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.