Girls volleyball: Lakes stays hot, beats Antioch again

  • Lakes' Emma Martinez (12) celebrates with her teammates after defeating Antioch in the first game of Tuesday's girls volleyball match in Lake Villa.

      Lakes' Emma Martinez (12) celebrates with her teammates after defeating Antioch in the first game of Tuesday's girls volleyball match in Lake Villa. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Lakes' Ashley Smith (4) places the ball over Antioch's Maiah Moll (13) during Tuesday's girls volleyball match in Lake Villa.

      Lakes' Ashley Smith (4) places the ball over Antioch's Maiah Moll (13) during Tuesday's girls volleyball match in Lake Villa. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Lakes' Kelli Rettig (18) eyes an Antioch serve during Tuesday's girls volleyball match in Lake Villa.

      Lakes' Kelli Rettig (18) eyes an Antioch serve during Tuesday's girls volleyball match in Lake Villa. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Antioch's Morgan Meisinger (15) and Annika Lindstrom (10) go up for the block against Lakes' Kelli Rettig (18) during Tuesday's girls volleyball match in Lake Villa.

      Antioch's Morgan Meisinger (15) and Annika Lindstrom (10) go up for the block against Lakes' Kelli Rettig (18) during Tuesday's girls volleyball match in Lake Villa. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Antioch's Hannah Benes (3), Lexington McKillips (14) and Hailey Russo (35) celebrate a point over Lakes during Tuesday's girls volleyball match in Lake Villa.

      Antioch's Hannah Benes (3), Lexington McKillips (14) and Hailey Russo (35) celebrate a point over Lakes during Tuesday's girls volleyball match in Lake Villa. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Antioch's Annika Lindstrom (10) stretches to place the ball over the net during Tuesday's girls volleyball match against Lakes in Lake Villa.

      Antioch's Annika Lindstrom (10) stretches to place the ball over the net during Tuesday's girls volleyball match against Lakes in Lake Villa. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
By Bill Pemstein
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 10/15/2019 9:36 PM

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."

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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.

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