Lady Pirates swept at Grangeville
The Prairie Lady Pirates got swept by Grangeville 7-25, 18-25, 21-25 in a non-league match at Grangeville Tuesday, September 1.
Prairieís 7 points in the opening game all came on sideouts as they scored no points on serve as they couldnít get anything going on offense.Shelby Duman spikes the ball against Grangeville as Kayla Johnson and Meaghan Bruner watch.
In the second game they fell behind 1-5 but then started to put some points together. An ace by Shelby Duman was Prairieís first offensive point and later in the game Megan Sigler had 3 aces in a row that helped cut a 9-pint deficit down to 6 at 15-21.
They werenít able to get any closer though.
In the third game Duman put together a service run that helped Prairie take a 9-4 lead. She had 2 aces while Casey Bruegeman scored a pair of kills and Meaghan Bruner added another kill.
Grangeville came right back through to take back the lead but Prairie was able to keep it close until the end.
For the match Bruegeman had 7 kills while Megan Sigler and Meaghan Bruner had 3 each. Duman also had 3 kills including a stuff block and served 3 aces. Sigler also had 3 aces and 8 assists.
The JV team also lost all three of their games by scores of 14-25, 21-25 and 8-15.
In the opening game Grangeville jumped out to a 1-7 lead. 
Prairie managed to cut the lead to 3 on a back row kill by Kelsey Tidwell, an ace by Kayla Frei and a kill by Ashley Shumway, but Grangeville pulled away again and dominated the rest of the game.
Prairie got off to a good start in the second game and led most of the way. 
Shumway had a 4-point service run which included 3 aces plus a kill by Cheryl Gehring to give Prairie a 9-5 lead.
An ace by Shelby VonBargen put Prairie up 12-6 and they later led by 5 at 19-14 but Grangeville then took over.
A kill by Gehring gave Prairie a 21-18 lead but Grangeville then scored the final 7 points of the game to win 21-25.
In the final game Prairie fell behind 0-5 but a kill be Tanna Schlader and 2 aces by Tidwell cut the lead to 2. 
That was it for Prairie though as Grangeville pulled away for the win.
The C team was the only one to pick up a win on the night as they swept Grangeville 25-17, 25-17, 15-5.

Kamiah sweeps Lady Pirates
Although much improved from two nights earlier at Grangeville, the Prairie Lady Pirates were still swept 22-25, 20-25, 10-25 Thursday, Sept. 3 at Kamiah.
In the opening game Prairie missed on their first two serves and that led to them falling behind early.
Casey Bruegeman and Shelby Duman block a Kamiah spike attempt. At bottom of photo is Meaghan Bruner.They trailed 7-10 when Casey Bruegeman scored a kill on a set from Megan Sigler. Bruegeman went to the service line and got a run going. She served 2 aces and Kayla Johnson scored 2 kills and Sammy Frei and Francesca Johnson each added another as Prairie took a 14-10 lead.
Kamiah came right back to take the lead at 17-18 but Prairie was able to tie the score at 19 on an ace served up by Kayla Johnson. Kamiah scored a pair of points but a back row kill by Francesca Johnson and a kill by Bruegeman pulled them within 1 at 21-22.
Kamiah scored the sideout on a kill but missed a serve to make it 22-23. Unfortunately Prairie also missed a serve to set up game point and Kamiah took advantage.
In the second game Prairie scored a sideout to make it 6-6 and send Bruegeman to the service line. She had another nice run with 3 aces plus a kill each by Kayla Johnson and Francesca Johnson to make it 11-6 Prairie.
Kamiah came back to take the lead at 15-16 but Prairie was able to tie the score at 16 and again at 17 but couldnít retake the lead.
Prairie trailed 20-22 after a kill be Kayla Johnson but Kamiah scored the ensuing sideout and the final two points of the game for the 5-point win.
Somewhat demoralized after playing so hard and just falling short twice, Prairie saw Kamiah get serving runs of 3, 5, 4 and 5 points as the Kubs dominated the third game.
For the match Bruegeman had 10 kills and 5 aces while Kayla Johnson had 9 kills including a stuff block and 4 aces. Francesca Johnson had 6 kills and Sigler had 22 assists. Meaghan Bruner added 3 kills and 2 assists while Sammy Frei had 2 kills.
The JV team meanwhile won their first game then lost the next two 25-14, 12-25, 9-15.
Monica Lustig served Prairie to a 9-0 lead with 6 aces plus a kill by Shelby VonBargen and a block by Kayla Frei.
Kamiah came right back to cut the lead to 1 at 12-11 before a missed serve sent Ashley Shumway to the line where she served up 2 aces and Hope Vanator added a kill to push the lead back to 5 at 16-11.
With the score at 22-14, Kamiah missed a serve to put Frei at the service line. Shumway scored a kill and then Frei served two aces to give Prairie the win.
Prairie never led in the third game as they fell behind 0-3 and Kamiah just gradually built on their lead with the final score being their biggest lead of the game.
Prairie again fell behind early in the deciding game but 3 aces by Frei put them in the lead at 4-2.
Kamiah later got 4 straight aces to give them back the lead and they then pulled away for the 6 point win.

Lady Pirates lose in 4 games at Nezperce
The Lady Pirates dropped a 4-set match at Nezperce Friday, Sept. 4 by the scores of 17-25, 14-25, 25-18, 15-25.
Prairie quickly fell behind 0-5 in the first game on a missed opening serve and 4 straight aces by Nezperce.
They managed to pull within 1 at 5-6 on an ace each by Francesca Johnson and Kayla Johnson and a stuff block by Casey Bruegeman but Nezperce then pulled away again and led by as many as 12 points at 12-24.
Prairie fought off 5 straight game points on a kill by Kayla Johnson followed by 4 straight service points by her which included 2 aces and 2 kills by Bruegeman before she missed a serve to end the game.
In the second game Francesca Johnson served Prairie to a 6-01 lead with 4 aces and a kill by Meaghan Bruner but Nezperce answered back with a 10-point service run to take a 6-12 lead.
Prairie was able to cut the lead to 3 at 6-9 and 9-12 but couldnít get any closer.
In the third game Megan Sigler served Prairie to a 4-0 lead thanks to an ace, 2 kills by Francesca Johnson and a stuff block by Shelby Duman. 
Nezperce came back to tie the game at 4 but a kill and an ace by Francesca Johnson gave Prairie back the lead.
Prairie built their lead to 17-10 on a 4-point service run by Bruegeman. Francesca Johnson scored a kill for the sideout then Bruegeman served up 2 aces and got a kill from Francesca Johnson and a stuff block from Kayla Johnson.
Nezperce cut the lead to 3 at 18-15 but Kayla Johnson scored a kill for the sideout and Francesca Johnsonís ace and a kill by Sammy Frei pushed the lead back to 6.
Frei also scored the kill that gave Prairie game point and the win.
In game four Prairie looked like they might be able to force a fifth and deciding game when Bruegeman served them into an 11-8 lead with 2 aces plus a stuff and a kill by Kayla Johnson. Nezperce then called timeout and Bruegeman lost her rhythm and served into the net. Nezperce then reeled off 7 straight points to take a 4 point lead.
At that point Prairieís timeout disrupted the Nezperce serverís rhythm and a kill by Francesca Johnson and an ace by Sigler cut the lead to 14-15.
Unfortunately for the Lady Pirates Nezperce took control at that point and outscored Prairie 1-10 the rest of the way with Prairieís only point coming on a missed Nezperce serve.
For the match Kayla Johnson had 8 kills, including 2 stuffs and 7 aces. Francesca Johnson had 7 kills and 8 aces while Frei had 7 kills and 3 aces. Bruegeman had 6 kills including 2 stuffs and 4 aces. Duman had 4 kills including a stuff and Sigler had 25 assists and 3 aces.
The loss drops Prairie to 0-4 on the season and 0-2 in White Pine League play.
The JV team was swept in their match 12-25, 16-25, 12-15.
Nezperce jumped out to a 3-16 lead in the first game and cruised from there to the 13 point win.
The second game was much more competitive through most of the game. Sam Poxleitner served 5 straight points, 3 of them aces, to stake Prairie to a 7-3 lead but Nezperce came right back with 4 straight aces to take the lead.
The game stayed close until Poxleitnerís ace serve made it 16-18. Nezperce then scored the sideout and served out the game.
In the third game Monica Lustig served Prairie to a 2-0 lead with a kill by Kelsey Tidwell and an ace but Nezperce came right back with 3 straight points. 
Prairie managed to take back the lead at 7-6 on Taylor Heitmanís second straight ace and after a sideout led 8-7 as Heitmanís service dig found the floor on Nezperceís side for a point but that was their last lead.
Prairie tied the score at 10, 11 and finally at 12 but Nezperce then scored the final 3 points for the win.

Changes to Kendrick Tournament
The Prairie Lady Pirates volleyball team will be at the Annual Kendrick Kickoff Classic Tournament this Saturday, Sept. 12.
They had a team drop out so with 5 teams left they have gone from pool play to a bracket. Prairie' first match will be at 9:45 a.m. against Asotin. The winner of that match gets a bye while the loser will play the Orofino-Kendrick loser at approximately noon. The Orofino-Kendrick winner plays C.V. at 10:30 a.m. Matches are best 2 of 3 to 25 and each team is guaranteed at least 3 matches.
All matches will be at the new Kendrick gym. All day adult passes are $5 each while student passes are $3 each.
Casey Bruegeman hits the ball as Bruner and Duman watch. Setter Megan Sigler is hidden behind Bruegeman.
Kayla Johnson fists the ball over the net against Kamiah.
Meaghan Bruner hits the ball past the Kamiah blockers as from left Casey Bruegeman, Gina Seubert and Francesca Johnson watch.

PIRATES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2009
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.
AUGUST
27-Potlatch/Lapwai, at Potlatch, Lost to Potlatch 1 game to 3; lost to Lapwai 0-3
SEPTEMBER
  1-Grangeville, there, lost 0-3
  3-Kamiah, there, lost 0-3
  4-Nezperce, there, lost 1-3
  8-Timberline, here, won 3-1, details next week
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, first match vs. Asotin at 9:45 a.m.; 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
OCTOBER
  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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