Lady Pirates sweep Highland
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up their third league win of the season with a 3-game sweep at Highland Tuesday, Sept. 25. Scores were 25-19, 25-13, 25-15.
The first game didnít start out like it was going to be a dominating night for the Pirates as the lead changed hands several times and Prairie trailed at 8-10 before Kaylee Uhlenkott put together a serving run. She had 3 aces and Sam Frei and Kim Schaeffer each scored a kill to give Prairie a 14-10 lead.
Prairie then steadily increased the lead scoring 2 points to Highlandís 1 until they had a 24-16 lead.Kim Schaeffer gets ready to hit the ball over the net. #11 is Alli Holthaus.
They then had trouble finishing the game as Highland fought off 3 straight game points before a serve into the net ended the game.
In the second game Prairie again got off to a slow start as they fell behind 2-4 but a 3 point run by Tiffany Schaeffer which included 2 aces and a pair of aces by Uhlenkott put Prairie up 11-6.
After Highland missed a serve to make it 12-7, Kim Schaeffer had a 5-point service run that included 3 aces, a stuff by Tiffany Schaeffer and a kill by Frei that put Prairie up 17-7.
After 2 points by Highland and then another missed served, a kill each by Tiffany Schaeffer and Frei made it 20-9.
After several sideouts and an ace by Highland, Kim Schaeffer scored a kill to put Chelsea Long at the service line.
Brooke Holthaus scored a kill from the back row and then Long served up an ace to end the game.
In the third game the score was 4-4 when Tiffany Schaeffer scored a kill to put herself on the service line. She served up 3 aces and a kill each from Kim Schaeffer and Uhlenkott made it 10-4. 
After 4 straight sideouts made the score 12-6, Uhlenkott put together a run with 3 straight aces and a kill each from Kim Schaeffer and Frei for a 17-6 Prairie lead.
From that point on Prairie managed to score enough sideouts to keep Highland from cutting into the lead as they held on for the 10-point win and the match.
For the match Frei had 8 kills. Uhlenkott had 7 kills and 8 aces. Tiffany Schaeffer had 6 aces and 5 kills including a stuff. Long had 5 kills and 4 aces while Kim Schaeffer had 5 kills and 3 aces. Alli Holthaus had 17 assists and 2 aces and Brianne Stubbers had 8 assists. Brooke Holthaus had 2 kills and 3 aces.
Chantel Boniecki spikes the ball past a Highland block. At left are Brianne Stubbers, Kim Schaeffer and Kaylee Uhlenkott.With the win Prairie improves to 3-3 in league play and 4-6 overall.
The JV squad also won all three games. Their scores were 25-11, 25-23, 15-8.
In the opening game Leora Laurino broke the game open with a 7-point serving run that included 5 straight aces. Francesca Johnson scored a pair of kills for the other two points. That run turned a 7-5 lead into a 14-5 lead.
Serving was a big part of the game as 11 of Prairieís 25 points came that way, including the game-winner point as Samantha Johnson scored the ace.
The second game saw Prairie get off to a good start as Samantha Johnson served up 3 straight aces to stake Prairie to a 4-1 lead.
Prairie led by as many as 5 points at 15-10 but then thins started to fall apart for them. Highland outscored Prairie 3-11 to take an 18-21 lead.
A missed served then put Laurino on the service line. A kill by Shelby Duman and an ace by Laurino tied the score. Another kill by Duman put Prairie back into the lead.
Highland then tied the score but Francesca Johnson scored a kill. 
Highland again tied the score at 23 but then missed a serve and Duman served an ace to win the game and clinch the match.
In the third game Jennifer Enneking served 4 straight aces to give Prairie a 6-0 lead and Highland was never able to get closer than 4 points the rest of the game. 

Lady Pirates beat Lapwai, lose to Genesee
The Prairie Lady Pirates traveled to Genesee Thursday, Sept. 27, where they lost a league match to Genesee then won a non-league match over Lapwai.
In the league match against Genesee they won the first game 26-24 but then lost 3 straight games, 3-25, 20-25, 8-25. 
The JV team also lost, 21-25, 23-25.
Against Lapwai they avenged an earlier league loss by winning in 3 straight games 25-17, 25-12, 25-19.
Sam Frei had 8 kills while Kaylee Uhlenkott and Tiffany Schaeffer had 5 kills each. Alli Holthaus had 17 assists.
The split leaves Prairie at 5-7 overall and 3-4 in league play.
The JV team also beat Lapwai 27-25, 24-26, 15-8.

Lady Pirates swept by Kendrick
The Prairie Lady Pirates got swept in a league match by the Kendrick Tigers Monday, Oct. 1 at Cottonwood by scores of 16-25, 24-26, 21-25.
Prairie started well as Brooke Holthaus served 3 straight aces then got kills from Kaylee Uhlenkott and Chelsea Long for a 6-1 Prairie lead.
Kendrick came right back though and scored 8 of the next 10 points to take the lead at 7-9.Chelsea Long spikes the ball at Highland. At left is Alli Holthaus and at right is Tiffany Schaeffer.
Prairie managed to tie the game at 10 and at 15 but never again held the lead. A six-point service run turned a 15-16 Kendrick lead into a 15-22 lead and that was it for the first game.
Prairie again got off to a good start in the second game as Alli Holthaus opened with a 6-0 service run. She had 3 aces while Sam Frei scored a kill and Tiffany Schaeffer scored a kill and stuffed a Kendrick spike for the other points. 
Prairie held on to the lead until late in the game.
Prairie lead 20-19 when Frei scored a kill down the line to put Kim Schaeffer on the service line. She served an ace and Frei and Brianne Stubbers followed with kills that gave Prairie a 24-19 lead.
Prairie only needed 1 more point to win the game but never got it as a missed spike scored the sideout and Kendrick served out the game.
Despite the devastating loss Prairie bounced back to again lead early in the third game at 5-2 after an ace by Tiffany Schaeffer and a couple of kills by Uhlenkott.
The lead then changed hands a couple of times but the last time Prairie led was at 16-15. Kendrick took the lead for good on a kill that made it 17-18.
Tiffany Schaeffer and a Kendrick player joust at the net.Tiffany Schaeffer had 11 kills in the match including 3 stuffs and also had an ace. Uhlenkott had 9 kills and an ace. Frei had 8 kills. Long had 7 kills including a stuff. Brooke Holthaus had 6 aces and a kill. Alli Holthaus had 13 assists and 5 aces and Stubbers had 13 assists as well.
With the loss Prairie drops to 3-5 in league play and 5-8 overall.
The JV team won their match, winning the last two games after losing the first one 28-30, 25-11, 15-12.
In the first game they fell behind early and trailed 11-20 before mounting a comeback. 
Samantha Johnson scored a kill to start the comeback then served up 5 aces in 6 serves with Kayla Johnson adding a kill as Prairie pulled within 18-20.
After trading sideouts, Leora Laurino had 2 aces and a kill each from Samantha and Francesca Johnson gave Prairie the lead at 23-21.
Kendrick came back to tie the score and the game went back and forth until Kendrick prevailed 28-30.
The second game was close until Amber Frei got a serving run going. She took over the serve at 7-6 and served up 4 aces with Kelsey Marker and Jennifer Enneking each adding a kill as Prairie took a 13-6 lead.
Prairie led 15-11 when Francesca Johnson went to the service line and she served out the game with 7 aces, two kills by Sam Johnson and a kill by Kayla Johnson.
Jennifer Enneking got Prairie off to a strong start in the deciding third game with 4 straight aces. 
Kendrick came back though and took the lead at 8-10.
Prairie got the serve back when Enneking missed a set so badly it landed on the Kendrick side of the net for a kill.
That put Frei on the service line. A kill by Enneking tied the score then 3 aces by Frei followed. Shelby Duman scored a kill to put Prairie at match point. 
A missed serve scored the sideout and Kendrick scored an ace to pull within 14-12 but then served wide for the match winning point for Prairie.
Sam Frei winds up for a big hit against Kendrick. In front is Tiffany Schaeffer.
JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
25-lost to Orofino, Kendrick and C.V. at Kendrick Tournament.
28-lost in 3 games at C.V.*
30-lost in 3 games at home to Nezperce
  6-won in 3 games over Timberline*
10-lost in 3 games at Grangeville
11-lost in 4 games at Lapwai*
13-won in 4 games over Highland

17-lost in 3 games at Kamiah
18-won in 5 games over Culdesac*
20-lost in 3 games to Troy*
22-lost to Gar-Pal, Nezperce, Potlatch and Kendrick at Gar-Pal Tournament
25-won in 3 games at Highland*
27-Lost in 4 games at Genesee* ; beat Lapwai in 3 games at Genesee

  1-Lost in 3 games to Kendrick*
  2-Lost in 4 games to Deary* Details next week.
  4-Nezperce, there*
  8-Grangeville, here
11, 13, 20-District at Lewiston
25-26-27-State at Lewiston
*indicates league match
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