11.06.14 Chelan Vball v Cascade
Outside hitter Haley Holiday and Libero Katie Gleasman will be back next year to challenge other volleyball teams in and outside the league.
Chelan’s Lady Goats volleyball season ends in league championship play
by Richard Uhlhorn
It was a tough loss for the Lady Goats and it ended Chelan’s volleyball season. “Well, as they say sometimes… all good things must come to an end,” said Coach Donene Hendricks. “Unfortunately, the Lady Goats will not be heading to the Sundome for the State Volleyball Championships.”
Chelan lost to the tough Cascade Kodiak team for the one slot open to the Caribou Trail League teams this year, thanks to a diminished league that had only four teams vying for a chance to enter this year’s State Championships.
Cascade won Thursday night’s (November 6) match 20-25, 17-25,12-25. “I am so incredibly proud of these young ladies that I got to coach this year and I can honestly say that they have represented Chelan High School and our community well.”
“We may not have won this match, but we certainly had the best cheering section hands down. You all helped make it a very special night for our team and one that will be remembered forever.”
Makenzie Harris and Johanna Fuller finished out their high school volleyball career in fine fashion against Cascade and all the other teams and tournaments they played in this year.
Makenzie had 9 kills Thursday evening and was 11/11 at the service line. She had 3 digs and 1 block. Johanna had 12 assists, was 8/9 serving and had 2 kills of her own.
Sophomore Madi Harrison has also had a great year and will step into Johanna’s shoes next year and Junior Haley Holiday will take over as the lead outside hitter while Junior Emma Sthockholm will continue her excellent play in the middle of the net. Sophomore Kati Gleasman who had 9 digs against Cascade, will continue in her role as Libero
Statistics from Cascade/Chelan playoff for state appearance:
Makenzie Harris: 9 kills, 11/11 serving with 1 ace, 3 digs, 1 block
Emma Stockholm: 5 kills, 4/5 serving, 2 blocks, 1 dig
Haley Holliday: 5 kills, 9/11 serving with 2 aces
Carolyn Martin: 2 kills, 7/8 serving
Johanna Fuller: 2 kills, 8/9 serving with 1 ace, 12 assists
Madi Harrison: 7/7 serving, 11 assists
Katie Gleasman: 9 digs
Last Tuesday, November 4, the team won the right to play for the League championship and the right to go to the State Tournament by handily beating Cashmere 25-14, 25-17, 25-18. “Our girls played a solid match with some very good serving which allowed us to stay on the offensive the majority of the night,” said Coach Hendricks.
Statistics against Cashmere:
Makenzie Harris: 19 kills, 1 block, 6/7 serving with 3 digs
Haley Holliday: 9 kills, 12/12 serving with 12 digs
Carolyn Martin: 5 kills, 2 blocks, 8/9 serving with 3 aces
Johanna Fuller, 4 kills, 17 assists, 11/12 serving with 1 ace, 3 digs
Madi Harrison: 22 assists, 9/9 serving with 1 ace, 4 digs
Katie Gleasman: 10 digs
Eva Aneshansley: 2 kills
Emma Stockholm: 1 kill, 2 blocks, 19/19 serving with 1 ace, 9 digs
It is a shame that only one team out of the CTL can go to the State Tournament. Chelan, while beaten three times by Cascade this year, would still a top contender for a trophy at the State Tournament. The problem is the decimation of the Caribou Trail League as teams either went up or down a classification leaving only four teams to play.
Chelan participated in a number of prestigious tournaments and did very well, but these don’t count for who goes to the State Tournament. The unfortunate thing is that the four team league will continue through next year.