Alisha Love’s strong play at the net so far this year has helped the Goats get off to a strong start on the season.
Chelan Lady Goats showing strength early
Chelan’s Lady Goat Volleyball Team fought a long, hard match against the Brewster Bears on Tuesday evening, September 11 in Brewster. Chelan won 25-17, 25-16, 25-20. “It was a hard fought match with some long rallies and great defense from both sides,” reported Coach Donene Hendricks. “Brewster will definitely be a strength in the Caribou Trail League this year.”
Hendricks reported a solid team performance from all her players.
Izzy Barth: 8 kills, 22/22 serving with 4 aces, 9 assists, 6 digs
Kelli Bowers: 16 assists, 2 digs, 5/7 serving
Sydney Austin: 6/6 serving with 1 ace, 3 kills, 13/13 serve rec, 5 digs
Jamie Brunner: 9/10 serving, 6 kills, 8/8 serve rec., 7 digs
Alisha Love: 7/7 serving, 6 kills, 3 digs, 3 blocks
Katie McQuaid: 3 kills, 4/4 serve rec., 1 block
Amanda VanDiest: 14/17 serving with 2 aces, 13/14 serve rec., 5 digs
Darby Jenkins: 2 blocks, 1/1 serve rec.
Jaicee Harris: 1 kills, 2 blocks, 1/1 serve rec.
The previous Friday, the Lady Goats competed in the Yakima Sun Dome Tournament against 24 other 1A teams from around the state. “We opened pool play with the Granger Spartans and defeated them 25-18, 25-9,” reported Hendricks. They went on to play Chewelah and won that match 25-19, 25-19 and then defeated Montesano 25-12, 25-16.
“Coming out of our pool as the number one team meant that we combined with the number one teams from the other five pools,” said Hendricks. Chelan received a first round bye because of the point differences scored against their first opponents. “The only other team to score more points against their opponents in pool play was Kings,” said Hendricks.
Chelan played Lakeside and lost a close match 23-25 and 21-25. This loss placed the team in the consolation match for third and fourth against Goldendale who the Goats beat 25-13, 25-18.
“I was very pleased with the way the girls played throughout the day. It was a very competitive field of teams with some of the top 1A programs in the state.”
Statistics for Sun Dome Tournament:
Izzy Barth: served 43/44 with 5 aces, 31 digs, 30 kills, 36 assists and 3 blocks
Jamie Brunner: 32 digs, 22 kills, 27/27 serve rec
Sydney Austin: 33/37 serving with 7 aces, 29 digs, 20 kills, 3 assists, 1 block
Alisha Love: 20/22 serving with 3 aces, 7 kills, 5 blocks
Katie McQuaid: 10 kills, 3 blocks
Kelli Bowers: 29/31 serving with 6 aces, 50 assists, 11 digs
Darby Jenkins: 8 kills, 3 assists, 4 blocks, 5/5 serve rec.
Jaicee Harris: 12/14 serving with 5 aces, 2 kills, 3 blocks, 1 assist
Amanda VanDiest: 29 digs, 45/48 serve rec, 29/36 serving with 11 aces