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WHS girls blow by Storm Lake

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Cherokee varsity volleyball team members react to a hit that didn't quite clear the net during spirited action against Storm Lake in Cherokee Monday night won by the Washington High girls. Photo by Paul Struck.
Volleyball squad sweeps Tornadoes 3-0

A talented Cherokee volleyball team, improving steadily as the season progresses, overcame a slow start to whup up on Storm Lake 3-0 in Lakes Conference action here Monday night.

The Washington High club won by game scores of 25-18, 25-21, 25-20 over the scrappy Tornadoes.

Cherokee's Kayla Messerole, left, and Kyllie Dilla intently pivot to watch their attempted block at net deflect into the back court during their team's win over Storm Lake here Monday night. Photo by Paul Struck.
"Once again we got off to a slow start, but did just enough to win each game," said Cherokee coach Curt Klaahsen. "We need to develop the ability to put teams away early in games instead of letting them hang around and making things hard on ourselves."

Lacie Drennan led a strong Cherokee serving performance with a 16-18 night and nine aces, followed by Allison Husman 11-11 and two aces, Sarah radke 9-9 and one ace, and Shauna Drefke 6-6 and one ace.

Drennan also led in spiking with a 21-23 effort and seven kills, while Lynn Leonard was 17-20 with six kills, and Kayla Messerole 10-14 with five kills. Messerole led in blocks with three aces, while Drennan had two aces, and Kylie Dilla one ace.

Nicole Hatch paced Cherokee in setting with a 34-37 night and eight assists, while Sarah Radke was 33-34 with nine assists, and Dilla 5-5 and three assists.

Kelsey Essick led Cherokee in digs with 13, followed by Radke nine, Drennan eight, and Husman eight. Essick also led in serve receptions with 23-25, while Husman was 11-12, and Drennan 4-4.

Cherokee hosts defending Lakes Conference champions Hull Western Christian Tuesday night.

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