Junior Amber Lindfors (6 kills, 2 blocks) and senior Melissa Solorio (3 kills, 1 block) led the attack for Elk Grove which defeated host Leyden 25-17, 25-18 in the nonconference girls volleyball match on Thursdsay.
Kerry Souder handed out 11 assists and also had a kill for the Grens (6-8).
Taylor Brown and Solorio each served 3 aces while Taylor Socha had 2 against the host Eagles (5-5).
St. Viator d. Vernon Hills: The Lions improved to 9-4 with the 26-24, 25-14 triumph at Vernon Hills (3-9).
Niles North d. Maine West: Marquette-bound senior outside hitter Taylor Louis put down 14 kills to help lead the Vikings (11-4, 1-1) to a 25-20, 25-21 victory in the Central Suburban North match in Skokie.
Maine West (7-3, 1-1) received 4 kills apiece from Allison Grzebien and Andrea Maldonado.
Julia Huinker added 3 kills while Alyssa Suriano and Brittany Collins each had 2. Setter Kassidy Riportella collected 15 assists with 1 kill.
"We were prepared to defend against Taylor (Louis) but Niles North brought more," said Warriors coach Randy Tiller. "They had a balanced, two-hitter attack (Amanda Green added 8 kills).
"We adjusted and matched them well in Set 2. We didn't stop them when we needed to, in the final five points. I'm disappointed with our scoring production in Set 2. They held us to 5 kills. That speaks to their strong defense. We'll work to be ready for them in round two."