Lady Pirates beat Timberline on Senior Night
The Prairie Lady Pirates closed out their regular season with a senior night sweep of Timberline, 25-12, 25-5, 25-13.
Senior players Megan Sigler, Monica Lustig, Sam Poxleitner, MeShel Rad and Demetria Riener were honored before the match started.
All fired up from that, Prairie went out and. . .let Timberline score the first 2 points of the match.
Tanna Schlader scored a side out kill and Sigler followed with an ace and Lustig added a kill to give Prairie the lead.
Timberline tied it on a sideout but the rest of the game belonged to Prairie.
Rad scored a kill then moved to the service line for 2 aces plus a net foul against Timberline and a kill by Schlader to make it 8-3.
Timberline managed to pull within 3 at 12-9 and kept it relatively close until Rad scored a sideout kill to make it 19-12 and then served out the game.  She had 2 aces in that final run while Tyler Workman scored 3 kills and Lustig added a kill as well.
After finishing the first game with 7 straight points Prairie then started the second game with 17 straight.
Sigler served up 12 aces in that 17-0 start while Rad scored 3 kills and Schlader scored 2.
Timberline finally got on the board when Prairie was called for being into the net.
Rad then scored a kill for the sideout and served up 2 aces with Workman adding a stuff block as Prairie made it 21-1.
Prairie then eased up and still won by 20 as Poxleitner scored the game-winning kill.
In the third game Prairie jumped out to a 3-0 lead on 2 kills by Rad and an ace by Sigler.
It was 10-5 when Prairie broke things open as Sigler scored the sideout kill and Riener then served Prairie to a 16-5 lead. She had 2 aces with Lustig, Poxleitner and Sigler each adding a kill.
Timberline was able to cut the lead to 7 before bricking a serve and Sigler then served Prairie to a 23-10 lead. She had 2 aces while Rad added 3 kills.
Eventually Rad finished off the match with an ace.
Rad wound up with 13 kills and 7 aces. Sigler had 16 aces and was the server for 26 points, over a third of those Prairie scored. She also had 5 kills and 22 assists.
Lustig had 5 kills, 8 assists and an ace. Workman had 5 kills including a block. Schlader had 4 kills and an ace. Poxleitner had 3 kills. Leah Holthaus had 3 kills including a block and Cheryl Gehring had 2 kills and an ace. Riener had 4 aces.
Prairie takes a 14-10 record into the District Tournament. They finished 5-2 in Division I White Pine League play and 8-3 in overall league games.

Lady Pirates win 2 of 3 at District
The Prairie Lady Pirates are still alive for the third seed to state from the 1-A Division 1 District 2 Tournament after beating Kendrick Monday, Oct. 17 at LCSCís Activity Center in Lewiston.Tanna Schlader and MeShel Rad throw up a block against C.V. at District.
The information was incorrect about the third place team having to go to St. Maries for a play-in game. This year the third place team goes directly to the State Tournament, which will be in Lewiston Oct. 28-29.
They opened District play on Saturday by beating C.V. 25-17, 25-14, 22-25, 25-19 and then fell to Troy in a winner to state match-up 19-25, 25-13, 15-25, 25-21, 10-15.
In a loser out matchup with Kendrick on Monday they won 25-18, 25-14, 19-25, 25-20 to advance to the third place game on Wednesday at 6 p.m. against Lapwai.
Vs. C.V.
Against C.V. Prairie jumped out on top 4-0 as MeShel Rad scored a kill followed by 3 aces from Megan Sigler
C.V. then took over though as they outscored Prairie 6-13 to take a 10-13 lead.
Prairie tied it on a kill by Monica Lustig, an ace by Stephanie Gimmeson and a stuff by Rad but C.V. then scored the sideout to retake the lead.
The game went back and forth with neither side taking the advantage until C.V. bricked a served to make it 18-16 for Prairie.
Tanna Schlader went to the service line and served Prairie to the brink of a win. 3 aces plus a kill each by Sigler, Tyler Workman and Sam Poxleitner made it 24-16.
C.V. was able to score the sideout but then sent their next serve into the net to give Prairie the win.
Prairie dominated the second game thanks to a huge service run by Rad.
C.V. sideout out the first serve but Demetria Rienerís service dig found a hole on the C.V. side putting Rad at the service line.
8 aces and a kill each by Schlader and Lustig had Prairie on top 11-1.
The rest of the game was pretty much spent with the teams scoring sideouts on each otherís serve until at 21-11, C.V. put together 3 straight points before Workmanís tip scored the sideout and put Lustig on the service line.
Workman scored 3 more kills to end the game and put Prairie up 2-0 in games.
In game 3 Leah Holthaus and Cheryl Gehring were put into the lineup in place of Rad and Schlader and both struggled after sitting on the bench for two games since warmup time.
C.V. was able to jump out to leads of 7-16 and 10-19 before Prairie started to mount a comeback. 
Tyler Workman pounds a spike against C.V.Gehring helped fuel the comeback with a 4-point service run with 2 aces followed by a kill and a stuff block by Workman that cut the deficit to 4 at 15-19.
C.V. pushed the lead back to 7 at 16-23 before Sigler scored a kill to put Riener at the service line. 4 aces later Prairie had cut the deficit to just 2 at 21-23 at which time C.V. called a timeout and broke the Prairie momentum.
They were able to side out for game point but Sigler scored a kill to again cut the lead to 2 but C.V. was able to score the next point and gain the victory.
With some momentum on their side C.V. was able to make the fourth game a battle most of the way.
They jumped out to a 0-3 lead but a kill by Rad and then 5 straight service points by Rad put Prairie in the lead. Rad had 2 aces while Workman scored 2 kill and Schlader another.
C.V. bounced back to retake the lead at 8-10 but a pair of kills by Poxleitner and 2 kills and a stuff by Rad put Prairie up 13-10.
Thatís the way it went for awhile as Prairie would build a 3 point lead and C.V. would come back to tie as it happened again with an 18-15 lead and then an 18-18 tie.
Finally a kill by Workman put Prairie on top for good. Schlader added an ace and Workman another kill for a 21-18 lead.
A violation against Prairie scored the sideout but Workman scored a kill as she tipped over Siglerís service dig to put Lustig at the service line. 
Workman stuffed a C.V. spike and Lustig then served 2 aces to give Prairie the match win.
Workman had 17 kills including 3 stuffs in the match. Rad had 12 kills including 2 stuffs plus 10 aces. Schlader had 6 kills and 4 aces. Lustig had 5 kills, 3 aces and 20 assists. Sigler had 5 kills, 6 aces and 18 assists. Poxleitner had 5 kills. Holthaus had 3 kills including a stuff. Gehring had 2 kills and 2 aces. Riener had 1 kill and 6 aces and Gimmeson had 2 aces.
Vs. Troy
This match was a lot different than the league match where Troy swept the Pirates and held them to just 11 and 8 points in the last two games.
In the opening game Prairie hung with Troy early on and had the score tied at 11-11 and trailed just 17-19 before Troy pulled away at the finish.
In the second game Prairie took an 11-5 lead after an ace by Riener and 2 kills by Sigler.
The lead stayed at about 6 or 7 points until at 18-12 Poxleitner scored a kill to put Lustig on the service line.
After 3 aces and a kill each by Workman and Sigler Prairie led 24-12. Lustig bricked the next serve to end her run but Workman scored the kill on the next point for a 12 point win that evened the match.
In the third game it stayed close until Troy put together a 6 point run that turned a 10-12 lead into a 10-18 lead.
From there Troy pushed the final margin to 10 as they took a 2 games to 1 lead.
Prairie wasnít going away though as Lustig had a 3-point run to give Prairie an 8-4 lead in the fourth game.
Troy came back though took their first lead of the game at 12-13.
Workmanís stuff tied the game back up though and Poxleitner scored a pair of kills to put Prairie back on top. They never relinquished the lead.
At 20-18 Schlader scored a kill to put Sigler on the service line. A kill each by Rad and Schlader plus an ace by Sigler made it 24-18.
Troy was able to score the sideout and the next 2 points but Prairie won the game when Rad stuffed Troyís big hitter, Molly Swanger.
In the deciding 5th game Prairie took a 2-0 lead on a kill by Rad and an ace by Sigler but Troy answered back with a 6-point service run that put them up 3-8.
Prairie was able to rally back within 2 at 9-11 after an ace by Gimmeson and a kill by Sigler but Prairie would only score 1 more point as Troy went on to win the match and clinch a trip to State.
Rad had 17 kills including 2 stuffs in the match. She also had 4 assists and 2 aces. Schlader had 11 kills, 2 assists and 2 aces. Poxleitner had 11 kills. Workman had 11 kills including 2 stuffs. Sigler had 10 kills, 4 aces and 22 assists. Lustig had 10 kills 5 aces and 26 assists. Riener had 1 assist and 1 ace and Gimmeson 2 assists and 2 aces.
Vs. Kendrick
In the opening game against the Tigers a 4-point service run by Schlader gave the Pirates some separation at 11-5. She had 1 ace with Poxleitner having 2 kills and Lustig one.Monica Lustig goes up for a spike against Kendrick. #22 is MeShel Rad.
Prairie held that 5 or 6 point lead until Gimmeson put together a 5-point run to push the lead to 22-11. Gimmeson had 2 aces with Lustig scoring a pair of kills and Rad adding one.
Kendrick rallied back by outscoring the Pirates 1-7 but a serve into the net and then a hitting error on what should have been an easy chance gave Prairie the game.
In the second game 2 aces by Lustig and a kill by Workman helped Prairie open up an 8-4 lead. 
Prairie gradually increased that lead until Rad went to the service line at 18-12.
She served an ace, picked up a kill while digging a Kendrick spike and Schlader and Workman each added a kill to extend the lead to 22-12.
Kendrick then scored a sideout but Schlader answered back with a kill and Poxleitner followed with another to make it 24-13.
Kendrick managed a sideout but Workman ended it when her spike went off the top of the net and caromed away from the defenders.
In the fourth game Prairie jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held the lead until Kendrick scored a sideout at 13-10 putting freshman Jamie Britton on the service line. She had just 4 aces but kept serving the ball in play and Prairie starting making error after error and before you knew it Kendrick had scored 13 straight points. Kendrick senior Brooke Brown had 6 kills in the run.
Prairie finally got the serve back on a kill by Lustig but Kendrick immediately scored the sideout to get to game point.
Schlader scored a kill to put herself on the service line and managed to serve 4 straight with an ace and a kill each from Poxleitner, Workman and Rad on a back row free ball that dropped.
A setting error finally ended it.
In the all-important fourth game, because you donít want to go to a fifth where anything can happen, Prairie took a 2-0 lead on a pair of kills by Rad.
Prairie was able to hang on to the lead but could never shake the Tigers.
A 3-point run by Schlader with an ace and a stuff and a kill by Workman pushed the lead to 7-2.
That was the longest service run Prairie had as Kendrickís scrappy defenders kept the ball in play.
Prairieís biggest lead was 7 at 14-7 after an ace by Sigler and 16-9 after a kill by Lustig. 
Kendrick was able to rally back within 1 at 19-18 before Poxleitner scored a smashing kill.
Sigler scored a kill to make it 21-18 but Kendrick answered then promptly missed on a serve.
Schlader scored a kill off of a Kendrick block and Gimmeson served an ace to get to match point.
After a Kendrick sideout Rad scored the match-winning kill on a set from Sigler.
Of note, Prairie had one of their best serving matches of the year as they missed on just 3 of 95 serves in the match, 2 into the net and one that went long.
Rad had 12 kills including a stuff and 2 aces. Workman had 11 kills.  Lustig had 10 kills, 4 aces and 19 assists. Schlader had 10 kills and 3 aces. Poxleitner had 9 kills. Sigler had 8 kills, 6 aces and 29 assists. Riener and Gimmeson had 3 aces each.
Prairie is now 16-11 on the season.
Tanna Schlader spikes the ball in the Kendrick match. At lower left is MeShel Rad.
Sam Poxleitner goes for the kill against Kendrick. Also shown is Tyler Workman.

PIRATES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2011
JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
AUGUST
23-Jamboree at Grangeville, 4 p.m.
27-Genesee JV Tournament, TBA
30-Tri-match here-vs. Summit, 5 p.m.; vs. Genesee, 8 p.m. Lost to Genesee 0-3, beat Summit 3-1, details next week.
SEPTEMBER
  1-Nezperce, there, lost 2-3
  6-Lapwai, there, won 3-2
  8-Troy, there, lost 0-3
10-Kendrick Tournament, won 2, lost 2 - beat Orofino 2-1, lost to Summit 0-2, beat C.V. 2-1, lost to Orofino 0-2 in 3rd place match
13-Kamiah, here, lost 0-3
15-Tri-match at Grangeville/Cascade, lost to Cascade 0-2, beat Grangeville 3-1
19-Kendrick, here, won 3-0
24-Clarkston Tournament, TBA, won 4 of 15 games played, Idaho defeated Washington 39-36
27-Highland, here, won 3-0
29-Deary, here, won 3-0
OCTOBER
  1-Genesee Tournament, TBA, Beat Grangeville twice and Deary once, lost to Pomeroy and Kamiah, won consolation title
  4-Tri-match here, vs. Potlatch, vs. Grangeville, beat Potlatch 3-0, beat Grangeville 3-0
  6-CV, Kamiah, V only, 5 p.m., beat C.V. 3-0, lost to Kamiah 2-3
11-Timberline, here, won 3-0
15, 17, 19-District at LCSC--beat C.V. 3-1, lost to Troy 2-3, beat Kendrick 3-1. Late Update-beat Lapwai 3-1, third at District, qualify for State, details next week.
28-29-State at Lewiston, Play at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28 against District 3 Champion
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