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Cherokee girls win A-A volleyball tourney

Friday, September 28, 2012

Members of the 2012 Cherokee Washington High volleyball team, which won the Alta-Aurelia Tournament Saturday in Alta included, front row, left to right, Sammy Hirschman, Emily Haselhoff, Maddy Woodall. Back, Megan Carlson, Sara Ramirez, Alexia Gerdes, Brookelyn Hoeppner, Ariana Smith, Macenzie Wood, Megan Hummel, Kaely Hummel, Grace Teusink, Jasey Stowater. Photo contributed
ALTA - The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team captured first place at Saturday's Alta-Aurelia Volleyball Invitational here, posting a 3-1 record in the five-team tourney.

Cherokee defeated Clay Central-Everly 21-7, 21-15; Graettinger-Terril 21-8, 21-8; and Remsen St. Mary's 18-21, 21-18, 15-13; and lost 12-21, 21-23 to host A-A.

The WHS gals placed first, followed by CC-E, A-A, RSM, and G-T.

Megan Hummel led Cherokee's serving effort with 36-40 and 11 aces, followed by Sara Ramirez 29-29 and three aces, Kaely Hummel 27-29 and 12 aces, Alexia Gerdes 24-30 and five aces, and Maddy Woodall 22-28 and four aces.

Megan Hummel also paced the winners in hitting with 34-37 and 17 kills, followed by Brookelynn Hoeppner 33-37 and 14 kills, Kaely Hummel 33-40 and 14 kills, Gerdes 26-31 and 16 kills, and Ariana Smith 21-24 and 13 kills.

Setter Woodall finished with 144-154 chances in the tourney, with 61 set assists. Smith led her team in blocks with three solo and three assists, while Gerdes and Hoeppner each tallied five assists.

Megan Hummel paced Cherokee in digs with 50 for the day, while Emily Haselhoff registered 43, Kaely Hummel 29, and Woodall 19.

"It was great to win this tournament a second year in a row," noted Cherokee coach Julie Hummel. "The girls played really well in the morning, but after our hour break, we struggled a little in the afternoon. I was proud the way they came from behind to win the tournament on the last match of the day.

"We need to continue to work on being consistent throughout the entire match and also on our communication during the match. Megan Hummel and Emily Haselhoff were named to the All - Tournament team. Megan led the team in serving, hitting and digs, and Emily did a great job passing all day from the libero position."

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