Pirates split tri-match
The Lady Pirates volleyball team swept a league match from Deary then got swept by Kamiah in a tri-match held at Kamiah Tuesday, Oct. 7.
In the league match against Deary Prairie won all three games by identical 25-23 scores. Against Kamiah they were beaten 17-25, 11-25, 15-25.
In the match against Deary, the Mustangs took the early lead in the opening game at 2-8 but Prairie closed to within 8-9 thanks to 2 aces by Leora Laurino and kills from Brianne Stubbers and Kaylee Uhlenkott.
Deary managed to hold on to the lead until Prairie tied the score at 17 on an ace by Stubbers.
The took the lead right back though and led 19-22 before Prairie rallied.
Francesca Johnson score a kill for a sideout and Megan Sigler served 4 straight aces to give Prairie their first lead since 2-1 at 24-22. Sigler was taking Jennifer Ennekingís spot in the lineup as Enneking was attending her uncleís funeral.
Deary scored the sideout but Prairie answered back on a kill by Chelsea Long that scored the game-winner.
In the second game Deary again took the early lead at 0-6 before Long scored a kill followed by a stuff block to get Prairie on the board.
Deary scored the sideout and led 2-9 when Uhlenkott scored a kill to put Laurino on the service line. She served 6 straight points to tie the game. She had 1 ace while Kayla Johnson scored 3 kills and Stubbers added another kill.
Deary took the lead back but a missed serve and an ace by Stubbers cut the lead back to 1 at 11-12.
Another missed served by Deary put Uhlenkott on the service line for 2 aces that gave Prairie a 14-13 lead.
After Deary took back the lead at 15-16, Prairie bounced back with 2 aces from Sigler and a kill by Sam Johnson to take a 20-16 lead.
Deary came back to take the lead at 21-22 but then served one into the net to tie the game.
A kill by Stubbers made it 23-22 but Deary then tied it again.
Another kill by Stubbers made it 24-23 and put her on the service line. She then set up Uhlenkott for the game winning kill.
In the third game Prairie jumped out to the early lead as Sigler served 4 straight aces to open the game.
Prairie never trailed in the game and led by as many as 7 points at 14-7.
They appeared ready to put the game away when Sam Johnson scored a kill to make it 24-20 but Deary fought off 3 straight match points before Uhlenkott scored the match-winning kill.
Stubbers had 8 kills, 13 assists and 2 aces in the match while Uhlenkott had 8 kills and 3 aces. Long had 8 kills which included 2 stuff blocks. Sam Johnson had 5 kills and 2 aces while Kayla Johnson had 4 kills. Sigler had 12 aces and 18 assists. Laurino had 4 aces.
Prairie was dominated by Kamiah in all three games of their match.
In the first game the only times Prairie didnít trail were at 1-1 and 5-5 as Kamiah cruised to the 8-point win.
In the second game Prairie actually led 1-0 as Sigler served an ace to start the game.
They also led 2-1 after a kill by Sam Johnson but Kamiah then scored 5 straight points and Prairie steadily fell further behind as Kamiah rolled to a 14-point win.
Prairie also led 1-0 in the third game on a kill by Long but then fell behind 1-4.
The Pirates managed to come back and take an 8-7 lead as Uhlenkott had a pair of kills and Long, Stubbers and Sam Johnson each had a kill and Uhlenkott served up an ace.
A missed spike allowed Kamiah to score the sideout and a kill and 2 aces later and the Kubs had taken control. They went on to win by 10 points.
In the match Uhlenkott had 6 kills and 4 aces. Kayla Johnson and Long each had 5 kills including a stuff block. Sam Johnson had 5 kills and 2 aces. Francesca Johnson had 4 kills. Stubbers had 11 assists, 1 kill and an ace. Sigler had 11 assists and 2 aces.
With the split Prairie is now 2-4 in league play and 6-9 overall.
Kamiah also defeated the Pirates in JV and C matches that took place in the Kamiah Middle School gym. The JV team lost 15-25, 1725 and the C team lost 17-25, 23-25.
Lady Pirates sweep Kendrick
TIn a non-league match at Nezperce, the Prairie Lady Pirates were swept by the Indians 21-25, 19-25, 19-25.
The loss drops Prairie to 6-10 on the season.
The JV and C teams also lost at Nezperce with the JVís falling 9-25, 15-25 and the C team 11-25, 27-25, 11-15.
District tournament starts Saturday
The District 2 tournament for 1-A Division 1 teams starts this Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Activity Center on the campus of LCSC.
Prairie will be the #5 seeded team and will play Timberline at 10:30 a.m..
#1 seeded Genesee plays the #8 seed also at 10:30 while #2 seeded Troy plays the #7 seed at noon and the #6 seed will play #3 seeded Lapwai also at noon.
Kendrick, Deary and C.V. are the 6, 7 and 8 seeds but we're not sure at this time which order they are in.
Everybody will play two matches on Saturday. The losers of the first round matches will all play at 3 p.m. while the winners will al play at 4:30 p.m.
The reason for the long break is that the 2-A tournament will take place on the same day at the same venue. Their first round matches take place at 1:30 p.m.
The tournaments continue on Tuesday, Oct. 21 with a pair of loser-out matches. One starts at 3:30 and the other at 5 p.m. The winners of those two matches will play each other at 8 p.m. with the winner taking third place in the tournament. They would then advance to a play-in match for a berth at the state tournament with the District 1, Division 1 champion. The 2-A championship match is set for 6:30 p.m.
The 1-A championship match is set for Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. after the 2-A second place match.
State will be at Kimberly Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
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.
25-Troy, there, Lost in 3 games
30-Highland, here, won in 4 games
7-Kamiah/Deary, there, V only, 5 p.m., Beat Deary in 3 games, lost to Kamiah in 3 games
9-Nezperce, there, lost in 3 games
14-C.V., here, won in 5 games, story next week
18, 21, 22-District at LCSC
25-Play-in match at Potlatch
31-Nov. 1-State at Declo