Lady Pirates win at Culdesac
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up a win at Culdesac last Tuesday, Sept. 23 as they outlasted the Wolves in 5 games 20-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 15-10.
The odd thing is that the team with the stage at their back won every game.Chelsea Long scores a kill lefthanded at Culdesac.
In the opening game Prairie took a 6-3 lead on some great net play. Kaylee Uhlenkott scored 4 kills and Brianne Stubbers added another with 4 of those points coming on Chelsea Longís serves.
Prairie built their lead to 10-5 after a pair of aces by Uhlenkott but Culdesac then took over.
The Wolves got a sideout on a net foul then reeled off 11 straight points on serve before a kill by Sam Johnson ended the run with Culdesac up 11-17.
Prairie got within 4 points at 16-20 after an ace by Sam Johnson and again at 20-24 after a set by Stubbers went awry but wound up scoring a kill. Culdesac got the game-winning point on a spike attempt that went long.
In the second game Prairie fell behind early, 2-8.
They still trailed at 8-13 when Long stuffed a Culdesac spike. Jennifer Enneking followed that up with 4 straight aces that tied the score at 13.
The score was tied again at 14 and 15 with Prairie finally taking the lead on a kill by Stubbers. 
Culdesac tied the score again at 16 and it was tied again at 17, 18 and 20.
Culdesac then took the lead at 20-22 before a kill by Sam Johnson scored a sideout.
Leora Laurino then served up an ace and Sam Johnson scored a kill down the sideline to put Prairie up 23-22.
Culdesac scored a sideout to tie the score but another kill by Sam Johnson and a dig for a kill by Enneking gave Prairie the 2-point win.
Game 3 opened with Culdesac missing a serve and then Sam Johnson serving Prairie to a 4-0 lead with an ace and a kill and a stuff by Long..
Later on, 3 straight aces by Stubbers put Prairie up 9-3.
Culdesac cut into the lead, pulling within 1 at 13-12. Prairie then extended the lead back to 5 at 19-14 but Culdesac rallied again pulling within 1 at 21-20.
Kaylee Uhlenkott spikes the ball at Culdesac.Prairie led 22-20 after a missed Culdesac served but then missed on a spike attempt, turning the serve back to Culdesac. The Wolves scored the final 4 points to pull out the win.
Culdesac then jumped out to a 2-8 lead in the fourth game.
Prairie fought back to take an 11-10 lead after 2 kills by Kayla Johnson and 2 aces by Uhlenkott.
Culdesac took back the lead at 13-15 but a missed serve cut the lead to 1 and 2 aces by Sam Johnson and a kill by Uhlenkott put Prairie up 17-15.
Culdesac came back to tie at 18 but a kill by Stubbers scored a sideout and then Stubbers served 2 aces and scored a kill on a second hit to give Prairie a 22-18 lead. 
Culdesac pulled within 22-20 but then missed a serve and Uhlenkott served up 2 aces to give Prairie the win and force a fifth and deciding game.
In the final game Enneking served a pair of aces to give Prairie a quick 2-0 lead but Culdesac came back to make it 2-3.
Stubbers scored a kill to put Sam Johnson on the service line. Long scored 3 consecutive kills, 2 of them lefthanded, to give Prairie a 6-3 lead.
A kill for a sideout by Stubbers and a smashing kill by Uhlenkott made it 9-5.
Culdesac pulled back within 2 at 10-8 but a kill by Francesca Johnson scored a sideout and Uhlenkott picked up a kill to make it 12-8.
A kill for a sideout and an ace again cut the lead to 2 at 12-10 but Stubbers then scored a kill for the sideout. 
Same Johnson scored a kill to get to match point and Enneking served up an ace to win it.
Uhlenkott had 16 kills and 8 aces in the match. Stubbers had 11 kills, 8 aces and 19 assists. Sam Johnson had 11 kills and 5 aces. Long had 10 kills, including 2 stuff blocks, and 2 aces. Enneking had 8 aces, 2 kills and 20 assists. Kayla Johnson had 4 kills, including a stuff and Francesca Johnson had 3 kills and 3 assists.
The JV squad lost their match 16-25, 13-25 to a Wolves JV team that included several varsity players.
Prairie fell behind 0-3 but came back to tie the score at 6-6 after a pair of aces by Haleigh Schmidt. 
Culdesac then scored the sideout and took control with Prairie scoring very few points on serve. Shelby Duman picked up a pair of kills for sideouts with MaKayla Scheffer, Meaghan Bruner, Megan Sigler and Gina Seubert each adding a kill on sidouts. The only serving points came on a kill by Sigler and an ace by Bruner.
In the second game Schmidt served 2 aces to give Prairie a 2-0 lead but Culdesac answered with 5 straight points.
Prairie responded for their first lead of the match as Samantha Poxleitner scored a kill and Ashley Shumway added 2 aces to make it 6-5. After a pair of sideouts, Poxleitner added her own ace to make it 8-6.
Prairie led again by 2 at 10-8 after a stuff block by Duman but Culdesac then scored a sideout and got two big service runs to turn the game into a rout.

Lady Pirates swept by Troy
The Prairie Lady Pirates got swept in a league match at Troy, losing 8-25, 20-25, 22-25.
The loss drops their record to 1-4 in league play and 3-8 overall.
The JVís though managed to win their match as they defeated Troy 25-23, 25-23.

Powder Puff Game photos
Haleigh Schmidt tackles Katie Nuxoll during the Powder Puff Game.
Jennifer Enneking runs into traffic in the Powder Puff game as Justina Zigler, Amber Frei and Dani Cochran all close in.
Meaghan Bruner gains yardage after making a catch.
Megan Sigler ran about 70 yards to gain 20 on this play as she started to the right then reversed back to the left.

PIRATES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2008
JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
AUGUST
28-Grangeville, there, 4:30, lost in 4 games
SEPTEMBER
  2-Nezperce, here, lost in 5 games, story next week
  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.
25-Troy, there, Lost in 3 games
30-Highland, here, won in 4 games, story next week
OCTOBER
  6-Kendrick, there
  7-Kamiah/Deary, there, V only, 5 p.m.
  7-JV at Jenifer, 5 p.m.
  9-Nezperce, there
14-C.V., here
18, 21, 22-District at LCSC
25-Play-in match at Potlatch
31-Nov. 1-State at Declo/Burley
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