Thomas Robinson pounded 6 kills, and Evan Borden and Martin Niemczewski each had five, as Vernon Hills' boys volleyball team stayed undefeated with a 25-23, 25-21 win over host Warren in a North Suburban Conference opener Wednesday night.
Robinson also served 3 aces, Max Spiglanin was in on 7 blocks and Ryan Opitz dished out 17 assists.
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"On a night when our passing was off, and when we struggled with Warren's tough jump serves, our blocking really made the difference," coach Chris Curry said after his Cougars improved to 8-0. "Max Spiglanin was so strong at the net, and Ryan Opitz made great decisions with some tough passes we were giving him."
Stevenson d. North Chicago: Aaron Applebaum led a balanced attack with 3 kills, as the Patriots won 25-10, 25-9 to improve to 5-1 and 1-0 in the NSC.
Carmel d. Highland Park: The Corsairs rallied for a 21-25, 25-22, 26-24 win, as Anthony Rengers had 13 kills.
Henry Dominicis added 9 kills for Carmel (5-3), and Alex Dunlap had 28 assists. Kevin Fitzgibbons was also huge with 6 kills and 4 solo blocks.
Mundelein d. Lake Forest: Parker Tortorello's 7 kills paced the Mustangs in their 25-14, 25-16 win.
Corey Flores had 6 kills for Mundelein (5-3, 1-0 NSC).
Libertyville d. Lakes: Teddy Kopacz dished 26 assists in the Wildcats' 25-18, 25-20 win.
Chase Binkley slammed 6 kills for Lakes.