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Le Mars blitzes Cherokee VB team

Friday, October 1, 2010

A lethargic Cherokee Washington High volleyball team, on the heels of superb play and several wins in the past week, dropped a 3-0 Lakes Conference match to tough Le Mars here Tuesday night by game scores of 19-25, 16-25, 15-25.

Shanon Shaefer, right, makes a set to the front line as teammates Kaitlyn Miller, left, Sarah Ruehle, and Megan Carlson close in to assist on the play during recent volleyball action in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
"We didn't come out with much fire or enthusiasm," said Cherokee coach Julie Hummel. "We did not show them how we can really play. I didn't feel we put into action the game plan that we practiced. We were slow on transition on defense and could not put everything together at one time."

Denise Freed came off the bench to lead Cherokee servers, finishing with an 11-11 performance and three aces, while Jessica Cook was 8-9 and two aces, Megan Carlson 7-7, Shanon Shaefer 6-8, Megan Hummel 5-7, Sarah Ruehle 4-6, and Taylor Woods 4-4.

Emily Cook paced Cherokee's hitting with a 17-18 effort and seven kills, followed by jackie Wilson 13-16 and six kills, Shaefer 12-14 and three kills, Hummel 10-13 and five kills, Jessica Cook 6-7 and one kill, and Jenna Lundsgaard 2-3 and a kill.

Cherokee's Liz Dawson, middle, shows good hustle in retreiving the ball and hitting it back onto the court as teammates Sarah Ruehle, left, and Kaitlyn Miller move in to assist on the play in recent volleyball action here. Photo by Paul Struck
Setter Jessica Cook was 62-68 with 20 set assists, and Wilson led in blocking with two solos and two assists. Emily Cook, Jessica Cook, Liz Dawson, and Shaefer each had a block assist.

Ruehle paced Cherokee in digs with nine, and Shaefer tallied five, and Hummel, Carlson, and Jessica Cook three apiece.

"Jenna and Denise did a good job coming in and playing when Megan Hummel injured her ankle in the first game," explained coach Hummel. "We will keep working to try to improve on both parts of the game, mental and physical."

Cherokee plays at #1 Hull Western Christian , the defending Lakes champions for the past 11 years, on Tuesday.

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