Girls volleyball: Lakes stays hot, beats Antioch again
Rivalry match in Lake Villa. Lakes facing sister school Antioch. Similar sets.
First set: Lakes holds a 16-15 lead. Molly Reuland goes in to serve for the Eagles. She uses a few kills from Devinn Bell, and the lead is 22-16.
Second set: Antioch has the 16-15 lead. Amelia Plohg goes in to serve for the Eagles. Three kills from Kelli Rettig. A block from Bell. The Eagles lead is 21-17.
Lakes held serve at home on Tuesday night, winning 25-17, 25-19 to improve to 22-10 and 4-0 in the Northern Lake County Conference. Antioch, which also lost to the Eagles in the Sequoits' tournament on Saturday, fell to 24-9 and 4-1 in the NLCC.
Rettig, who will play at Marian University in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, blasted 13 kills and added 6 digs.
"It's about staying levelheaded," Rettig said. "And working out every play."
Bell dished out 24 assists, notched 8 digs and added 3 kills.
"Antioch stepped it up," Bell said. "That's our rival school. We were really nervous for this game."
Antioch had back-to-back aces from Hannah Benes and Maiah Moll in the opening set but never led. Another ace from Lexington McKillips pulled Antioch within 15-13.
The first set ended with Bell at the line. Emma Martinez used a dump shot to score, and Paula Ceneac ended the set with a kill.
"I'm really proud of my girls," said Lakes coach Katie Cheek, whose Eagles won Antioch's tournament. "Antioch always brings their 'A' game when they come here."
Antioch had some momentum in the second set. With Hailey Russo at the serving line, the Sequoits used a kill from McKillips and pulled within one point.
Moll finished with 17 assists, while McKillips had 7 kills. Benes tallied 7 digs, and Russo contributed 3 kills and 1 ace.
For Lakes, Reuland had 3 kills and 2 blocks. Ashley Smith added 4 kills and 3 digs.