Girls volleyball: Hersey nets 17th straight MSL East title
The dominating streak continues for Hersey's girls volleyball team.
The Huskies won their 17th straight Mid-Suburban East championship (co-title with Buffalo Grove last year) under coach Nancy Lill (998 career wins) with a 25-14, 25-12 triumph over visiting Wheeling on Tuesday night at the Ken Carter Gymnasium.
Hersey (20-3, 9-0) will visit Fremd (21-3, 9-0), which clinched the MSL West Tuesday night, a week from Wednesday at 7 p.m. for the MSL title.
Kati Kaburov (10 kills), Nora Zielke (5 kills), Kaiya Eshoo (4 kills, 30 assists), Juliette van den Herik (7 kills), Janine Boyan (2 kills), Kate Lubbe (1 kill), Sydney Pape (10 digs 1 ace), Kayla Kamp (4 digs) and Morgan Breden (3 kills) were each honored before Tuesday's match for Senior Night.
Wheeling (11-16, 3-6) was led on attack by Emily Lacaeyse (3 kills) and Ally Ferraro (2) while Grace Zambrano had 4 assists and 4 digs.
Palatine d. Barrington: Host Palatine (18-9, 7-2) posted a 26-24, 25-19 win to lock up second place in the MSL West behind Fremd.
Emily Campe (10 kills), Karina Szafraniec (7), Jillian Smith 6), Sarah Elischer (3) and Sydney Wiebe (2) led the attack set by Allison Drake (27 assists).
Smith led with 6 digs while Delany Dolen added five.
Attack leaders for Barrington (15-13, 5-4) were Jessica Horwath (9 kills), Noelle Daehler (4 kills) and Campbell Paris (4 kills).
Other key players were Amanda Cleary (1 aces, 4 digs), Amelia Sigaev (12 assists), Arianna Armando (2 digs, 1 aces, 2 points), Felicia Guagliardo (11 assists, 5 digs) and Alyssa Rodda (2 digs).
Conant d. Hoffman Estates: Host Conant (13-14, 4-5) posted a 26-24 25-14 MSL West victory over Hoffman (7-13, 1-8), which was led by Patricia Wadas (12 kills, Niyah McAllister (3 kills) and Nora Rakoci (3).
Ashley Poland (8 digs, 2 aces) and Cassidy Ryan (7) led the Hawks' back row.
Prospect d. Elk Grove: Visiting Prospect (16-7, 7-2) won the MSL East match a 25-10, 25-22 as Grace Cacini (8 kills) and Annie Wiley (3) led the attack set by Sarah Skaggs (10 assists).
Wiley also had 4 blocks while Mia Farraday made 16 digs for the Knights, who received 3 aces from Kasi Acosta.
Kaitlin Ingebrigsten (7 kills, 1 block) and Megan Murray (20 digs, 1 ace) led EG (3-27, 0-9)
Buffalo Grove d. Rolling Meadows: Shannon Coglianese (8 kills) and Megan Mitsunaga (7 kills) led the attack for visiting BG (13-16, 6-3) in a 25-8, 25-23 MSL East win over Meadows (8-21, 2-7). BG's Claire Schneider handed out 19 assists while teammate Ella McBride had 5 digs.
Leyden d. Morton: Led by Kinga Nowacyk (4 kills, 2 aces), Summer Mohammad (5 kills), Jocelyn Escamilla (12 assists, 2 aces) and Hannah Stocks (5 aces), visiting Leyden earned a 25-11, 25-22 win.
Joliet Catholic d. St. Viator: Joliet Catholic posted a 25-16, 25-13 ESCC win over host St. Viator (13-19, 1-4), which was led by Marie Torosian (5 kills) and Marcelina Gorney (4) on attack.
Harper d. Milwaukee Area Technical: The Hawks posted a 25-19. 25-12, 25-18 win to improve to 9-0 in the N4C, clinching at lest a tie for the league title.
Kathleen (Gueco) Alimoron, Ashley Rothenberg and Kayla Agoranos were honored on Sophomore Night.
Amelia Reiter (9 kills), Rugile Jaciunas (6) and Rachel Kandefer (6) led the Hawks' attack.