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Cascade’s Aliyah Weber digs a ball during the Cougars’ five-set win over MFL MarMac.

In their first tournament of the year, the Cascade Cougars fought hard and made it to the quarterfinals before bowing out of the tournament.

Cascade opened pool play with a 24-22, 21-14 win over Central Elkader.

Individual stats for the match: serving — Ally Hoffman 10-of-11, Molly McElmeel 9-of-9, Aliyah Weber 7-of-7, Jess Hoffman 6-of-7, Brooke Denniston 4-of-4, Abby Welter 1-of-4; kills — Ally Hoffman nine, Welter seven, Lilly Trumm two, McElmeel two, Isabelle Fransen one, Jess Hoffman one; blocks — Trumm two, Jess Hoffman one, Welter one; digs — Denniston nine, Ally Hoffman six, Aliyah Weber five, McElmeel four, Jess Hoffman two, Fransen one, Welter one; assists — Jess Hoffman 12.

Against Waterloo East, Cascade fell short. The Cougars won the opener, 21-13, but lost the next two, 22-20, 15-10.

Individual stats for the match: serving — Weber 12-of-12, Jess Hoffman 10-of-11, Ally Hoffman 6-of-7, Denniston 5-of-5, McElmeel 5-of-5, Welter 5-of-6; kills — McElmeel 10, Welter nine, Ally Hoffman six, Fransen two, Denniston one, Jess Hoffman one, Trumm one; blocks —McElmeel one, Welter one; digs — Denniston 11, Jess Hoffman nine, McElmeel six, Weber six, Fransen four, Ally Hoffman four, Welter one; assists — Jess Hoffman 24, Fransen two, Ally Hoffman one, Trumm one.

In the final game of pool play, Cascade defeated Jesup. After falling in game one, 23-21, the Cougars won the next two to take the match, 21-15, 15-10.

Individual stats for the match: serving — Jess Hoffman 16-of-17, Welter 9-of-11, Ally Hoffman 8-of-9, Denniston 7-of-7, McElmeel 6-of-7, Weber 5-of-5; kills — McElmeel 11, Welter eight, Ally Hoffman seven, Trumm three, Fransen one; blocks — Welter three, Ally Hoffman two, McElmeel two, Trumm one; digs — Denniston 15, Ally Hoffman nine, Jess Hoffman seven, Weber five, McElmeel three, Welter three; assists — Jess Hoffman 27.

With a 2-1 record in pool play, Cascade advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Dubuque Senior, the eventual tournament runner-up, defeated the Cougars, 21-19, 21-18.

Individual stats for the match: serving — Jess Hoffman 12-of-12, McElmeel 6-of-6, Welter 5-of-6, Weber 4-of-5, Denniston 2-of-3, Ally Hoffman 2-of-3; kills — Welter seven, McElmeel five, Ally Hoffman three, Fransen one, Trumm one; blocks — Fransen one, McElmeel one, Trumm one, Welter one; digs — Denniston 20, Weber five, McElmeel four, Jess Hoffman three, Ally Hoffman two, Welter two, Fransen one, Trumm one; assists — Jess Hoffman 14.