Mundelein's girls volleyball team treated a large turnout by playing a thrilling match on its home court.
The best part for the Mustangs was that they rallied for a 10-25, 25-17, 25-22 win over Barrington in nonconference action Thursday night.
"Largest crowd in years," Mundelein coach George Dressen Jr. said. "Great match. It felt like the state finals. Big win."
Yasmeen Johnson pounded 9 kills for Mundelein (2-1), while Madi Wilcox set 61 of 62 with 21 assists. Emily Dunkin delivered 5 kills, and three other Mustangs -- Wilcox, Sarah Bregenzer and Alyssa Wilson -- slammed 3 apiece. Bregenzer and Wilcox had 3 and 2 blocks, respectively.
"Proud of both teams for great sportsmanship," Dressen said.
Lake Zurich d. Buffalo Grove: Sydney Glover had 7 kills and 3 blocks, as the Bears won 25-13, 25-19 to improve to 2-0.
Kiley McPeek and Mallory Parsons added 5 kills apiece for Lake Zurich, and Kristen Walding lofted 22 assists. Ashley Dina totaled 14 digs. Mickenzie Andrews chipped in 3 blocks and 2 kills.
Stevenson d. Glenbrook South: Khaila Donaldson knocked down 7 kills and registered 9 digs, and Alex Bychowski lofted 18 assists on 50-of-51 setting, as the Patriots improved to 3-0 with a 25-20, 25-14 win.
Stevenson also received 5 kills from Jen Kapov and four apiece from Grace Duffy and Wichita State-bound Kara Maleski. Maleski also had 2 solo and 3 assisted blocks. Jori Radtke served a pair of aces.
Fremd d. Vernon Hills: The Cougars lost 25-19, 25-16, despite 3 kills from Val Barybina and 3 aces from Emilia Jaskowska.
Jade Goldfusky notched 11 digs for Vernon Hills (1-1).
Lakes d. Waukegan: Sophomore Megan Behrendt led the way with 8 kills, 8 digs and 3 aces, and senior Haley Halberg had 4 solo blocks and 2 aces, as the Eagles and new head coach Katie Cheek won 25-14, 25-8.
Freshman McKenna Lahr added 4 kills for Lakes (2-0),and sophomore Maddie Demo dished out 10 assists.