goes 1-2 in District play
The Summit Lady Patriots managed to double their season win total at District but were then eliminated.
The Lady Pirates opened District play on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Nezperce with a 3 game loss to the #1 seeded Nezperce squad 11-25, 20-25, 11-25.
They came back on Saturday, Oct. 24 and picked up their second win of the season, 16-25, 25-8, 25-21, 27-25, over Highland.
They were then eliminated by Culdesac 15-25, 20-25, 23-25.
In the match against Highland they jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the opening game then saw Highland scored 10 straight points to take control of the game.
In the second game Highland scored first but a kill by Tara Stubbers evened the score and sent Brooke Schumacher to the service line.
Schumacher served 7 straight points, 4 on aces with Stubbers and Rachel Wemhoff each scoring a kill.
After a trade of sideouts Nicole Frei served 3 aces and Stubbers added a kill as Summit took a 13-2 lead.
They cruised from there to a 25-8 win that evened the match.
In the third game they fell behind early and trailed through most of the game at one time by as many as 5 points.
Trailing 13-16, Summit benefited from a missed serve by Highland. Frei then served 2 aces to tie the score at 16.
After trading sideouts, Tara Stubbers served 5 straight aces to give Summit a 22-17 lead.
The two teams then traded the serve back and forth until Highland missed a serve on game point to give Summit the 25-21 win.
The fourth game was a hard-fought battle all the way through as the lead changed hands several times.
Summit took their biggest lead of the game at 15-10 after a 4-point service run by Jamie Chmelik who had 2 aces in the run.
Highland came back though and eventually took their biggest lead of the game at 19-23 before Cassidee Stubbers dug up a hard Highland serve and had the ball find an open spot on the Highland side.
An ace by Wemhoff and 2 kills by Chmelik tied the score at 23-23.
Highland scored a kill to retake the lead then gave it right back.
Chmelik served an ace to get to match point but then missed her next serve to re-tie the score.
Savanah Prigge’s tip wasn’t returned and Summit again had a match point chance. Prigge then served an ace for the winner.
Summit then played a Culdesac team they’d beaten just a few days earlier for their first win of the season.
They weren’t going to make it two in a row though as the Patriots never led in the first game as Culdesac had service runs of 3 and 4 early on to build a 10-17 lead and wound up winning by 10.
The second game went back and forth with neither side grabbing an advantage early on.
With the score tied at 14, Culdesac put together a 3-10 run to get to game point at 17-24.
Margaret Yalbuw bumped the ball over to the back line to stave off one game point and Prigge served up an ace and Tara Stubbers scored a kill to hold off two more but Culdesac then finally scored the game-winner.
In the final game Summit jumped out to a 7-3 lead only to see Culdesac scored 8 straight points.
Summit fought back to within 2 on a couple occasions but couldn’t pull within 1 until it was match point time.
They trailed 21-24 when Prigge stuffed a Culdesac spike.
Wemhoff then scored a kill and Chmelik scored another kill to cut the lead to 23-24 but then Culdesac scored the match-winning point.
Missed serves really killed the Patriots in the match as they had 13 serves that didn’t make it into play.
The Wolves went on to lose to Nezperce in the championship match.