girls split District matches
Summit Academy split their two 1-A Division 2 District matches Saturday, Oct. 15 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston.
The swept Timberline in their opening match 25-21, 25-14, 25-13 and then took #1 seed Nezperce to 5 games before falling 18-25, 26-24, 21-25, 26-24, 10-15.
They will now play Highland in a loser-out match Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Nezperce High School at 4 p.m. The winner of that match will play Nezperce and if Nezperce loses an extra match would be played. Only the district champion advances to the state tournament, which will be in Lewiston Oct. 28-29.
Summit took their first lead at 5-4 on a service ace by Nicole Wemhoff. She added 2 more aces and Kayla Schumacher a kill as Summit built an 8-4 lead.
The Patriots gradually built on their lead until a back row kill by Savanah Prigge made it 19-11.
Then things fell apart as Timberline’s Aspen Jared answered with a 4 aces in a 7-point service run that tied the game at 19-19.
Kayla Schumacher finally broke the run with a kill and then took over at the service line. 2 aces and 2 kills by Prigge had Summit at 24-19 but Schumacher then served long.
Timberline scored on an ace but Prigge finally got the game winning kill on a set from Nicole Frei.
In the second game Timberline took a 4-8 lead before Summit rallied.
Wemhoff’s dig led to a Timberline hitting error and Rachael Frei went to the service line. 4 aces plus a kill by Prigge saw Summit take a 10-8 lead.
After a trade of sideouts, Prigge served up 2 aces and benefited from a kill each by Kayla and Brooke Schumacher as Summit built the lead to 15-9.
At 15-10 Kayla Schumacher scored a kill that put sister Brooke on the service line. Brooke had 2 aces with Kayla Schumacher, scoring a pair of kills and Nicole Frei adding another to make it 21-10.
Summit managed to hang on to the lead with Prigge scoring the game winner on a stuff block.
Summit didn’t mess around in the third game as Brooke Schumacher served them to a 4-0 lead and Timberline never got any closer than 3 at 4-1, the rest of the way.
Rachael Frei had a 5-point service run that helped give Summit some breathing room with 3 aces plus 2 kills by Prigge.
Megan Seubert came off the bench in the game and wound up serving the final 2 points of the match, scoring a back row kill for the final point.
Prigge had 17 kills included 3 stuffs and 4 aces. Kayla Schumacher had 13 kills and 4 aces. Wemhoff had 5 kills and 5 aces. Brooke Schumacher had 2 kills, 5 aces and 15 assists. Nicole Frei had 3 kills and 11 assists. Rachael Frei had 7 aces. Seubert had 2 kills including a stuff and 1 ace.
In the second game Nezperce again took the early lead at 3-8 but Summit steadily chipped away and finally took the lead on an ace by Wemhoff that made it 16-15. She served 2 more aces to make it 18-15 but Nezperce was able to come back and retake the lead thanks to 4 aces in a row by Jerrica Leitch that made it 19-22.
A kill by Kayla Schumacher, a dig of a spike for a kill by Wemhoff, a stuff by Prigge and an ace by Nicole Frei put Summit back on top 23-22. Nezperce called a time out which led to a sideout but Prigge scored a kill to get Summit to game point at 24-23.
Nezperce again scored the sideout to knot it at 24 but a dig by Brooke Schumacher led to a carry by Nezperce and Prigge then scored the game winning kill from the back row.
Summit got off to the hot start in the third game as Brooke Schumacher serve the Patriots to a 4-0 lead with her sister Kayla scoring 3 kills.
Nezperce came right back though and took a 6-9 lead and led most of the rest of the game although Summit was able to tie it at 10 and again at 21. Leitch scored a kill at that point and then served out the game.
Nezperce led much of the fourth game although never by very much as the Patriots were able to sideout well and keep Nezperce from gaining momentum.
Summit finally regained their first lead since 2-1 at 24-23 on a stuff by Kayla Schumacher followed by an ace from Prigge.
Nezperce was able to tie it on a tip by Heideman but Brooke Schumacher scored the kill to get to game point again and then finished it off with an ace from the service line.
In the tie-breaking fifth game Summit took an early lead on a kill and then a stuff by Prigge at 5-3 and at 7-4 after another kill by Prigge.
Nezperce came back to tie it at 7. The score was then tied again at 8, 9 and 10 before Nezperce was able to take control and score the final 5 points to win the match.
Prigge had 23 kills including 4 stuffs plus 5 aces while Kayla Schumacher had 23 kills including 6 stuffs plus 2 aces. Brooke Schumacher had 4 kills, 4 aces and 12 assists. Nicole Frei had 3 kills, 5 aces and 9 assists. Wemhoff had 4 kills, 5 aces and 3 assists. Rachael Frei had 2 aces and Sarah Chmelik had 1 ace.
The loss leaves Summit in a familiar position as they must beat Highland and then beat Nezperce twice in the NHS gym on Wednesday to advance to state. They couldn’t do it last year in volleyball but were able to in basketball.
They will play Highland in a loser out match at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Nezperce with the winner to play Nezperce at 5:30 p.m.
Late Update: Summit defeated Highland then lost a thrilling 5-game match against Nezperce in the District Championship match Wednesday. Summit had a 13-10 lead in the 5th game but lost 14-16. More info next week.