Lady Goats play for a State Volleyball Championship starting Friday

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by Richard Uhlhorn


The Lady Goat Volleyball Team ended its regular season with an 8-0 league record and then went on to win both the District Championship and Regional Cross-Over game for the right to compete for the State Championship.

Chelan’s Lady Goats are headed back to the WIAA State Volleyball Tournament with an eye of taking home the State Championship this year.

The Goats are entering the State Championships ranked No 1 in 1A volleyball with a 8-0 League Record and 16-1 overall record, losing only one match to Freeman 1 game to 3.

Chelan is a young team with only two senior players, one of which is the Captain and leader. Senior Lexie Gleasman was named Player of the Year and will lead the Goats as the team’s premiere outside hitter.

However, Lexie is not the only player making this team shine on the court. “We are able to spread the play out across the net,” said Coach of the Year Jenifer Rainville. Junior Emma McLaren serves as the team’s other outside hitter and Sophmore Elly Collins has proven to be an effective hitter from the opposite side of the net.

Other threats include Sophomores Katie Rainville and Gracie Benrud. Leanna Garfoot and Xitlali Cruz set the ball well which is important to the hitters on the team. Freshman Labero Morgyn Harrison has proven herself over and over in the back court.

The Goats face off at 3:15 on Friday afternoon against a tough Lynden Christian team that is coming in ranked No. 2 in the State with a 12-1 League Record and a 15-3 overall record.

These two teams battled it out for third and fourth place at the State Tournament last year with Lynden Christian victorious.

The Lady Goats will be out to avenge that loss on Friday and continue towards a State Championship.

Author: allthingslakechelan

I have been a journalist, photojournalist and reporter in the Lake Chelan Valley since 1988; first with the Wenatchee World, then 15 years at the Lake Chelan Mirror and another 12 years at GoLakeChelan. Currently, I am semi-retired but can't give up the media gig which is why I started All Things Lake Chelan blog. I also have two social media platforms; allthingslakechelan/facebook and lakechelansportsandrecration/facebook. I am also a professional photographer with many credits with major outlets around the world.

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