Prospect, BG team up against cancer

Updated 10/4/2012 10:38 PM

As usual, a big crowd showed up at the Jean Walker Field House Thursday night for the fifth annual "Volley For a Cure."

While the fans saw an exciting girls volleyball match in which host Prospect won 24-26, 25-21, 25-23, the most important numbers came in the amount of money raised for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which focuses on breast cancer awareness.

Knights coach Mike Riedy said about $7,000 will be donated, lifting the five-year total to nearly $35,000.

Buffalo Grove junior varsity player Lizzy Petitt sang the national anthem.

"Unbelievable," Riedy said. "When she sings, you get the chills it's so good. The whole night was awesome across the board.

"The drum line and pom-pons were great. The BG kids were great. Our kids were great. And it was great to have Sandy Pifer (former Prospect hall of fame volleyball coach) and Bob Frisk (Daily Herald legend and hall of famer) at the match."

Senior Holly Hunt put down 13 kills and Carly Thompson 7 for the Knights (9-13, 3-6) who received 18 assists from Bree Geweniger and 15 from Maggie Haaning.

BG (11-12, 5-4) was led by Alicia Kantor (6 kills), Alaina Murphy (5), Mary Zawlocki (5), Alyssa Mills (5) and Bailey North (3). Bison setter Marie Georgoulis handed out 25 assists.

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