Chelan's senior setter, Kelli Bowers, has had a great volleyball season so far this year, helping the team to a 6-0 league record. Bowers, who has signed to play golf at the University of Washington next year, is an all around athlete that sports fans should be watching. Photo by Tracy Williams
Lady Goats go 6-0 in league play
Take second place out of 16 at S. Whidbey Tournament
by Richard Uhlhorn (All photos by Tracy Williams)
Over the past week while this reporter was in Wyoming, and tonight, Chelan's Lady Goat Varsity Volleyball team has been on a winning roll. At this juncture in the young season the Lady Goats have already forged a 6-0 league record.
Tonight, Tuesday, September 29, the ladies traveled to Brewster to take on the Lady Bears and came away with a three game match, 25-12, 25-14, 25-17. Houston Robison led the team with 12 kills and was perfect at the service line at 11 for 11.
Jaicee Harris continues to show her dominance of the game with 9 kills, 6 digs, and 16/17 at the service line. Darcy Austin had 6 kills, 8 digs and was 13/13 at the service line with 1 ace. Kelli Bowers continues to set the ball well. Against the Bears she had 27 assists and 5 kills.
South Whidbey Tournament
Over the weekend, the Lady Goats took their annual trip to South Whidbey for the prestigious South Whidbey Tournament and came home with a second place trophy out of the 16 competing teams in classifications up to 4A schools.
"We went undefeated in pool play," said Coach Donene Hendricks. The pool format had each team playing two games to 25 points and Chelan opened with a 25-8 and 25-12 win over Shoreline Christian. They then defeated Meadowdale 25-15, 25-19 and South Whidbey 25-11, 25-14.
"After pool play each team was re-seeded based on wins and point scored," said Hendricks. "Based on our wins and points, we were seeded as the number two team in the top four teams."
The Lady Goats played Edmonds-Woodway in the semi-final match in a best out of three games and won 25-23 and 25-19. That win put them in the final against JohnF.KennedyHigh School and they lost that match against what Hendricks said was a very talented team 16-25 and 26-28.
"We had some great play from the entire team," said Hendricks. "Our sophomores showed a lot of growth and our veteran players played with great leadership."
Cascade has been the only team to really challenge the Lady Goats. This match is the only match played that has gone a full five games to settle. This battle was not unexpected, but the Goats prevailed with a 25-22, 25-18, 25-27, 21-25, 25-11 win over the Kodiaks. The C Squad won their match and the J.V. lost a close match to Cascade.
Jaicee Harris led the team with 25 kills. She had 10 digs, 1 block and served 22-24 with 5 aces.
Darcy Austin had 8 kills, served 15-17 with 1 ace and had 6 digs.
Maghara DePaoli had 7 digs, and was 13/13 serving
Kelli Bowers had 34 assists, 5 kills and 2 blocks
The Goats host the Lake Roosevelt Raiders on Thursday evening with varsity action beginning around