Pirates swept twice
The Prairie Lady Pirates were swept twice in volleyball action last week losing a league match at Clearwater Valley and then losing a non-league match with Nezperce.
At Kooskia Tuesday, August 28, they lost 15-25, 19-25, 18-25. Against Nezperce in their home opener on Thursday, August 30, they lost 21-25, 23-25 and 22-25.
At Kooskia they got off to a terrible start as they fell behind 1-10 and 6-20.
They put together a bit of a rally at the end to close with 9 points before giving up game point.
They fell behind 1-5 in the second but were able to fight their way back into a tie at 19-19. They trailed 13-19 when Brooke Holthaus scored a back row kill. Tiffany Schaeffer then served up 3 straight aces and Kim Schaeffer scored a kill to tie the game.
C.V. then called a timeout and came back to score the sideout then closed out the game with 5 straight points on serve.
In the third game Prairie took their first lead of the match at 2-1 on an ace by Sam Frei.
They then fell behind and although they were able to tie the game 5 times, they were never able to take the lead again.
They had appeared to tie the game a final time on a kill by Frei to make it 19-19 but a re-serve was called on the play and C.V. wound up scoring the point. That play seemed to take what fight the Pirates had left out of them as C.V. served out the match.
Kim Schaeffer wound up with 7 kills including a stuff while Chelsea Long had 6 kills and Kaylee Uhlenkott had 6 kills including a stuff. Tiffany Schaeffer had 7 aces and 3 kills. Alli Holthaus had 15 assists and 2 aces. Fri had 5 kills including 2 stuffs and 2 aces.
Against Nezperce on Thursday, Prairie actually came out and competed in the first game, something they hadnít done in their previous two outings.
Tiffany Schaeffer had a big service run that turned a 10-13 deficit into a 16-13 lead. She had 4 aces while Kim Schaeffer and Kaylee Uhlenkott each scored a kill.
Later in the game a pair of kills by Frei gave Prairie a 20-16 lead but they werenít able to hold it as they were outscored 1-9 the rest of the game.
In the second game Prairie took a 3-1 lead early on 3 kills by Tiffany Schaeffer.
Nezperce came back to lead by as many as 4 at 6-10 but Prairie fought back to a 10-10 tie on an ace by Alli Holthaus and 2 kills by Tiffany Schaeffer.
The rest of the game seesawed back and forth as neither team could gain much of an advantage.
Prairie took their final lead at 23-22 on an ace by Kim Schaeffer but a missed spike turned the serve over the Nezperce and they scored the final two points.
In the third game Prairie fell behind 1-4 early and, although they kept it close, never could quite gain the lead.
For the match Tiffany Schaeffer had 12 kills including a stuff and 7 aces. Kim Schaeffer had 10 kills and 2 aces. Frei had 5 kills. Uhlenkott had 4 kills and 3 aces. Long had 3 kills and 2 aces. Alli Holthaus had 17 assists and 2 aces and Brianne Stubbers had 5 assists and a kill.
Prairie is 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in league play.
The JV team meanwhile won both of their matches. At C.V. they won 25-18, 25-22 with no third game played. Against Nezperce they won 25-11, 25-17, 15-13.
At C.V. they fell behind early on but Francesca Johnson served 7 aces in a row to turn a n 8-12 deficit into a 15-12 lead.
C.V. came right back to tie but Kayla Johnson scored a kill to put Prairie ahead for good.
Samantha Johnson served an ace with Kayla Johnson adding a pair of kills to make it 21-16.
C.V. came back with a pair of points but then missed a serve.
Kayla Johnson served an ace, Jennifer Enneking scored a kill and Johnson then ended it with another ace.
In the second game Samantha Johnson served a pair of aces and Shelby Duman added a kill as Prairie took a 5-1 lead.
C.V. came back to take the lead at 7-8 and the lead changed hands several times until an ace by Francesca Johnson gave Prairie the lead for good at 20-19.
An ace by Samantha Johnson scored the match winning point.
Against Nezperce Jennifer Enneking scored a pair of aces and Leora Laurino picked up a kill from the back row for a 3-0 lead.
At 7-3 Kayla Johnson took over on the service line and served up 5 aces while Samantha Johnson added a pair of kills as Prairie took a 14-3 lead.
Nezperce came back with 3 straight but then Amber Frei had a 5-point run. She had 2 aces while Francesca Johnson, Kelsey marker and Samantha Johnson each picked up a kill to make it 20-6.
Francesca Johnson served up the final 3 points for the win. Duman and Enneking each had a kill then Francesca served up an ace to end the game.
In the second game Marker scored a kill to put herself on the service line then served an ace while Kayla Johnson and Samantha Johnson each added a kill for a 4-0 lead.
The lead didnít last long though as Nezperceís Molly Snyder got hot at the service line with 6 straight aces as Nezperce took a 4-8 lead.
Kayla Johnson ended the run with a kill and then served up an ace.
After a pair of sideouts, Amber Frei had another service run. She had 4 aces and Laurino mixed in another back row kill as Prairie took a 12-9 lead.
Francesca Johnson later served up 5 straight aces to give Prairie a 20-11 lead.
Nezperce was able to cut the lead to 5 at 21-16 but Prairie went on to the 8-point win with Francesca Johnson scoring the game ending kill.
This time they played a third game a Prairie fell behind early 0-4.
They fought back and 3 straight aces by Francesca Johnson gave Prairie their first lead of the game at 9-8.
After trading sideouts, Enneking served up 2 aces to make it 12-9.
Nezperce managed to tie the score at 12 but then missed a serve. Kayla Johnson scored a kill to make it 14-12 and after a sideout made it 14-13, Gina Seubert got credit for the game ending kill.
PIRATES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2007
28-lost in 3 games at C.V.*
30-lost in 3 games at home to Nezperce
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