Pirates have a great week
The Prairie Lady Pirates volleyball team had a great week as they swept home league matches against Clearwater Valley and Genesee and won all 5 matches to help Idaho win the Border Battle at Pomeroy.
Hailey Danly gave the Pirates a good start with 3 aces on the way to a 4-0 lead. After a trade of sideouts, Sarah Seubert had an ace and Krystin Uhlenkott a kill for a 7-1 lead.
C.V. got within 3 at 7-4 but from there Prairie steadily pulled away for a 25-12 win.
The second game saw C.V. take their only lead of the night at 0-1. Shayla VonBargen then scored a kill for the sideout and Danly followed with 3 straight aces for a 4-1 lead.
C.V. got within 1 at 4-3 but a kill by Uhlenkott thwarted that rally and Seubert then served up 8 straight points. She had 6 aces while Uhlenkott scored a kill and VonBargen a block.
C.V. never really got back in it and Prairie wound up winning by 16.
In the third game Danly got the Pirates off to an 8-0 start with 5 aces plus 2 kills by Seubert and another by VonBargen.
Prairie was up 18-8 when they took the foot off the gas and C.V. was able to make the game competitive.
The Rams cut the deficit all the way down to 2 at 22-20 before Danly tipped the ball over on second touch and Chaye Uptmor scored on a block to get to match point.
C.V. was able to thwart 1 match point try but Danly set up Uptmor for the match-winning kill.
For the match VonBargen had 13 kills including 4 blocks plus 4 aces. Uhlenkott also had 13 kills. Seubert had 5 kills and 8 aces. Danly had 5 kills including 2 blocks, 26 assists and 14 aces. Uptmor had 5 kills, including a block plus an assist. Angela Wemhoff had 2 kills and 3 assists. Leah Higgins had 3 assists.
Prairie also won all 3 games of the JV match 25-15, 26-24, 15-9.
Madison Pecarovich served Prairie to a 7-0 lead in the opening game With 3 aces plus a kill each by Emma Gehring, Josie Peery, Jordyn Higgins and Kristyna Krogh.
Peery later had 3 aces in a row to make it 12-4 and Nicole Poxleitner had 5 aces in a row to make it 22-9.
C.V. had a late run as Prairie led 24-10 before giving up 5 straight points before the Rams missed a serve.
The second game was a different story as C.V. took the early lead at 2-5, but then saw the lead change hands several times.
C.V. looked to have the game in hand at 16-22. They bricked a serve and Trista Latimer served 3 straight aces to get Prairie back into it at 19-22. After a trade of sideouts, Anna Vinsova served 3 straight aces to tie the game at 23-23. She then hit one a little too hard but Prairie got the serve right back thanks to a kill by Krogh. With Krogh serving Prairie got to game point on a tip by Pecarovich and then Krogh served an ace for the game winner.
In the third game Prairie again fell behind early but Vinsova served 5 straight aces to turn a 3-5 deficit into an 8-5 lead.
Prairie then pulled away for the win with Higgins ending the match with an ace.
In the C match Prairie won the first game but lost the next two.
VonBargen had 11 kills, 3 aces, 3 blocks and 7 digs to lead the Pirates while Uhlenkott added 13 kills and 7 digs. Uptmor had 5 kills and 13 digs while Danly had 27 assists and 9 digs.
With the win Prairie improves to 3-0 in league play and have now won 23 straight home matches dating back to a loss to Genesee on Sept. 11, 2012.
There were no scores available for the JV and C matches.
In previous years each match went 3 games regardless of how the first 2 games turned out and the game wins were counted for each side. This year they decided to go to straight best 2 of 3 matches and count the match wins for each side. Idaho wound up winning 18-7 with Troy also going 5-0 and Genesee 4-1, Orofino 3-2 and Kamiah 1-4.
Washington was weakened by having the Pomeroy JV as their fifth team as they had another school drop out on them too late to get a varsity replacement.
SJE scored the first point of the match but VonBargen then scored a kill for the sideout and Danly served 8 straight points for a 9-1 lead. She had 3 aces while VonBargen had 3 kills and Seubert and Mykaela McWilliams each added a kill.
McWilliams had to sit out a couple of matches with an injured ankle but apparently returned to the lineup in the Genesee match Thursday.
Prairie was so dominant in the opening game that SJE scored only 2 points while they were serving and had just 1 kill for a sideout. The other 5 points came from missed Prairie serves or spikes.
The second game was more of the same as SJE scored only one point on serve.
Prairie led 12-6 after a sideout kill by VonBargen and then Danly pretty much put the match away with a 9-point service run. She had 5 aces while VonBargen added 2 kills plus a stuff and Seubert added a kill.
A hitting error ended the run and then SJE got their only point while serving when Prairie was called for a net foul on what appeared to be a sideout kill.
SJE bricked the next serve and Sydney Bruner came off the bench to serve out the match. She had 3 aces to finish it.
The subs got extensive playing time and Prairie changed their offense accordingly for this match.
They struggled a little early on and the Pomeroy JV had an 8-9 lead before Danly scored a sideout kill to tie it. She got another kill and Higgins added an ace to give Prairie the lead for good.
It was still just 14-11 when Danly took over at the service line 2 turns later. She gave Prairie some separation with a 6-point service run that included 4 aces and 2 kills by VonBargen.
The Pomeroy JV got back within 7 at 20-13 but a 2nd touch kill by Danly put Seubert on the service line. Seubert opened her service run by getting a back row kill and then had 2 aces to get to game point. After a sideout VonBargen scored the game-winner.
Danly served 4 aces to open the second game and after a pair of sideouts Seubert served Prairie to a 10-1 lead with 3 aces plus a kill each by VonBargen and Wemhoff.
Prairie steadily pulled away as Higgins served 4 aces in a row, Bruner added an ace and then Uptmor served out the match.
Uptmor onlyhad 1 ace with Seubert and Danly each collecting 2 kills and VonBargen another.
Pomeroy handed them their only game loss of the day in the opener 23-25 but Prairie rallied to win the next two 25-11 and 15-13.
Pomeroy came out firing in the opening game and jumped out to a 0-5 lead. Prairie’s deficit stayed around 6 or 7 points for much of the game.
They were down 13-20 when they got a rally put together. Seubert served 2 aces and VonBargen added a kill to cut the deficit to 17-20. After a sideout, VonBargen scored a kill and went to the service line. Uhlenkott scored a kill and VonBargen added 2 aces to tie the game at 21-21.
Pomeroy responded with 2 kills and an ace to get to game points.
Prairie fought off 2 game points before Pomeroy was able to win it.
Prairie fell behind early in the second game but rallied to take a 6-5 lead on 2 aces by Uhlenkott. After a Pomeroy sideout, Uptmor scored a kill and then served 5 straight points. She had 2 aces and VonBargen took care of the rest with 2 kills and a stuff block.
Pomeroy got back within 4 at 12-8 but another kill by VonBargen sent Danly to the service line. She served 6 straight points, 2 on aces. VonBargen added 2 kills and McWilliams and Uhlenkott each added one as Prairie took a 19-8 lead.
After 4 straight sideouts, VonBargen scored 2 jump serve aces to make it 23-10.
Pomeroy got a sideout but a kill by McWilliams and an ace by Wemhoff knotted the match at 1 game each.
In the deciding third game neither team led by more than 2 points and the lead changed hands 4 times with 3 of those early in the game.
Pomeroy led for most of the game as they’d take a 2-point lead, Prairie would tie it.
Pomeroy’s final 2 point lead came at 11-13. VonBargen scored a kill to send Seubert to the service line. A great point followed with both sides making saving plays before VonBargen tied it for Prairie with a tip for the kill. Seubert then served 2 aces to end the match in Prairie’s favor.
Danly served Prairie to a 3-0 lead at the start and then Seubert served 8 straight points for a 12-1 lead. Danly had 2 aces while Seubert had 4. VonBargen had 3 kills while McWilliams and Wemhoff each had a kill at the net and Seubert added one from the back row.
Prairie cruised from there to the 15-point win.
The second game saw Prairie jump to a 7-1 lead as Danly had an ace and Seubert had 3.
The game then seesawed for awhile until Uptmor got a run going. Uptmor took over at 14-7 and served 8 straight points to all but put the match away. She had 3 aces while VonBargen dominated at the net with 4 kills with Seubert adding the other kill.
VonBargen, McWilliams and Seubert each scored a kill to finish off the match.
In the opening game Danly had an ace and Seubert had 2 of them as Priarie jumped out to a 5-1 lead.
Prairie led 9-3 when Clarkston mounted a rally to take the lead at 9-10. From there the game seesawed back and forth with 7 lead changes.
Prairie led 21-19 but Clarkston rallied for 4 straight points. A stuff by McWilliams put on the service line and she served an ace to tie it. A kill by Uhlenkott put Prairie at game point and Clarkston appeared to tie it again but a net foul was called to give Prairie the game.
In the second game Prairie trailed at 0-1 and 1-2. The game went back and forth for a bit until Danly and Uptmor combined to stuff a spike that broke a 7-7 tie and gave Prairie the lead for good.
Uhlenkott followed with 3 straight aces and Prairie did a great job of siding out Clarkston’s serves the rest of the game as the Bantam’s final 6 points all came on sideouts.
Prairie meanwhile didn’t have any long service runs but collecting a couple of service points at a time allowed them to build their lead.
Danly wound up with the match-winning kill.
For the day VonBargen had 55 kills, including 11 blocks. She also had 2 assists and 11 aces. Seubert had 23 kills, 1 assists and 23 aces. Danly had 13 kills including a black, 75 assists and 26 aces. McWilliams had 16 kills, including 2 blocks and 8 assists. Uhlenkott, despite sitting out the Pomeroy JV and Asotin matches to nurse a sore forearm, had 16 kills, including a block, 5 assists and 5 aces. Uptmor had 14 kills, including 3 blocks, 3 assists and 11 aces. Wemhoff had 5 kills, 7 assists and 10 aces. Higgins had 3 assists and 7 aces and Bruner had 1 assist and 7 aces.
Prairie is now 12-3 on the season.
29-at Lewiston Tournament, placed 3rd, beat Lewiston, Pendleton, Moscow and Sandpoint, lost to Kellogg, Lake City and Geneee.
8-C.V., home, (C,JV,V) 5 p.m.*, won 3 games to 0
10-Genesee, here, (C,JV,V), 5 p.m.*, won 3 games to 0
12-Border Battle at Pomeroy, won all 5 matches helping Idaho win.
15-Troy, there, (C,JV,V), 5 p.m.*, won 3 games to 2, details next week
17-Grangeville, there, (C,JV, V), 5 p.m.
21-Lapwai, here, 6 p.m.*
26-Potlatch, there, 11 a.m.*
29-Kamiah, here, 6 p.m.*
8-Genesee, there, (C,JV,V), 5 p.m.*
10-Tri-Match @ C.V., varsity only, vs. Potlatch, 12 p.m,*, vs. C.V., 1 p.m.*
13-Lapwai, there, 6 p.m.*
15-Grangeville, here (C,JV,V), 5 p.m.
17, 19-21-Districts at LCSC
22-State Play-in at St. Maries
30-31-State at Timberlake High School, Rathdrum
2015 Prairie Jr. High Girls Basketball
Sept. 17-Kamiah, here, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 22-at Orofino, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 24-at Nezperce, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 29-Grangeville, here, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 1-Asotin, here, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 6-at Kamiah, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 8-Orofino here, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 13-Nezperce, here, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 15-at Grangeville, 4:30 p.m.