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WHS volleyball team vies at SC West

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

SIOUX CITY - The young Cherokee Washington High volleyball team won two of four matches at the rugged Sioux City West Volleyball Invitational here on Sat. Sept. 6.

Cherokee's athletic server Kelsie Peterson reveals a serious vertical leap while firing a jump serve during the Sioux City West Volleyball Invitational. Few Iowa preps employ the difficult jump serve. Photo by Roy Tucker
Cherokee defeated Remsen St. Mary's twice to account for the wins, claiming the first match by game scores of 21-16, 21-15; and the second 25-20, 25-19. In other action, the WHS girls lost 11-21, 20-22 to Hinton; and 20-25, 25-20, 10-15 to Denison-Schleswig.

Against Hinton, Emily Cook led in spiking with a 10-12 effort with four kills and 5-10 blocks. Kelsie Peterson led in serving with 4-6 and two aces, and was 8-10 in recieving, 12-17 spiking with six kills, and 4-4 blocking. Shelby Dilla led in sets wth 18-18, served 11-12, received 4-4, and registered 3-5 digs. Lauren Husman was 13-13 setting, 3-3 serving, and 4-4 blocking.

Against Remsen St. Mary's in the first match, Peterson was 15-17 serving with three aces, 11-13 receiving, 10-14 spiking with five kills, and 7-7 in digs. Cook was 11-12 spiking with four kills, and Misty Bruhn was 9-9 spiking with two kills, and served 4-4. Dilla was 6-6 serving, 33-34 in sets, 5-5 receiving, and 4-4 in digs. Husman was 6-7 serving, 11-11 setting, and 4-4 in digs. Liz Dawson was 4-4 serving, 2-2 blocking, and 3-3 in digs.

Cherokee's Misty Bruhn digs the ball during volleyball action at the Sioux City West Invitational. Photo by Roy Tucker
Against Denison-Schleswig, Sara Ruehle was 11-13 serving with three aces, and 18-22 in receiving. Husman was 7-7 serving, 10-10 in sets, and 9-11 receiving. Dilla was 64-65 setting, and 8-10 serving, while Cook was 18-19 spiking, and 13-14 blocking. Bruhn was 13-13 serving, 6-6 receiving, and 5-6 spiking.

In the second win over Remsen St. Mary's, Ruehle was 8-9 serving, 14-19 receiving, and 3-4 digging, while Dawson was 4-4 serving with two aces. Dolla was 32-32 in sets, and served 11-12 with three aces. Bruhn was 13-13 serving with three aces. Peterson was 13-15 spiking with five kills, and was 5-6 receiving, while Alle Parker was 10-12 spiking, and 7-8 blocking. Cook was 7-9 spiking with four kills, and 2-3 blocking with one kill.

"We are improving as a team, but need to find more consistency," said Cherokee coach Sherry Miller.

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