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.
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.