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Prairie's blockers, here led by Josie Peery, caused Troy some trouble during the second game of the Pirates' home match against the Trojans Thursday night, Aug. 31.
As of Wednesday, September 6, 2017
COTTONWOOD Troy’s hitters looked strong, but to Pirates coach Julie Schumacher, Prairie’s own miscues were an even bigger factor in the Trojans’ 3-0 win (25-12, 25-16, 25-16) Thursday night, Aug. 31. Earlier in the week, Genesee posted a 3-0 win (25-20, 25-22, 25-22) at PHS.
“After the way it went against Genesee, I told them tonight, they have to attack, attack, attack,” Schumacher said. “I didn’t want them to have any indecision about whether to tip or to hit, and I felt better about their approach tonight. But we still need to eliminate our own mistakes. That’s not to take anything away from Troy — they’re really good. But even with them drilling us from the serving line, we were getting them up, but then just giving them away on mistakes. If we get rid of our own errors — I think that has to be our focus right now — then we’ll be OK. The girls gave a ‘thumbs up’ effort both games, tonight and against Genesee. The girls were more aggressive tonight — I told them, ‘no tipping, none’ and they were more confident with their attacks, I think.”
Up next, Prairie (1-2, 1-2 Whitepine League) is set to visit CV Sept. 12. [UPDATE: The volleyball game previously scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7 at Lapwai has been rescheduled to accommodate Lapwai's football game being rescheduled due to smoke. Lapwai's football game will be played Thursday night at the Kibbie Dome, and Prairie's volleyball game at Lapwai will be played Tuesday, Sept. 19. -ao]