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Cherokee clips Sioux Central, 3-0

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Cherokee’s Shelby Dilla (4) makes a nice set while teammates, left to right, Nicole Hatch, Kelsey Essick, and Alison Husman stand ready to assist during their District win over Sioux Central Oct. 16. Photo by Paul Struck
Rated Unity Christian next for WHS VB club

By Paul Struck


The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team survived a stiff challenge from Sioux Central to claim a hard-earned 3-0 victory in Class 2A District Tournament action here Tueday night Oct. 16.

Cherokee Washington High volleyball coach Sherry Miller (standing) and members of her team show their concern during their hard-earned District Tournament victory over Sioux Central in Cherokee on Oct. 16. Photo by Paul Struck
The win casts Cherokee into a rugged District semifinal Tuesday Oct. 23 at seventh-ranked Orange City Unity Christian. The Knights beat South O’Brien 3-0 in Orange City on the 16th.

Cherokee defeated the visiting Rebels 25-11, 28-26, 25-23 in a real tester before a raucous Sioux Central student body crowd.

Alison Husman led the Cherokee serving with a 16-17 effort and two aces, while Nicole Hatch was 15-17 and three aces, and Lacie Drennan 14-15 with one ace.

Drennan paced the winners in spiking with 27-31 and a dozen kills, followed by Husman 26-30 and 15 kills, Jesselyn Racine 17-22 and seven kills, Alanna Valentine 11-13 and four kills, and Hatch 6-8 with four kills.

Hatch led in sets with 65-67 and 30 assists, while Husman was 8-8 with three assists, and Shelby Dilla 6-6 and two assists. Husman led in digs with 6-7, and Kelsey Essick registered 2-2.

Drennan led Cherokee in blocks with 7-7 and five aces, while Racine was 6-6 and three aces, Valentine 4-5 and two aces, and Husman 4-4 and one ace.

“Sioux Central put up a good fight,” said Cherokee coach Sherry Miller. “Their crowd was great. That’s what kept them into the match and had some impact on us.

“Alison Husman had a great game. She was very solid on defense and offense. I’m very proud of our team.”

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