Lakes didn't blink at the idea of having to knock off the host school.
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The Eagles swept Antioch 25-23, 25-21 in a regional play-in game on Antioch's own floor.
Dalton Solbrig led Lakes with 9 kills and 7 digs while Avery Brodde and Nick Halberg each had 5 kills. Halberg also had 4 blocks while Brodde added 3 blocks.
Colton Jewell added 7 service aces for the Eagles.
Libertyville d. Carmel: Libertyville has been playing its best volleyball over the last two weeks and that trend continued in a regional play-in win over host Carmel, 25-17, 25-17.
Marc Laska led the way with 8 kills while Zac Hauser and Pete Feely added 4 blocks apiece.
Stevenson d. North Chicago: In regional play-in action at Highland Park, Stevenson swept North Chicago, 25-10, 25-14.
Stevenson, which pulls to 18-18 on the season, got a team-high 9 kills out of Grant Maleski.
Setters Nicholas Perozzi and Jeffrey Wang finished with 19 and 10 assists respectively for Stevenson. Wang also had a team-high 5 digs while teammate Timothy Park added 4 digs.
Waukegan d. Grant: Grant's season came to an end as Waukegan got a 25-19, 26-24 victory in first-round regional action at Antioch.