Pirates lose in 4 games at Deary
The Prairie Lady Pirates volleyball team won the first game then lost 3 straight as they lost at Deary 26-24, 26-28, 18-25, 17-25 last Tuesday, Sept. 12.
The opening game was a battle all the way as neither team could built much of an advantage. The biggest lead of the game was 3 points when Prairie led 15-12 after 2 aces by Brooke Holthaus.
It came down to a break at the end. It appeared Deary had won it when Brooke’s spike went long at 23-24, but a violation was called tying the game at 24. Alli Holthaus then served two aces to win the game for Prairie.
In the second game Brooke Holthaus scored a kill for the opening point and then served a pair of points for a 3-0 lead.
Prairie built the lead to 8-3 but Deary came back to take the lead at 10-11.
A serve return for a point by Brooke Holthaus and a pair of aces by Alli Holthaus made it 13-11.
Prairie led 18-14 after consecutive kills by Charlene Duman but Deary came back to tie the score at 18 and eventually took a 19-21 lead.
A kill by Brooke Holthaus, an ace by Kim Schaeffer and a kill by Nicole Nida gave Prairie a 22-21 lead.
A trade of sideouts plus an ace by Alli Holthaus gave Prairie a game point chance at 24-22 but Deary scored a kill then scored the next 2 points for their own game point chance at 24-25.
Brooke Holthaus scored a kill to tie the game and Randi Schumacher added a kill for another game-point chance for Prairie at 26-25.
Deary scored the kill though then added an ace and finally won the game when Prairie’s spike attempt didn’t clear the net.
The third game was another close battle until late in the game.
Prairie fell behind 2-6 early but fought back to tie the game at 9-9.
Prairie was able to take the lead at 14-13 and 15-14 but then Deary took control.
The Mustangs took a 15-18 lead before Schumacher stuffed a block.
Prairie couldn’t score on serve though and Deary built the lead to 16-22.
Alli Holthaus scored a kill and Schumacher served an ace to make it 18-22 but a missed spike and 2 aces by Deary gave the Mustangs the win.
In the fourth game Deary led most of the way although Prairie kept it close. Prairie never led by more than 1 point, the final time at 16-15.
After taking that lead Deary scored the sideout and got 6 straight service points for a 16-22 lead.
Alli Holthaus scored a kill for the sideout but Deary took the serve right back and got the final 2 points of the match.
Schumacher had 10 kills including a stuff as well as 3 aces. Brooke Holthaus had 8 kills and 5 aces. Nida had 6 kills. Duman had 5 kills and 4 aces. Schaeffer had 4 kills and 4 aces. Alli Holthaus had 4 kills, 7 aces and 16 assists. Sarah Arnzen had 3 kills including 2 stuffs and 6 aces. Tessica Nuxoll had 4 kills including a stuff. Gina Holthaus had 11 assists and 1 kill.
The JV team meanwhile won all three of their games 25-8, 25-17, 15-12.
Samantha Frei had a 4-point serving run early on in the first game that gave Prairie an 8-3 lead. She had a pair of aces and Chelsea Long added a pair of kills.
Deary cut the lead to 10-8 when Kaylee Uhlenkott scored a kill to put Jennifer Enneking on the service line at 11-8.
Enneking never gave up the serve as she recorded 11 aces. Uhlenkott added a pair of kills and Rachel Kaschmitter added a kill as Prairie won the first game easily.
Deary scored the first two points of the second game but Tabitha Sonnen answered with a 5-point run that included 3 aces for a 6-2 Prairie lead.
Prairie built their lead to 14-7 then pretty much held the margin at 6 to 9 points the rest of the game for the win.
Uhlenkott scored a kill for the first point of the third game then Kaschmitter served Prairie to a 5-0 lead with 2 aces and 2 kills by Chantel Boniecki.
Deary cut the lead to 1 three times but was never able to tie the score, much less take the lead although it stayed close most of the way.
Lady Pirates swept at Kendrick
The Prairie volleyball team struggled to get anything going as they were swept at Kendrick Thursday, Sept. 14 by scores of 16-25, 14-25, 13-25.
With the loss Prairie drops to 1-8 on the season and 1-4 in White Pine League play.
The JV team won their match 22-25, 25-18, 15-10.
The C team lost 23-25, 15-25.
Lady Pirates win 1 of 3 at own tournament
The Prairie volleyball team won 1 of 3 matches in the tournament they hosted Saturday, Sept. 16 at the high school gym.
In pool play they split their matches, losing to Potlatch, 17-25, 8-25 and beating Highland 25-16, 25-18.
In the championship elimination bracket they were ousted by eventual champion Kamiah 14-25, 20-25.
In the opening game against Potlatch, Prairie took a 6-2 lead early on after a pair of aces by Sarah Arnzen. The Loggers bounced back though and tied the game up at 6-6. The game was tied again at 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
Potlatch took the lead for good with a 3-point serving run that turned a 13-all tie into a 13-16 Potlatch lead.
In the second game Potlatch got a 10-point serving run that turned a 4-4 tie into a 4-14 Pirate deficit and easily controlled the rest of the game.
In the match against Highland, Prairie jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first game. Highland came back to close within 1 point at 14-13.
Prairie was able to expand the lead thanks to a pair of aces each from Alli Holthaus and Brooke Holthaus that helped them to a 21-15 lead.
After an exchange of sideouts, Arnzen was able to serve out the game with 2 aces and a kill by Randi Schumacher.
In the second game Prairie was able to jump out to an 8-2 lead on a kill by Tessica Nuxoll followed by 2 aces by Arnzen.
After an exchange of sideouts, Schumacher served 3 straight aces to make it 12-3.
Prairie couldn’t put Highland away though as the Huskies rallied back to tie the game at 17-17 before a missed served put Brooke Holthaus on the serving line.
Brooke served 4 straight aces and Charlene Duman added a kill to make it 23-17.
After an exchange of sideouts, Arnzen ended the match with an ace.
In the championship bracket Kamiah jumped all over Prairie right from the start as they raced out to 2-11 and 4-17 leads.
Prairie was down 10-23 before they put much of anything together as Alli Holthaus served 4 straight aces to cut the lead to 9 points.
A missed spike and a Kamiah ace finished the game.
In the second game Prairie put up more of a battle as they took a 5-2 lead after a 4-point service run by Brooke Holthaus.
Kamiah came right back though and took the lead at 5-6. Prairie managed to tie the score at 6, 7 and 8 and were still only down 1 at 11-12 when Kamiah took control.
A missed served was followed by a 6-point service run by Kamiah that put the Kubs ahead 11-19.
Prairie managed to get within 4 at 19-23 before the Kubs put the game and the match away.
With their 1-2 record on the day the Pirates are now 2-10 on the season.
Lady Pirates lose at Grangeville
The Prairie Lady Pirates lost a 4-game match at Grangeville Monday, Sept. 18, 12-25, 14-25, 25-18, 15-25.
Grangeville swept the season series from the Pirates as they won in three games the previous Monday.
With the loss Prairie is 2-11 on the season.
Grangeville also won the JV contest 9-25, 18-25.
Lady Pirates Volleyball Schedule for 2006
JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated.
23-Prairie JV Tournament, TBA
25-Grangeville, there, 4:30 p.m.
14-21-District at LCSC
26-28-State at Declo