Carmel d. Lakes: Grace Schofield slammed 8 kills, as the Corsairs won 25-19, 25-21 in nonconference action.
Carmel (3-0) also received strong contributions from Grace Butler (6 kills, 11 assists, 7 digs), Cate Halverson (3 kills, 3 blocks), Sierra Kepski (12 digs), Taylor Luhr (4 kills), Morgan Meade (4 kills, 14 assists, 7 digs) and Elizabeth Tworek (3 aces, 5 digs).
Carmel opened up a 20-8 lead in the opening set, but Lakes wouldn't go down without a fight and made it close. The Eagles' momentum carried over into the second set and, for the first time this season, Carmel found itself trailing an opponent.
"Lakes is a solid team and played some good defense and caused us some problems," Corsairs coach David Pazely said. "The girls kept their heads and battled back to get the win. Our middles played well tonight and contributed effectively to the offense. Our setters found a good balance to our attack and we were able to get everyone involved."
Katie Billetdeaux had 5 kills and 3 blocks for Lakes. McKenna Lahr had 4 kills and 3 blocks, and Megan Behrendt totaled 3 kills, 3 aces and 5 digs.
"We enjoyed playing a competitive match and look forward to seeing Carmel in the Grayslake Central Ram Slam tournament over the weekend," Lakes coach Kate Cheek said.
Libertyville d. Evanston: The Wildcats won 25-14, 25-16 to improve to 7-1, as Alex Basler had 8 kills, while Hannah Zerwas added seven.
Erin Dunleavy had 5 kills, while Liz Apgar dished out 12 assists. Morgan O'Brien contributed 14 digs and 3 aces.
Glenbrook South d. Stevenson: Jori Radtke's 8 kills weren't enough for the Patriots, who fell 25-20, 26-28, 25-16.
Isabella Milejczyk added 6 kills for Stevenson (4-3).