Lady Pirates beat Troy, C.V., take 2nd at Genesee Tourney
The Prairie Lady Pirates had a good week of volleyball as they beat league-leading Troy in 4 games on Tuesday, Sept. 30, swept C.V. on Thursday, Oct. 2 and took 2nd at the Pea & Lentil Tournament at Genesee on Saturday, Oct. 4.
Vs. Troy
Prairie beat Troy by scores of 25-20, 25-23, 13-25, 25-8 to give the Trojans their first league loss this season.Krystin Uhlenkott pounds the ball over against Troy from the back row. Also shown are Natasha Gimmeson and Hailey Danly.
Prairie got off to a great start as Hailey Danly served Prairie to a 7-0 lead after Troy bricked the opening serve of the game. Danly had 1 ace while Kayla Schumacher and Holli Uhlorn each had a kill and a stuff block.
As you would expect though Troy came back o tie the game at 10-10. A kill by Schumacher kept them from taking the lead though and although Troy tied the score 3 more times, Prairie was always able to get the sideout and keep them from taking the lead.
Krystin Uhlenkott scored the kill to end Troy’s final service run and Shayla VonBargen then served out the game with an ace followed by a Schumacher kill.
Troy started the second game with 3 straight points for their first lead of the night.
Prairie came back to take a 5-4 lead on 3 straight kills by Uhlenkott but Troy stopped that run and took back the lead and held it until late in the game.
In fact it appeared Troy had the game wrapped up when they took a 19-23 lead with an ace.
A kill by Schumacher put her on the service line. Uhlorn scored a stuff and then Uhlenkott scored 4 straight kills to give Prairie the game and a 2 games to 1 lead.
Troy dominated the third game jumping out to a 4-11 lead and eventually leading by as many as 14 points at 9-23.
Prairie tried to mount a rally with 4 straight points but a kill be Troy’s 6’ sophomore Abby Blum ended the rally and Troy won to keep the match alive.
As dominate as Blum (with 8 kills in the third game alone) and Troy were in the third game, Prairie was even more so in the fourth game.
Schumacher had 2 kills and Danly an ace as Prairie took a 3-0 lead.
Troy got back within 1 at 6-5 but consecutive kills by VonBargen started an 8-point run by the Pirates. With Natasha Gimmeson serving Prairie took a 15-5 lead. She had 3 aces while VonBargen had 2 kills and Uhlenkott 3.
The serve went back and forth a bit until VonBargen served up 5 straight points to turn an 18-7 lead into a 23-7 lead. She had 3 aces with Uhlorn and Schumacher each adding a kill.
Shayla VonBargen winds up for a spike against Troy.An under the net violation ended that run but a back row kill by Chaye Uptmor scored the sideout and Uhlorn scored the match winning kill.
For the match Uhlenkott had 27 kills including 2 stuff blocks plus 2 aces. Schumacher had 19 kills including 2 stuffs plus an assist. Uhlorn had 11 kills including 3 stuffs. VonBargen had 8 kills including 2 stuffs plus 6 aces. Danly had 3 kills, 29 assists and 4 aces. Gimmeson had 1 stuff block plus 21 assists and 3 aces. Uptmor had 1 kill and 4 assists and by the Prairie stats 40 digs as she did a great job in the back row digging up Troy’s serves and spikes and making great passes to the setter.
In the JV match Prairie won 19-25, 25-22, 15-7.
Troy controlled the first game as Prairie led just once at 4-3.
Prairie fell behind 11-17 but a kill by Angela Wemhoff sent Sierra Latimer to the service line where she served Prairie to a tie at 17-17 with 2 aces plus a kill each by Mykaela McWilliams and Sam Remacle. 
Although Troy outscored Prairie 2-8 the rest of the game, that run had to give Prairie some confidence.
The second game saw Prairie take a 3-0 lead but Troy came right back to take a 5-6 lead.
The lead changed hands a couple more times with Troy taking their last lead at 19-20.
Wemhoff scored a kills and then blocked a Troy spike to give Prairie a 21-20 lead.
Troy was able to tie the score at 22-all but Sydney Bruner scored a kill to make it 23-22 and Darlene Gehring served up 2 aces to give Prairie the game.
Wemhoff served Prairie to a 9-0 lead in the third game with 4 aces plus a kill and 2 stuff blocks by McWilliams and a kill by Latimer.
That put Prairie in control and Troy could get no closer than 5 points at 12-7.
Prairie wound up having to score the match winning point twice as the Trojans were called for 4 hits but disputed that and the referees conferred and agreed to have a reserve. Wemhoff wound up scoring the match-winning kill.
The C team wound up losing all 3 games making the results a complete reversal of a week earlier at Troy where the C team was the only squad to win.
Vs. C.V.
In a league match against C.V. Prairie swept the Lady Rams 25-6, 25-17, 25-16 to improve to 7-2 in league play.
It was an easier time of it than the previous match at Kooskia where the Rams surprised Prairie by winning the first game before falling in 4.
Uhlenkott had 12 kills in the match while VonBargen added 5. Gimmeson had 15 assists.
With the win Prairie is now 10-2 overall.
In the JV match Prairie beat C.V. 2 games to 1.
Genesee Tournament
At the Pea & Lentil Spike-Off at Genesee Saturday, Oct. 4, Prairie swept through pool play without dropping a set and did the same to Grangeville in the semifinals.
In the finals they wound up losing 1 game to 2 to a Pomeroy team they had beaten earlier to win up in second place. Pomeroy had beaten the host Genesee Bulldogs in the other semifinal.
Vs. Colton
In their opening match against Colton both games followed a similar theme as Prairie won the best 2 out of 3 match 25-14, 25-10.Holli Uhlorn stuffs a Grangeville spike at the Genesee Tournament. Also shown is Natasha Gimmeson.
In both games Prairie started slowly and Colton was able to keep it close early on.
In the first game Prairie trailed 6-7 when Uhlenkott scored a kill to tie it and Gimmeson followed with an ace to put Prairie ahead for good.
For the rest of the game Prairie would scored 2 or 3 points on serve while siding out nearly every Colton serve as they pulled away to win by 11.
The second game was tied 5-5 when 2 kills by Uhlenkott and a kill by VonBargen put Prairie ahead for good.
A 5-point service run by Uhlenkott broke it open as she took over with a 10-6 lead and made it 15-6 with 3 aces plus a kill each by Gimmeson and VonBargen.
Colton again was unable to score when they were serving late in the game.
Vs. Timberlake
The second round matchup with Timberlake had similar final scores to the Colton match of 25-13, 25-12.
Timberlake a 3-A school from Spirit Lake, north of Coeur d’Alene, was battling illness with several players not making the trip.
Danly opened the first game with 4 straight aces and Timberlake never was able to take a lead.
They cut the lead to 7-5 but Prairie pulled away from there outscoring the Tigers 18-8 the rest of the way.
Of note, Uhlorn, who wasn’t feeling well, had 4 kills and 2 stuffs in that game.
The second game was close until Danly had a big serving run. Prairie led just 10-8 when Uhlorn scored a kill to put Danly on the line. Before Timberlake scored the sideout Prairie led 18-8. Uhlorn continued her strong play at the net with 3 more kills in that run while Danly had 3 aces.
Prairie outscored Timberlake 7-4 the rest of the way to win the match.
Vs. Pomeroy
The schedule worked out so that the 2 unbeaten teams in pool play met for their final pool play match. Prairie continued their strong play with a 25-21, 25-23 win over a team that beat them 2 out of 3 games at the Border Battle two weeks earlier.Kayla Schumacher goes for a kill against Timberlake at the Genesee Tournament.
Prairie opened the first game with some strong net play as Uhlorn stuffed 2 Pomeroy spikes while Gimmeson stuffed another as Prairie took a 5-1 lead.
Pomeroy came back to make it a close game.
Prairie looked to be in control at 19-15 but a Pomeroy kill fr a sideout followed by 4 aces in 5 serves gave them a 19-21 lead, their first lead since 0-1.
Prairie scored the sideout when Danly scored a kill on a tip on second touch. 3 jump serve aces by Gimmeson along with a tip by VonBargen and a stuff by Danly gave Prairie the win.
Prairie got off to a good start in the second game as they took a 10-4 lead. Pomeroy whittled away at that lead though and eventually took the lead at 17-18. 
Prairie came back to take a 22-19 lead but couldn’t put Pomeroy away as they scored 4 straight for a 22-23 lead.
A kill by Schumacher scored the sideout and with Schumacher serving, Uhlenkott scored a pair of kills to give Prairie the win.
Vs. Grangeville
In the tournament semifinals Prairie faced Grangeville and won 25-21, 25-8.
In the first game Prairie started slowly as they had a two match break and appeared a bit sluggish.
Grangeville led early but Prairie took the lead with a 3-point service run by Uhlenkott that gave them a 10-7 lead. Gimmeson scored a second touch tip that tied it and a VonBargen stuff gave them the lead. 
Grangeville was able to tie the game at 13 but could never regain the lead.
A 4-point run service run by Schumacher featuring 3 kills by Uhlenkott made it 19-14 and Prairie held on to win by 4.
In the second game Uhlorn’s illness caught up to her and Sarah Seubert went into the lineup as an outside hitter with Schumacher moving to Uhlorn’s middle position, where she played last year.
The combination worked well against Grangeville as Prairie raced to a 13-3 lead with Gimmeson having a 6-point service run. Seubert added 3 aces as Prairie won big. VonBargen served up 2 aces for the final points of the match.
Championship vs. Pomeroy
IKrystin Uhlenkott pounds a spike past Colton blockers at the Genesee Tournament.n the championship match Pomeroy came from 1 game down to win 25-17, 21-25, 14-16.
Pomeroy had the advantage of having a match off while Prairie had just finished playing Grangeville and they jumped out to a 1-5 lead.
Prairie fought back to tie the game at 10-10 and a 5-point run by Danly gave them a 16-11 lead. She had 1 ace while VonBargen had 2 kills and a stuff and Seubert added a kill.
From there Prairie was able to hold on for a 25-17 win and it appeared they were on their way to a title.
In the second game Prairie again fell behind early, this time 1-6. They were able to get within 1 at 7-8 but Pomeroy responded with 10 of the next 11 points scored for an 8-18 lead.
Pomeroy got to game point at 16-24 and Prairie rallied but fell short as they fended off 5 game points before Pomeroy was able to score the winner.
In the deciding game Prairie again fell behind early at 1-4.
With Seubert serving they came right back to tie the game at 4-4 on a pair of Uhlenkott kills.
Pomeroy again took the lead and held to for the next 19 points played. 
Pomeroy got to match point at 11-14 but missed a spike to put Danly on the service line at 12-14.
Danly served an ace and VonBargen added a kill to tie the game at 14-14.
Unfortunately Prairie’s next kill attempt landed just wide to give Pomeroy another match point opportunity and this time they cashed in.
Prairie was given the second place award and Uhlenkott and Danly were both named to the all-tournament team.
For the day Uhlenkott had 56 kills including 4 stuffs with 9 aces and 2 assists. Schumacher had 44 kills including 3 stuffs with 11 aces and 1 assist. VonBargen had 31 kills including 5 stuffs with 9 aces. Uhlorn had 18 kills including 7 stuffs with 2 assists. Danly had 13 kills including 2 stuffs with 71 assists and 15 aces. Gimmeson had 13 kills including 3 stuffs with 56 assists and 16 aces. Seubert had 4 kills and 4 aces. Uptmor had 3 assists and 4 aces.
Sarah Seubert goes for a kill against Grangeville at the Genesee Tournament.
Shayla VonBargen and Hailey Danly go for a block against Colton at the Genesee Tournament.
Holli Uhlorn scores a block in the Troy match.

JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
C/JV/V matches start at 5 p.m.
  2-Lapwai*, there, won 3 games to 2
  4-Grangeville, there, 5 p.m., won 3 games to 0
  9-C.V.*, there, won 3 games to 1
11-Potlatch*, there, 5 p.m., won 3 games to 0
16-Genesee*, there, 5 p.m., lost 0 games to 3
18-Home Tri-match vs. Kamiah*, won 3 games to 0; 5 p.m., vs. Kendrick, 8 p.m., won 3 games to 0
20-Border Battle Tournament, won 2 of 3 matches and 10 of 15 games played
22-Grangeville here, Dig Pink, 5 p.m., won 3 games to 0
23-Troy*, there, 5 p.m., lost 0 games to 3
25-Lapwai*, here, won 3 games to 0
30-Troy*, here, 5 p.m., won 3 games to 1
  2-CV*, here, won 3 games to 0
  4-Genesee Tournament, placed 2nd
  7-Potlatch*, here, 5 p.m., won 3 games to 0, details next week
  9-Genesee*, here, 5 p.m.
14-Kamiah*, there
16-21-District at LCSC
Oct. 31, Nov. 1-State at Wendell
The Prairie Volleyball team has added some C squad matches to their schedule.
All the C matches will start at 5 p.m.
Oct. 9, Genesee here

Oct. 9 – Asotin, Away, 4:30
Oct. 14  - Grangeville, Home, 4:00 

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
18-Highland, there
20-Lewiston J.V., there
25-Moscow, here, 5:30
  2-Potlatch, there*, 5 p.m.
  4-Genesee, here*
  6-Troy, there*, 1 p.m.
  8-C.V., here*
10-JV vs. Grangeville, here, 6 p.m.
11-Lapwai, there*
12-Grangeville, there, Idaho County Shootout, V only, 6 p.m.
15-Kamiah, here*
19-Grangeville, here
  6-Moscow, there, 5:30 p.m.
  8-Genesee, there*
10-Potlatch, here*, 1 p.m.
13-Troy, here*
16-C.V., there*
22-Lapwai, here*
24-Kamiah, there*, 1 p.m.
26-Asotin, here, quad, JV 3 p.m., V 6 p.m.
30-Highland, here*
Feb.  3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 13 -District at LCSC
12-State Play-In #1 at Wallace
14-State Play-in #2 at Cascade
20-22-State at Nampa
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