HULL - The Cherokee 10th graders participated in the annual Hull Western Christian Sophomore Tournament Tuesday, and finished the day with a 1-2 record. In their first game, they played George-Little Rock, and lost, 13-21, 7-21. Emily Anderson and Julie Miller both had two kills in this match, and Kelsey Ludwig had one ace serve and was 12-13 setting, with two aces.
Coach Julie Hummel said, "We had difficulty passing the ball in this match. Emily and Julie did a good job hitting when we got the ball to them."
Cherokee's second match was against the host Western Christian team - a school with a very rich and successful volleyball history. Hummel said, "We played better in this match. Our passing was better, but Hull keeps everything alive so well that we couldn't get the kills we needed."
Amanda Kohn and Amanda Callahan had one kill each, and Lauren Husman and Kelsey Ludwig led the setters.
In their final match, the Cherokee gals beat Spencer 21-11,18-21,15-10. Hummel said the passing and setting were very good in this match, thus giving the team quite a few chances at spiking the ball. Emily Anderson had five kills, Amanda Callahan three, Julie Miller two, and Amanda Kohn one. Lauren Husman, Kelsey Ludwig, and Anderson each had three ace serves in what Hummel termed "our best match of the day."