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Cherokee Sweeps Storm Lake

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Shelby Dilla of Cherokee stays focused on a serve attempt in recent volleyball action in Cherokee. The WHS girls swept Storm Lake 3-0 in Storm Lake Tuesday night. Photo by Paul Struck
STORM LAKE - The Cherokee volleyball team got back on track with a 3-0 sweep of Storm Lake here Tuesday night, claiming game scores of 27-25, 25-14, 25-19.

The victory moves the Washington High gals to a sparkling 25-9 match record and avenges a 2-1 setback to the Tornadoes in last Saturday's Schaller-Crestland Tournament.

Shauna Drefke led a strong Cherokee serving effort with a perfect 16-16 night and six aces, while Nicole Hatch was 14-16, and Kelsey Essick 11-11 with two aces. Hatch led in sets with a 65-65 night and 26 assists.

Alison Husman paced the winners in spiking with a 20-23 effort and eight kills, followed by Lacie Drennan 17-21 and six kills, Alanna Valentine 12-14 and five kills, and Hatch 9-10 and seven kills. Also at net, Valentine led in blocks with a 5-5 effort and two kills, and Jesselyn Racine was 5-6 with one kill.

Essick, Cherokee's libero, led in digs with 14-16, while Drennan totaled 7-7.

"We did a great job serving," said Cherokee coach Sherry Miller. "We did a great job reading the blockers and using different hitting options. We are moving right along."

Cherokee plays at Hull Western Christian Thursday for a stiff test against the top-ranked Class 2A Wolfpack.

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