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