Girls volleyball: Barrington, Fremd still tied in MSL West
Barrington's girls volleyball team drew to within one win of playing in the Mid-Suburban League girls volleyball championship match for the first time since 2013.
The Fillies (19-9, 8-1) won 24-21, 25-13 at Schaumburg on Tuesday night to remain tied for first with Fremd in the MSL West.
Barrington can earn at least a share of the title and a MSL title game appearance (thanks to the tiebreaker) with a win against visiting Palatine on Thursday.
Leading the Fillies' attack on Tuesday were Peyton Tilly (12 kills, 2 digs, 2 aces, 7 points, 1 block) and Bailey Madrzyk (5 kills, 4 points, 1 aces, 5 digs).
Tara Kozak (23 assists, 2 kills, 3 digs) and Sabrina Loutos (10 assists, 2 points) directed the offense.
Other key performers were Paige Ramel (3 kills, 1 blocks), Ola Magiera (2 kills, 1 block), Lauren Carder (2 points), Arianna Armando (2 digs, 1 point), Noelle Daehler (3 kills, 1 block) and Mia Ruffolo (7 digs, 2 aces, 6 points).
Schaumburg stands at 10-12 and 5-4.
Fremd d. Conant: Defending MSL West champion Fremd (18-5, 8-1) remained tied for first in the division with a 25-16, 25-16 win over visiting Conant (10-17, 2-7). Breslin Reid and Heidi Sayre each had 6 kills to lead the Vikings' offense set by Lydia Vander Ark (8 assists) and Rian Baker (8 assists).
Maddie Aichinger led the back row with 15 digs while Reid had 7. Claudia Wala had 2 blocks.
Yuri Hara and Bella DiPaolo led Conant with 3 kills apiece while Fiona Fennelly handed out 10 assists. Hara also had 9 digs.
Hersey d. Elk Grove: Fifteen-time defending champion Hersey (18-5, 8-1) moved to within one win of earning at least a tie for the MSL East title with a 25-17, 25-16 on the Huskies' Senior Night at the Ken Carter Gymnasium.
"It was a fun night to honor our six seniors," said Hersey coach Nancy Lill referring to Alessia Olhava (3 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs), Lauren Solans (1 ace), Nicole Anderson (1 kill, 1 block), Katie Moreno (4 digs), Julianna Carusiello (6 digs, 1 ace) and Sierra Shirley. "They all contributed to this team win."
Juniors Kati Kaburov (7 kills, 3 aces), Janine Boyan (4 kills, 2 blocks), Juliette Vandenherik (2 kills) and Kaiya Eshoo (14 assists, 9 digs, 1 kill) also made significant contributions for the Huskies, who face Wheeling on Thursday.
Rolling Meadows d. Prospect: Host Rolling Meadows (16-17, 5-4) earned a 20-25, 25-18, 25-22 win in the MSL East.
Ashlyn Ryan (11 kills), Eleanor Errico (5 kills), Elise Kowalski (4) and Leticia Avellaneda (3) led the Mustangs;' attack set by Natalie Klancnik (21 assists, 7 digs). Ryan also had a team-high 10 digs followed by Sophia Salemi (9) while Patrycja Winnicki collected 2 blocks.
Setter Sarah Skaggs had 19 assists and 16 digs for the Knights (15-14, 3-6) who also received 11 kills from Emma Cogan, followed by Grace Cacini (5), Elizabeth Abraham (4) and Sloane Petlak (3). Ashley Adams had 10 digs while Cacin and Alexa Petricca each served an ace.
Palatine d. Hoffman Estates: Haley Holz (10 kills), Emily Campe (9 kills), Karina Szafraniec (3 kills) and Kelsey Bauer (2 kills, 5 aces) led the offense for host Palatine (18-9, 5-4) in the MSL West win.
Allison Drake collected 20 assists while Meghan Lambke had 4 assists, 8 digs and was 7-of-7 serve receiving. Lauren Henning was 8-of-9 serving with 2 aces. She also had 5 digs. Sarah Elischer collected 2 blocks.
Hoffman (1-6, 0-9) was led by Patricia Wadas (8 kills), Niyah McAllister (3 kills) Ashley Poland (12 digs) and Jenny Santos (6 digs).
Joliet Catholic d. St. Viator: Joliet Catholic posted a 25-18, 25-19 ESCC win over visiting St. Viator (16-17, 1-5) which was led on attack by Carrie Leazer and Kate Nottoli, who each had 6 kills. Vicky Gorny added 5 while Erin Aldana had 16 assists and Katherine Drab 3.
Leazer (15 digs) and Taylor Pfaller (12) led the back row.
Leyden d. Proviso East: Senior outside hitter Destiny Corral had 5 kills and a pair of ace to help lead the host Eagles to a 25-12, 25-8 triumph in the West Suburban Gold.