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.
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.
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.
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.
Lady Pirates Volleyball Schedule for 2006
JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated.
9-at Genesee Tourn. (JV), TBA
11-Grangeville, here, 4:30 p.m.
14-Kendrick, there, 4:30 p.m.
16-Prairie Varsity Tournament, TBA
23-Prairie JV Tournament, TBA
25-Grangeville, there, 4:30 p.m.
14-21-District at LCSC
26-28-State at Declo