Schaumburg rises to the occasion at Maine East
Nov 4, 2014 10:49 PM -
Schaumburg's first sectional appearance in seven years came down to a third set on Tuesday night in Park Ridge. And it set up just fine for the Saxons, who realized they had some business to take of following the second set. "We might have come out a little overconfident (in the second set) because we won the first game kind of decisively," said Saxons senior slugger Oyinkan Akinola. "Then we realized this is a sectional match. There's no tomorrow if you lose. Everyone stepped up and did what they had to do." Akinola, who put down 5 of her match-high 19 kills in the final set, and the Saxons rose to the challenge to pull out a 25-14, 18-25, 25-21 triumph over No. 3-seeded Maine East in the Blue Demons' own Class 4A sectional.