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Cherokee volleyball girls sweep Emmetsburg

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cherokee's Jenna Lundsgaard goes high for a hit as teammates Kaitlyn Miller (9) Shanon Shafer, Taylor Woods (20), and Megan Hummel (2) rally to the cause during the big win over Emmetsburg in Cherokee Tuesday night. Photo by Mike Leckband
The highly competitive Cherokee Washington High volleyball team started the 2011 Lakes Conference season out on the right foot here Tuesday night, sweeping Emmetsburg 3-0 on convinving game scores of 25-21, 25-12, 25-14.

Cherokee served well and spread the wealth in the hitting attack to run their season mark to 4-12 with the win over the visiting E-Hawks.

Megan Hummel led the charge for Cherokee's serving with a 19-19 effort and four aces, followed by Shanon Shaefer 19-22 and seven aces, Denise Freed 9-10 and three aces, Kaitlyn Miller 8-10 and two aces, Megan Carlson 7-8 and one ace, and Clare Tuttle 4-5 and two aces.

Megan Hummel of Cherokee stays poised on a pass as teammate Shanon Shafer stands ready to help during volleyball action here Tuesday night. Photo by Mike Leckband
Taylor Woods paced a strong Cherokee hitting attack with 16-17 and seven kills, while Shafer was 14-21 and nine kills, Miller 13-14 and three kills, Hummel 13-16 and four kills, Jackie Wilson 13-19 and seven kills, and Jenna Lundsgaard 3-4 and one kill.

Setter Miller finished 57-63 with 16 assists, and Lundsgaard was 6-6 with one assist.

Hummel, Carlson, and Shafer led the winners in digs with Hummel registering 11, and Carlson and Shafer 10 apiece. Freed tallied five, and Miller three. Woods, Lundsgaard and Hummel had solo blocks, and Miller, Lundsgaard and Woods had one assist each.

"This was a great win for us to start out the Lakes Conference season," said Cherokee coach julie Hummel. "We came out and dictated play from the beginning with our tough serving. We jept them off balance on defense by mixing up the sets and hitting hard for kills. We had six different hitters with kills.

"Our passing and digging continue to be strength and we are getting better up front on finishing our hits and knowing what plays will get us the best chance to score."

The team hosts the Cherokee Invitational Saturday at WHS.

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