Lady Pirates lose at Grangeville
The Prairie Lady Pirates opened their season with a loss at Grangeville Thursday, Sept. 2. Scores were 19-25, 14-25, 25-16 and 19-25.
In the opening game Prairie fell behind early and kept falling further behind with the low point being 9-21.Kayla Johnson goes up for a spike as Fran Johnson, Megan Sigler and Shelby Duman watch on the court and Monica Nuxoll, Sam Poxleitner and MeShel Rad watch from the bench.
At 15-24 they faced a tough task but a missed served by Grangeville and 3 straight aces by Fran Johnson cut the lead to 5 before Grangeville finally put the game away.
In the second game they fell behind 2-7 but rallied with Monica Lustig on the service line to take the lead. 
A stuff block by MeShel Rad started the rally. Lustig served up an ace then Rad scored a pair of kills. Fran Johnson added a kill and Lustig another ace as Prairie took an 8-7 lead.
Lustig finally missed a served but Rad scored a kill for the sideout and Fran Johnson served an ace to make it 10-8.
That was to be the high point for the game though as Grangeville came back with 10 straight points to take control of the game and eventually won by 11.
In the third game a kill by Kayla Johnson gave Prairie a 1-0 lead and after trading missed serves, Tanna Schlader served Prairie to a 5-1 lead. Kayla Johnson scored 2 kills and Megan Sigler added another.
Grangeville came back to take an 8-10 lead and pretty much held the lead until Shelby Duman scored a kill to tie the game at 14.
Schlader then served an ace and Kayla Johnson and Duman scored a kill each as Prairie took a 17-14 lead.
Grangeville cut the lead to 1 but a kill by Kayla Johnson put Demetria Riener at the service line. Riener was able to serve out the game with 3 aces, 3 kills by Rad and a game ending kill by Fran Johnson.
Prairie jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the fourth game as Schlader served up 2 aces but Grangeville came back to take the lead at 6-7 and never gave it back as they went on to win the match in 4 games.
Rad had 13 kills in the match including a stuff plus a pair of aces. Kayla Johnson had 11 kills including a stuff while Fran Johnson had 9 kills and 5 aces. Duman had 4 kills and an ace while Schlader had 2 kills and 4 aces. Sigler had 26 assists and 2 kills. Lustig had 6 assists and 2 aces and Riener had 2 back row kills and 6 aces.
Prairie is now 0-1 on the season. 
The JV team meanwhile won their first game 25-16, but lost the next two 20-25 and 11-15 to lose their match.
Hope Vanator got the JVís off to a good start with 3 service points including 2 aces. 
Grangeville came back though with 6 straight points and held the lead until Leah Holthaus stepped to the service line.
Holthaus served 10 straight points, including 6 aces as Prairie took an 18-9 lead. She also added a pair of back row kills.
Prairie was able to hold off Grangeville the rest of the way for the win.
In the second game Prairie fell behind early 2-9 and fought from behind the rest of the game. They were able to finally tie the score at 20 after consecutive kills by Holthaus but a passing error turned the serve back to Grangeville and Prairie didnít score another point.
In the final game Prairie fell into a 0-8 but bounced back with a 3 point service run by Cheryl Gehring which included 2 aces and then a 5 point run by Tyler Workman which included 2 aces and cut the lead to 10-12. 
That was as close as Prairie would get though as Grangeville held them off for the win.
Prairie won all three games in the C match, scores were unavailable.
Megan Sigler sets the ball as MeShel Rad gets ready to go for the spike.
MeShel Rad goes up for a spike as Megan Sigler, Tanna Schlader and Fran Johnson watch.
Kayla Johnson leaps high for a spike at the Jamboree as Megan Sigler, Tanna Schlader and Shelby Duman look on.
Shelby Duman spikes the ball over the next against Grangeville. At left is Kayla Johnson.
Shelby Duman makes a set for Kayla Johnson.
Megan Sigler spikes the ball.

Volleyball teams at Kendrick Tournament
The Prairie and Summit volleyball teams will be at the Kendrick Tournament this Saturday, Sept. 11.
Prairieís first match will be at 10 a.m. against Asotin at the Kendrick High School gym. If they win they play the Kendrick-Orofino winner at noon while a loss pits them against the loser of that match at 11 a.m.
The winner of the match at noon plays in the championship match at 4 p.m. against the winner from the bracket playing at the Juliaetta Elementary gym. Teams there will be Summit, Kamiah, CDA Charter and C.V.
Summit will play Kamiah in the first match there at 9 a.m. They will play either CDA Charter or C.V. at noon if they beat Kamiah or 11 if they lose to Kamiah.
The 11 a.m. losing teams will play a consolation match at Juliaetta at 1 p.m. The winners of those matches advance to loserís bracket matches at 1 and 2 p.m. at Kendrick High School.
Those winners will play at 3 p.m. at KHS for third place.
All matches are best 2 out of 3 with games to 25.

JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
  2-Grangevile, there, 5 p.m., lost in 4 games
  7-Highland, there, won in 4 games, details next week
  9-Troy/Summit, here, 5 p.m.
11-Kendrick Tournament
11-JV at Jenifer Tourn., TBA
14-Kendrick, there
16-CV/Grangeville, here, 5 p.m.
20-Nezperce, here
21-Potlatch, there
23-Genesee, there
25-at Pomeroy Tournament, TBA
25-Prairie JV Tournament
28-Timberline, there
30-Kamiah/Lapwai, at Kamiah
  2-Genesee Tournament, TBA
  7-Kamiah, here
12-Deary, there
16, 18, 19, 21-District at LCSC
29-30-State at Burley
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