Pirates lose to Lapwai, Grangeville
The Prairie Lady Pirates dropped a pair of matches last Tuesday, Sept. 16 to Lapwai and Grangeville.
In the league match against Lapwai, Prairie lost in 3 straight games 18-25, 17-25, 9-25. In a non-league match against Grangeville they lost in 4 games, 22-25, 26-24, 17-25, 17-25.
In the match against Lapwai Jennifer Enneking served Prairie to a 5-0 lead in the first game with 3 aces and a kill each by Leora Laurino and Francesca Johnson.
Prairie extended the lead to 9-2 and 10-3 but the rest of the game, and the match, pretty much belonged to Lapwai. After that 10-3 lead, Lapwai outscored Prairie 8-22 the rest of the game.
In the second game Prairie had a 2-0 lead after a kill and then an ace by Laurino but Lapwai took the lead at 4-5 and never gave it back.
In the third game Enneking served an ace to open the game and Prairie led 2-1 after a trade of sideouts but Lapwai then took control again.
In the match Kaylee Uhlenkott had 5 kills while Laurino, Chelsea Long and Sam Johnson had 4 each. Kayla Johnson had 4 kills also including a stuff block. Enneking had 10 assists and 7 aces while Brianne Stubbers had 8 assists and 1 ace.
In the late match Prairie played Grangeville tougher than they had Lapwai. Grangeville was able to take a 3-point lead several times in the opening game but weren’t able to lead by any more than that. Prairie came back from a 10-13 deficit to tie the score on a kill and then an ace by Brianne Stubbers and a kill by Kaylee Uhlenkott.
After 4 straight sideouts, Prairie took the lead at 17-15 on two aces by Francesca Johnson.
Grangeville came back to tie the score at 18 but Prairie was able to take a 22-20 lead after two aces by Casey Bruegeman.
Grangeville scored the sideout though and then was able to serve out the game thanks in large part to Prairie errors on serve return.
In the second game Prairie jumped out to a 3-0 lead on 3 aces by Enneking and led by as many as 6 points at 12-6 following 4 straight aces by Uhlenkott.
Grangeville came back to take a 13-17 lead but Prairie made their own comeback.
Prairie was down 19-22 when a net foul on Grangeville put Stubbers on the service line. 2 kills plus a kill by Uhlenkott and a stuff block by Kayla Johnson made it 24-22. Grangeville came back to tie the score at 24 but a kill by Sam Johnson and an ace to the back line by Uhlenkott gave Prairie the game.
In the third game Prairie kept it close until Grangeville took control with the score at 7-8. Grangeville scored a sideout and then 6 straight service points.
Prairie was able to pull back within 2 at 12-14 thanks to 2 aces by Francesca Johnson and a pair of kills by Chelsea Long but another 5-point serving run by Grangeville put them in control.
Prairie never led in the fourth game although they kept it close until the final stages.
Prairie trailed just 12-13 after a kill by Stubbers but Grangeville steadily pulled away for the 8 point win from that point.
Uhlenkott had 10 kills and 5 aces in the match whil Stubbers had 10 kills, 14 assists and 3 aces. Sam Johnson added 8 kills. Long and Kayla Johnson had 4 kills each. Enneking had 13 assists and 6 aces while Francesca Johnson and Bruegeman each had 4 aces. Laurino had 3 kills and 2 aces.
Lady Pirates beat Highland, lose to Genesee
The Prairie Lady Pirates swept Highland in a non-league match then got swept by Genesee in a league match at Craigmont Thursday, Sept. 18.
Prairie beat Highland 25-16, 25-14, 25-15 then lost to Genesee 15-25, 10-25, 12-25.
For the matches Prairie made a lineup change from previous matches, moving Leora Laurino to the libero position she played on the JV squad last year and Francesca Johnson from libero to an outside hitter position.
In the opening game against Highland Prairie struggled early as they trailed 8-11. A missed serve by Highland was followed by 4 straight Prairie points with Francesca Johnson scoring a pair of kills and Chelsea Long and Sam Johnson 1 kill each.
After a pair of sideouts, Jennifer Enneking served an ace and Sam Johnson picked up a pair of kills as Prairie took a 17-12 lead.
Prairie steadily built their lead to the final 9-point margin.
In the second game a 4-point service run by Laurino broke open a close game and gave Prairie a 5-point lead at 11-6.
Brianne Stubbers added a 4-point run late that pretty much put the game away as she had an ace, Kayla Johnson a pair of kills and Kaylee Uhlenkott added a kill to give Prairie a 23-13 lead.
Kayla Johnson scored the kill that finished the game.
In the third game Prairie fell behind 2-4 but 3 aces by Stubbers put Prairie ahead and Kayla Johnson put Prairie in control with a 6-point run that included one ace, 2 kills by Stubbers and a kill each from Long and Kayla Johnson. That made it 17-6 and Prairie cruised to the 10-point win for the match.
As an outside hitter Francesca Johnson got off to a slow start but wound up with 9 kills to lead the team. Uhlenkott had 8 kills and 4 aces while Sam Johnson also had 8 kills. Kayla Johnson had 8 kills including a stuff block and added 2 aces. Long added 7 kills. Stubbers had 21 assists, 4 kills and 4 aces while Enneking had 11 assists and 3 aces.
No details are available for the Genesee match as your reporter had to go bowling.
With the split Prairie is 2-7 overall and 1-3 in league play.
Lady Pirates at Gar-Pal Tourney
The Prairie Lady Pirates traveled to Palouse, Wash., Saturday, Sept. 20 to compete at the Garfield/Palouse Tournament.
Miscommunication between Gar./Pal’s athletic director and Prairie AD Travis Mader had led Mader to believe the tournament had been cancelled, but it turns out it wasn’t.
Prairie went there short a varsity starter as Brianne Stubbers was at her uncle’s wedding but coach Vikki Riener called up a couple of JV players to fill in.
Matches in pool play were 2 games to 20 with positions determined by games won and ties broken by points scored.
Prairie managed to win just 1 game out of 8 on the day.
They opened against LaCrosse-Washtucna and struggled as they were beaten 12-20, 13-20. In their second match they faced the host school and got drilled 9-10 then came back and played tough the second game before losing 16-20.
In their third match they played Potlatch and lost just 18-20 in the first game despite falling behind 0-7 at the start. They lost the second game 13-20.
In their fourth match they faced Nezperce and picked up their only win of the day 20-13 before losing in the second game 15-20.
In their win Kaylee Uhlenkott had 4 kills while Chelsea Long scored two stuff blocks and added another kill. Kayla Johnson had 2 aces and a pair of kills while Leora Laurino added 3 aces.
For the day Uhlenkott had 15 kills and 6 aces. Kayla Johnson had 13 kills including 3 stuff blocks and 2 aces. Long had 12 kills including 2 stuffs and 5 aces. Sam Johnson had 9 kills and 7 aces. Leora Laurino had 8 aces. Francesca Johnson had 7 kills. Jennifer Enneking had 29 assists and 11 kills. Megan Sigler, up from the JV team, had 15 assists and 3 aces.
PIRATES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2008
4-Kendrick/Kamiah here, V only, lost to Kamiah in 3 games, beat Kendrick in 3 games
6-V at Kendrick Tournament, Beat C.V. and Kendrick, lost to Kamiah
9-Timberline, there, lost in 5 games
16-Lapwai/Grangeville, here, V only, 5 p.m., Lost in 3 games to Lapwai, lost in 4 games to Grangeville.
18-Highland/Genesee, there, V only, 5 p.m, Beat Highland in 3 games, lost to Genesee in 3 games.
20-V at Gar./Pal. Tournament - Not cancelled - Prairie wins 1 of 8 games played
23-Culdesac, there, won in 5 games, story next week.
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