Lady Pirates lose 3 matches at Lewiston Tournament
The Prairie Lady Pirates opened their volleyball season with 3 losses in pool play at the Lewiston Tournament Saturday, August 26.Kylie Uhlorn goes up for a spike. Also shown are Kim Schaeffer and Randi Schumacher.
They opened with a 9-25, 11-25 loss to St. Maries. They then faced Moscow and lost 20-25, 15-25.
In their final match they faced Troy and won the first game 25-13 but then lost the match 17-25, 11-15.
Against St. Maries they fell behind 1-8 and never recovered in the first game. They were never able to put more than 2 points together against the perennial 3A division state title contender.
Randi Schumacher had 2 kills in the match while Brooke Holthaus had 2 aces.
In the second match against Moscow the Pirates put up a tougher fight. They trailed early but only 9-11 when Carolyn Sonnen took over the serve. After 4 aces and two kills by Brooke Holthaus, Prairie had a 15-11 lead. The defending 4A  state champs fought back though to take a 19-20 lead.
They then served one into the net to tie it at 20 but that was Prairie’s last point of the game.
In the second game Prairie fell behind 0-5 but fought back within 2 at 5-7 after an ace by Alli Holthaus.
Carolyn Sonnen is about to hit the ball. Also shown from left are Brooke Holthaus, Randi Schumacher and Sarah Arnzen.Moscow then took control and went on to win by 10.
Sonnen had 7 aces in the match and 3 assists. Brooke Holthaus had 4 kills and Kylie Uhlorn had 3.
In the match against Troy, Prairie fell behind 0-3 and 4-8 but then started to battle back.
Uhlorn served a pair of aces to cut the lead to 7-8.
After a trade of points, Kim Schaeffer served a pair of aces followed by a kill from Sonnen, two kills by Sarah Arnzen, another ace and another kill by Arnzen for a 15-9 lead.
Prairie gradually built the lead to 21-11. 
Troy scored a pair of points to cut the lead to 21-13 but Uhlorn scored a kill to put Arnzen on the service line. 3 aces later Prairie had their first game win of the day.
They couldn’t carry that into the next game though as Troy jumped out to a 0-4 lead. Prairie got no closer than 3 the rest of the game as Troy went on the win and even the match.
In the third game Prairie took the early led at 4-1 on a stuff block by Brooke Holthaus, 2 kills by Uhlorn and a kill by Schaeffer.Sarah Arnzen goes high for a spike against Troy. Also shown are Alli Holthaus and Carolyn Sonnen.
Troy came back to tie the game at 5-5.
Sonnen then scored a kill to put Uhlorn on the service line.
Schaeffer scored a pair of kills and Uhlorn had 2 aces as Prairie took an 11-5 lead.
A double hit violation ended the run and Prairie never got the serve back as Troy scored the final 10 points to win the match.
Schaeffer had 7 kills including a stuff block while Sonnen, Uhlorn and Arnzen had 4 kills each and Schumacher had 3. Sonnen had 8 assists and Alli Holthaus had 6. Uhlorn had 5 aces while Arnzen had 4 and Sonnen and Schaeffer had 3 each.
Prairie is 0-3.
Carolyn Sonnen spikes the ball after a set from Alli Holthaus, 11.
Randi Schumacher and Sarah Arnzen try to time their leaps to get a block.

Lady Pirates Volleyball Schedule for 2006
JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
31-Troy, there
  7-Genesee, here, 4:30 p.m.
  9-at Genesee Tourn. (JV), TBA
11-Grangeville, here, 4:30 p.m.
12-Deary, there
14-Kendrick, there, 4:30 p.m.
16-Prairie Varsity Tournament, TBA
19-C.V., here
21-Nezperce, here
23-Prairie JV Tournament, TBA
25-Grangeville, there, 4:30 p.m.
26-Highland, here
28-Timberline, there
  2-Kamiah, there
  3-Lapwai, here
10-Genesee, there
14-21-District at LCSC
26-28-State at Declo
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