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Fremd stays alive in MSL West chase

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Fremd's girls volleyball team got a nice bounce-back from Tuesday's two-game loss at Palatine.

Going up against Mid-Suburban West co-leader Schaumburg, the Vikings posted a 26-24, 25-19 victory behind the strong attack of Carly Roberts (7 kills), Lane Hindenburg (6) and Amy Andersen (3).

Jackie Mursuli (11 assists) and Roberts (9) ran the offense for the Vikings (11-8, 4-2), who are now tied for second with Schaumburg (4-2) in the West behind Barrington (5-1).

Maise Koo served 2 aces for Fremd while Aubrey Stegich collected 10 digs.

Schaumburg (11-7, 4-2) was led on attack by Oyinkan Akinola (5 kills), Jada Blackwell (4) Kiana Lewis (4) Melanie Meyer (3) and Lexi Ross (2).

Hersey d. Wheeling: Hersey improved to 11-9 and 5-1 in the MSL East with a 25-12 25-12 homecourt victory.

Kelly Hill (6 kills), Gabri Olhava (5), Liz Fuerst (5) and Courtney Stedman (4) led the Huskies' attack set by Stedman (9 assists), Carly Pisano (8 assists) and Caity Strowzewski (6 assists).

Megan Solans served 3 aces while Katie Krebs and Courtney Stedman each had 1.

Krebs led the back row with 12 digs. Olhava and Katie Rozanski each had 2 blocks.

"We wanted to make a statement starting the second half of conference play," said Hersey coach Nancy Lill. "We knew Wheeling was playing great ball as they had just beaten Elk Grove. Our girls came out on fire and played a very aggressive match, not allowing Wheeling to play its game."

The Wildcats (3-12, 1-5) were led on offense by Haley Singer (3 kills) and Lani Greenberg (2).

Rolling Meadows d. Elk Grove: Rolling Meadows (11-9, 4-2) remained tied for second in the MSL East after its 25-22, 25-16 victory.

Senior Jenny Vliet put down 7 kills while Ashley Montanez and Mia Harper each had 5. Harper's 15 digs led the back. Lauren Sokolowski had 11 digs and 2 aces.

Directing the Mustangs' offense were Sami Kay (13 assists) and Vliet (8).

Amber Lindfors (8 kills), Melissa Solorio (6) and Taylor Socha (5) led EG (13-14, 3-3) which received 15 assists from setter Kerry Souder.

Barrington d Hoffman: Christy Roney (5 kills), Chase Kingwill (4) and Claire Waliczek (3) were top contributors on attack for Barrington (7-8, 5-1) which won the MSL West match 25-20, 25-14.

Waliczek added 13 assists and a block while Ellie Lauderback served 5 aces.

Emily Casaletto (16 digs), Olivia Hagan (8) and Emily Watkins (8) paced the back row.

Hoffman (3-15, 1-5) was led on attack by Clare Shaffer (4 kills) and Stefanie Swan (3) while Jenny Avila served a pair of aces and Sarah Wille collected 7 digs.

Conant d. Palatine: SeniorJenn Donnell put down 14 kills while Sarah Manczko and Alyssa Wachal each had 6 to lead Conant to a 25-12, 19-25, 25-13 MSL West victory.

Drea Catalano (4 kills) and DeeDee Durr (3) were other top attackers in the Cougars' offense set by Sarah Mazurek (19 assists) and Elise Ambrose (8).

Kari Thomsen led the back row for Conant (8-12, 3-3) with 12 digs against the Pirates (4-13, 1-5).

Leyden d. Proviso East: Senior outside hitter Kelly Murphy put down 11 kills to lead the Eagles attack in a 25-18, 25-19 triumph.

Maine West def Deerfield: The Warriors improved to 11-7 and 3-2 with a 23-25, 25-18, 25-13 in the Central Suburban North.

Allison Grzebien put down 15 kills, followed by Brittany Collins (5), Julia Huinker (4) and Magda Czerlonko (3)

They took their cues from setter Kassidy Riportella, who finished with 29 assists., 10 service points, 1 kill and 1 ace.

"The team had a great practice Wednesday and worked on skills and chemistry," said Maine West coach Randy Tiller. "Everyone's skills showed improvement tonight, and even our huddles were more productive.

"Riportella is exerting her senior leadership and the team is responding. We'll keep working harder in the practice gym to get everyone ready for a tough week next week."

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