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Tourney loss ends Cherokee volleyball season

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Unity Christian too much for WHS

ORANGE CITY - Cherokee battled 14th-ranked Orange City Unity Christian to the wire in the first game, but proved to be no match for the tradition-rich Knights the rest of the way, losing a 3-0 Class 2A Regional volleyball opener here on October 21.

Shelby Dilla serving. Photo by Reta Todd
The host Knights claimed game scores of 25-22, 25-10, 25-12 in the tournament sweep.

"We had a great first game, and then we struggled the next two," said Cherokee coach Sherry Miller.

"Kelsie Peterson led Cherokee in spiking with a 23-30 effort and 11 kills, while Julie Miller was 11-17 with three kills. Miller also served 5-6.

Emily Cook finished 7-9 spiking for Cherokee with two kills, and was a solid 5-8 blocking with two kills. Misty Bruhn was 8-9 spiking with one kill, and finished a perfect 6-6 serving.

Cherokee's Kelsie Peterson softly sneaks the ball past a pair of Orange City Unity Christian defenders during the 2A volleyball tournament game in orange City won by the rated Knights. Photo by Reta Todd
Team sets leader Shelby Dilla was 24-26 setting and 9-9 serving, while Lauren Husman was 30-30 setting and 7-10 serving. Jessica Cook was 8-8 setting, and 4-5 blocking with one kill.

The loss ends the season for the young Cherokee volleyball squad, while Unity Christian continues down tourney trail.

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