Lady Pirates lose to Potlatch, Lapwai
The Prairie Lady Pirates lost a pair of volleyball matches at Potlatch to open their season Thursday, August 27.Monica Lustig makes a pass as Casey Bruegeman and Meaghan Bruner watch.
What was originally a single league match against Potlatch turned into a tri-match with Lapwai also in attendance.
In the league match against the Loggers Prairie lost big in the opening match 7-25 but bounced back to take the second game 25-23. They couldn’t keep that momentum going though as they lost the next two games 14-25 and 12-25.
After that tough loss Prairie had to come right back and play Lapwai and got swept 18-25, 9-25, 18-25 in a non-league matchup.
We have no details on the first 3 games against Potlatch but in the final game it was tied early at 3-3 as Casey Bruegeman picked up a couple of kills and Francesca Johnson added another.
But then Potlatch got a huge serving run going as they scored 13 straight points with 6 of those coming on ace services.
That pretty much decided the game as it was 9-9 the rest of the way. 
The Lapwai match started out very similarly to the way the Potlatch match ended as Prairie kept it close early and even led 6-4 after a kill by Francesca Johnson, but Lapwai then put together an 8-point service run to break the game open.
Prairie managed to cut the lead back down to 3 at 13-16 thanks to a 4-point service run by Shelby Duman which included 2 kills by Meaghan Bruner, a stuff block by Bruegeman and an ace.
Lapwai scored a kill though to end the run and pulled away for the 7-point win.
Lapwai dominated the second game as they jumped out to a 1-5 lead and then pulled away from there getting 3 to 5 points on serve while Prairie seldom could come up with any points on serve as most of their points came on sideouts.
The final game was more competitive as a kill for a sideout and then an ace by Sammy Frei gave Prairie a 2-0 lead.
A kill each by Bruegeman and Francesca Johnson along with an ace by Megan Sigler made it a 5-2 lead.
Lapwai fought back to a tie at 6-6 and then it was a battle until Prairie took their final lead at 15-14 on a kill by Kayla Johnson.
A missed spike turned the serve back over to Lapwai and they made it a 0-8 run to break the game open and went on to win by 7 points.
Francesca Johnson had 9 kills in the match while Bruegeman had 8 including 2 stuff blocks. Bruner had 5 kills while Frei and Sigler had 2 each. Sigler also had 20 assists and 3 aces while Frei had 2 aces.
Francesca Johnson scores a kill against Potlatch.
Megan Sigler sets the ball for Casey Bruegeman, 2, as Sammy Frei, 3, and Francesca Johnson, 1, watch.

JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. Home matches at Middle School gym due to floor project at high school.
27-Potlatch/Lapwai, at Potlatch, Lost to Potlatch 1 game to 3; lost to Lapwai 0-3
  1-Grangeville, there, lost 0-3, details next week
  3-Kamiah, there
  4-Nezperce, there
  8-Timberline, here
10-Genesee vs. Prairie, 5 p.m.; Kamiah vs. Prairie,  8 p.m., here-JV at Elementary School
11-CV, there, 4:30
12-Kendrick Tournament, vs. Asotin at approx. 10 a.m.; vs. CV at approx. noon; JV at Jenifer Tournament, TBA
16-JV at Sacajawea Tournament, TBA
17-Culdesac/Lapwai, there, 5 p.m.
19-at Gar./Pal. Tournament, TBA
24-Troy/Grangeville, here, 5 p.m.
26-Prairie JV Tournament
  1-Kendrick, here
  3-Genesee Tournament, TBA
  6-JV vs. Jenifer, here
  8-Nezperce/Highland, there, 5 p.m.
10-Deary/Summit, here, 11 a.m.
17, 23, 24-District at LCSC
30-31-State Tournament
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