12-13 Chelan Sports

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

Kodiaks 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, 25-21, 8-15.

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 service line.

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, 5 blocks

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




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