Lady Pirates sweep Lapwai
The Prairie Lady Pirates won 4 matches this past week, two league matches and two non-league matches.
On Tuesday, Oct 1 they swept C.V. at Kooskia 25-13, 25-6 and 25-8. On Thursday, Oct. 3 they hosted Genesee and gave the Bulldogs their first league loss of the season 23-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-23, the second season in a row they were able to gain a split in league matches against the perennial powerhouse. On Monday, Oct. 7, they swept Highland and Summit in a home tri-match beating Highland 25-12, 25-13, 25-14 and Summit 25-9, 25-20, 25-17. Monday’s action was varsity only.
At C.V.
The match at C.V. was as one-sided as the scores would suggest as Prairie had little trouble with the rebuilding Rams.Natasha Gimmeson is usually a setter but got to spike the ball on this play. At left are Shayla VonBargen and Krystin Uhlenkott.
Prairie jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the opening game. Hailey Danly scored a kill for the opening point then went to the service line for 1 aces plus a pair of kills by Leah Holthaus.
C.V. managed to get within 3 points at 7-4 but a kill each by Kayla Schumacher and Krystin Uhlenkott plus a kill by Natasha Gimmeson pushed the lead quickly back to 6 at 10-4.
Gimmeson wound up serving out the first game, taking over at 20-13. Her second service point was probably the best point of the match as Uhlenkott made a pair of great digs while Holthaus had another to keep the point alive. Holthaus finally got the kill on a back row spike that hit the top of the net and dribbled over. Gimmeson had 3 aces and Schumacher added a kill in that final 5-point run.
In the second game C.V. actually took a 2-3 lead early on but a kill by new team member Kyndahl Ulmer, who was seeing her first Prairie varsity action in the second game, and an ace by Holthaus put Prairie back on top for good.
Ulmer pretty much put the game away at the service line as she took over at 7-4 and served 11 straight points, 5 of them aces. Schumacher added 4 kills in the run with Uhlenkott and Gimmeson adding a kill each.
C.V. scored 2 more points in the game but both were due to errors on Prairie’s side.
The final game was more of the same as Prairie took a 4-0 lead then Holthaus served 5 aces out of 7 serves to give Prairie an 11-1 lead.
Uhlenkott also had a 6-point service run with 2 aces plus 2 kills by Holthaus and a kill each by Ulmer and Uhlenkott.
Holthaus wound up serving the match ending ace.
Schumacher had 9 kills to lead the team plus an assist. Holthaus had 8 kills and 10 aces. Uhlenkott had 5 kills, 2 assists and 3 aces. Danly had 4 kills, 16 assists and 7 aces. Gimmeson had 3 kills, 8 assists and 5 aces. Ulmer had 2 kills and 5 aces. Shayla VonBargen had 1 kill and Beka Bruner had 2 assists.
In the JV match Prairie also won all 3 games by scores of 25-9,25-16 and 15-9.
Jessi Riener served up 6 aces in a row to break open the first game and give Prairie a 12-2 lead.
Mykaela McWilliams and Chaye Uptmor each had a 3-point run as Prairie steadily pulled away to a 16-point win.
Sarah Seubert served up an ace for the game’s final point.
The second game went back and forth early on with Talyss Lustig breaking it open with a 6-point service run that featured 3 aces plus 2 kills by Kylie Tidwell and a kill by Riener to give Prairie an 11-4 lead.
C.V. managed to trim the lead to 3 points on 3 different occasions, the last at 18-15.
A missed served at that point put Lustig back on the service line. She served an ace and Riener scored consecutive first touch kills at the net to make it 22-15.
After the teams traded sideouts Hannah Ross served out the game with an ace and then another kill by Riener.
In the third game Tidwell served 4 straight aces to give Prairie a 5-1 lead.
Later Holli Uhlorn served 3 straight aces to get Prairie to the brink at 13-4.
C.V. was able to rally some but a missed serve finally ended it at 15-9.
Vs. Genesee
Leah Holthaus goes for the kill at C.V.Prairie got swept by Genesee earlier in a tri-match up there and nearly returned the favor at home. 
The Pirates lost a hard-fought first game 23-25 but then took 3 straight games.
The second game was another battle which Prairie won 25-21. 
The third game saw the Pirates pull away for a 7 points win while the deciding game was another close one which the Pirates pulled out by just 2 points.
Holthaus had 13 kills and 12 digs for the Pirates while VonBargen had a monster game from the middle with 15 kills. Danly added 24 assists and 16 digs.
Prairie improved to 7-2 in league play with the win and face a showdown for second place with Troy on Thursday. Troy  also has two league losses, both to Genesee.
The JV team also avenged an earlier loss with a 2 games to 1 match victory.
Vs. Highland
In the opening game against Highland Holthaus got Prairie off to a strong start with 2 aces plus a kill each by Uhlenkott and VonBargen as Prairie took a 6-1 lead.
Two aces by VonBargen made it 10-2.
Danly later had a 5-point run that pushed the lead to 20-7. VonBargen had 3 kills in that run.
Highland made a mini-rally to get to 12 points but Prairie finished the game off with consecutive kills by Uhlenkott.
Danly served Prairie to a 6-0 lead in the second game with 3 aces along with a pair of kills by Ulmer.
Highland was able to hold the deficit around 6 or 7 points most of the game this time until a kill by Uhlenkott put Gimmeson on the service line at 20-13. Gimmeson served out the game with 3 aces plus 2 kills by Uhlenkott and a kill by Schumacher.
The third game saw Highland take a 0-2 lead but a kill by Holthaus and 3 aces by Danly put Prairie on top.
Prairie took a 9-3 lead as Holthaus had a 4-point service run but Highland then rallied back to tie the game at 12-12.
Prairie wouldn’t let them retake the lead though and when Holthaus scored a kill to put Danly back on the service line, at 17-14 that was it. Danly proceeded to serve out the match with the final 4 points coming on aces.
Uhlenkott had 11 kills, 4 assists and an ace. VonBargen had 10 kills, including a stuff, and 2 aces. Holthaus had 10 kills, 1 assist and 6 aces. Schumacher had 4 kills. Ulmer had 4 kills, including a stuff, and 2 aces. Danly had 3 kills, 22 assists and 12 aces. Gimmeson had 3 kills, 14 assists and 3 aces.
Vs. Summit
Prairie started the Summit match like they were going to blow the Patriots off the court as they jumped out to an 8-0 lead with Danly picking up Prairie’s Shayla VonBargen and Summit’s Megan Seubert battle at the net as Summit’s Rachael Frei watches.where she left off against Highland. Danly had 4 aces and over the two game served 15 straight points.
Summit was able to get within 5 points at 10-5 but a 4-point service run by Uhlenkott broke it open to 19-7 and Prairie allowed only 2 more points to the Patriots.
Summit regrouped in the second game and jumped out to a 1-5 lead behind Rachael Frei’s serving. She had 2 aces and Megan Seubert scored on a kill and a stuff block.
Prairie turned it around though once the got the sideout and Holthaus served the Pirates to a 10-5 lead with 5 aces plus a couple of kills by VonBargen.
Prairie never trailed again although Summit was able to keep it fairly close, pulling within 3 points a couple of times.
Summit again took the early lead in the third game as Seubert had a 4-point service run that saw Summit take a 2-6 lead.
Uhlenkott picked up 5 kills over the next 11 points scored in the game as Prairie took a 10-8 lead and never trailed again.
For Prairie Uhlenkott had 11 kills in the match and 2 aces. Holthaus had 7 kills, 2 assists and 6 aces. Ulmer had 6 kills and 1 ace. VonBargen had 5 kills and 2 aces. Danly had 5 kills, 20 assists and 10 aces. Schumacher had 4 kills and 1 ace. Gimmeson had 2 kills, 11 assists and 2 aces.
For Summit Hale had 11 kills, including 3 stuffs, 1 assist and 3 aces. Seubert had 6 kills, including 1 stuff and 2 aces. Chmelik had 5 kills and 3 aces. Frei had 8 assists and 3 aces. Rehder had 2 kills, 1 assist and 1 ace. Waters had 3 assists. 
With their 4-0 week Prairie improves to 7-2 in league play and 15-2 overall.
Kayla Schumacher scores a kill at C.V.
Krystin Uhlenkott smashes the ball against Summit.

JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
26-Grangeville Jamboree, 5 p.m.-Rescheduled to August 26
  3-Troy*, there, 5 p.m., C/JV/V, lost in 3 games
  7-Genesee JV Tournament, TBA
  9-Lapwai*, there, C/JV/V, 5 p.m. rescheduled from Aug. 29, won in 3 games
10-C.V.*, here, C/JV/V, 5 p.m., won in 3 games
11-JV at Sacajawea, 5 p.m.
12-G’ville, here, 5 p.m., C/JV/V, won in 4 games
14-Grangeville Tournament, TBA, first place with 5-0 match record, 10-0 game record.
17-Kamiah*, here, won in 3 games
19-Tri-match at Genesee-vs. Potlatch*, vs. Genesee*, 5 p.m., beat Potlatch 3-0, lost to Genesee 0-3
21-Border Battle Tournament at Pomeroy
21-Prairie JV Tournament
26-Lapwai*, here, C/JV/V, 5 p.m., won in 3 games
  1-CV*, there, C/JV/V, 5 p.m., won in 3 games
  3-Genesee*, here, C/JV/V, 5 p.m., won is 4 games
  7-Home Tri-match vs. Highland, vs. Summit, 5 p.m., won both matches in 3 games each
  8-Potlatch*, there, won in 4 games, details next week
10-Troy*, here, 5 p.m., C/JV/V
15-Kamiah*, there
17-G’ville, there, 5 p.m., C/JV/V
19-24-District at LCSC
Nov. 1-2-State at Lewiston

Prairie/Highland Crosscountry schedule
Oct. 12-Grangeville Meet, Lions Park. V girls, 11 a.m.; V boys, 11:45 a.m.; JV, 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 24-District Meet, Lions Park, Grangeville, start times TBA
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