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  • Libertyville's Kristen Webb is congratulated by teammates after winning a point on her serve during regional semifinal play Tuesday between the Wildcats and Mundelein at Lake Zurich.

       Libertyville's Kristen Webb is congratulated by teammates after winning a point on her serve during regional semifinal play Tuesday between the Wildcats and Mundelein at Lake Zurich.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein's Yasmeen Johnson attacks against Libertyville defenders Taylor Zant and Jordan Bauer during the Class 4A regional semifinals Tuesday at Lake Zurich.

       Mundelein's Yasmeen Johnson attacks against Libertyville defenders Taylor Zant and Jordan Bauer during the Class 4A regional semifinals Tuesday at Lake Zurich.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein's Madi Wilcox makes a back set during Class 4A girls volleyball regional semifinal play against Libertyville at Lake Zurich.

       Mundelein's Madi Wilcox makes a back set during Class 4A girls volleyball regional semifinal play against Libertyville at Lake Zurich.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein defender Ashley Dolin blocks the shot of Libertyville's Francesca Fusco during Class 4A girls volleyball regional semifinal play Tuesday at Lake Zurich.

       Mundelein defender Ashley Dolin blocks the shot of Libertyville's Francesca Fusco during Class 4A girls volleyball regional semifinal play Tuesday at Lake Zurich.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
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Libertyville's girls volleyball team ousted a familiar foe in its state tournament opener Tuesday night.

Behind the strong setting of junior Cassie Ostmeyer (16 assists) and sophomore Lizzie Apgar (9 assists), the third-seeded Wildcats defeated North Suburban Lake Division rival Mundelein 25-18, 25-16 in a Class 4A regional semifinal at Lake Zurich.

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Taylor Zant led Libertyville's attack with 12 kills, while Julia Smagacz and Rhiannon Prentiss added 6 apiece. Prentiss also had 6 digs, and Kristen Webb led the way with 13. Alex Basler chipped in 3 blocks and 3 kills, and Jordan Bauer contributed 2 blocks and 2 kills.

Libertyville faces No. 7 Lake Zurich for the regional title Thursday.

No. 14 Mundelein, which ended its season at 15-21, was led by Courtney Perreault's 8 kills and 2 aces Yasmeen Johnson and Ashley Dolin had 3 kills apiece, while Madi Wilcox set 46 of 46 with 16 assists.

Lake Zurich d Glenbrook South: At Lake Zurich, Layne Self's 9 kills and 2 aces, and Kristen Walding's 20 assists helped lead the seventh-seeded Bears past the No. 11 Titans 25-15, 25-13.

Mallory Parsons added 7 kills for Lake Zurich, which hosts Libertyville for the regional championship Thursday.

Lakes d. Antioch: At Harvard, the crosstown rivals didn't disappoint in their Class 3A regional semifinal. The second-seeded Eagles prevailed 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, as Emily Aigner had 14 kills and 9 digs, while Sarah Horner hammered 12 kills, chalked 8 digs and served 18 of 19 with 3 aces.

Sam Falco had 4 kills and 6 blocks for Antioch (20-16), while Abbi McIlhany also put down 4 kills. Marissa Grant dished out 13 assists, recorded 3 kills and chalked 12 digs. Amanda Spera contributed 3 kills and 4 blocks for the Sequoits. Reagan Jordan and McIlhany had 11 and 10 digs, respectively.

"We played hard. We just couldn't finish plays," Antioch coach Glen Heitman said. "It was a hard end to the season, but I am proud of the way we came together as a team. The three seniors had good careers at Antioch, and the juniors and sophomores have great volleyball futures ahead of them. I would like to thank my assistants and the parents for their support all season."

Lakes also got big contributions from Shannon Grant: (4 kills, 10 digs, 18-of-18 serving, 4 aces), Abbi Mehnert (5 kills), Alex Silvola (4 kills, 4 assists), Maddie Demo (3 kills, 25 assists, 11 digs) and Stephanie Reed (4-of-5 serving, 3 digs).

Lakes will play in Thursday's 6 p.m. regional final against top-seeded Richmond-Burton, which outlasted No. 4 Johnsburg 25-16, 16-25, 25-10.

Grayslake North d. McHenry: At Grayslake North, the surprising Knights ousted the top seed with a 25-23, 25-23 win behind Kelsey Klausner's 6 kills.

No. 4 Grayslake North (13-24) also received 5 kills and 2 aces from Melanie Aikin and 16 assists and 8 digs from Lisa Lowry.

Warren d. Zion-Benton: At Grayslake North, the Blue Devils played without injured star Paige Jespersen but still won the Class 4A regional semifinal, as Jaime Dickinson slammed 8 kills in a 25-23, 25-21 victory.

No. 2 Warren (19-17), which will play No. 4 Grayslake North in Thursday's 6 p.m. regional final, also received 5 kills, 5 digs and 2 blocks from Stephanie Karlovicks. Rachel Ziegler dished out 9 assists and added 3 kills and 2 blocks for the Blue Devils. Dickinson hit 12 of 13 and recorded 9 digs. Kendall Farmer had 4 blocks and 2 kills.

Stevenson d. Lake Forest: At Lake Forest, the top-seeded Patriots disposed of the No. 18 seed and host school 25-22, 25-15, as Khaila Donaldson and Liza Pflugradt each slammed 7 kills.

Alexa Bykowski served 4 aces and lofted 9 assists for Stevenson (33-3), which advanced to Thursday's 6 p.m. regional final. Jenna Radtke had 4 kills and 3 solo blocks for the Patriots, while Donaldson and Elizabeth Shancer each had 10 digs.

Wauconda d. Regina Dominican: At North Chicago, the top-seeded Bulldogs had to fight hard to win their Class 3A regional semifinal, 25-20, 25-22.

Megan Tallman and Susan Karhoff each had 9 kills and 9 assists for Wauconda, while Karhoff and freshman Ashley Anderson each totaled 11 digs. Tallman added 2 aces and 2 blocks, as the Bulldogs advanced to Thursday's regional final against Grayslake Central.

Grayslake Central d. Vernon Hills: At North Chicago, Gabi Casper had 6 kills and 13 digs, as the second-seeded Rams captured a 25-18, 25-18 win over the No. 3 Cougars, who saw senior Shannon Nugent become their all-time kills leader.

Nugent had 6 kills on 21-of-23 hitting, while Jenn Claussen also had 6 kills for Vernon Hills (13-23). Mia Polisky had five. Nugent also was 11 of 12 on serve receive and registered a team-best 9 digs.

Grayslake Central also received 3 kills apiece from Alexandria Dahlstrom, Taylor O'Neil and Allie Daul. Hannah Thomas served 3 aces, and Dahlstrom delivered a pair.

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