Girls volleyball: Stevenson tops Lakes in Lake County showdown
In a battle of conference leaders in Lake County, Sophie Sorenson had 8 kills, and Stevenson defeated visiting Lakes 26-24, 25-16 in a nonconference girls volleyball match Tuesday night.
Stevenson, which is undefeated in the North Suburban Conference, improved to 23-11. Callie Grass added 4 kills for the Patriots, while Grace Tully was 55-of-55 setting with 20 assists. Stevenson received 3 kills apiece from Annie Armgardt, Makayla Uremovich and Lily Cozzi.
Lakes (22-7), which is undefeated in the Northern Lake County Conference, fell to 22-7. Kelli Rettig's 12 kills and 6 digs led the Eagles. Sara Smith added 4 kills, while Ashley Smith (9 digs), Devinn Bell (25 assists) and Keelan Bell added two apiece. Abby Vanderwall had 12 digs for Lakes.
Grayslake Central d. Antioch: Amber Moser had a career-high 13 kills, and the host Rams won 25-22, 25-20 on Senior Night in Northern Lake County Conference action.
Elisa Koshy dished out 29 assists and served 4 aces for Grayslake Central (21-13, 5-1). The Rams' other contributors included Cassidy Beshel (5 kills, 4 digs), Abby Marassa (8 digs), Maya Schnitzler (2 aces, 2 kills, 3 digs) and Emma Henne (2 kills, 2 digs).
"It was a great senior night win for us against a strong Antioch team," Rams coach Jason Janczak said. "Our girls played hard and were able to adjust to Antioch's offense and serves. Our seniors played for each other and their teammates tonight, and I am so proud of their efforts."
Carmel d. Marian Central: The Corsairs picked up their 20th win on their Senior Night, 25-13, 29-27 in East Suburban Catholic Conference action, as Tayah Farris had 9 kills.
Eileen Tarcha added 5 kills, while Mya Mainzer and Riley Clark contributed four each for Carmel (20-15, 2-5). Milana Moisio tallied 14 digs, and Patti Needham dished out 14 assists. Kaitlyn Donton lofted 8 assists and served 9 of 9.
The Corsairs honored their five seniors: Alyssa Dellert, Amber Dorn, Jolina Moisio, Casey Needham and Patti Needham. Dellert was just cleared to play after being diagnosed with mono.
"Everyone on the team was excited to have her back," Carmel coach David Pazely said.
The Corsairs will enter the state tournament next week with six wins in a row.
"We have grown in several ways and are looking like a playoff-ready team," Pazely said. "With 20 wins already, we are hungry for more and look to keep this winning streak alive for as long as we can."