The Cherokee back court trio of, left to right, Shanon Shaefer, Megan Carlson, and Sarah Ruehle are saying "Bring it on" during their team's impressive Lakes Conference volleyball victory over Estherville-LC in Cherokee Thursday night. Photo by Paul Struck
The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team put it all together and came away with an exciting 3-1 Lakes Conference victory over Estherville-LC here Thursday night.
Cherokee claimed game scores of 25-16, 25-22, 21-25, 25-23.
"We just played great tonight," said a pleased Cherokee coach Julie Hummel. "We came out with enthusiasm and the desire to win. We played so well as a team. We dug the ball well and really mixed up our hits. It was a great win for our team."
The WHS girls had a superb serving night, with Shanon Shaefer leading the way with an 18-19 effort and four aces, followed by Denise Freed 16-19 and four aces, Megan Carlson 15-16 and two aces, Jessica Cook 14-16 and two aces, Sarah Ruehle 10-13 and one ace, and Megan Hummel 9-12 and three aces.
Emily Cook paced the Cherokee hitters with a 24-26 night and 10 kills, while Shaefer was 24-28 and 12 kills, Taylor Woods 17-25 and six kills, Hummel 15-24 and seven kills, and Liz Dawson 4-5.
Setter Jessica Cook was successful on 91-93 attempts and racked up 27 assists in an impressive performance. Emily Cook had two block assists, and Jessica Cook and Dawson one apiece.
Cherokee's Denise Freed helped lead an effective serving effort during her team's win over Estherville-LC THursday night. Photo by Paul Struck
Shaefer also led the spirited Cherokee back court that registered more than 60 digs in the match. Shaefer totaled 16, followed by Ruehle 15, Hummel 10, Jessica Cook nine, Dawson five, and Megan Carlson three.
Cherokee setter Jessica Cook (12) offers up a well-played hit attempt to teammates Taylor Woods (20), Liz Dawson (4), and Shanon Shaefer during the big volleyball win over Estherville-LC here Thursday night. Photo by Paul Struck
Cherokee hosts Emmetsburg Tuesday.