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Hard-hitting attack spells victory for Warren

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Vuk Jakovljevic had more kills than letters in his last name Wednesday night.

And Warren's volleyball team needed all them, as the Blue Devils rallied for an 18-25, 25-23, 25-20 win over host Highland Park in a nonconference match.

Jakovljevic slammed 18 kills and added 3 blocks.

Warren (2-0) also received 9 kills from Max Bongratz, 8 from Bryant Holland and 7 from Brian Erickson. Arvind Kouta dished out 27 assists for the Blue Devils, while Bongratz added 4 blocks. Mitch Maan de Kok contributed 3 blocks in the winning effort, while Sam Wilson registered a team-best 17 digs. Wilson and Kouta each served 2 aces.

Stevenson d. New Trier: Brad Tiller pounded 15 kills and recorded 4 blocks (1 solo), as the visiting Patriots won a thrilling season opener, 19-25, 25-12, 34-32.

Aaron Zalewski had 9 kills and 5 blocks (2 solos) for Stevenson, and Brett Lerner slammed 7 kills. Jonah May lofted 32 assists and tallied 4 assisted blocks. The Patriots' defense was led by Kevin Xu and Brian Dubinsky with 14 and 11 digs, respectively.

Lake Zurich d. Buffalo Grove: Matt Carmody hammered 12 kills, as the Bears pulled out a 29-27, 25-22 win in their season opener.

Pat Bush dished out 25 assists for Lake Zurich.

Carmel d. Lake Forest: Zach Rappe and Kyle Zeman had 11 and 8 kills, respectively, and the Corsairs won 25-23, 19-25, 25-17 in nonconference action.

Derek Clement added 5 kills for Carmel (2-0), while Matt Campbell tallied 29 assists.

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