7 out for Summit volleyball, lose first two matches
The Summit Academy Lady Patriots were able to field a volleyball team this year with 7 players turned out.
They have 4 players returning from last yearís team which had the schoolís highest ever finish at District at second place before losing a state play-in match to Council. They are seniors Taylor Lustig and Kayla Rehder and juniors Lexi Currier and Erin Chmelik. 
New to the team this year are 3 freshmen, Danielle Sonnen, Jade Prigge and Erin Wassmuth.
The two freshmen they had last year have both transferred to other schools. Claira Osborne transferred to Genesee and Hailey Stubbers transferred to Prairie at the end of the first semester last year.
Last yearís assistant coach, Jamie Johnson, has moved up to the head coaching position and Brooke Lustig is the new assistant coach.
SUMMIT DROPS FIRST TWO MATCHES
The Summit Lady Patriots got off to a tough start to their season as they lost league matches at Timberline and at Logos.
They lost in 5 sets at Timberline Thursday, August 23, 28-26, 22-25, 25-22, 23-25, 9-15. On Saturday, August 25 they were swept by Logos at Moscow by scores of 16-25, 23-25, 17-25.
A bright spot during the week was winning 2 of 3 games at the Kamiah Jamboree on Tuesday, August 21 as they routed C.V., edged Kamiah and lost a close match to Prairie.
At Timberline
In the opening game against Timberline the Patriots took a 4-1 lead but ran into a tough server while leading 7-5. Timberlineís Chasta Jared served 12 straight points to give the Spartans a 7-17 lead before Taylor Lustig finally scored the sideout.Jade Prigge battles at the net with a Timberline player.
Summit was able to chip away at the deficit and after 4 straight aces by Kayla Rehder they tied the game at 22-22.
Timberline came back for a 23-24 lead but Lustig scored another sideout kill and Lexi Currier scored on a second touch kill to give Summit a game-point chance at 25-24.  Timberline scored 2 straight to give themselves another game point chance but Summit answered with 3 straight points on a kill each by Jade Prigge, Lustig and Rehder to win 28-26.
Summit led much of the second game as they appeared headed for a 2 games to none lead. They took an 18-12 lead after 2 straight aces by Currier. Timberline then scored the sideout and came back to tie the game at 19-19.  Timberline then took their first lead since very early in the game at 21-22 before missing a serve. That would be Summitís last point though as Timberline scored the sideout to tie the game at 22-22 and then scored 3 more to win it.
Summit jumped out to leads of 6-2 and 8-3 in the third game and held onto the lead until Timberline rallied to tie the score at 19-19. Summit took back the lead on a missed serve and never gave it back as they held on for a 25-22 win.
In the fourth game Summit fell behind early but rallied to take a 10-7 lead only to see Timberline take the lead back. Summit briefly took back the lead at 14-13 when Rehder blocked Timberline spikes on back to back plays. They again briefly took the lead at 20-19 after a tip by Prigge.
Timberline took back the lead but Summit was able to tie it at 23 after a kill by Prigge that she followed up with an ace at the service line. Timberline then scored the sideout and added an ace to tie the match at 2 games each.
Through the first 4 games the team that served first won every game. The winning team was also on the same side of the net. For the fifth game Summit won the coin toss and took the serve but Timberline then took the winning side of the net.
As it turned out the side of the net was more important than serving first.
Summit was able to jump out to a 7-3 lead in the game after a 4-point service run by Rehder. Timberline called a timeout which broke Rehderís rhythm and she missed her next serve. Jared then served 5 straight for the Spartans to give them a 7-9 lead. Summit called a timeout and was able to score the sideout on a kill by Prigge but was unable to take back the lead and wound up losing the match.
Rehder had 18 kills, including 2 blocks in the match plus 7 aces. Prigge had 14 kills including a block plus 3 aces. Lustig had 11 kills, 3 assists and 4 aces. Erin Chmelik had 7 kills, 2 assists and 3 aces. Currier had 3 kills, 37 assists and 12 aces. Wassmuth had 2 aces and Dani Sonnen had 1 assist.
At Logos
At Logos, the Knights wanted to give their JV team some playing time so Summit agreed to a 2-game match prior to the varsity match. 
It meant Summitís varsity players would have 2 games already under their belts when they played the Logos varsity and that may have contributed to the lopsidedness of the opening varsity game as Logos dominated on their way to a 16-25 win.
The second game was much more competitive with Summit actually leading much of the game.
Summit led early at 4-2 but then fell behind 6-9 before coming back for a 10-9 lead after 2 kills by Prigge and an ace by Erin Wassmuth. The game was either tied or Summit held the lead except for brief deficits at 16-17, 19-20 and 20-21.
Summit took back the lead at 22-21 and 23-22 before Logos rallied to score the final 3 points and win the game 23-25.
In the third game Logos jumped out to lead of 1-8 and 3-10 but Summit was able to rally back.
Lustig had a big serving run as she took over at 8-14 and served Summit into a 15-14 lead. She had 5 aces and added a back row kill with Chmelik also adding a kill.
Logos scored the sideout to tie it at 15-15 and then had their own service run to put the game, and the match out of reach as they went on to win by 8.
For the match Rehder had 8 kills. Chmelik had 6 kills, 4 assists and 4 aces. Prigge had 6 kills, 2 assists and 2 aces. Lustig had 5 kills and 7 aces. Currier had 3 kills, 17 assists and 1 ace. Wassmuth had 3 aces and Sonnen had 1 assist.
Summit is now 0-2 on the season and 0-2 in league play.
In the JV match the first game was a back and forth match that saw neither team take much of an advantage. Summit led by as many as 5 at 17-12 and 22-17 but each time Logos fought back before finally taking a 23-24 lead. Prigge won a joust at the net to ward off game point and with Chmelik serving scored another kill before Chmelik scored an ace to win the game.
In the second game Summit trailed early but a 4-point service run by Prigge gave Summit the lead at 7-4 and Wassmuth gave Summit some separation with an amazing 12-point service run that turned a close 9-6 game into a 21-6 blowout. She had 8 aces in the run. That led to a 25-10 win in the second game.

Taylor Lustig spikes the ball at Timberline.

Lexi Currier serves at Timberline.

Dani Sonnen makes a dig at Timberline. Also shown from left are Taylor Lustig, Jade Prigge and Erin Chmelik.

Erin Chmelik puts the ball over the net at Timberline.

Kayla Rehder prepares to hit the ball over the net at Timberline as Erin Schmelik, 10, and Lexi Currier, 11, watch.


2018 Summit Girls Volleyball Schedule
Matches start at 6 p.m. unless indicated
AUGUST
23-Timberline, there, lost 2 games to 3
25-Logos, there, 1 p.m., lost 0 games to 3
30-Deary, there
SEPTEMBER
  1-Highland Tournament, there, 9 a.m.
  6-Highland, there
11-Nezperce, there
13-Kendrick, there, 5:30 p.m.
18-Timberline, here
20-Logos, here
27-Deary, here
OCTOBER
  2-Highland, there
  4-Nezperce, here
  9-Kendrick, here

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