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Cherokee girls 1-3 in Saturday invite

Friday, September 26, 2008

Kayla Foresman of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn makes a nice set during her team's action at the Sept. 20th Cherokee Volleyball Invitational. No MMC results have been submitted to the Chronicle Times this season. Photo by Reta Todd
WHS beats Emmetsburg 3-2 on Thursday

The Cherokee Washington High volleyball squad posted a 1-3 match record at the Cherokee Invitational here on Saturday Sept. 20th, defeating Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 2-1 and falling to River Valley 2-1, eventual champion Sioux City East 2-0, and Hinton 2-0.

The WHS gals beat Emmetsburg 3-2 on the road on Sept. 18th,with game scores of 25-21, 23-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-12.

Cherokee's Kelsie Peterson leaps high at the net for this putt-back during the Cherokee Invitational Volleyball Meet in Cherokee Saturday. Peterson led her team in several categories. Photo by Reta Todd
In Saturday's tourney, Cherokee beat MMC 15-21, 21-11, 15-10; lost 21-9, 18-21, 12-15 to River Valley; lost 14-21, 8-21 to East; and lost 17-25, 18-25 to Hinton in the pool play tournament.

Shelby Dilla led WHS in serving for the tournament with 35-39 and seven aces, followed by Bailey English 25-27 and three aces, Misty Bruhn 23-24 and three aces, and Julie Miller 16-20 and two aces.

Kelsie Peterson paced Cherokee in spiking with a 57-69 day, and 20 kills, while Emily Cook wwas 37-44 with eight kills, Miller 25-30 and five kills, and English 18-23 and four kills.

Dilla led in setting with 138-144 and one kill, and Cook led in blocking with 10-13 and two kills.

"We were not ready to play as a team in this tournament," said Cherokee coach Sherry Miller. "Before a team can grow and win, you have to have team commitment."

Cherokee's Lauren Husman dives for a dig during the Cherokee Volleyball Invitational here on Sept. 20th. The tourney was won by Sioux City East. Photo by Reta Todd
In the lengthy, 5-game battle at Emmetsburg Thursday, Bruhn led the winners in serving with an 18-19 effort and two aces, followed by Amanda Callahan 15-17 and one ace, Peterson 13-16 and four aces, and Miller 7-10.

Dilla led her team in setting with a superb 125-129 match with two kills, Peterson was 39-42 in sets, and Jessica Cook was 26-27 setting with one kill. Peterson also was 14-16 receiving, and led in digs with 15-20.

Peterson also led Cherokee in spiking with 57-69 and 10 kills, while Emily Cook was 37-44 with eight kills, and Miller 25-30 and five kills. Emily Cook led in blocking with 13-13 and two kills, and Jessica Cook talllied 9-16 blocks and two kills.

"This match was one of the best matches for Cherokee," said coach Miller. "We were so focused and were ready to play."

Cherokee plays in the Schaller-Crestland Tournament in Schaller on Saturday the 27th.

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