Lady Pirates beat C.V. in 4 games
It was Senior Night for the Prairie Lady Pirates and they were able to defeat Clearwater Valley in 4 games in a league matchup at Cottonwood Monday, Oct. 1.
They dropped the first game 26-28 they roared back to win 3 straight lopsided games 25-14, 25-8 and 25-16.Cheryl Gehring goes up for a spike against C.V. on Senior Night as Shelby VonBargen and Kelsey Tidwell watch.
All 7 seniors made up the starting lineup for the first game as the libero is basically a 7th starter in volleyball. Kelsey Tidwell, Cheryl Gehring, Tyler Workman, Tanna Schlader, Shelby VonBargen, Brooke Schumacher and libero Stephanie Gimmeson got the starting nod and got off to a sluggish start.
Neither team could build any kind of advantage in the opening game as Prairieís longest service runs were 3 points on 2 occasions, one by Gimmeson and the other who took the score from 8-9 to 11-9 and the other by Schumacher who took it from 18-18 to 21-18.
After siding out C.V. put together their longest service run of the match after Schumacherís. They got a 4-point run that gave them a 21-23 lead with 3 of those points coming on aces.
A bricked serve ended it and Gehring served an ace to tie the game at 23.
C.V. scored the sideout to get to game point but Tidwell tipped the ball over on the second touch for a kill to tie the game at 24. C.V. scored a kill for another game point chance but were then called for a rotation violation as they had the wrong person serving to retie the game at 25. C.V. again got a game point chance at 25-26 but a kill by Workman tied it. After another sideout by the Rams they finally were able to score the game point.
A lineup change was made for the second game with 3 underclassmen taking the floor. The game threatened to be another back and forth match early but after a sideout kill by VonBargen Leah Holthuas served Prairie into a lead they wouldnít give up. She had 4 aces and VonBargen added another kill as Priarie took a 9-4 lead.
C.V. was only able to add 2 points on serve the rest of the match as Prairie did a great job siding out. Prairie didnít have any more big service runs but by adding 1 or 2 points on serve were able to pull away for an 11-point win.
The same group stayed on the floor for the third game and it was a dominating effort from the get-go.
Schlader scored a sideout kill to open the game and Hailey Danly followed with a 9-point service run that included 2 aces, 3 kills each by Schlader and Workman and a back row free ball kill by Gimmeson as Prairie took a 10-0 lead.
C.V. was able to score only 1 point on serve the entire game.
The only other big service run for Prairie came late in the game when Gimmeson had a 4-point run with 3 aces plus a kill by Workman that took the score to 23-8.
A missed spike ended the run but C.V. bricked their serve and Holthaus scored the game-winning kill.
Coach Cheyenne Hudson went back to the all-senior lineup for what turned out to be the final home game of the season.
Stephanie Gimmeson makes as pass in the C.V. match as Krystin Uhlenkott and Beka Bruner watch.The score went back and forth as the lead changed hands 5 times before a bricked C.V. serve tied the score at 10-10 and sent Gimmeson to the service line. She had 2 aces while Workman and Schlader each added a kill as Prairie took a 14-10 lead.
Tidwell, Schlader and Workman each had 2-point runs as Prairie extended the lead to 23-15.
C.V. scored a sideout to make it 23-16 but VonBargen scored on a spike that touched down on the back line and then stuffed a C.V. spike for the match-winning point.
For the match Workman had 17 kills and 3 aces. VonBargen had 15 kills including 3 stuffs. Schlader had 14 kills, 1 assist and 2 aces. Gehring had 6 kills and 2 aces. Tidwell had 23 assists, 1 kill and 2 aces. Danly had 20 assists and 3 aces. Gimmeson had 2 kills and 7 aces. Holthaus had 2 kills, 6 assists and 6 aces. Schumacher had 2 kills, 4 assists and an ace. Krystin Uhlenkott had 3 kills and 1 assist.
With the win Prairie improves to 3-5 in league play and 16-10 overall.
The JV squad swept their match over C.V.ís recently formed JV squad 26-24, 25-14.
Prairie trailed for most of the opening game but never by more than 4 points. Prairie didnít take their first lead until Kayla Schumacher served them to a 16-15 lead with Jessi Riener and Talyss Lustig scoring consecutive stuff blocks.
C.V. bounced right back though and again took a 4-point lead at 18-22.
Riener scored a kill at that point for the sideout and went to the service line. An ace, a kill each by Shayla VonBargen and Schumacher, another ace and another kill by Schumacher and Prairie was at game point, 24-22. C.V. then scored the sideout and tied the game with an ace but then bricked a served, giving Prairie another game point chance. Natasha Gimmeson served up an ace to win it.
Prairie never trailed in the second game as Gimmeson served them to a quick 2-0 lead. 
The JVís did a great job of siding out C.V.ís serves and added 1 or 2 points on their serve as they built a 12-7 lead. 
After a sideout kill by Sarah Seubert made it 13-8, Seubert put together Prairieís first real service run of the game. Keely Schmidt scored a kill, Seubert had 2 aces, Riener stuffed a spike and Seubert added another ace to make it 18-8.
C.V. was unable to score on their serve until it was too late. After Nicole Wemhoff served Pririe to match point at 24-12, C.V. scored a sideout and then an ace before VonBargen ended things with a kill.
No third game was played as C.V.ís JV players are also on their varsity.
The C team defeated Highlandís C team in  3-game set, scores unavailable.
Summit loses in 5 at Kendrick
After getting swept by them a week ago, the Summit Lady Patriots pushed Kendrick to 5 games before losing in a White Pine League Division 2 match at Kendrick Monday, Oct. 1.
Scores were 25-14, 18-25, 25-23, 14-25, 7-15.
In the JV match the two teams split the 2 games, scores unavailable.

Lady Pirates lose at Lapwai
For the second time this season the Prairie Lady Pirates lost a 4-set match to Lapwai. This time it was at Lapwai and by scores of 8-25, 21-25, 25-16 and 19-25 last Tuesday, Sept. 26.
In the opening game of the match Prairie played like they were still on the bus as Lapwai dominated from the start jumping out to leads of 1-5, 2-8, 4-11, 6-17 and 7-23 before ending it at 8-25.Krystin Uhlenkott goes for a spike against Lapwai as from left Shelby VonBargen, Brooke Schumacher, Hailey Danly and at the edge of the photo, Stephanie Gimmeson watch.
A lineup change seemed to spark the Pirates in the second game as Kelsey Tidwell had 3 aces and Cheryl Gehring and Tyler Workman each scored a kill as Prairie took a 5-0 lead.
Later on Workman served 2 aces and a kill by Krystin Uhlenkott, 3 aces by Leah Holthaus and a kill be Shelby VonBargen gave Prairie a seemingly insurmountable 16-3 lead.
The lead quickly disappeared though in an 11-point serving run by Lapwai that turned a 19-10 lead into a 19-21 deficit. Lapwai had 3 aces in the run and Natahnee Spencer scored 4 kills and a stuff before a kill by Gehring ended the run.
Prairie wasnít able to regain the lead though and were now down 2 games to none.
Prairie fell behind 1-4 in the third game but Workman got a serving run going with 3 aces plus a kill by VonBargen as Priarie took a 9-5 lead.
Lapwai came back to take an 11-13 lead but a stuff block by VonBargen sparked a run. With Stephanie Gimmeson serving Prairie scored 5 straight points with Gehring scoring 3 kills while Workman added a kill and Gimmeson an ace to make it 17-13 before missing a serve.
Lapwai bricked their serve to put Tidwell on the service line. She was able to serve Prairie to game-point with 2 aces, a kill by Holthaus, 2 kills by Workman and a kill by Gehring. She missed a serve and a hitting error allowed Lapwai another point before Workman scored the game-winning kill.
Tidwell then served Prairie to a 2-0 lead in the fourth game but it then became a back and forth affair. 
Prairie took their biggest lead at 14-9 after a kill and then a stuff block by Workman.
A missed served ended that run and Spencer served Lapwai into the lead with a 7-point run that made it 15-20.
A kill by Tanna Schlader and an ace by Holthaus cut the deficit to 17-20 but that was a close as Prairie would get as Lapwai closed out the match.
For the match Workman had 16 kills including 2 stuff blocks plus an assist and 5 aces. Gehring had 8 kills, 1 assists and 1 ace. Holthaus had 7 kills, 5 assists and 4 aces. Tidwell had 1 kill, 22 assists and 7 aces. Schlader had 5 kills and 1 assist. VonBargen had 4 kills including a stuff. Krystin Uhlenkott had 3 kills. Hailey Danly had 5 assists. Gimmeson had 1 kill, 1 assist and 1 ace.
The JV squad won their match by scores of 25-20, 25-12, 13-15.
In the first game the JVís fell behind 0-4 but rallied back. They took the lead for good when Sarah Seubert served 4 straight aces to make it 13-8.
They were able to put some distance on Lapwai when Kayla Schumacher served 3 aces and Natasha Gimmeson added a kill to make it 21-13.
Lapwai was able to fight back to within 4 at 24-20 before Nicole Wemhoff scored the game-winning kill.
The second game was close until Schumacherís first turn at the service line. She had 2 aces and Gimmeson and Jessi Riener each had a kill as Prairie took a 12-8 lead. 
Seubert again had a good service run with 5 straight aces to turn a 4-point lead into a 20-11 lead.
Riener then finished things off as Shayla Vonbargen scored a kill then Riener served 3 straight aces for a 25-12 win.
It looked like it might be a sweep as Gimmeson served the JVís to a 7-0 lead with 7 straight aces but Lapwai fought back.
Prairie scored their final point for a 13-9 lead when Lapwai bricked a serve. A bricked Prairie serve gave Lapwai back the serve and the Wildcat JVís were able to serve out the game.
 
Shelby VonBargen reaches high for a spike against Lapwai as Krystin Uhlenkott watches.
Brooke Schumacher goes to her knees to dig up a serve against Lapwai.

PIRATES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2012
JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
AUGUST
28-Lapwai, here, lost 1-3
30-Troy, here (C, JV,V) 5 p.m., lost 0-3
SEPTEMBER
  4-Home Tri-match: vs. Potlatch, 5 p.m., vs. Grangeville, 8 p.m., beat Potlatch 3-2, beat Grangeville 3-1
  6-C.V., there, won 3-2
  8-Kendrick Tournament, TBA, beat Kootenai 2-0, lost to Asotin 0-2, beat C.V. 2-0, beat Kendrick 2-0,  placed third
11-Home Tri-Match: vs. Genesee, 5 p.m.; vs. Summit, 8 p.m., lost to Genesee 0-3, beat Summit 3-0
13-Kamiah, there, lost 0-3
15-Grangeville Tournament, TBA, beat Nezperce 2-0, lost to Deary 1-2, beat Summit 2-0, beat Kamiah 2-1, beat Deary 2-1 for championship
18-Home Tri-match: vs. Highland, 5 p.m.; vs. Summit 8 p.m., beat Highland 3-0, beat Summit 3-0
20-Troy, there, (C,JV,V) 5 p.m., lost 0-3
22-Pomeroy Tournament, went 2-3 in matches, 7-8 in games played as Idaho schools won Border Battle
25-Lapwai, there, lost 1-3
OCTOBER
  1-CV, here, won 3-1
  4-Tri-match at Grangeville: vs. Kamiah 5 p.m., vs. Gíville 6:30 p.m.
  9-Tri-match at Genesee, vs. Genesee, 5 p.m., vs. Potlatch, 6:30 p.m.
13-18-District at LCSC
26-27-State at Kimberly
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522
 

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