14-15 Chelan Sports with Rich Uhlhorn

10.7.14 Vball v Cascade

Johanna Fuller and Emma Stockholm attempt a block against Cascade’s outside hitter Aliana Ala’ilima-Daley during game four of Chelan’s loss to the Kodiaks on their home court.

Lady Goats struggle with offense… lose to Cascade
by Richard Uhlhorn

The Lady Goats played against a very determined Cascade team on Tuesday evening, losing the match in four games, 9-25, 25-21, 16-25, 15-25. The fans on both sides of the net were raucous. In the Green Zone, the football players and other students, dressed in camo, cheered the team on. The pep band was also on hand to play which was appreciated by Chelan.

Game one was a total disaster for Chelan who could not get any offense going at all despite Coach Donene Hendricks calling timeouts to settled the girls down. On Cascade’s side of the net, Eliana Ala’ilima-Daley and her sister, Makena were Cascade’s strong hitting combination. Defensively, the Lady Goats had a hard time digging those kills out and passing it forward.

Both Haley Holliday and Makenzie Harris had a number of opportunities to kill the ball, but Cascade’s defense was relentless in digging their attempts out and returning the ball.

With the score 7-24 in favor of Cascade, Holliday kept the game going with two powerful kills off excellent sets by Johana Fuller, but Cascade ruled this game and won 25-9.

Chelan came out in game two and took its game back to Cascade and both teams battled for the lead, but Chelan was not going to let the Kodiaks rout them again. Throughout this game, Chelan held on to a slim lead until the end when they enjoyed a five point lead 19-14. Cascade coach Marni McMahon called a timeout to rally her team and Cascade battled back to within four points, but lost 25-21.

Game three and four were great games between these two rivals up to scores 16 and 15 when Cascade took over and defeated the Lady Goats 25-16, 25-15. “We struggled to maintain consistency in serve receive which did not allow us the opportunity to have an effective offense,” reported Hendricks. “Cascade is a very strong serving team with great defense and some outstanding outside hitters.”

Hendricks was proud of the team for battling back and winning the second set despite the tough first game loss.

Chelan travels to Wenatchee on Saturday to play in the Wenatchee Invitational with pool play beginning at 9 a.m.

Cascade statistics:

Makenzie Harris: 14 kills, 10/11 serving with 1 ace, 10 digs
Haley Holliday: 15 kills, 16/17 serving, 10 digs
Madi Harrison: 20 assists, 11/12 serving with 1 ace, 6 digs
Johanna Fuller: 4 blocks, 16 assists, 7/7 serving, 4 kills
Emma Stockholm: 4 blocks, 3 kills
Carolyn Martin: 2 kills, 7/9 serving
Katie Gleasman: 18 digs, 10/10 serving

On Saturday, October 4, Chelan competed in the Quincy Volleyball tournament. “We placed second overall in the eight team tournament. In pool play Chel;an defeated Cashmere JV 25-6, 25-15; Tonasket 25-6, 25-3; Othello 25-19, 25-20. 

They played Quincy in a semi-final match and defeated them 25-23, 25-13. “That win placed us in the championship match against Connell who we lost to 18-25, 22-25,” wrote Coach Hendricks.

“Connell is currently in first place in their league and are loaded with seven very talented Seniors.  They were both offensively and defensively balanced. We started out very slow and out of system early in the first set causing us to trail by 10, but we began to rally and pull within 4 points at one time. In the second set we led up to the 22nd point, but were not able to finish the last 3 points.  Overall we had a very good day and we were able to get a lot of court time for the entire squad.”

“I'm very proud of the way our team is always willing to keep battling, even when behind. They showed a lot of heart and fight and that is something that not all teams possess.”

Stats Combined:

Makenzie Harris: 35 kills, 2 blocks, 13 digs, 23/27 serving with 3 aces
Haley Holliday: 25 kills, 14 digs, 34/39 serving with 8 aces
Emma Stockholm: 17 kills, 8 blocks
Carolyn Martin: 20 kills, 2 blocks, 4 digs, 27/29 serving with 3 aces
Johanna Fuller: 53 assists, 5 digs, 42/44 serving with 3 aces
Madi Harrison: 38 assists, 50/60 serving with 6 aces
Katie Gleasman: 13 digs,26/28 serving with 5 aces
Malena Evig: 6 digs
Eva Aneshansley: 7 kills, 2 digs
Rachel Hawkins: 3 kills
Anneke Mulders: 7/8 serving, 2 kills, 4 digs

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