The Lady Goats pose with the first place trophy from the Wenatchee Invitational.
Lady Goats win Wenatchee Volleyball Invitational
by Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan's Lady Goat Volleyball Team took their 11-0 league record to the Wenatchee Invitational on Saturday, October 17, and came away with the 1st place tournament trophy. "I couldn't be happier with the team," wrote Coach Donene Hendricks. "We had some rough spots at times, but by the end of the tournament we were playing some of our best volleyball yet."
Chelan was looking forward to facing some stiff competition this past Saturday and they got it. The tournament consisted of 11 teams with Hanford High School pulling out at the last moment due to some players coming down with swine flu. "Our pool play was modified and we played Quincy and Woodinville in our pool instead of the full three game schedule."
Chelan beat the Jackrabbits 26-16, 25-7, 25-17 and then lost ot Woodinville 17-25, 23-25, 21-25. "Based on points, we were reseeded as the number five team going into the finals bracket," reported Hendricks.
Chelan defeated Marysville-Pilchuck in its quarterfinal match 25-18, 17-25, 21-25. "That win placed us in the semifinal against East Valley of Yakima." The Lady Goats defeated them 12-25, 25-13, 15-7. "Interestingly, we faced Woodinville for the championship," said Hendricks.
"This time we defeated them 25-22, 25-16 to bring home the 1st place trophy."
Combined Stats for the Day:
Kelli Bowers led in assists wtih 68 , followed by Olivia Plew with 23.
Jaicee Harris led in kills with 47, Darcy Austin had 25, Houston Robison had 19, Mandy Robison had 7 kills and Cari Williams had 6.
Maghara DePaoli and McKenna Hawkins combined for 30 digs.
On Tuesday the Lady Goats will travel to Cascade for that long awaited rematch. Cascade is the only team so far in the CTL that has really given Chelan some competition and they will be eager to avenge their defeat in Chelan earlier in the season.
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