Chelsea stays hot after sweep of Helena

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA – Two days after falling in a tough five-set match to Calera on Sept. 3, Helena had no time to sulk as the Huskies’ quickly had to turn their attention to another area foe on Sept. 5 at home.

Helena welcomed the Chelsea Hornets, one of the toughest teams in Class 6A, as the Hornets showed once again why they’re one of the more complete volleyball teams in the state.

Led by Zoe LaBreche’s 13 kills, Victoria Schmer’s 21 digs and Bailey Drew McIntyre’s five aces, Chelsea swept Helena on the road in three sets by scores of 25-14, 25-17 and 25-8 for the 3-0 win.

Chelsea has lost just one match so far this season and improved to 1-0 in region play.

Against the Hornets, Helena was led by Mia Johnson who recorded six kills and one block and Brianna Wilson contributed with four kills and one block. Kenzie Sipper added three aces and six digs and Madison Rasmussen had six assists.

Both teams will meet again at Chelsea High School on Tuesday, Sept. 24.