Pirates struggle at Kendrick Tournament
The Prairie Volleyball team showed some good play but it was mostly a struggle as they lost all three of their matches at the Kendrick Tournament Saturday, August 25.
They lost their opener to Orofino 7-25, 19-25 then lost to Kendrick 18-25, 26-24, 20-22 and lost to C.V. in their final match of the day 19-25, 28-26, 7-15.
Prairie opened against Orofino and got blown out in the first game as Orofino beat them 7-25.
The second game started the same way as they fell behind 10-22.
They then started to settle down and get some plays to go their way. Tiffany Schaeffer served up 3 straight aces and then she scored a kill on a ball she sent over the net from way out of bounds. Kaylee Uhlenkott followed with a kill to cut the lead to 16-22.
A kill by Chantel Boniecki and an ace by Uhlenkott got Prairie to 19 points before Orofino scored the match point.
In their second match against Kendrick they played a lot better as they took the early lead at 7-2 on a pair of aces by Chelsea Long and a kill each by Alli Holthaus and Uhlenkott.
Prairie held onto the lead until Kendrick caught them at 17. Kendrick then pulled away for the win scoring 8 of the final 9 points.
The second game was just the reverse of the first as Kendrick jumped out to the 2-7 lead and led 9-16 at one point.
Kim Schaeffer then got a serving run going to make it close. She had 3 aces and Tiffany Schaeffer and Boniecki each scored a kill to cut the lead to 1 at 15-16.
Prairie finally was able to take the lead during a serving run by Sam Frei. Frei had struggled to get her serves in to that point but was able to put 5 in a row in play starting with an ace. A kill by Uhlenkott tied the game at 19 and 2 kills by Tiffany Schaeffer and a kill by Long put Prairie on top 22-19.
Kendrick came right back to tie the game at 22 and it was tied again at 23 and 24 before an ace by Long and a kill by Uhlenkott gave Prairie a 26-24 win.
The deciding third game went back and forth all the way as the biggest lead of the game came when Prairie led 11-7 after a kill by Kim Schaeffer.
Kendrick came back with 4 straight points to tie the game and after that the only time either team led by more than 1 point was the final score.
Both teams had opportunities to win the game but struggled to get serves in play when they could’ve served out the match.
A missed serve by Prairie at 20-19 gave Kendrick the serve and they finally put 2 more points together to end the match.
After their marathon match, Prairie got off to a slow start against C.V. as they fell behind 0-4 but then rallied to tie the game on 3 aces by Boniecki.
C.V. then pulled away to an 8-14 lead and held on to win although Prairie was able to cut the lead down to 2 at one point.
The second game went back and forth until Prairie put a run together with Alli Holthaus serving. She took over at 8-7 and served up 3 aces with Boniecki and Tiffany Schaeffer each adding a kill to give Prairie a 13-7 lead.
C.V. answered back with a run of their own and got to match point at 19-24.
A missed spike by C.V. scored the side out and Alli Holthaus went to the service line.
Tiffany Schaeffer and Long each scored a kill and Alli added an ace. Tiffany Schaeffer then stuffed a C.V. spike attempt to tie the game at 24.
C.V. scored a kill for another chance at match point but then served it short. Uhlenkott scored a kill to give Prairie a game point chance but then missed a serve as well.
Uhlenkott scored another kill to give Prairie a second game point chance and Tiffany Schaeffer came through with an ace to give Prairie a 28-26 win.
In the deciding game Prairie took a 4-2 lead but couldn’t hold it and C.V. wound up serving out the final 9 points to win the match.
For the tournament Tiffany Schaeffer had 20 kills including 4 stuff blocks and 6 aces. Uhlenkott had 11 kills and ace, Long had 8 kills and 6 aces, Kim Schaeffer had 6 kills and 6 aces, Boniecki had 7 kills including a stuff block and 4 aces. Frei had 7 kills and 2 aces, Brooke Holthaus had 4 aces and 3 back row kills, Alli Holthaus had 8 aces, 4 kills and 37 assists and Jennifer Enneking had 2 kills and 11 assists.
This tournament counts as a jamboree so won-loss records won’t be reflected in the team records.
PIRATES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2007
8-JV at Genesee Tourn.; C at Sacajawea Tourn.
12-C at Sacajawea, 5 p.m.
15-at Gar-Pal Tournament
22-Prairie JV Tournament
27-Tri-Match at Genesee vs. Genesee.* & Lapwai
2-Deary, here*; C at Jenifer, 5 p.m.
11, 13, 20-District at Lewiston
25-26-27-State at Lewiston
*indicates league game