Katie McQuaid had a combined 18 kills, 5 blocks, 5 digs and 18/21 serving at the South Whidbey Volleyball Tournament to help Chelan come in second overall.
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Chelan girls place 2nd at South Whidbey
By Richard Uhlhorn
The Lady Goat Volleyball team took their game to the South Whidbey Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, September 22, and came home with second place out of 16 competing teams.
The annual trip allows the Lady Goats to play some great teams from around Washington in a two game format to 25 points or 45 minutes, whichever comes first. This year, the Lady Goats fell to 4A Edmonds-Woodway, 8-25, 17-25. Chelan beat Woodway for the championship last year. “This year it was a flip-flop with the girls bringing home the second place trophy,” said Coach Donene Hendricks. “Woodway is a very talented and big hitting team.”
In pool play prior to the championship game, Chelan defeated Seattle Christian 25-12, 25-7. They then played Coupeville and defeated them 25-11, 25-7. In the last match in pool play, the team split with Cascade (Everett) 16-25, 24-20, but based on wins and losses overall, Chelan won the pool play round.
“In our semi-final match which was the best two out of three games, we played 2A Cedarcrest and won 26-24, 25-21,” said Hendricks. That win put them in the championship game. “Woodway’s serving was very effective in game 1 and we struggled to get into any kindof rhythm. In game 2 we played them much better and they didn’t really pull away from us until about point 19,” reported Hendricks
“Overall, it was a really good day. We have still been playing without Kelli Bowers, one of our starting setters, and I was very pleased with how the team has been adjusting with different changes to our lineup.”
Chelan hosts Cashmere this Tuesday evening with varsity action beginning at