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Cherokee VB girls fall to Indians

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cherokee's Shanon Shaefer nakes a nice serve reception as teammate Megan Carlson stands ready to assist, along with the WHS student body, at Tueday's volleyball match here against Spirit Lake. Photo by Paul Struck
Visiting Spirit Lake took Cherokee Washington High's best shot and survived a hard-fought four-game Lakes Conference volleyball match here Tuesday night, the Indians winning 25-21, 25-23, 18-25, 25-18 in an entertaining match throughout.

"We put forth great effort and did some great things, but we are not consistent enough through the entire game," said Cherokee coach Julie Hummel. "It was another hard-fought match by our girls.

"Kaitlyn Miller did a great job stepping up and filling in (at setter) for Jessica Cook, who was ill. We need to cut down on some unforced errors and keep working on hitting hard at teams to help our cause.

"The girls work really well together and work hard, and things will fall into place if they keep putting forth that kind of effort."

Cherokee's Kaitlyn Miller (9) makes a great set to front line teammates Jackie Wilson and Megan Hummel during volleyball action against Spirit Lake Tuesday night. Photo by Paul Struck
Shanon Shaefer paced Cherokee's serving with a 20-21 effort and one ace, followed by Megan Carlson 16-17 and one ace, Denise Freed 11-12 and one ace, Miller 10-12 and one ace, Sarah Ruehle 10-12, and Megan Hummel 8-10 and two aces.

Emily Cook led the WHS club in hitting with a 36-40 night and 13 kills, followed by Hummel 20-31 and six kills, Jackie Wilson 17-26 and three kills, Miller 13-18 and four kills, Shaefer 12-14 and two kills, Liz Dawson 7-7, and Taylor Woods 3-6 and two kills.

Shaefer led in digs with 24, while Hummel and Ruehle each totaled 18, Carslon 17, and Miller 13.

Cook had four solo blocks and three assists, Wilson two solos, Dawson one solo, and Hummel, Shaefer, and Miller one block assist each.

Cherokee plays at Spencer tonight, and in the Alta Tournament Saturday.

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