[Masthead] Overcast ~ 42°F  
High: 54°F ~ Low: 43°F
Friday, Apr. 29, 2016

WHS girls compete in SL tourney

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cherokee's Denise Freed, right, gestures to where the ball may land as teammate Emily Haselhoff stays focused on the serve during recent volleyball action in Cherokee. Photo by Mike Leckband
STORM LAKE - Cherokee Washington High played some of their best volleyball to date at Saturday's Storm Lake Invitational, but could not translate that into victories, finishing the rugged tournament with a 1-4 match record.

Cherokee lost 2-1 to Storm Lake in their opener, losing by game scores of 19-21, 21-18, 5-14; defeated Emmetsburg 2-0 on game scores of 21-14, 21-14; lost 2-1 to Spirit Lake by scores of 19-21, 21-19, 12-15; lost 2-0 to Estherville-LC by scores of 18-21, 15-21; and lost 2-0 to Storm Lake on scores of 22-25, 15-25.

Cherokee beat Storm Lake 3-1 in Lakes Conference regular season play in Cherokee.

The Cherokee Washington High varsity volleyball team celebrates a point during recent action here. Players, left to right, include Denise Freed, Shanon Shaefer, Megan Carlson, Megan Hummel, Kaitlyn Miller (9), and Taylor Woods (back right). Photo by Mike Leckband
"Even though we didn't come away with many match wins, we definitely played some of our best volleyball as of late," said Cherokee coach Julie Hummel. "We missed too many serves in the Spirit Lake match, or I think we would have gotten that win. We played great defense with many digs and the times we dictated play with our offense, we played as well as we have all year."

Megan Carlson had a stellar performance for Cherokee, leading her team in the "digs" department with 55 on the day, followed by Megan Hummel 39, Shanon Shaefer 33, Denise Freed 25, and Kaitlyn Miller 16.

Hummel paced Cherokee in serving with a 38-42 effort and four aces, while Carlson was 31-34 and one ace, Shaefer 26-34 and four aces, Freed 26-28 and one ace, Maddy Woodall 23-26 and six aces, Miller 20-28 and three aces, Emily Haselhoff 6-6 and one ace, and Clare Tuttle 6-9.

Shaefer led Cherokee's hitting with 56-65 and 24 kills, followed by Hummel 53-60 and 12 kills, Jackie Wilson 41-51 and 19 kills, Taylor Woods 35-40 and 15 kills, Miller 19-27 and three kills, Jenna Lundsgaard 14-17 and two kills, Carlson 12-12 and three kills, and Ariana Smith 2-4 and one kill.

Miller led in set assists with 48, while Woodall tallied 14, and Lundsgaard three. Miller had a solo block and two assists, Lundsgaard and Wilson three block assists each, and Woods two.

Wilson and Hummel were named to the All-Tournament team.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: