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Hersey reclaims MSL East lead

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Hersey completed the first half of its Mid-Suburban East girls volleyball schedule on Tuesday night.

The Huskies find themselves in a familiar position -- first place.

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The 10-time defending champs made a dramatic rally in Game 2 for a 22-25 25-16 25-13 at the Jean Walker Field House.

After winning Game 1, Prospect led 8-0 in Game 2 when the Huskies stormed back into contention.

Senior Megan Solans led the Huskies' comeback with 5 aces.

"Prospect played hard and pushed us throughout the match, especially early on," said Hersey coach Nancy Lill, whose team is 10-9 and 4-1. "We hurt ourselves early on with too many unforced errors."

Solans also had 13 digs and 3 kills.

"Megan Solans provided a much-needed spark with serving and all-around play and helped us to snap out of our funk," Lill added. "It is always great to walk away with a win in division play."

Liz Fuerst (11 kills) walked out of the gym with a match-high 11 kills, followed by teammates Courtney Stedman (4 kills), Katie Rozanski (4), Kelly Hill (3) and Gabri Olhava (3 kills).

Carly Pisano (11 assists, 4 aces), Stedman (8 assists) and Caity Strowzewski (12-of-13) handled the setting chores while Katie Krebs collected 18 digs and Stedman 9.

Prospect (7-11, 1-4) was led by Carly Thompson (8 kills, 3 blocks) while Sarah Cutuaia had 16 digs and Michelle Haaning 12.

Wheeling d. Elk Grove: Deanna Kuzmanic (3 kills, 11 assists), Lani Greenberg (4 kills, 6 blocks), Alex Laurenoa (3 kills) and Elizabeth Smith (4 kills) led the Wheeling attack in a 15-25, 25-21, 25-22 MSL East victory over visiting Elk Grove (13-13, 3-2).

Laurenao and Kuzmanic also had 2 aces apiece while Sabrina Semeria (5 assists), Haley Singer (2 assists) and Lindsay Figureroa (4 assists) also helped set up kills.

Laurenao's 30 digs paced the back row for the Wildcats (2-12, 1-4).

Buffalo Grove d. Rolling Meadows: Alaina Murphy put down 14 kills and Colleen Nowlan added 5 as visiting BG (6-7, 3-2) won 25-22, 20-25, 25-11 in the MSL East.

Sarah Rivera added 3 kills with 9 digs while Lea Mascio pinto also had 9 digs. Marie Georgoulis handed out 19 assists.

Meghan Chareter served 4 aces for the Bison while teammate Katelyn Sommers added 3.

Sami Kay served 3 aces for Meadows (10-9, 3-2), which was led on attack by Hannah Mickey (5 kills), Ashley Montanez (5 kills), Lauren Sokolowski (3), Jenny Vliet (2), Mia Harper (3) and Brice Calzaretta (2 kills), Vliet also had 8 assists while Kay had 6.

Barrington d Conant: Barrington (6-8, 4-1) remained tie for first in the MSL West after 19-25, 27-25, 25-16 victory in Hoffman Estates.

Christy Roney (8 kills), Megan Talbot (6) and Emily Watkins (5 kills) led the Fillies' attack set by Claire Waliczek (21 assists, 12 digs, 2 aces).

Teammate Emily Casaletto added 22 digs and 2 aces while Olivia Hagan contributed 16 digs.

Jenn Donnell led the Cougars (7-12, 2-3) with 7 kills and 3 blocks while Sarah Manczko and DeeDee Durr each had 2 blocks. Teammate Drea Catalano was 10-of-10 on serve receive.

Schaumburg d. Hoffman: Kiana Lewis (6 aces) put down 8 kills while Hannah Moore, Jada Blackwell and Oyinkan Akionla each had 3 for Schaumburg (12-6, 4-1) in a 25-14, 25-11 win at Hoffman (3-14, 1-4).

Blackwell handed out 12 assists while Megan Hayes had 5. Sarah Stuehm led the defense with 11 digs.

Andrea Wolinski and Isabella Zach each had 3 kills for the Hawks while Clare Shaffer collected 8 digs.

Glenbrook North d. Maine West: Glenbrook North won the CSL North match 25-11, 25-19 in Northbrook.

Brittany Collins (5 kills, 1 block) and Allison Grzebien (3 kills) led the Warriors' attack set by Kassidy Riportella (11 assists).

"GBN is a strong team," said West coach Randy Tiller, whose team is 10-8 and 2-2 "They have great middles. We didn't block them well, so we couldn't get into our normal rhythm in Set 1. We came to life in Set 2.

"Abbi (Donovan)'s service run that tied the set ignited our offense. Collins, Maldonado and Grzebien lit it up in the middle of the set. We just couldn't stop their late run. We'll work harder in the practice gym to strengthen our middle defense,"

Joliet Catholic d. St. Viator: Joliet Catholic posted a 25-13, 25-13 win in the East Suburban Catholic Conference match in Arlington Heights.

Mary Cleary (3 kills), Megan Mueller (2 kills) and Molly Ziegler (2 kills, 7 assists) led the Lions (12-9, 1-2).

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