Pirates pick up first win
The Lady Pirates volleyball team picked up their first win of the season as they swept Timberline 28-26, 25-14, 25-19 at Cottonwood Thursday, Sept. 6.
Alli Holthaus served Prairie to a 5-0 lead to open the first game with 3 aces and 2 kills by Kaylee Uhlenkott.
The lead didn’t last long though as Timberline came right back to tie the game at 6 and eventually took a 7-10 lead.
Prairie took the lead back on a 5-point run by Chelsey Long. She had 3 aces and a kill each by Tiffany Schaeffer and Sam Frei gave prairie a 13-11 lead.
Prairie eventually built the lead to 21-15 on another ace by Alli Holthaus.
Prairie couldn’t hold the lead though as Timberline came back to get to game point at 22-24.
Prairie held off that first game point when Alli Holthaus scored a kill when she poked the ball over on the second hit.
Two aces by Uhlenkott gave Prairie their first game-point chance but Uhlenkott then missed a serve to tie the game. Timberline scored an ace then missed their own serve to make it 26-26.
Long served up an ace for Prairie’s second chance at game point and Prairie won it when Tiffany Schaeffer and Frei combined to win a jousting battle at the net.
In the second game Prairie fell behind early but 3 straight aces by Uhlenkott gave their the lead at 9-6 and they never trailed again.
Kim Schaeffer had a long serving run to put Prairie in control. She served up 7 straight points, 4 on aces with Tiffany Schaeffer adding 2 kills as Prairie built an 18-7 lead.
Timberline was able to cut the lead to 21-14 but a missed serve, a kill by Kim Schaeffer, an ace by Long and a kill by Uhlenkott ended the game with Prairie on top 25-14.
In the third game Prairie fell behind 0-6 and 2-8.
From there Prairie fought back into the game, chipping away at the lead until Kim Schaeffer served them into the lead with a 3-point run which included an ace and a kill each by Frei and Tiffany Schaeffer.
Timberline came back to tie the game at 13 but a missed served put Prairie ahead for good.
Brooke Holthaus had a big serving run to put Prairie in control.
She took over at 18-15 and served 3 aces while Uhlenkott had 2 kills and Kim Schaeffer 1 kill as Prairie took a 24-15 lead.
Timberline fought off match point 4 straight times before an attempted set by Alli Holthaus missed so bad it wound up hitting the floor on Timberline’s side of the net for the match ending kill.
Uhlenkott had 9 kills and 4 acres in the match while Tiffany Schaeffer had 9 kills including a stuff block and 1 aces. Kim Schaeffer had 7 kills including a stuff and 5 aces. Chelsey Long had 3 kills and 6 aces while Alli Holthaus had 14 assists, 5 aces and 2 kills. Brianne Stubbers had 6 assists. Frei had 4 kills and Brooke Holthaus had 4 assists and 5 aces.
With the win Prairie improves to 1-1 in league play and 1-2 overall.
The JV team picked up another win as they beat Timberline 25-15, 25-12, 15-5.
The first game was close most of the way although Leora Laurino had a 5-point serving run that turned a 6-8 deficit into an 11-8 lead. She had 3 aces and Jennifer Enneking and Francesca Johnson each had a kill in the run.
The game went back and forth from there until Kayla Johnson scored a kill to break a 15-15 tie and took over the serving duties. She served 2 aces, Enneking added a kill, Francesca Johnson 2 kills, Sam Johnson a kill and Kayla then served 3 more aces as she ended the game with a 9-point serving run.
Enneking made it 15 straight points as she opened the second game with a 5-point service run which included 4 aces and a kill by Kayla Johnson.
Prairie never trailed in the game although Timberline pulled within 2 at 11-9. A missed serve at that point put Enneking back on the service line where she served up 4 more aces with Shelby Duman adding a kill for a 17-9 lead.
Prairie steadily pulled away to the final 13-point margin.
Duman got Prairie off to a strong start in the third game with 3 straight aces.
Kayla Johnson added 2 aces and Amber Frei added 4 more as Prairie built the lead to 12-3.
After trading sideouts, Francesca Johnson ended the match with another ace.
Lady Pirates lose at Grangeville
The Lady Pirates volleyball team ran into a buzzsaw as they fell in 3 games at Grangeville Monday, Sept. 10, 7-25, 19-25, 11-25.
Grangeville did a lot of damage from the service line as they served up 16 aces in the match.
The loss drops Prairie to 1-3 on the season.
The C and JV teams also lost but no scores were available.
PIRATES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2007
28-lost in 3 games at C.V.*
30-lost in 3 games at home to Nezperce
10-lost in 3 games at Grangeville
11-lost in 4 games at Lapwai - details next week*
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