Jamie Brunner came up with 13 digs, 9 kills, 2 blocks and 19/19 serving to
help Chelan defeat Cascade in an exciting volleyball match Tuesday night.
Lady Goats even score against Cascade Kodiaks
By Richard Uhlhorn
If you were unable to attend last night’s classic volleyball match-up between the Chelan Lady Goats and the Cascade Kodiaks, you missed an exciting night of volleyball.
The Lady Goats prevailed over the Kodiaks in a tough fought battle of the two CTL giants 25-17, 18-25, 19-25, 25-17, 15-13. This huge win by the Goats lifts their record on the season to 11-1 and drops the undefeated Kodiaks to 11-1, giving both teams top billing in the League.
Driving into the CHS parking lot just before game time was like attending a high school district basketball match. The lot was almost full and the gym was rocking with a huge contingent of high school students from both schools along with parents and fans from both communities.
To help build the excitement prior to the opening serve, the students unveiled the new Green Zone banner painted on the wall behind the Chelan High School cheering section to an enthusiastic Chelan crowd.
This banner was painted by Chelan students Sarah Horlebein, Samantha Flaget, Kaytie Winter-Wilson and Tido Nuñez.
Game one was a see-saw battle that finally had Chelan taking control after both teams had reached 14. Chelan grabbed the momentum and Cascade’s Coach Marni McMahon called a timeout when Chelan reached a five point advantage, 19-14. Cascade came back, but Chelan added two more points to the mix and McMahon called another timeout when the score was 21-17. The final two points in game one came on service aces.
Cascade took control of game two, going out to a 3-6 lead before Coach Donene Hendricks called timeout to make some adjustments. Cascade then reeled off three straight aces before Chelan got a chance to change service with a block. The game continued to a point where Cascade was leading 15-6 and Hendricks called timeout once again. Chelan forged back, but a few crucial missed serves and serve receives put Cascade on the winning side of this game 25-18.
Cascade came into game three with the momentum, but both teams kept the score close until the Kodiaks closed this one out 25-19.
The momentum changed to Chelan in game four when Hendricks made some big adjustments to the play. Chelan got out in front 12-7 before McMahon called a timeout. After the timeout, Cascade came back to within three points, but Hendricks called a timeout and Chelan was able to win this one 25-17.
“Even at collegiate levels, it is said that the team who wins a fourth game, wins the fifth,” stated Hendricks after the match. Statistics might prove that, and it worked out in Cascade as the Kodiaks won the fifth game in Cascade and Chelan was able to prevail in game five last night.
This was another close game with Chelan taking control early, but Cascade staying within striking distance throughout, getting to a one points deficit at 14-13 in the later stages. Chelan was able to close out this game 15-13 and win the match giving them equal status in the win-loss column with Cascade.
“When we meet them at the District match, the loser will have to play another match straight up,” stated Hendricks. Both teams are talented and provided a great match for volleyball fans last night.
Jaicee Harris – 21 kills, 2 blocks, 15/17 serving w/one ace, 10 digs
Kelli Bowers – 41 assists, 4 blocks, 20/22 serving w/two aces
Houston Robison – 6 blocks
Sydney Austin – 9 kills, 14 digs, 2 blocks, 11/13 serving
Jamie Brunner – 9 kills, 13 digs, 2 blocks, 19/19 serving w/one ace
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