Lady Pirates lose twice at District
The Prairie Lady Pirates were eliminated in two matches at the District Tournament as they were swept by Lapwai in their District opener on Saturday, Oct. 17 and then beaten by C.V. in 4 games on Monday, Oct. 19. Both matches were held at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston.
Vs. Lapwai
Lapwai dominated the Pirates as they won by scores of 10-25, 15-25, 13-25.Francesca Johnson gets a spike past Lapwai’s blockers as Kayla Johnson and Megan Sigler watch.
Prairie fell behind in the opening game 2-9 and 3-13 and never were able to get back into the game as they went on to lose by 15.
In the second game Sam Frei served a pair of aces and Megan Sigler picked up a kill as Prairie jumped out to a 3-0 lead.
Lapwai quickly erased that lead though and took the lead at 3-4.
Prairie was able to keep the game close though until the very end when Lapwai closed out the game with a 1-8 run.
In the third game Prairie was again competitive early on  as they took a 2-0 lead and led at 5-4 after a back row kill by Ashley Shumway. 
Lapwai then took the lead and a 6-point serving run opened up some distance between them and the Pirates and they held the lead at 5-6 points until a 0-6 run finished out the match for a 13-25 win.
For the match Kayla Johnson had 7 kills including a stuff block. Sam Frei had 6 kills and 2 aces and Francesca Johnson had 6 kills and 1 ace. Sam Poxleitner had 3 kills and Sigler had 2 kills and 17 assists.
Vs. C.V.
In a loser-out match the Pirates were eliminated by Clearwater Valley 18-25, 25-22, 17-25, 18-25.
In the opening game Prairie took a 9-5 lead on a 4-point service run by Sigler. Poxleitner had 2 kills in the run while Francesca Johnson and Meaghan Bruner had a kill each. 
Prairie still led 13-11 after an ace by Shelby Duman but C.V. then took control of the game with 5 straight points.
Kayla Johnson blocked this C.V. spike attempt as she and Shelby Duman put up a wall. Francesca Johnson and Sam Frei are in the background.Prairie managed to cut the lead to 15-16 on a sideout kill by Kayla Johnson and an ace by Frei but C.V. then pulled away for the 7-point win.
In the second game Prairie trailed early on by as many as 6 points but fought back into it.
Down 13-17, Frei scored a kill to put Sigler on the service line. Sigler served an ace, Poxleitner stuffed a spike and added another kill. Another ace by Sigler and a kill each by Francesca Johnson and Poxleitner and Prairie held a 20-17 lead.
C.V. finally broke the run but Prairie was able to hand on to the lead by siding out all but one C.V. serve the rest of the way for a 25-22 win.
Unfortunately they didn’t carry any momentum from that win into the next game as they fell behind 0-9.
A kill and then 2 aces by Kayla Johnson put Prairie on the scoreboard and they were able to fight their way back to a 7-10 deficit on 2 aces by Sigler and 2 kills by Francesca Johnson.
They were able to close within 2 at 14-16 after a kill by Frei and an ace by Duman but that was as close as they would get as C.V. then pulled away for the 8-point win.
Facing elimination Prairie jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the fourth game but a 3-13 run by C.V. put the Rams in control.
Prairie was able to cut the margin back to 1 point at 14-15 on 2 aces by Casey Bruegeman, an ace by Duman and 2 kills and a stuff by Kayla Johnson.
At that point C.V. called a timeout and the momentum was broken as C.V. pulled away for the game and the match.
For the match Poxleitner had 12 kills including 3 stuffs. Kayla Johnson also had 12 kills including 2 stuffs and 2 aces. Frei had 10 kills and 3 aces. Francesca Johnson had 9 kills. Duman had 4 kills and 3 aces. Sigler had 2 kills, 4 aces and 32 assists. Bruegeman had 1 kill and 2 aces. Bruner had a kill and Shumway had an ace.
With the losses Prairie ends a disappointing season with a 5-15 record.
Casey Bruegeman digs up a C.V. serve as Meaghan Bruner and Francesca Johnson watch.
Kayla Johnson tips the ball past a C.V. blocker.
Meaghan Bruner makes a pass against C.V. as Sam Frei watches.
Sam Frei digs up a Lapwai serve as Ashley Shumway watches.

Parent meeting, team shoe order for girls basketball
On Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Prairie Middle School the PHS girls basketball team will be:
*Ordering team shoes at 6:30 p.m.
*Parent meeting at 7 p.m. with new coaches
*Regular open gym 7:30-9 p.m. so come ready to play.
Times may vary for those at the Volleyball banquet. Others try to be there by 6:30 p.m. so the shoe order can be taken care of.

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
  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,  lost to Genesee 1-3, lost to Kamiah 0-3
11-CV, there, lost 2-3
12-Kendrick Tournament, beat Asotin 2-1, lost to Orofino 0-2, lost to C.V. 0-2, third place
17-Culdesac/Lapwai, there, beat Culdesac 3-2, lost to Lapwai 2-3
19-at Gar./Pal. Tournament, won 5 games, lost 5 games on the day
24-Troy/Grangeville, here, lost to Troy in 3 games; lost to Grangeville in 3 games
  1-Kendrick, here, Senior Night, won in 5 games
  3-Genesee Tournament, see story above. lost to Grangeville in 2 games; lost to Deary in 3 games; lost to Kamiah in 2 games; lost to Orofino in 2 games
  8-Nezperce/Highland, there (Craigmont), 5 p.m., lost to Nezperce 0-3, beat Highland 3-0
10-Deary/Summit, here, 11 a.m., lost to Deary 0-3, beat Summit 3-1.
12-at Grangeville, lost 0-3.
17, 23, 24-District at LCSC, lost 0-3 to Lapwai, lost 1-3 to C.V., season ends with 5-15 record.
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