Chelan volleyball v Cascade
Karle Pittsinger (No. 9), had 4 kills, 5 blocks, 3
digs and was 17/19
at the service line against Cascade.
defeat Chelan in a five set match for
first place in the Caribou Trail League
By Richard Uhlhorn
It was one of those nights for the record books. Two
teams… both unbeaten in league play and both rivals.
The match between Chelan and Cascade
last Thursday evening was being touted as the CTL match to see. The stands were
full of Chelan and Cascade fans. There were a lot of people who normally don’t
attend a volleyball game on hand to watch this match-up between the unbeatens.
At the end of the night, it was Cascade
who prevailed in a hard fought fifth game beating Chelan 21-25, 20-25, 25-19,
The Kodiaks won the first two games, and
normally that would be pretty much the end of a match going forward, but Chelan
kept their head and came back to win the next two games forcing the fifth.
“It’s not easy to be down two games and come back,” said Coach Donene
Hendricks. “I’m proud of the way our girls played tonight. Cascade is obviously
a very good team.”
In game one, Chelan jumped out to a 10-4
lead before Cascade took a timeout. Up to that point, Chelan’s middle defenders
led by Jenny Sundberg and Karle Pittsinger were doing a fantastic job blocking.
But, the Lady Kodiaks battled back into the game point by point and finally
took the lead 15-16. Chelan took its first timeout at this point.
There were some real battles at the net,
but Chelan couldn’t find an open spot on the floor. Cascade was using four
players in the back row and kept digging out strong spikes by Abby Phelps and
Mackenzie Harris to keep winning points. The final was Chelan 21-Cascade 25.
Game two was another nail biter. Chelan
was leading 11-9 and taking control when Coach Marni McMahon called a timeout
to try and disrupt the flow. It worked. Chelan was only able to score two more
points because of Cascade’s ability to dig out spikes. Cascade took control and
was up 17-13 over Chelan. Cascade finally won this game 25-20.
Game three could also have gone
Cascade’s way but the Goats were having none of it. Both teams battled for
dominance in this game and were tied 10-10 when Chelan finally found the ticket
to success and forged an 18-12 lead. Cascade still came back fighting and got
within 3 points, but Chelan closed this game out 25-19 to force game four.
Game four was another tough one with
both teams keeping it close This game was a back and forth battle that had both
teams tied up or only ahead by one or two points at any given time right up to
a 21-21 tie. The Lady Goats held Cascade at 21 and scored the next four points
to take the win, 25-21.
Cascade took control in game five early
and forged a 9-2 lead over the Goats. Chelan came back but it was a too little
two late and Cascade won the game 15-8.
Both Jenny Sundberg and Karle Pittsinger
played excellent ball at the net with five blocks each. Johanna Fuller had a
solid match with 17/18 at the service line including 2 aces, 7 digs and 3
blocks. Megan Robinson had 13 digs on the evening and was 100 percent from the
Abby Phelps had 16 kills and 15 digs for
an incredible match. Mackenze Harris added 11 kills and Emma Stockholm working
from the right side of the net contributed 10 kills.
Chelan hosts the Quincy Jackrabbits on
Tuesday night, October 22, with varsity play beginning at approximately 6:30.
Quincy comes to Chelan with a 5-5 record.
Abby Phelps 16 kills, 15
digs, 15/15 serving with 1 ace, 1 block
Emma Stockholm: 10
kills, 3 blocks
Makenzie Harris: 11
kills, 7 digs
Karle Pittisinger: 4
kills, 5 blocks, 17/19 serving with 1 ace, 3 digs
Jenny Sundberg: 6 kills,
Johanna Fuller: 17/18
serving with 2 aces, 7 digs, 3 blocks
Megan Robinson: 17/17
serving, 13 digs,
Haley Holliday: 11/11
serving, 3 digs
Aleea Ferguson: 7/9
serving, 3 digs
Tess Young: 3 digs