10-20-11 Chelan Vball v Okanogan
It was senior night last Thursday, October 20, and Coach Donene Hendricks took the time to pose with her seniors who have been with her for the past four years. From the left are: McKenna Hawkins (6), Darcy Austin (4), Alli Phelps (5), Coach Hendricks, Clancy Courtnery (11), Maghara DePaoli (1), Olivia Plew (6), and Mandy Robison (7).
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Lady Goats defeat Okanogan
extend league record to 8-0
By Richard Uhlhorn
It was a night of excellent volleyball against a scrappy Okanogan Bulldog team. Coach Mike Gairano always seems to bring a good team to a match, and Thursday night was no exception. Chelan, while winning the match 25-12, 25-9, 25-11, still had to battle for every point against the Bulldogs.
He always brings a good team to play us, said Hendricks. Chelan, however, is working the defense and offense like a well oiled machine.
Junior Courtney Dietrich is now the primary outside hitter for the team and had a season high 23 kills against the Bulldogs. She also had 2 blocks, 5 digs and was 4 for 4 at the service line. Abby Phelps had 23 assists, 4 kills, 6 digs and went 19 for 20 at the service line with 3 aces. Olivia Plew was right behind her with 17 assists, 5 kills, 2 blocks, 6 digs and went 9 for 9 at the service line.
Darcy Austin added 6 kills and 11 digs and Mandy Robison had 4 kills and 2 blocks. The big senior blocker, Clancy Courtney had 4 blocks and 3 kills on the night.
Maghara DePaoli was 15/15 at the service line and came up with 10 digs. While McKenna Hawkins added 14/14 at the service line.
It was senior night and the seven seniors who were honored did a surprise flash mob dance to kick off the night. It is a reminder that these fierce competitors also like to have a lot of fun, said Coach Hendricks. As for the volleyball match, our blocking was outstanding as was our aggressive serving and hitting.
Chelan extended its league record to 8-0.
Statistics for Okanogan match:
Courtney Dietrich: 23 kills ( season high), 2 blocks, 4/4 serving, 5 digs
Darcy Austin: 6 kills, 3 blocks, 7/8 serving with 1 ace, 11 digs
Abby Phelps: 23 assists, 4 kills, 19/20 serving with 3 aces, 6 digs
Olivia Plew: 17 assists, 5 kills, 9/9 serving with 1 ace, 2 blocks, 6 digs
Mandy Robison: 4 kills, 2 blocks
Clancy Courtney: 4 blocks, 3 kills
Maghara DePaoli: 15/15 serving , 10 digs
McKenna Hawkins: 14/14 serving