In a great match against Bellevue, the Cascade Cougars came out victorious, 3-1 (25-21, 25-22, 15-25, 25-18).
The Cougars seemed to start the match with low intensity, but that intensity grew to help drive their play over the top. The players showed the ferocity and willingness to put in the work to get the job done, and it paid off. This win moves the Cougars to 11-2 on the season.
“Bellevue did a great job of taking away our offense with their great defense. They also had some good serving on the night,” Cascade coach Mary Frake said.
“One of the weaknesses we had tonight was our lack of energy at times, but one of our strengths was not backing down when we were put in tough situations. Our hitters did a great job of moving the ball around, and we overall adapted well to all situations,” she added.
Cascade’s statistical leaders were: serving — Jess Hoffman 19-of-19, Aliyah Weber 18-of-19, Molly McElmeel 12-of-13, Ally Hoffman 12-of-14, Abby Welter 12-of-14, Brooke Denniston 6-of-7; kills — Welter 15, McElmeel 10, Ally Hoffman and Lilly Trumm four, Jess Hoffman three, Isabelle Fransen one; blocks — Trumm and Welter two, McElmeel one; digs — Denniston 23, McElmeel 20, Jess Hoffman 19, Weber 16, Ally Hoffman 11, Welter nine, Trumm three, Fransen two; assists — Jess Hoffman 32, McElmeel two, Fransen and Weber one.