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Mundelein takes third at Hoffman Estates

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  • Mundelein's David Everding blocks a spike by Larkin's Dan Horist at Hoffman Estates on Saturday.

       Mundelein's David Everding blocks a spike by Larkin's Dan Horist at Hoffman Estates on Saturday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein's Jake Langlie returns a serve from Larkin at Hoffman Estates on Saturday.

       Mundelein's Jake Langlie returns a serve from Larkin at Hoffman Estates on Saturday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 
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Sam Nelson, Roman Tkachuk and David Everding led the way as Mundelein's boys volleyball team opened the season by finishing third in the Hoffman Estates invitational.

The Mustangs went 3-2, outlasting the host Hawks 25-17, 23-25, 25-19 in the third-place match. Mundelein fell to Naperville Central 25-9, 25-10 in the semifinals after defeating West Chicago (25-9, 25-11) and Larkin (25-16, 15-12) and losing to Hoffman Estates (25-23, 26-24) in pool play.

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"Great invite," Mundelein coach George Dressen Jr. said. "The team played strong."

Nelson pounded a team-best 26 kills and served 9 aces, while Tkachuk slammed 20 kills and posted a team-best 12 blocks. Everding dished out 75 assists and served 11 aces in the tournament.

The Mustangs' other contributors included Danny Lake (16 kills), Luke Ramer (15 kills, 5 blocks) and Jake Langlie (25 digs). Nelson and Everding had 26 and 22 digs, respectively.

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