WHS VB team 2-1 in tourney

Friday, August 31, 2018
Cherokee’s Kassidy Pingel skies high to tip the ball as setter Lily Anderson (4) stands ready to assist on the play during Tuesday’s volleyball tourney action in Orange City.
Photo by Reta Todd

ORANGE CITY - Cherokee’s highly regarded volleyball Braves opened their season here with impressive wins over Sheldon (21-15, 21-19) and LeMars (22-10, 21-16) at the MOC-Floyd Valley Invitational Tuesday. 

The WHS Braves beat Sheldon 2-0 in their first match, wihle losing their second match to Class 4A, second state ranked Sergeant Bluff-Luton (21-9, 21-11).  The Braves won their third match of the night against LeMars 2-0.

Spearheading the Braves attack were Kassidy Pingel with 12 kills, while Grace Anderson added 11 and Alexus Jones had 10.  Lily Anderson had 43 assists, while teammate Payton Slaughter had 20 digs. Pingel had 4 aces on the night while Slaughter was 15/15 from the service line.

“This is a very competitive tournament so it's always a good gauge of where we are at this early in the season,” noted coach Charity Anderson in her first year as varsity head coach. “The girls displayed good focus and determination to finish on top in close sets with both Sheldon and LeMars.  Overall, I was happy with our performance and we know what we need to focus on moving forward.”

The Braves traveled to Emmetsburg on Thursday for non-conference action. Look for results in Wednesday’s Chronicle Times sports pages. There is no Monday CT due to the Labor Day Holiday.

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