Pirates sweep Lapwai
On senior night the Prairie Lady Pirates beat Highland in 4 games 25-17, 22-25, 25-17, 25-19 Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Cottonwood.
Ashley Schaeffer had 11 kills to lead the Pirates while Tiffany Schaeffer added 9 kills.
Sarah Forsmann, Bridget Enneking and Natalie Arnzen added 7 kills each. Lindsey Crea had 30 assists.
With the win Prairie ends their regular season at 8-5 in league play good for fourth place, and 13-10 overall. They finished the regular season with a 5-match winning streak.
The JV team finished their season with a win as they beat Highland 25-6, 25-9, 15-3.
Lady Pirates split at District
The Prairie Lady Pirates split a pair of matches on the first weekend of the District Tournament as they beat Nezperce 25-20, 16-25, 25-22, 25-20 then lost to Genesee 8-25, 10-25, 19-25 Saturday, Oct. 15 at Genesee.
Prairie will play Deary at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 22 at Booth Hall in Lewiston. At 4 p.m. the winner of that match faces the winner of the Culdesac-Nezperce match for third place at District and a spot in the state tournament, which will be at Lewiston Oct. 27-29.
In the opening game against Nezperce Prairie fell behind 0-4 but quickly came back to take a 5-4 lead as Bridget Enneking served 2 aces and Sarah Forsmann and Ashley Schaeffer scored kills.
From that point the battle was on as the lead was traded back and forth with neither team gaining much of an advantage.
Nezperce took a 9-13 lead only to see Prairie score the next 4 points to tie the game.
Prairie finally took the lead for good when Tiffany Schaeffer scored a kill for a sideout to make it 20-19.
Tiffany added another kill before Nezperce scored the sideout.
Enneking scored a kill to put Tiffany Schaeffer on the service line and Schaeffer served out the game. Ashley Schaeffer scored a kill followed by another kill by Enneking. Ashley Schaeffer then ended the match when she got a perfect set-up at the net from Nezperce for a kill.
Nezperce again jumped out to a 0-4 lead in the second game but this time Prairie couldn’t come right back. Nezperce never trailed in the game and steadily built the lead throughout for the relatively easy 9-point win.
In the third game they again fell behind but just 0-3 this time.
Nezperce held the lead though until Lindsey Crea took the serve at 10-13. She served 4 straight to give Prairie their first lead of the game at 14-13. Ashley Schaeffer had 2 kills in the run while Forsmann and Enneking had 1 each.
Nezperce scored the sideout to tie but missed their serve and Enneking served an ace for a 16-14 Prairie lead.
Nezperce came back to retake the lead at 16-17 but a smashing kill by Natalie Arnzen tied the game and but Ashley Schaeffer on the service line.
A long volley with several great plays by both sides followed with Arnzen finally ending it with a kill. Schaeffer then caught the back line for an ace and a 19-17 lead.
She then missed a serve but Arnzen scored another kill for the sideout.
Forsmann then served 3 straight aces and Tiffany Schaeffer added a kill to make it 24-19.
Nezperce cut the lead down to 24-22 before Forsmann’s dig led to a kill by Tiffany Schaeffer that ended the game.
Third fourth game saw Prairie again fall behind early at 0-2 and 1-4.
A missed Nezperce serve and 2 stuff blocks by Tiffany Schaeffer quickly tied the score.
Prairie fell behind again at 4-6 but another missed served by Nezperce put Forsmann on the service line.
She put together an 8-point run to put Prairie into control of the game. She had 5 aces while Arnzen had 2 kills and Tiffany Schaeffer added another kill as Prairie took a 13-6 lead.
Nezperce would get no closer than 3 points the rest of the game.
Nezperce closed within 3 at 16-13 but a net violation was followed by a 3-point service run by Crea as Prairie pushed the lead back to 7.
Nezperce again pulled within 3 at 20-17 but a back row kill by Tiffany Schaeffer and a kill by Ashley Schaeffer put Prairie back up by 5.
The teams then traded sideouts the rest of the game for the final 25-20 score.
Tiffany Schaeffer had 16 kills in the match including 5 stuff blocks plus 4 aces. Arnzen had 13 kills including 2 stuffs with 3 aces. Ashley Schaeffer had 10 kills including 2 stuffs. Forsmann had 6 kills and 12 aces. Enneking had 7 kills and 3 aces. Crea had 33 assists.
In the match against Genesee a berth in the championship match and an automatic trip to state was on the line. Genesee proceeded to show Prairie why they were undefeated league champions as they totally dominated the first two games.
Genesee looked like they were going to shut Prairie out in the opening game as they jumped out to a 0-15 lead before finally missing a serve.
Prairie was never able to put more than 2 points together at one time as they were thoroughly dominated 8-25.
In the second game Prairie trailed only 0-1 before getting on the board with a kill by Enneking.
They then fell behind 1-5 but a kill by Arnzen, stuff block by Tiffany Schaeffer and an ace by Ashley Schaeffer cut the lead to 4-5.
Prairie got within 1 on a couple more occasions but were never able to take a lead.
At 8-9 Genesee took control of the game. They got a stuff block for the sideout then reeled off 11 more points for an 8-21 lead before Prairie was able to score again on Ashley Schaeffer’s kill.
In the third game Prairie fell behind 2-12 before finally learning they could play with the Bulldogs.
A kill by Arnzen ended a 10-point Genesee service run and an ace by Ashley Schaeffer and stuff block by Tiffany Schaeffer followed.
Genesee pushed the lead back to 10 at 5-15 but a kill by Arnzen scored the sideout and 2 aces by Forsmann and a kill by Enneking cut the lead to 9-15.
Prairie was able to pull back within 3 at 18-21 after a kill by Arnzen but that was as close as they would get as Genesee closed the match with a 1-4 run.
Tiffany Schaeffer had 9 kills in the match including 2 stuffs. Arnzen had 5 kills and 2 aces and Enneking had 4 kills and an ace. Ashley Schaeffer had 3 kills including a stuff and 2 aces. Crea had 14 assists.
Prairie is now 14-11 on the season.
Prairie to play at 2:30 p.m. Saturday
The district volleyball tournament continues this Saturday, Oct. 22 at Lewiston High School.
Prairie will face Deary at approximately 2:30 p.m. Culdesac will face Nezperce prior to that at 1 p.m..
The two winners will play at approximately 4 p.m. for third place and a berth in the state tournament.
Genesee and Troy will then play the championship match at approximately 5:30 p.m.
The state tournament will be held at Lewiston Oct. 27-29.
PIRATES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
SCHEDULE FOR 2005
27-29-State at Lewiston