Schaumburg's girls volleyball team climbed above .500 to complete the first half of its Mid-Suburban West schedule at 3-2 with a 25-16, 25-20 victory over Hoffman Estates on Thursday.
Kiana Lewis (7 kills), Kelly Koutnik (6) and Laura Desautels (3) paced the Saxons' attack set by Marisa Christy (16 assists, 2 kills).
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Deanna Murphy also put down a pair of kills for Schaumburg while Sarah Stuehm collected 12 digs for the Saxons, who improved to 6-5 overall.
Sarah Willie (4 kills), Destinee Young (3) and Becca Stoczynski (2) led the attack for Hoffman (3-10, 0-5).
Barrington defeated Conant: Barrington finished tied for third with Schaumburg in the first half of the MSL West season with a 25-17, 25-17 triumph.
Jenn Donnell led the Cougars' attack (5 kills) while teammate DeeDee Durr added 3.
Other key performers for Conant (5-8, 1-4) were Taylor Levitt (8-of-8 serving, 1 ace, 9 digs, 13-of-13 serve receiving), Elisa Ambrose (7 digs), Suzi Loznjakovic (6 assists), Anita Kajewski (4 digs) and Sarah Manczko (2 aces).
St. Viator d. Vernon Hills: Megan Mueller (10 kills), Kristen Abrahamson (6), Mary Cleary (3) and Sara Lopez (2) led St. Viator in a 27-25, 25-23 nonconference victory over visiting Vernon Hills.
Cleary had 3 aces and Mueller 2 while setter Molly Ziegler collected 24 assists for the Lions (4-11).
Carmel d. Wheeling: Host Carmel won the nonconference match 25-22, 25-7 while Ssenior Sydney Keith led the Wildcats (5-8) with 5 kills and teammate Sara Kern had 14 digs.
"Wheeling has an athletic front line that kept us guessing defensively early on," said Carmel coach Dave Pazely. "Our defense did a great job getting to the ball and our serve receive was outstanding."
Elk Grove d. Leyden: SeniorsDiamond Boyd (8 kills), Emily Wary (5), Becca Siwicki (4) and Bridget Chaput (4 kills) were top attackers for the Grenadiers in a 25-12, 25-18 nonconference win.
Christine Juhas (13-of-13, 3 aces), Katie Prochenski (14-of-14, 4 aces) and Taylor Socha (6-of-6, 2 aces) were top servers for the Grens (4-8).