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WHS VB teams ends regular season

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Cherokee's Ariana Smith goes high for a block attempt as teammate Sara Ramirez (7) stands by to assist on the play in recent volleyball action. Photo by Reta Todd
Cherokee goes 2-3 at Storm Lake tourney

STORM LAKE - The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team registered a 2-3 match record at Saturday's Storm Lake Invitational here to end regular season play.

Cherokee beat host Storm Lake 2-1 on game scores of 15-21, 21-19, 17-15; and beat Emmetsburg 2-0 on game scores of 21-15, 21-19.

The WHS club lost 2-1 to Spirit Lake on scores of 20-22, 21-19, 11-15; lost 2-1 to Estherville-LC 17-21, 21-18, 12-15; and lost 2-1 in a rematch with Storm Lake by game scores of 21-25, 25-21, 9-15.

Maddy Woodall paced Cherokee servers with a 50-58 effort and five aces, followed by Megan Hummel 39-43 and seven aces, Sara Ramirez 35-44 and five aces, Kaely Hummel 25-27 and two aces, Alexia Gerdes 25-34 and four aces, and Emily Haselhoff 21-23 and two aces.

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Cherokee's Lauren Woltman makes a nice hit during recent volleyball action in Cherokee. The team hits tourney trail this week. Photo by Reta Todd
Gerdes led Cherokee hitters with 73-84 and 29 kills on the day, while Megan Hummel was 65-77 and 28 kills, Kaely Hummel 55-66 and 25 kills, Brookelyn Hoeppner 43-59 and 18 kills, and Ariana Smith 44-49 and 17 kills.

Haselhoff paced her team in digs with 63, followed by Megan Hummel 59, Kaely Hummel 44, and Woodall 33. Gerdes led the team in blocks with two solos and 12 assists, while Hoeppner tallied 11 assists, and Smith and Megan Hummel four each.

Setting totals were not submitted.

"This was our last regular season tournament and it had five evenly matched Lakes Conference schools in it," noted Cherokee coach Julie Hummmel. "We played a great tournament even though we only won two matches. We took 4/5 matches to three games but just did not come up with the win.

"I am so proud of the work ethic of this team. We started the year with two returning starters from the previous year and no one else with significant varsity experience. We went through adversity of injuries and growing pains at the beginning and have really improved throughout the season to where we are playing together as a team.

"We did surpass last year's regular season record which says how much this young team has come together. Now the tournament season begins."



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