Rolling Meadows outlasts Elk Grove
Every set was decided by 2 points.
In one of the closest girls volleyball matches in the Mid-Suburban East this season, Rolling Meadows improved to 14-12 and 5-4 with a 26-24, 24-26 25-23 victory at Elk Grove.
Rachel Mickey (9 kills), Morgan Keller (8 kills) an Ashley Montanez (6) led the Mustangs' attack which was set by Sami Kay (14 assists) and Jenny Vliet (11).
Mickey also had 4 blocks and 2 aces while Amy Wenzel, Vliet and Mia Harper each had 10 digs.
Diamond Boyd collected 14 kills, 16 digs and 4 blocks for the Grenadiers (4-5 in the East) while Becca Siwicki added 5 kills. Kerry Souder (11 assists) and Christine Juhas (9 assists) set the offense.
Leyden d. Maine West: Junior middle hitter Carly O'Kray and junior outside hitter Kelly Murphy each had 9 kills to lead Leyden to the 25-18, 25-13 nonconference victory.
Maine West (4-16, 1-5) was led on attack by Ashley Collins and Maddie Plantz, who each had 4 kills while Brittany Collin added 2.
"Our passing was good, but we made too many hitting errors again," said West coach Randy Tiller. "Thirteen kills on 60 swings doesn't get the job done or the match won. Leyden was strong with their outside hitters. We didn't put up the block that we needed. We'll learn from this match and get ready for Niles North (today at 6 p.m.)."
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