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WHS VB girls beat Storm Lake

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cherokee's Denise Freed delivers a solid set as teammate Taylor Woods advances towards the action during Cherokee's Lakes Conference win over Storm Lake here Tuesday night. Photo by Paul Struck
The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team withstood a determined Storm Lake comeback on the way to a hard-fought 3-1 Lakes Comnference victory here Tuesday night, claiming game scores of 25-9, 25-22, 22-25, 29-27.

"This was a great Lakes Conference win for us," said Cherokee coach Julie Hummel. "It was difficult for us to put them away. Give Storm Lake credit, they really dug the ball well.

"I was proud that our girls saved three game points and ended up finishing with the win. We need to continue to work on our blocking and digging, as well as trying to dictate play with our offense."

Cherokee volleyball players, left to right, Shanon Shafer, Kaitlyn Miller, Megan Hummel, and Jackie Wilson keep their eyes on the ball clearing the net, as does Storm Lake's Maggie Freking (4), during Lakes Conference volleyball action in Cherokee Tuesday night. The match was won by the host Washington High girls. Photo by Paul Struck
Shanon Shafer paced Cherokee in serving in the lengthy four-game match, totaling 20-23 and two aces, followed by Denise Freed 19-20 and one ace, Clare Tuttle 15-16 and one ace, Megan Carlson 14-14 and one ace, Megan Hummel 11-14 and three aces, and Kaitlyn Miller 7-11 and one ace.

Hummel led the winners in hitting with a 30-34 effort and eight kills, while Jackie Wilson was 26-33 and 13 kills, Shafer 23-29 and 10 kills, Taylor Woods 22-25 and five kills, Miller 18-19 and four kills, and Jenna Lundsgaard 7-9 and three kills.

Carlson played a superb back court game with 18 digs in the libero position, followed by Shafer 13 digs, Hummel 12, Miller 10, and Freed six.

Setter Miller was 111-117 with 25 assists for an all-around solid performance, with Carlson, Lundsgaard, and Shafer each posting an assist. Wilson and Shafer each had two block assists, and Woods had one assist and one solo, and Miller one assist.

Now 8-15 in matches this season and winners of their last four of six matches, the improving Cherokee club plays Saturday in the Alta-Aurelia Invitational in Alta.

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