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Strong showing from Hersey at Lake Park

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Hersey's girls volleyball team tuned up for the Buffalo Grove Class AA regional on Saturday by posting a 4-1 record in the Lake Park tourney.

The Huskies (22-13) defeated Addison Trail (25-15 20-25 15-9) and Dundee-Crown (25-18 25-23) in pool play on Friday night.

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They fell to Buffalo Grove (21-25, 25-23, 17-18) in the quarterfinals before defeating Bartlett (25-13, 25-17) and Dundee-Crown again (25-10 26-24).

For the tourney, sophomore Liz Fuerst led the Huskies' attack with 28 kills, followed by Gabri Olhava (24), Courtney Stedman (22), Megan Solans (19), Caity Strozewski (14) and Jola Ignaciuk (4).

Stedman (56 assists) and Carly Pisano (35) handled most of the setting chores for the Mid-Suburban East champs while senior libero Katie Krebs collected 89 digs and Solans 50.

Olhava had a team-high 16 blocks, followed by Fuerst (14) and Ignaciuk (8).

"We had a strong tournament," said Hersey coach Nancy Lill. "We dropped a match to BG with a shortened 15-point third game in a capped score of 18-17.

"Buffalo Grove played some very solid volleyball and we committed too many unforced errors. We are looking forward to the possibility of playing them again Tuesday. We look at it as having the chance to finish the match or change the outcome."

No. 11 seed BG, hosting the Class AA regional, will play No. 19 Deerfield in Monday's 7 p.m. play-in match. The winner plays No. 6 Hersey on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Conant (17-18) earned the consolation championship at Lake Park, winning three of its five matches.

Jenn Donnell (38 kills), DeeDee Durr (20), Sarah Manczko (19), Alyssa Wachal (16) and Daniele Sortino (10) led the attack for the Cougars, who are also in the BG sectional.

Manczko also had 8 blocks while Sarah Mazurek set the offense with 70 assists.

No. 14 seed Conant meets No. 19 Palatine in Monday's 6 p.m. play-in match of the BG sectional. The winner plays No. 3 Stevenson at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Immaculate Conception Invite: Wheeling (7-28) went 2-3 in to place fourth in the six-team invite.

The Wildcats were led on attack by Deanna Kuzmanic (15 kills), Elizabeth Smith (13), Lani Greenberg (10), Haley Singer (9) and Timber Terrell (9). Alex Laureano had 60 digs for the Wildcats while Sabrina Semeria (37 assists) and Kuzmanic (36 assists) set the offense. Kuzmanic and Greenberg also had 4 blocks apiece.

No. 20 seed Wheeling meets No. 13 Mundelein in Monday's 6 p.m. play-in match of the Waukegan regional. No. 12 Rolling Meadows faces No. 22 Waukegan in the 7 p.m. play-in.

LyonsTownship tournament; Prospect (12-22) went 1-4 in the tourney, defeating Hinsdale Central and falling to New Trier. Naperville Central, Whitney Young and Marian Catholic.

The No. 17-seeded Knights will face No. 19 Highland Park in Monday's 6 p.m. play-in match of the Highland Park regional. The winner meets top-seeded Lake Zurich in Tuesday's semifinals.

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