Braves Blank E-LC 3-0
Senior netters Payton Slaughter and Lily Anderson highlighted Cherokee’s 3-0 win over Estherville-Lincoln Central here Tuesday by receiving special recognition for career digs and assists, respectively.
In the match, Cherokee recorded victories of 25-15, 25-20 and 25-16 with Anderson notching 43 assists, and Slaughter collecting 32 digs. Those impressive statistics now have Anderson surpassing the 2,000 career assists mark, while Slaughter is over 1,000 digs in a career that saw her miss all of last season with a knee injury.
“Amazing accomplishments by these two ladies,” said Charity Anderson, Cherokee coach.
“I was proud of the girls for their aggressive play and focus,” said Coach Anderson. “ Our ball control was good, we hit hard, and also dug the ball well.”
“Estherville is a good team and our girls came out ready to play. It was also fun to honor and recognize Lily (Anderson) and Payton (Slaughter) on their career assists and digs,” added the Cherokee mentor.
Grace Anderson led Cherokee’s dual win over E-LC with 11 kills, followed by always steady Kassidy Pingel with 10, JaMae Nichols 9, Alexus Jones 8 and Teagan Slather 7. Jones also was active in the digs department with 16, while Lily Anderson had 15 and Megan Boger 9. Pingel also and one solo block and assisted in three others.
In serves, Lily Anderson was 15 of 16 with two aces, while Jones was 12 of 14, and Payton Slaughter 11 of 12 with one ace.
Cherokee, now 12-3 on the season, will host its own tournament here this Saturday beginning at 9a.m. The loss drops E-LC to 6-4.