Mid-Suburban East boys volleyball runner-up Prospect prevailed 26-24, 25-22 against West runner-up Schaumburg on Tuesday as MSL teams prepped for the postseason with divisional crossover matches.
Grant Andler had 10 kills, Jacob Schwister provided 21 assists and Eryk Krzyzak had 11 digs, 2 digs and went 11-for-11 on serve receive for Prospect (21-12).
The top two finishers in the East, Prospect and Prospect and Hersey, will be in the same regional hosted by Prospect next week. Hersey's first-rounder is 6 p.m. Tuesday against either Maine West or Senn, while Prospect has the following match against either Notre Dame or Christian Heritage Academy.
Victories for both MSL games would put them in a regional title matchup at 7 p.m. next Wednesday.
"I think our guys are looking forward to it," said Prospect coach Mike Riedy. "It's going to be at tough regional, that's for sure."
Schaumburg is also hosting a regional and will meet either St. Charles East or Elgin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Conant d. Wheeling: Patryk Openchowski had a team-high 11 kills and Jae Pyun contributed 10 as the host Cougars earned a 21-25, 25-17, 25-17 victory over the Wildcats in an MSL crossover matchup.
Nathan Armando had 28 setting assists for Conant, while Openchowski led the team in digs (23).
Rolling Meadows d. Hoffman Estates: The Mustangs prevailed 25-17, 25-22 as Tom Srnak (8 kills) and Tommy Murphy and Enrique Avellaneda (5 kills each) led the attack for Meadows (13-22).
Connor Rodheim led the attack for Hoffman Estates with 12 kills and Matt Orozco had a team-best 9 digs.
Palatine d. Buffalo Grove: Jakub Niedzwiecki supplied 18-for-23 hitting with 11 kills and Ryan Campbell had 7 kills to help Palatine past the Bison 16-25, 25-19, 25-13. Jake Boldog had 15 assists and Kyle Obernesser had 10 digs for the Pirates.
Elk Grove d. Fremd: Sam Ostlin had 8 kills and Ray Kraus 7 to help the Grenadiers prevail 22-25, 25-19, 25-19.
Karl Freidenfelds had 6 digs along with 10-for-10 serving and Kraus contributed 21 assists.
Fremd (12-21) was led by 10 digs from Sharief Scott, 7 kills from Tim Vandon and 3 blocks from Andrew Larson.