A good cause. A good win for Warren's girls volleyball team.
With both teams sporting cancer awareness jerseys to support the fight against breast cancer, Warren outlasted host Deerfield 26-24, 25-19 in a competitive nonconference match Thursday night.
Paige Jespersen pounded 5 kills to lead Warren (11-13). The Blue Devils received 3 kills apiece from Kendall Farmer and Heidi Doden. Farmer also had 2 blocks and 2 aces, while Rachel Ziegler contributed 12 assists, 3 aces and 2 kills. Jaime Dickinson also had 2 kills for Warren.
Grayslake Central d. Woodstock North: Alex Dahlstrom and Lexi Beckman each pounded 6 kills, leading the Rams to a 25-10, 25-13 win in Fox Valley Fox Division action.
Hannah Thomas and Marina Treto registered 11 and 10 digs, respectively, for Grayslake Central (19-10, 7-4). Meghan Brewster set 53 of 53 with 18 assists, and Gabi Casper chipped in 5 kills and 9 digs.
"It was a total team effort for us," Rams coach Jason Janczak said. "Everyone stepped up and contributed."
Crystal Lake Central d. Grayslake North: Kelsey Klausner had 4 kills and 2 blocks for the Knights, who fell 25-17, 25-17 in the Fox Valley Fox Division match.
Joanna Guhl and Melanie Aikin had 3 kills apiece for Grayslake North (8-20, 2-8).
Benet d. Carmel: The visiting Redwings won 25-15, 25-19, as Cara Mattaliano slammed 14 kills in the East Suburban Catholic Conference match.
Carmel (20-15, 2-6) received 5 kills from Gracie Schofield and four each from Caitlin Barry and Alyssa Armada.
"We fought hard against a great Benet team, but despite some early leads, we weren't able to fight off a relentless Benet attack," Corsairs coach David Pazely said.