Summit loses season opener
The Summit Lady Patriots traveled to Nezperce last Thursday, Aug. 29, where they lost a season-opening league volleyball match to Nezperce by scores of 18-25, 26-24, 11-25, 28-30.
In the opening game Summit battled back and forth with the Indians until late in the game. Nezperce surged to a lead but Summit rallied back. The Indians pulled away to an 8-13 lead and still led 11-16 when a sideout hit by Megan Rehder put Megan Seubert on the service line.
A pair of kills by Kaitlyn Stubbers and a kill by Rehder set up the game-tying ace by Seubert.
Unfortunately Nezperce again surged and outscored Summit 9-2 the rest of the game.
In the second game it was Summit that got off to the early lead. Rachael Frei served Summit to a 4-0 lead with two aces among the 4 points. 
Summit was able to hold the lead at 4 to 5 points until Nezperce put together a run to come from 16-12 down to 16-18 up.
After 4 straight aces, Nezperce’s service run ended on a foot fault call.
An ace by new Summit student Ally Hale, who had played for Prairie at the Grangeville Jamboree, tied the score at 18 and a kill by Seubert put Summit back on top.
The game went back and forth from there with Nezperce gaining a game-point chance at 22-24 only to serve the ball into the net.
An ace by Seubert, a stuff block by Hale and another ace by Seubert gave Summit a 26-24 win.
The third game was dominated by Nezperce as they rolled to a 14-point win.
Nezperce looked to do the same in the final game as they jumped out to a 0-4 lead but Summit fought back to take a 7-6 lead after 2 straight aces by Rehder.
Nezperce took back the lead but couldn’t shake the scrappy Patriots.
Nezperce had a match point chance at 22-24 but a kill by Seubert kept Summit in it. Seubert then scored a stuff block to tie it and an ace by Sarah Chmelik gave Summit a game-point chance.
Nezperce fought that one off and then had another match point chance at 25-26 but a bad serve saved the Patriots.
Summit fought off one more match point at 26-27 with a kill by Frei and after a tip by Kaitlyn Stubbers had another game-point chance. Nezperce fought that one off and then finally put the match away.
Seubert had 12 kills, including 2 stuffs, to lead the Patriots and added 7 aces and 3 assists. Frei had 10 assists, 5 kills and 4 aces. Stubbers had 8 kills including a stuff. Rehder had 5 kills, 3 assists and 4 aces. Waters had 4 kills, 4 assists and 4 aces. Hale had 3 kills, including 2 stuffs and 1 ace. Chmelik had 2 kills, 2 assists and an ace.
In the 2-game JV match Summit jumped out to leads of 7-0, 10-2 and 14-5 in the opening game only to see Nezperce put together a 5-18 run to take a 19-23 lead. The Indians had a pair of long service runs, one with 6 straight aces and the other with 7.
Ashlee Stubbers served 3 straight aces to get the Patriots back into a 24-23 lead but Nezperce then scored the sideout and eventually won 27-29.
Nezperce dominated the second game to win 14-25.
Megan Rehder makes a pass in Summit’s match at Nezperce as Kaitlyn Stubbers watches.
Rachel Waters makes a pass. At left is Kaitlyn Stubbers while at right is Megan Rehder.

JV at 6 p.m., varsity to follow except where indicated
Summit home matches to be played at Highland
24-Jamboree at Highland, 4 p.m.
29-at Nezperce, lost in 4 games
  3-Tri-Match at Grangeville. Vs. Deary @ 5 p.m., vs. G’ville @ 8 p.m., lost to both Grangeville and Deary, info next week
  7-at Genesee Tournament, TBA
10-Nezperce, here (HHS)
12-at Logos
17-Kendrick, here (HHS)
21-Prairie JV tournament, TBA
23-at Highland
24-at Deary
28-at Potlatch Tournament, TBA
  1-at Timberline
  3-at Kendrick
  7-Tri-match at Prairie. Vs. Highland, 5 p.m.; vs. Prairie, 8 p.m.
  8-Logos, here (HHS)
10-at Grangeville
15-Timberline, here (HHS)
19-24-District at LCSC
26-State play-in match
Nov. 1 & 2-State at Lewiston High School

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