Sophomore McKenzie Harris has come up to speed in the last two matches. In So.Whidbey, she combined for 17 kills, 32/37 at the service line with 3 aces and had 3 digs. In Cashmere she came up with 7 kills, 1 block and 10/10 serving. (File Photo by Richard Uhlhorn)
Chelan Lady Goats back in their groove
Take the So. Whidbey Tournament for third straight time
Currently 4-1 in league play with only loss coming from Cascade
By Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan’s serving and passing helped its offense work well against the Cashmere Bulldogs on Tuesday, September 25, as the Lady Goats defeated the Bulldogs 25-6, 25-12, 25-11. “We had fantastic serving and passing from Tess Young and Aleea Ferguson,” said Coach Donene Hendricks.
“Their work helped us get all of our hitters involved in our offense. “It was fun to watch.”
Both the C and JV squads also posted wins against Cashmere.
Chelan will host Tonasket on Thursday evening for a league match. JV and C squad will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the Varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Morgan Hawkins: 23/24 serving with 7 aces, 2 kills
Courtney Dietrich: 15 kills, 5/6, 3 blocks
Abby Phelps: 9 kills, 21 assists, 19/20 serving with 6 aces
MaKenzie Harris: 7 kills, 1 block, 10/10 serving with 3 aces
Chelan takes So. Whidbey Tourney for third year in row
Chelan’s Lady Goats are becoming well known at the South Whidbey Volleyball Tournament. For the past three years they have won this tournament against much larger schools. This year the girls had an outstanding outing, chalking up their third tournament win. “It was the best volleyball we have played this year as a new team,” said Coach Hendricks.
“Our consistent passing, serving and defensive play was key in winning this tournament,” she added.
In pool play, the team beat Bremerton 25-13, 25-9, Lynwood 31-29, 14-8 and Nooksack Valley 25-13, 25-8. The Lynwood game was called at 45 minutes for a time cap.
Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) fell to the Lady Goats in a tough semi-final match 26-24, 27-25 which put Chelan up against Meadowdale in the championship match. Meadowdale went down 25-19, 25-18.
“It was great to see our girls have to really dig in and battle in several of the close sets, especially against Lynnwood and Lakeside.” Hendricks said that staying focus and composed in games that are close were the key to the wins. “It was just some really good volleyball to watch and I'm so proud of them!”
Abby Phelps: 59/60 serving with 7 aces, 32 kills, 71 assists, 21 digs, 3 blocks
Courtney Dietrich: 42/44 serving with 3 aces, 46 kills, 6 blocks, 35 digs
Jenny Sundberg: 23 kills, 4 blocks, 20/21 serving with 1 ace, 2 digs
Makenzie Harris: 32/37 serving with 3 aces, 6 digs, 17 kills
Karle Pittsinger: 45/47 serving with 3 aces, 8 kills, 48 assists, 15 digs, 1 block
Morgan Hawkins: 41/44 serving with 3 aces, 4 kills, 18 digs
Maddie Dietrich: 1 kill, 1 block
Tess Young; 29 digs, 38/45 serve receive
Aleea Ferguson: 10 digs, 28/31 serve receive