Jamie Brunner led the Lady Goats to a win over the Tonasket Tigers with 15 kills on Tuesday evening, September 23 and went on to continue her tough play at the net with 33 kills at the South Whidbey Tournament on Saturday.
Lady Goats drop close match to Cascade Thursday
Take third place at Whidbey Tournament
By Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan’s Lady Goats had a great week of volleyball with a win over Tonasket on Tuesday evening, a very, very close loss to Cascade and a third place finish at the annual South Whidbey Volleyball Tournament on Saturday.
“Cascade is tough,” stated Coach Donene Hendricks. “We had a close match with them, but lost the fifth game. We were within one point of winning the fourth game.” The Kodiaks will be Chelan’s toughest team in the CTL this year.
“The South Whidbey tournament is a good one for us because we get to play 3A and 4A teams,” said Hendricks just before leaving on Friday.
It was a great outing for the Goats. They returned with a third place trophy. “What a great tournament,” writes Hendricks. The team came out of pool play as the number one team by defeating Shoreline Christian (1A team) 25-9, 25-13. Next was Meadowdale (3A) who went down to the Goats 25-14, 25-15 and finally South Whidbey (3A) suffered at the hands of Chelan 25-19, 25-21.
“After coming out the number one seed in our pool play, we were reseeded in the top four of the 16 teams,” said Hendricks. Chelan ended up as the number two seed in this pool which placed them in the semi-final match against Edomons-Woodway (4A). “We lost to them 12-25, 23-25,” said Hendricks. This put the team in a consolation match for third or fourth place and they beat Lynwood (3A) 25-8, 25-20 for third place. “Edmonds-Woodway ended up winning the tournament by defeating Kennedy High, another 4A school.
Leading in kills for the day was Jamie Brunner with 33.She also had 17 digs and served 34/35 with 2 aces.Jaicee Harris had 31 kills, 11 digs and 4 blocks.Sydney Austin had 16 kills, served 39/43 with 5 aces and led in digs with 23.
Houston Robison had 19 kills, 4 blocks and was 18/18 serving with 5 aces. Darby Jenkins had 11 kills and 5 blocks.Kelli Bowers had 97 assists, 5 digs and served 31/34. AnnAlise Nelson served 27/32 and had 15 digs. Cari Williams was 25/26 serving with 6 aces and 3 digs. Kaylee Robelia was 2/3 serving and had 1 dig.
Chelan will host the Brewster Bears on Tuesday evening for a league contest.J.V will start at with the varsity following.
The Cascade scores and stats were lost in transit in cyberspace.
Tonasket – Tuesday, September 23
The Lady Goats hosted Tonasket for a league contest Tuesday night. All three Chelan squads posted wins. This puts our league record at 4-0. The varsity scores were 25-22, 25-12, 25-19.
Jamie Brunner led in kills with 15 and had 7 digs. Jaicee Harris had 14 kills and 3 digs. Kelli Bowers had 41 assists and served 14/14 with 1 ace. Sydney Austin had 7 kills and 11 digs. AnnAlise Nelson had 9 digs, and received 13/15 of serves. Darby Jenkins and Houston Robison combined for 8 kills and had 3 blocks each. Cari Williams was 8/11 serving with 1 ace and Kaylee Robelia was 3/3 serving with 1 dig.