Impressive start helps Vernon Hills past Zion-Benton
May 6, 2015 10:22 PM - Forget for a moment that first set on Wednesday night in Vernon Hills, which ended firmly in favor of the hosts. Now, that second set against visiting Zion-Benton? Well worth the price of admission. It wouldn't have been out of place as a boys volleyball sectional final. The Zee-Bees (21-4) stormed to a quick 9-4 lead. And then things tightened up in a hurry, as the serving of Isaiah Liu helped the Cougars' cause. By the time Dylan DeBoer (9 kills) went into serve, it was knotted up at 14-14. Yes, it went the distance and more. In this statement match for Vernon Hills (15-6, 6-2), the Cougars prevailed in two sets -- 25-18, 29-27.