Pirates lose at Grangeville
The Prairie Lady Pirates volleyball team lost their season opener as they fell to Grangeville 21-25, 16-25, 26-24 and 17-25 Thursday, August 28 at Grangeville.
The one game the Lady Pirates won they fell behind 0-9 and 3-12 to start the game.
Serving helped get Prairie back into the game as Brianne Stubbers, Kaylee Uhlenkott and Francesca Johnson each served up a pair of aces to help Prairie pull within 13-17.
Kills by Samantha Johnson and Leora Laurino followed by an ace by Jennifer Enneking cut the lead to 16-19.
With Casey Bruegeman serving Kayla Johnson stuffed a pair of Grangeville spikes and Bruegeman added 2 aces to cut the lead to 1 at 22-23.
After a sideout gave Grangeville a chance at match point, Uhlenkott smashed a spike through a Grangeville block and Kayla Johnson added a kill to tie the game.
Stubbers then served up two aces to give Prairie the win.
They couldn’t carry that momentum very far into the fourth game though. Prairie took a 3-2 lead early but Grangeville then reeled off 8 straight points to take control.
Prairie was able to rally back within 15-17 at one point but Grangeville dominated the rest of the way, outscoring Prairie 2-8 to finish off the match.
The opening game was a back and forth battle as Prairie opened up a 6-3 lead thanks to 3 straight aces by Bruegeman.
Grangeville came back to take an 8-11 lead but the game was tight until late.
Francesca Johnson had 3 aces and Laurino had a pair of kills to help keep it close.
The score was tied at 11, 13, 15, 16 and 20 with an ace by Bruegeman tying it at 20.
Grangeville scored 5 of the final 6 points though to pull out the win.
The second game was close early on with Prairie behind by only 2 at 11-13. Grangeville took over at that point though outscoring Prairie 6-12 to end the game.
Laurino led the team in kills with 9 and had 3 service aces.
Uhlenkott had 6 kills and 5 aces. Sam Johnson had 5 kills and Sam Frei had 5 kills including a stuff block. Kayla Johnson had 4 kills which included 2 stuff blocks while Long had 3 kills including a stuff.
Bruegeman was the top server with 14 service points including 8 aces while Stubbers and Francesca Johnson had 6 aces each.
Enneking had 16 assists and 3 aces while Stubbers added 8 assists.
The JV team also lost to Grangeville by scores of 18-25, 17-25 and 15-12.
In the opening game Prairie took a 4-3 lead after a pair of services points by Sam Poxleitner but Grangeville answered by scoring 7 of the next 9 points to take a 6-13 lead.
Prairie was able to fight back to within 1 point at 13-14 on an ace by Megan Sigler but a pair of 4-point runs by Grangeville led to the 7-point win.
In the second game Prairie fell behind 1-10 to open the game, fought back within 3 at 13-16 before finally losing by 8.
In the final game Grangeville took a 2-5 lead but a kill by Shelby Duman and an ace by Justina Zigler helped Prairie pull back within 1 at 7-8.
Prairie then tied it at 10 when Grangeville hit a spike long with Sigler serving.
After a pair of sideouts MaKayla Schaeffer scored a kill to give Prairie their first lead of the game at 12-11.
After a sideout by Grangeville, Schaeffer scored another kill to put herself on the service line. She served up 2 aces, one that just barely caught the sideline, to give Prairie the win.
The C team also lost their match. They won the first game but lost the next two.
PIRATES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2008
4-Kendrick/Kamiah here, V only, lost to Kamiah in 3 games, beat Kendrick in 3 games, stories next week
6-V at Kendrick Tournament
6-JV at Genesee JV Tournament
13-JV at Jenifer Tournament
16-Lapwai/Grangeville, here, V only, 5 p.m.
17-JV at Sacajawea, 5 p.m.
18-Highland/Genesee, there, V only, 5 p.m.
20-V at Gar./Pal. Tournament
27-Prairie JV Tournament
7-Kamiah/Deary, there, V only, 5 p.m.
7-JV at Jenifer, 5 p.m.
18, 21, 22-District at LCSC
25-Play-in match at Potlatch
31-Nov. 1-State at Declo/Burley