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Ending the high school career of a player who’s exhibited excellence would require matching it. “We talked about being excellent tonight,” Grayslake Central coach Jason Janczak said after his volleyball girls rallied past Wauconda 19-25, 25-21, 25-14 to win a Class 3A regional-final thriller at North Chicago Thursday night. The Rams weren’t perfect, but when the opponent features one of the best volleyball players Lake County has seen the last four seasons, grinding works just as well as excellent execution. Wauconda senior setter/outside hitter Megan Tallman pounded 16 kills, dished out 15 assists and recorded 15 digs in her finale, as her future Indiana University assistant coach sat in attendance. Tallman committed to IU last year and will sign her national letter of intent next month. While Grayslake Central improved to 24-13 and earned a berth in Tuesday’s 7 p.m. Marian Central sectional semifinal against the host school, Wauconda finished 22-13.