Lem Turner registered 5 blocks, and Vernon Hills' boys volleyball team remained undefeated in the North Suburban Conference with a 25-23, 25-13 win over Lakes on Wednesday night.
The Cougars improved to 17-3 and 7-0 in the NSC.
"We played some pretty good team defense once we got engaged, and Lem Turner had a nice night," Vernon Hills coach Chris Curry said.
Lakes (12-9, 5-3) received 5 kills from Mason Solbrig and four from Richard Galat. Dalton Solbrig dished out 9 assists and served 3 aces, while Alex Verhagenhad 6 digs.
"We were right there in Set 1," Eagles coach Wayne Schultz said. "We made too many mistakes to start Set 2 against a strong Vernon Hills team that took advantage of our mistakes and played very well."
Stevenson d. Lake Forest: The Patriots stayed perfect in the North Suburban Conference, winning 25-12, 25-17, as Jonah May served 8 aces and dished out 15 assists on 32-of-32 setting. He also had 3 solo blocks and 2 kills.
Brett Lerner, Brad Tiller and Aaron Zalewski each pounded 5 kills for Stevenson (23-2, 7-0). Eric Chang contributed 4 kills.
Lake Zurich d. Grant: Matt Carmody and Brent Sweetwood slammed 7 and 6 kills, respectively, to lead the Bears to a 25-16, 25-11 win in the North Suburban Conference match.
Lake Zurich (11-13, 3-4) also received 4 kills from Jon Gaide. Pat Bush set 27 of 28 with 17 assists. The Bears got 3 blocks from Carmody and two apiece from Bush, Gaide and Sweetwood.
Grant's attack was led by Tom Blanchette, Frank Tokarz and Ron Torres with 3 kills apiece. Tony Catinelal lofted 7 assists, and Eduardo Castillo had 6 digs.
Mundelein d. Antioch: The Mustangs celebrated senior night with a 25-12, 25-7 win in a North Suburban Conference match.
Mustangs senior Blake Burton pounded 10 kills on 20-of-22 hitting and also delivered an ace, as his team won for the 10th time in its last 11 matches.
Mundelein (17-10, 5-2) also got 3 kills from Joey Tylka and two apiece from David Everding, Ian Turkula and Ceferino Salazar. Everding unleashed 4 aces, and Victor Magana set 23 of 23 with 8 assists.