Pirates lose at Genesee
The Prairie Lady Pirates finished their regular season with a non-league match at Genesee and were swept 6-25, 6-25, 9-25 Tuesday, October 10.
With the loss the Pirates took a 3-17 overall record into the district tournament.
The JV team also lost 11-25, 24-26.
Lady Pirates eliminated at District
The Prairie Lady Pirates had a short stay in the District Tournament as they were ousted by Timberline in a play-in match Saturday, Oct. 14 at Genesee.
The scores were 20-25, 27-25, 16-25, 11-25.
The opening game was close until Timberline put a serving run together after Prairie had taken the lead at 12-10 on a kill by Randi Schumacher.
Timberline got the sideout and then ran off 8 straight service points to take a 12-19 lead.
Prairie was down 14-24 when they put their own service run together.
A kill by Nicole Nida put Kim Schaeffer on the service line. An ace was followed by another kill by Nida. Another ace was followed by a kill from Schumacher which was followed by 2 more aces by Schaeffer. At 20-24, Prairie let a ball drop that appeared headed out of bounds but it caught the sideline and that ended the game.
Prairie wasn’t able to take advantage of that late game momentum though as Timberline jumped out to a 0-6 lead in the second game.
A kill by Schaeffer got Prairie on the board and the teams then traded points for awhile.
At 6-13 Brooke Holthaus scored a kill that put Sarah Arnzen on the service line. A kill by Sonnen was followed by an ace and then Arnzen scored a kill when she dug a spike back across the net to an open spot.
After a trade of sideouts, Sonnen served Prairie into their first lead in the game. 3 kills by Schumacher ad 2 aces by Sonnen made it 16-14.
From there the teams traded points again until it was 19-20. Nida scored a kill to put Alli Holthaus on the service line. Alli served 4 straight aces to give Prairie a 24-21 lead.
They couldn’t close out the game though as Timberline came back to tie the score at 24 before missing a serve.
Timberline then scored a sideout to tie the game again at 25.
Prairie pulled the game out though on 2 straight kills by Brooke Holthaus.
In game 3 Prairie again fell behind early, this time 0-4. This time they couldn’t get any closer than 2 points, which they did 4 different times, the last at 9-11.
At 10-14 Timberline put a 5-point run together that gave them control at 10-19 and they went on to win by that margin.
Prairie played game 4 like they wanted the season to be over with as they fell behind again by 0-4 and 1-9.
A kill by Nida and an ace by Schaeffer cut the lead to 3-9 but Timberline then steadily pulled away as they won by 14 points.
For the match Nida led with 11 kills. Brooke Holthaus had 9 kills, 2 aces and 3 assists, while Schumacher had 9 kills and 2 assists. Schaeffer had 5 kills, 3 assists and 6 aces. Arnzen had 6 kills and 1 aces. Sonnen had 26 assists, 6 kills including a stuff and 2 aces. Tessica Nuxoll had 3 kills and an assists. Alli Holthaus had 4 aces and 2 assists.
Prairie ends their season with a 3-18 record.