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Cherokee girls 3-3 in tourney

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A block attempt deflects off the hands of Alanna Valentine while her teammates Alison Husman and Nicole Hatch (15) stand ready to respond on the play in recent volleyball action in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
SCHALLER - The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team charted a 3-3 match record at the Sept. 22 Schaller-Crestland Volleyball Invitational here.

Cherokee beat Rockwell City-Lytton 21-10, 21-12; beat Schaller-Crestland 21-13, 21-13; lost 18-21, 16-21 to East Sac County; lost 15-21, 14-21 to rated Sioux Center; lost 19-21, 21-14, 14-16 to Storm Lake; and defeated Sioux Central 21-7, 21-19.

"We played great the first part of the day, and then I think (Friday night's) Homecoming festivities caught up with us," said Cherokee coach Sherry Miller.

Shelby Dilla led Cherokee's serving for the day with a 40-42 effort and five aces, while Kelsey Essick was 38-39 with five aces, and Shauna Drefke 38-44 and seven aces.

Lacie Drennan paced Cherokee in spiking with an 81-90 effort and 42 kills, followed by Alison Husman 64-71 and 30 kills, Jesselyn Racine 44-62 and 14 kills, and Alanna Valentine 29-34 and 10 kills.

Racine led in blocks with 16-19 and six kills, while Valentine was 10-14 and two kills, and Drennan 6-9 and four kills. Nicole Hatch led in sets with 207-210 and 65 assists. Essick led in digs with 18-19.

Drennan was named to the All-Tournament team.

Cherokee, now 22-9 in matches this season, travels to top-ranked Hull Western Christian (2A) Thursday night to face the Wolfpack who have never lost a match (or a game!) in Lakes Conference action since they entered the league 11 years ago.

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