Girls volleyball: Huntley, South Elgin earn conference titles
With a 25-5, 25-16 victory over Hampshire on Tuesday, Huntley clinched a share of the Fox Valley Conference championship.
The Red Raiders improved to 29-5 overall and 16-1 in the FVC, one game ahead of Crystal Lake Central. Huntley can win the championship outright by beating Burlington Central in its regular season finale Thursday.
Ashley Konecki served 3 of Huntley's 5 aces and had 12 service points. Her 8 kills were second to Emma Konie's 9. Katelyn Bower added 4 kills and Allyson Panzloff 3. Bower, Konecki and Panzloff combined for 13 blocks; Taylor Jakubowski set 23 assists and Josie Schmitendorf led in digs with 9.
South Elgin d. Glenbard East 25-22, 25-10: For the first time in school history, the Storm (26-7, 8-1) earned the Upstate Eight Conference title. Angelina Negron and Alyssa Worden led the offense with 12 kills and 9 kills, respectively. Worden also had 13 digs and Allison Cunniffe finished with 28 assists.
West Aurora d. Plainfield South 25-15, 25-9: The Blackhawks (25-8, 9-1) currently hold a share of the Southwestern Prairie Conference lead with Minooka and Plainfield North, and will play Plainfield North on Thursday for the title.
Chloey Myers had 10 kills and a block for West Aurora, Olivia McPherson had 9 digs and 8 kills, and Jenna Millen had 19 assists and 3 digs.
Crystal Lake Central d. Dundee-Crown 25-11, 25-7: The Tigers could not be stopped Tuesday night. Jenna Brown had 8 assists and 3 digs for the Chargers (8-20, 3-14) while Natalia Smiech finished with 4 kills.
McHenry d. CL South 20-25, 25-22, 25-21: After winning the first set, the Gators played strong but could not get enough going to stop McHenry. Jessie Proszenyak had 17 digs and 8 kills for CL South (18-15, 8-9) and Jenna Rhoades had 26 assists.
Batavia d. Wheaton North 25-19, 25-23: The Bulldogs (11-23, 3-4) dominated the first set and came behind in the second set to finish the match in fifth place in the DuKane Conference. Priya Dave' led Batavia with 24 assists and 5 digs, Alexis Whelpley added 9 kills, Amanda Otten finished with 3 blocks, and Kyra Taylor had 8 kills, 5 digs and an ace.
Streamwood d. Larkin 26-24, 25-18: The Sabres (9-21, 3-6) won thanks to strong games from Mariely Sotelo (8 kills, 10 digs), Kaylee Angle (2 kills), Peyton Hedger (2 kills), Natlie Stoch (2 kills, 7 digs), Vivian Sumoski (3 kills, 1 block), Mary Rackow (9 assists), Leandra Gottschalk (10 assists) and Hannah Jenig (10 digs).