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Cherokee girls handle E-LC, 3-1

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cherokee's Shelby Dilla makes a nice pass while teammates Misty Bruhn, left, and team libero Sarah Ruehle close in to assist if needed during Cherokee's exciting volleyball win over Estherville-LC here Thursday night. Photo by Reta Todd
The Cherokee Washington High girls, showing rapid improvement each time out, survived a fierce battle with Lakes Conference volleyball foe Estherville-LC here on Oct. 2 to claim a hard-fought 3-1 victory.

Cherokee claimed the hotly-contested match with game scores of 24-26, 27-25, 25-22, 25-11.

Sarah Ruehle had a solid night for Cherokee, serving 15-18 with five aces, totaling 20-28 serve receptions, and finishing 17-21 in digs.

Something in the air! These Cherokee volleyball players struck an entertaining pose while following the flight of the ball during the big win over Estherville-LC in Cherokee on Oct. 2. The players are, front to back, Jessica Cook, Lauren Husman, Emily Cook, Kelsie Peterson. Photo by Reta Todd
Kelsie Peterson also shined, serving 13-21 with four aces, 10-14 in servge receptions, 32-37 spiking with 15 kills, and 14-17 in digs. Julie Miller was 27-29 spiking with 10 kills, was 6-7 serving, and 9-9 blocking.

Emily Cook was 17-18 spiking with five kills, and 14-16 blocking with one kill for a superb night at net. Jessica Cook was a perfect 10-10 blocking and 10-10 setting for another super effort.

Misty Bruhn was 13-13 serving for 100 percent effort, and Shelby Dilla was 16-17 with two aces, and 11-13 in serve receptions.

"We've been improving every day," said a pleased Cherokee coach Sherry Miller, who has done a great job of weaving veteran players with younger players to creat a solid nucleus and build chemistry on the squad.

"E-LC put up a great fight. Sarah had a big night for us and Kelsie has really helped the Cherokee volleyball team. We're starting to grow as a team. We are starting to communicate with each other. With this communication, we are now seeing a change in the attitudes on and off the court.

"They are a great bunch of girls and there is only going to be positive things happening for this Cherokee team moving forward."

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