Pirates beat Highland in 4
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up their second league win of the season as they defeated Highland 25-16, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21 at Cottonwood Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Carolyn Sonnen got Prairie off to a strong start in the opening game with 4 aces plus a second hit kill. Kim Schaeffer also had a kill as Prairie took a 6-0 lead.
Highland came back with 4 straight to cut the lead to 2 but that was as close as they would get.
Alli Holthaus, Tabitha Sonnen and Sarah Arnzen each scored a pair of aces as Prairie built the lead to 18-11.
Prairie then held the Huskies off, not allowing them to score any points on serve, to win the game by 9.
Highland took the lad early in the second game.
Prairie finally took their first lead when Tessica Nuxoll scored a kill to make it 9-8.
Prairie put some separation between themselves and Highland with a 4 point service run by Brooke Holthaus. She had 2 aces and Nuxoll had 2 kills in the run that made it 17-11.
For the rest of the game Prairie was again able to side out all of Highlandís serves while adding a point or two on their own serves for the final 8-point margin.
In the third game Highland jumped out to a 0-3 lead but Prairie came back with 3 straight aces by Brooke Holthaus to take a 4-3 lead.
Highland took the lead back though and led 6-9 when Nuxoll scored a kill.
Tabitha Sonnen served a pair of aces to tie the game but Highland then sided out again.
Prairie trailed 9-11 when Highland missed a serve. A kill by Schaeffer and 3 aces by Arnzen made it 14-11.
That was Prairieís last lead of the game though as Highland answered with 7 straight points for a 14-18 lead.
Prairie managed to tie the score at 20 after two aces by Schaeffer and again at 22 after an ace by Alli Holthaus.
But a kill by Highland, an ace and a carry violation against Prairie gave the Huskies the 22-25 win.
Highland rode that momentum to a 2-4 lead in the fourth game.
A kill by Carolyn Sonnen and another by Randi Schumacher tied the score at 4.
After a pair of sideouts, Prairie took their first lead of the game on a kill by Arnzen and an ace by Tabitha Sonnen.
Arnzen added a pair of aces to make it 10-6.
Prairie built their lead to 16-10 after 2 aces by Schaeffer and a kill by Nicole Nida.
Highland then rallied and was able to cut the lead to 1 at 16-15. They got within 1 three more times at 17-16, 18-17 and 19-18 but Prairie was able to get the sideout each time to keep them from tying the score.
Prairie finally got some separation when Schumacher served an ace and Nuxoll followed with a kill.
After a sideout to Highland, Nuxoll scored 2 more kills to get Prairie to match point at 24-19.
A missed spike followed by a Highland ace made it 24-21 before Tabitha Sonnen put the match away with a kill.
Nuxoll had 12 kills to lead the attack with Arnzen and Schaeffer each adding 5 kills while Nida and Carolyn Sonnen had 4 each.
Carolyn Sonnen added 6 aces and 15 assists while Alli Holthaus had 3 aces and 14 assists.
Tabitha Sonnen had 8 aces with Brooke Holthaus and Arnzen having 7 each. Schaeffer added 4 aces.
With the win Prairie improves to 2-6 in league play and 3-13 overall.
The JV also won as they swept the Huskies 25-15, 25-12, 15-8.
Samantha Johnson was the serving star for the JVís as she was 20 for 20 from the service line and served out each game. She served the final 4 points, 3 of them aces in the first game, the final 5 points, all aces, in the second game and the final 5 points, 3 of them aces in the third game.
Gina Holthaus got the team off to a strong start in the first game with 4 straight aces.
Highland was able to close the score to 6-4 but Prairie then pulled away again.
Chelsea Long served 3 straight aces to make it 16-6.
Highland then took the momentum and was able to pull within 5 at 20-15 when they missed a serve to put Johnson on the service line. Long scored a kill for the only non-ace point in her game-ending run.
In the second game Highland scored first but then missed a serve to put Rachel Kaschmitter on the service line. 3 aces and a kill by Johnson put Prairie up 5-1.
Highland scored the next point but would get no closer than that 3-point margin.
Johnson served a pair of aces and Gina Holthaus had a 3-point run that included an ace and a kill each by Long and Kaylee Uhlenkott for a 16-7 lead.
Highlandís final point of the game came on a missed Prairie serve that made it 19-12. Kaschmitter scored a kill to put Johnson on the service line and that was it for the game.
In the anti-climactic third game Highland took a 1-5 lead but Prairie came back to tie the game at 7 on 4 straight aces by Jennifer Enneking. A kill by Samantha Frei plus another ace by Enneking gave Prairie a 9-7 lead.
Highland scored a kill to cut the lead to 1 but Long came back with a kill to put Johnson on the service line.
Long added another kill. Johnson followed with an ace. Long then stuffed a Highland spike and Johnson added 2 more aces to end the match.
Lady Pirates lose in 4 at Timberline
The Prairie Lady Pirates lost in 4 games to Timberline at Weippe Thursday, Sept. 28, 22-25, 25-19, 21-25, 17-25.
With the loss Prairie drops to 2-7 in league play and 3-14 overall for the season.
The JV squad also lost 20-25, 20-25, 15-6 and the C team lost 11-25, 19-25, 8-15.
Lady Pirates swept by Kamiah
TThe Prairie Lady Pirates struggled to get to get anything going against Kamiah and lost in 3 straight games Monday, Oct. 2 at Kamiah 16-25, 8-25, 16-25.
In the first game Prairie kept it close early on as the lead was traded back and forth several times.
Prairie took their last lead at 15-14 after a long volley that was ended when Kylie Uhlorn managed to find an open spot in Kamiahís defense.
Kamiah then scored the side out and added 3 straight points.
Prairie got their final point on a Kamiah missed serve.
In the second game Prairie didnít seem ready to play and Kamiah dominated from start to finish.
In the third game Prairie fell behind 1-4 but came back to cut the lead to 3-4.
Kamiah then took control and built the lead to as many as 10 points on their way to a 9-point victory.
Uhlorn and Randi Schumacher had 4 kills each to lead the Pirates. Kim Schaeffer had 3 kills including a stuff block and Brooke Holthaus had 3 kills and 3 aces. Sarah Arnzen had 4 aces and a kill. Carolyn Sonnen had 13 assists and 1 ace. Tessica Nuxoll had 3 kills.
With the loss Prairie drops to 3-15 on the season.
The JV team meanwhile won their first game but wound up losing the match 25-22, 20-25, 7-15.
Prairie fell behind 1-4 in the opening game but 4 point serving runs each from Kaylee Uhlenkott and Jennifer Enneking helped Prairie build an 11-5 lead.
They had their biggest lead of 8 points after a pair of aces by Chelsea Long at 15-7.
Kamiah fought back and cut the lead down to 2 points at 24-22 before Rachel Kaschmitterís bump from the backcourt caught the top of the net and rolled straight down the Kamiah side for the game-winning point.
The second game started well with Uhlenkott having a 6 point service run that gave prairie a 9-4 lead. She had 3 aces while Kaschmitter had 2 kills and Long another.
Kamiah came back though to take a 5-point lead at 11-16.
Prairie fought right back to retake the lead thanks to 2 aces each from Long and Gina Holthaus that made it 18-17.
Kamiah then sided out though and scored the next 4 points and went on to win by 5.
In the deciding third game Prairie got off to a bad start as they fell behind 1-7.
They managed to fight back within 2 points at 7-9 thanks to an ace by Enneking, a kill from the back row by Leora Laurino and a stuff block by Kaschmitter.
Unfortunately that was it as Kamiah scored the next 6 points to win the match.
Lady Pirates Volleyball Schedule for 2006
JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated.
14-21-District at LCSC
26-28-State at Declo