Pirates swept by Lapwai
The Prairie Lady Pirates got swept by Lapwai in their senior night match Tuesday, Oct. 3, by scores of 18-25, 24-26, and 14-25.
Seniors Randi Schumacher, Carolyn Sonnen, Tessica Nuxoll, Tabitha Sonnen, Nicole Nida, Kylie Uhlorn, Shandrie Poxleitner and Charlene Duman and their parents were all honored prior to the match.
Prairie never led in the opening game as Lapwai took a 0-1 lead. Prairie tied it at 1 on a kill by Duman but then Lapwai took the lead back.
Prairie managed to tie the game again at 5-5 on another kill by Duman but a missed serve then gave Lapwai the lead for good.
In the second game Prairie quickly fell behind 0-3 and 2-6 but fought back with a long serving run by Kim Schaeffer.
A kill by Schumacher put Schaeffer on the service line at 3-6. Schaeffer then served up 5 aces with a kill each by Sarah Arnzen and Brooke Holthaus as Prairie took a 10-6 lead.
Lapwai came right back to tie the game at 10 and the rest of the game was a battle with neither team taking more than a 3 point lead.
Prairie trailed 17-20 but a kill and then an ace by Schumacher and a kill by Duman tied the game at 20.
The score was tied again at 21, 22, 23 and 24.
After it was tied at 24 Prairie was called for being in the net, the only time that violation was called during the match. Lapwai then served an ace to end it.
The third game was close early on but Lapwai broke an 8-8 tie with 5 straight points and Prairie never got closer than a 2-point margin at 11-13 the rest of the way.
Duman and Schumacher led the team in kills with 7 each while Brooke Holthaus had 5 kills and 3 aces. Schaeffer had 6 aces and 2 kills while Carolyn Sonnen had 20 assists. Nuxoll had 3 kills and, in her first serving efforts of the year, 2 aces.
With the loss Prairie ends league play at 2-8 and are 3-16 heading into their final match of the season which was Tuesday at Genesee.
They are the #10 seed going into district and will face the #7 seed at approximately 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Genesee. If they win that match they will move to LCSC in Lewiston for at least 2 matches later in the day, starting at either 3:30 or 5 p.m. depending on who else wins in the elimination matches.
The JV team also lost in their final home match 25-12, 21-25, 16-18.
In the opening game Prairie jumped out to a 9-3 lead thanks to an ace each from Gina Holthaus, Kaylee Uhlenkott and Jennifer Enneking and kills from Uhlenkott, Chantel Boniecki, Chelsea Long and Samantha Frei.
Lapwai managed to get within 14-10 when Uhlenkott scored a kill to put herself on the service line. 4 straight aces later, Prairie was up 19-10.
After a pair of sideouts, Enneking served two aces to make it 22-11.
After a sideout, Long scored a kill to put Rachel Kaschmitter on the service line. Frei scored another kill and Kaschmitter served up an ace to end the game.
In the second game Enneking served a pair of aces to give Prairie an early 6-3 lead.
The lead went back and forth from 1 to 3 until Lapwai put a run together that gave them the lead at 11-13.
Enneking served a pair of aces and Long scored a kill to put Prairie back on top at 16-15.
With the score at 18-18, Lapwai scored a sideout and then added 4 straight service points to take a commanding 18-23 lead and eventually won by 4 at 21-25.
In the third game Lapwai got the early service run to built a 3-6 lead.
Enneking helped Prairie come back to tie it at 8 with a pair of aces and after 4 straight sideouts, Long served 2 aces to give Prairie a 12-10 lead.
Lapwai then outscored Prairie 2-5 to take back the lead.
After a missed Lapwai serve tied it at 15, Prairie got to match point on an ace by Samantha Johnson.
A missed spike tied the score and Lapwai was able to score the final two points to win the match.
District starts Saturday
The District II 1-A Volleyball Tournament gets underway with 3 elimination matches on Saturday, October 14 at Genesee.
Prairie goes in as the #10 seed out of 11 teams and will face the #7 seed at approximately 10:30 a.m., following Highland’s match against the #6 seed, which is slated to start at 9 a.m.
#8 will face #9 at noon.
The 3 winners at Genesee will then advance to the LCSC Activity Center for the start of double elimination action.
The lowest surviving seed will face #1 Genesee at 3:30 p.m. with the #4 vs. #5 match starting at the same time.
At 5 p.m. the highest surviving play-in team will face the #3 seed with the #2 seed facing the second highest play-in seed at the same time.
At 6:30 the losing teams will face each other while the winning teams will play again at 8 p.m.
The 6 teams that survive Saturday’s action will return to LCSC on Saturday, Oct. 21 with 3 loser out matches to determine the #3 seed to state. The first will start at 4:15 p.m.
The championship game is set for approximately 8:45 p.m.
Lady Pirates Volleyball Schedule for 2006
JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated.
26-28-State at Declo