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updated: 10/9/2012 11:16 PM

Libertyville clinches share of NSC Lake crown

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Julia Smagacz slammed 9 kills, as Libertyville's girls volleyball team clinched a share of the North Suburban Conference Lake Division championship with a 25-20, 25-15 win over visiting Warren on Tuesday night.

Libertyville (19-4, 5-0) will win the division title outright with a win against Lake Forest tonight.

Alex Basler and Taylor Zant added 5 kills apiece for the Wildcats. Cindy Zhou dished out 23 assists, while Kristen Webb and Rhiannon Prentiss added 20 and 19 digs, respectively.

Paige Jespersen led Warren, serving 9 of 10 with 4 aces, hitting 17 of 8 with 6 kills and chalking 9 digs. Danielle Buschick was 11-of-11 hitting with 3 kills, and Rachel Ziegler lofted 6 assists for the Blue Devils.

Grayslake North d. Woodstock: Kelsey Klausner had 8 kills, and Joanan Guhl added 6 kills and 3 aces, leading the Knights to a 25-7, 24-26, 25-12 win in Fox Valley Fox Division action.

Grayslake North (8-18, 2-7) also received a strong effort from Lisa Lowry, who set 81 of 82 with 20 assists, served 9 of 9 with 3 aces and posted 3 blocks. Alaina Geissberger contributed 4 kills for the Knights and Melanie Aikin had three.

Crystal Lake Central d. Grayslake Central: Alex Dahlstrom delivered 6 kills, and Gabi Casper had five for the Rams, who dropped the Fox Valley Fox match 25-22, 25-17.

Meghan Brewster was 49-of-50 setting with 15 assists for Grayslake Central (18-10, 6-4).

Providence d. Carmel: Caitlin Barry and Gracie Schofield had 6 kills apiece for the Corsairs, who lost 25-15, 20-25, 25-10 in East Suburban Catholic Conference action.

Alyssa Armada added 5 kills and 13 assists for Carmel (20-14, 2-5), while Shauna Meagher racked up 24 digs for the Corsairs.

"We were able to minimize our errors in the second set and competed well to force a third game," Carmel coach David Pazely said. "But a slow start on our end put us down early and we weren't able to mentally recover. We made some scrappy defensive plays but weren't able to keep the momentum long enough to change the outcome."

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