Girls volleyball: Carmel outlasts JCA in 3 sets
Annie Bart and Riley Clark each had 9 kills, and Carmel Catholic's girls volleyball team outlasted host Joliet Catholic Academy 25-19, 16-25, 25-14 in East Suburban Catholic Conference action Tuesday night.
The Corsairs (23-3, 4-1) also received 21 assists from Kaitlyn Donton and 8 kills and 2 aces from Mya Mainzer. Bart had 11 digs and 2 blocks, as well, while Clark also collected 1 2 blocks. Carmel's other contributors included Shannon Brennan (11 assists), Ally DiBartolo (9 digs), Tayah Farris (4 kills, 3 blocks), Milana Moisio (17 digs) and Eileen Tarcha (4 kills, 16 digs).
"JCA was exactly what we needed at this point in the season, a well-coached team that was going to challenge us to play at a high level in order to earn a win," Carmel coach David Pazely said. "Thankfully our players were able to work through their early mistakes and execute down the stretch."
Grayslake North d. Zion-Benton: The visiting Knights won 23-8, 25-20, despite playing without four starters due to injury and illness.
Grayslake North (15-10) was led by Alyssa Gerzel with 11 kills. Jessica Pozezinski had 3 aces and 8 digs, Serina Low added 2 block kills, and Abby Cunningham dished out 12 assists.
Hoffman Estates d. Wauconda: Delany Lemay slammed 10 kills for the visiting Bulldogs, who lost the nonconference match 14-25, 25-22, 25-23.
Riley Aldrich had 33 assists, 10 digs, 2 blocks and 2 aces for Wauconda (13-14), which also got 9 kills from Aisa Naylor. Nicole Callahan and Tara Bierdz contributed 6 kills apiece, and Mackenzie Arden had 10 digs.
Stevenson d. Waukegan: Amanda Holsen's 13 kills and 2 aces led the visiting Patriots to the North Suburban Conference win.
Lily Cozzi added 5 kills and 11 digs for Stevenson (14-7, 4-0), while Emma Potocki also had 5 kills. Emerson Kouri and Abby Keevins each served 2 aces, and Grace Tully delivered 23 assists.