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Cherokee girls fall 3-1 at E-LC

Friday, October 14, 2011

ESTHERVILLE - The Cherokee Washington High girls battled all the way before losing a 3-1 Lakes Conference volleyball decision at Estherville-LC Tuesday night, falling by game scores of 21-25, 25-11, 19-25, 25-27.

Cherokee's backcourt of Megan Hummel, left, Megan Carlson, and Shanon Shaefer are ready and willing to return the ball during recent Lakes Conference volleyball action in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
"We did some good things, but just came up short," said Cherokee coach Julie Hummel. Our blocking and serving was much improved from previous games.

"In the fourth game, we battled back from a 17-23 deficit and tied the game, but did not win the game. I was proud of the way the girls fought in that fourth game."

Shanon Shaefer paced Cherokee in hitting, totaling 1o kills, while jackie Wilson tallied eight, Megan Hummel six, Kaitlyn Miller and Taylor Woods five apiece, and Jenna Lundsgaard two.

Cherokee setter Kaitlyn Miller (9) prepares a timely set for teammate Taylor Woods during recent volleyball action in Cherokee. Photo by Mike Leckband
Denise Freed led the team in serving with a 24-25 effort and three aces, followed by Megan carlson 21-21 and four aces, Megan Hummel 18-18 and three aces, Shaefer 14-15 and one ace, Clare Tuttle 8-10, and Miller 6-8.

Setter Miller chalked up 21 assists in the match, while Carlson had four, and Hummel three. Miller and Wilson also led the team in blocks with seven assists each, while Woods had three, and Shaefer two. Woods also had a solo block.

Shaefer led in digs with 19, followed by Carlson and Hummel 16 each, Freed 12, and Miller nine.

Cherokee, now 11-20 in matches for the season, plays in the Storm Lake Invitational Saturday to wrap up the regular season. Estherville-LC (20-10) also will be competing at Storm Lake Saturday for a possible rematch with the WHS gals.

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