Cascade’s volleyball team traveled to (1-10) North Cedar and earned a four-set win 3-1 (28-26, 22-25, 25-17, 25-17), Sept. 10.
Coach Mary Frake knew it would not be easy, “Playing at North Cedar has always been a struggle for us. Going into this game, we knew that North Cedar was going to be a good team and a tough team to beat. They have strong outside hitters.”
Ally Hoffman had a strong night contributing 20 kills. The other Cougar front row players also had a balanced number of kills (49 for the night) which helped the Cougars to keep North Cedars defense guessing. Junior Megan Smith had 42 of the team’s 48 assists, and five of the team’s 14 aces.
“During our first set against them we missed seven serves which we knew we had to fix. During sets three and four, we came out stronger and with momentum on our side which helped us to win those,” Frake said. “Defensively our back-row players moved fairly well and were strong for us. I also felt that our serve receive was a strength for us. Getting that win was our second step to a conference title. I was proud of our team and how they played together.”
The seniors helped lead the team to the win. Brooke Denniston averaged 5.3 digs per set, along with five aces. Smith, Elizabeth Gibbs and Hoffman all contributed with double digit digs. Freshman Maggie McDermott added two of the four blocks on the night for the Cougars.