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Cherokee wins A-A VB Tournament

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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A-A Tourney Champs - The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team members were happy campers after winning Saturday's Alta-Aurelia Volleyball Tournament. Varsity team members are, front row, left to right, Kaitlyn Miller, Denise Freed. Middle, Megan Carlson, Megan Hummel, Jenna Lundsgaard, Shanon Shafer. Back, Ariana Smith, Emily Haselhoff, Taylor Woods, Maddie Woodall, Clare Tuttle, Jackie Wilson. Photo contributed [Order this photo]
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Jenna Lundsgaard makes a timely pass as teammates Shanon Shafer and Taylor Woods, middle, charge to the net during recent volleyball action in Cherokee. Photo by Mike Leckband
ALTA - The Cherokee Washington High girls showed that they came to play here Saturday, sweeping all foes to win the Alta-Aurelia Volleyball Tournament with four consecutive wins.

Cherokee beat Clay Central Everly 21-11, 21-12; Graettinger-Terrill 21-10, 21-14; Alta-Aurelia 21-9, 21-14; and Remsen St. Mary's 21-9, 21-9 for the tourney victory.

Megan Carlson led a solid Cherokee serving effort for the day with a superb 38-40 effort and eight aces, followed by Shanon Shafer 27-29, Megan Hummel 26-29 and nine aces, Denise Freed 20-26 and two aces, Kaitlyn Miller 11-17 and three aces, and Clare Tuttle 15-19 and five aces.

Shafer paced her team in hitting with a 44-52 effort and 26 kills for the day, while Hummel was 43-44 and 16 kills, Jackie Wilson 35-50 and 19 kills, Taylor Woods 27-31 and 11 kills, Miller 25-26 and 11 kills, and Jenna Lundsgaard 5-7 and two kills.

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Cherokee's Taylor Woods follows through on a spike attempt as teammates Megan Hummel and Kaitlyn Miller (9) stand ready to assist during recent volleyball action in Cherokee. Photo by Mike Leckband
Miller was successful on 142-146 sets with 62 assists. Wilson led in solo blocks with three, and Hummel and Woods each had one solo. Lundsgaard and Woods had two block assists each.

Carlson also led Cherokee in digs with 37, followed by Shafer 31, Hummel 25, Freed 18, and Miller 11.

"This was a great tournament for us," noted Cherokee coach julie Hummel. "We did not give up a game! We played well as a team. One of our team goals at the beginning of the season was to win a Saturday tournament - mission accomplished!"

Carlson, Shafer, and Miller were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Clay Central-Everly finished second, with a 3-1 match record, while the host Alta-Aurelia Warriors were 2-2. Remsen St. Mary's was 1-3 and Graettinger-Terril was 0-4.

Alta-Aurelia coach Jeannie Henningsen said, "We came out a little flat against CCE in the early morning game (which they lost 0-2), but played well the rest of the day. We passed better and set up our offense more consistently. We need to keep focusing on the fundamentals each night and work on consistency in every aspect of our game."

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Cherokee's Megan Carlson readies to serve the ball during recent volleyball action. Carlson helped lead her team to the championship of Saturday's Alta-Aurellia Tournament. Photo by Paul Struck
In that CC-E match, Katie Turnquist was 8-8 serving for the Warriors and Kelsi Snyder was 7-7, with six assists and five digs.

In a 2-0 win over Graettinger-Terril, Turnquist lead A-A with five kills; Snyder had 15 assists; Erica Lockin had eight digs; and Jenna Snyder, Lockin and Gracie Winterhof each hit on 100% of their serve attempts.

In the team's 2-0 win over Remsen St. Mary's, Jenna Snyder had seven kills, Kelsi Snyder had 15 assists; and Kelsi Snyder,Tayler Rohwer and Gracie Winterhof each had a serve efficiency rate of 100%.

In their 0-2 loss to Cherokee, Lockin and Kelsi Snyder both landed 100% of their serve attempts, including one ace serve apiece.

Cherokee hosts undefeated #1 Hull Western Christian here tonight.



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