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.
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."
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.