Pirates lose to Genesee
The Prairie Lady Pirates lost their home opener as they fell in three games to Genesee 11-25, 14-25, 18-25 Thursday, Sept. 7.
Genesee dominated the action in the first two games as they broke open the first game with a 9-point scoring run that turned a 5-10 game into a 5-19 deficit.
In the second game Genesee had a 6 point serving run early to take a 2-8 lead. After Prairie cut the lead to 5-9 they put together a 12-point run to push the lead to 5-21.
Down 7-24 Prairie managed to fight off a bunch of game points.
Sarah Arnzen scored a kill to put herself at the service line.
Arnzen served up an ace then Tessica Nuxoll scored a kill and stuffed a spike attempt. Arnzen served up 3 more aces before missing a serve to give Genesee the 14-25 win.
In the third game Prairie stayed close early at 4-5 but a 2-9 run by Genesee opened the game up in their favor.
Prairie was able to fight back into the game and pulled within 16-20 and 18-22 but a missed serve followed by two kills by the Bulldogs ended the contest.
Kim Schaeffer had 6 kills including a stuff. Arnzen had 3 kills and 4 aces. Randi Schumacher had 4 kills. Nuxoll had 3 kills including a stuff while Nicole Nida had 3 kills. Sonnen had 10 assists, 3 kills and 1 ace. Alli Holthaus had 7 assists and 2 kills. Charlene Duman had a kill and 4 aces. Kylie Uhlorn had 3 aces.
With the loss Prairie drops to 1-2 in league play and 1-5 overall.
The JV team also lost but managed to win a game as they fell 25-20, 21-25, 4-15.
Prairie took an early 5-3 lead only to fall behind 7-10.
Rachel Kaschmitter served 4 points in a row as she had an ace while Chelsea Long had a pair of kills and Tabitha Sonnen added another kill to give Prairie a 12-10 lead.
The score was tied twice at 13 and 14 after that but Prairie held the lead otherwise the rest of the game.
Jennifer Enneking served 3 straight points to give the Pirates some breathing room at 22-17.
Genesee cut the lead to 22-19 but Leora Laurino dug a serve back over the net for a point and Kaschmitter served an ace to get the game to 24-19.
After a net violation Prairie won the game on a kill by Long.
The second game was also close.
Genesee was able to build a 9-13 lead but 3 straight aces by Samantha Frei cut the lead to 12-13.
Genesee came back strong though to build their lead to 14-22.
A second hit kill by Gina Holthaus put Enneking on the service line and after a kill by Kaschmitter, Enneking served 4 straight aces. A kill by Long cut the lead to 21-22 before Genesee scored on a sideout and then served out the game.
In the deciding game Long scored a kill to give Prairie a 1-0 lead but from that point on it was all Genesee as the Bulldogs scored the next 11 points and then coasted to victory.
Lady Pirates swept by Grangeville
The Prairie Lady Pirates got swept by Grangeville in a volleyball match at Cottonwood Monday, Sept. 11, 13-25, 17-25, 15-25.
Grangeville dominated the action throughout.
Prairie is now 1-6 on the season.
Prairie won the JV match 26-25, 25-12 while the C team lost 22-25, 22-25.
Senior-Freshmen win big in Powder Puff game
The Senior-Freshman team easily won the annual Powder Puff game during Homecoming Week, piling up a lopsided 42-0 victory.
Nicole Nida and Tabitha Sonnen led the way as Nida scored 4 touchdowns and Sonnen scored twice.
Nida opened the scoring with a 50 yard run and added the 2-point conversion.
She scored again on an 8 yard run in the second quarter with the 2-point try coming up short.
Sonnen ran a reverse for 44 yards to end the first half scoring with Meaghan VanderPas throwing to Tabitha Seubert for the 2-pointer to make it 22-0.
Nida had the only third quarter score on a 7 yard run. The 2-point try failed.
Nida scored her final touchdown on a 70 yard run with the conversion try failing.
Sonnen scored the final TD of the game on a 25 yard reverse with VanderPas running in the 2-pointer.
Lady Pirates Volleyball Schedule for 2006
JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated.
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