9.9.14 Volleyball v Brewster
Madi Harrison had 18 assists, served 10/11 from the service line and had 3 aces to help the Lady Goats overcome the Brewster Bears in non-league action Tuesday night.
Chelan’s Lady Goats demolish Brewster Bears in three
by Richard Uhlhorn
The Lady Goats have been a perennial favorite in the Caribou Trail League under the coaching of Donene Hendricks Once again, the Goats began their year with a strong outing against the Brewster Bears, winning the non-league match in three games, 25-14, 25-14, 25-9.
Chelan lost six seniors at the end of the 2013 season, but has reloaded with a group of talented and dedicated young players this season.
Leading last night’s charge were Senior Makenzie Harris and Junior Haley Holliday. Makenzie had 10 kills, was 6/7 at the service line with one ace and had 5 digs. Haley added 7 kills, served 14/15 with 5 aces and had 10 digs. Setter Senior Johanna Fuller had 12 assists, 3 kills, 2 blocks and was 6/8 at the service line with 3 aces. Sophomore Madi Harrison added 18 assists and was 10/11 from the service line with 3 aces.
Junior Middle Blocker Carolyn Martin was 19/20 at the service line with a total of 9 aces, 5 kills and 3 blocks followed by Junior Middle Blocker Emma Stockholm with 5 kills. Sophomore Libero Katie Gleasman had 22 digs on the night.
“We are not young on age,” said Coach Hendricks, “but we are young on varsity experience. I think the girls were a little tense in the first game, but they did a nice job tonight.”
Brewster held their own in game one until point 13 was reached. After that Chelan shut them down, allowing only the Lady Bears only one more point on a service change to win the game 25-14.
Chelan surged ahead of Brewster in game two 6-3, then 9-5, 12-8, 14-9, 17-10 and finally taking the win 25-14.
Brewster was unable to mount any offense in game three and allowed Chelan a huge 12-2 advantage on the Goats way to a 25-9 victory. At the very end of the game, Brewster made a 5-point run, but it wasn’t enough to hold off the hard charging Goats.
Coach Hendricks remarked that their strongest competitor in league action would probably be Cascade. “We lost six, they lost six. We played them in Wenatchee at the Jamboree and lost by 3 points,” she said. “Omak will also be good this year.”
On Thursday, September 11, the Lady Goats will travel to Wenatchee for another non league contest. JV and C team will play at 5:30 with the varsity following.