 7 and it was tied 4 more times until Sarah Forsmann scored a kill for a sideout to make it 12-11.
Ashley Schaeffer then served 4 straight including 2 aces. Tiffany Schaeffer and Natalie Arnzen each added a kill for a 16-11 lead.
After trading sideouts on missed serves, Forsmann scored 2 aces to make it 19-12.
Nezperce pulled within 20-16 before a kill by Tiffany Schaeffer put her on the service line. Tiffany then served out the game. She served an ace, Bridget Enneking scored a kill and then Schaeffer served up 2 aces to end it.
In the second game Lindsey Crea served 3 aces to get Prairie off to a fast start.
Nezperce came back to tie the game at 5 and took the lead at 6-8.
The game went back and forth until Nezperce’s Melinda Mizer took over the serve at 15-15. She served 7 straight points, 6 of them aces, to give Nezperce a 15-22 lead.
Two sideouts plus another ace by Nezperce made it 16-24 in favor of the Indians.
At that point the game turned completely around. Forsmann went to the service line and served up an ace. Tiffany Schaeffer followed with a kill. Then Prairie caught a break as the line judge called Forsmann’s serve long but the referee overruled her calling it in.
Natalie Arnzen followed with a kill then Nezperce called timeout. Forsmann then served another ace and Tiffany Schaeffer added another kill to trim the lead to 1.
Tiffany then scored a kill to tie it as she tipped a bad pass by Nezperce at the net.
After Nezperce called another timeout, Forsmann served another ace before finally missing one to leave the score at 25-25.
Nezperce tooke a 25-26 lead but Arnzen answered with a kill to tie it. Tiffany Schaeffer scored another kill but Nezperce came back to tie the game again at 27.
Tiffany Schaeffer scored another kill and then served up an ace for the game winner to cap off the comeback.
In the final game Ashley Schaeffer had 3 aces early on to give Prairie a 6-2 lead but Nezperce came back to tie the game at 6.
A kill by Arnzen and an ace by Forsmann gave Prairie a lead they never gave up.
A kill and a big stuff of Nezperce’s Sarah Savage by Tiffany Schaeffer gave Prairie an 11-7 lead.
Prairie pushed the lead to 5 at 13-9 but Nezperce came back to within 2 at 14-12.
The lead stayed at around 2 to 4 points until at 21-17 coach Danette Moea’i emptied here bench. Tiffany Schaeffer and Enneking were the only starters left on the court with Schaeffer serving. She managed to serve out the match as Carolyn Sonnen scored 2 kills off the bench and Tessica Nuxoll stuffed a Nezperce spike. Schaeffer ended the match with an ace.
Tiffany Schaeffer had 18 kills including 3 blocks plus 5 aces. Arnzen had 10 kills. Ashley Schaeffer had 7 kills and 6 aces. Enneking had 6 kills. Forsmann had 3 kills and 9 aces. Crea had 3 aces and 31 assists.
With the win Prairie is 7-5 in league play and 9-10 overall.
The JV team also won as they came back to win the match after losing the opening game. The scores were 15-25, 25-17, 15-8.
They quickly fell behind due to strong serving by Nezperce in the opening game and never really got back into it as Nezperce cruised to the easy win.
They again fell behind 0-3 in the second game but bounced back quickly.
Kim Schaeffer scored a kill for Prairie’s first point and then Tessica Nuxoll scored a kill to end a very long volley. Brooke Holthaus served for that point and then for some reason after winning the point, Prairie rotated with Schaeffer serving the next 2 points. The rotation error was finally discovered after the score reached 6-5. Prairie didn’t lose any points as the error was discovered on a sideout to Nezperce.
The Indians scored the next 5 points to take a 6-10 lead before Charlene Duman ended the run with a kill.
Alicia Pepper then served Prairie back into the lead. She had 2 aces while Duman, Sarah Arnzen and Brooke Holthaus each added kills for a 12-10 lead.
The game stayed closed as the teams traded sideouts until Brooke Holthaus put together a pair of service points to give Prairie a 4-point lead at 19-15. She had an ace and Schaeffer added a kill.
After a trade of sideouts, Schaeffer put together a 3-point run that extended the lead to 7 at 23-16. She scored a kill from the back row and Chelsea Long added 2 kills.
After another pair of sideouts, Pepper served up the game winner.
In the final game Brooke Holthaus got Prairie off to a strong start with 3 aces plus a kill by Gina Holthaus.
Nezperce came back to tie the game at 5 but a kill by Long put Prairie ahead for good.
A kill by Arnzen and an ace by Pepper made it a 3-point edge.
After a pair of missed serves, Duman served up 4 straight including 3 aces with Arnzen adding a kill for a 13-6 lead.
After another trade of sideouts, Alli Holthaus scored the match-winning kill.
District starts this weekend
The District Volleyball tournament gets underway this Thursday, Oct. 13 with a pair of play-in matches.
This year seedings are strictly by won-loss percentage with the north and south pod designations not figuring in at all.
Seeds 7 through 10 will play Thursday with the winners advancing to the main tournament which starts Saturday, Oct. 15. Highland will host Lapwai and Kendrick will host Timberline.
Genesee and Troy will host the first two rounds of the main tournament Saturday.
At Genesee the host team will play the lower-seeded play-in winner at 1 p.m. At 2:30 #4 seed Prairie will play #5 seed Nezperce. The two first round losers will play at 4 p.m. with the winners playing at 5:30. The 5:30 winner clinches a trip to state.
At Troy, #3 seed Deary would face the #6 seed Culdesac, at 1 p.m. with Troy facing the higher-seeded play-in winner at 2:30. The losers would play at 4 and the winners at 5:30 with the 5:30 winner there also clinching a trip to state.
The tournament continues Saturday, Oct. 22 at Lewiston’s Booth Hall. There will be 3 loser-out matches at 1, 2:30 and 4 with the 4 p.m. match winner placing third and earning a trip to state. The championship match will be at 5:30 p.m. between the two undefeated teams from the Oct. 15 action.
Admission to the tournament is $5 for adults, $4 for students in grades 7-12 and senior citizens, $3 for Elementary students with pre-schoolers free.
The state tournament will be at Booth Hall in Lewiston Oct. 27-29.
The Prairie High School volleyball team is ready for the District Tournament. Front from left are Tessica Nuxoll, Shandrie Poxleitner, Kylie Uhlorn, Sarah Arnzen and Lindsey Crea. Back from left are head coach Danette Moea'i, manager Ashley Schultz, Bridget Enneking, Sarah Forsmann, Ashley Schaeffer, Carolyn Sonnen, Tiffany Schaeffer, Natalie Arnzen, Randi Schumacher, and assistant coaches Vikki Duman and Marlene Forsmann.
PIRATES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
SCHEDULE FOR 2005
13-Play-in games for District
27-29-State at Lewiston