The Earlville Red Raiders volleyball team ran its record this season to 14-3, handily defeating Midland in a nonconference meeting Monday, 25-11, 25-7.
Emma Benson with six ace serves and 15 assists, Elizabeth Browder with seven kills, Brynn Guelde and Nevaeh Sansone with five kills each and Alexis Olson with five digs spearheaded the Earlville attack.
St. Bede def. Seneca, 25-23, 25-22: With the loss, Seneca’s record slips to 10-4.
Ottawa 188, Seneca 188: At Deer Park, the host Pirates used 56s from Payton Bruck and Sam Riviera to win a fifth-score tiebreaker and score the victory led by Hannah Duggan’s team record-tying nine-hole round of 36. Zoe Harris (44), Caroline Cooney (48) and Brynne Sember (52) completed the Ottawa team score.
Laura Yegge (40), Julia Hogan (45), Addison Stiegler (51) and Brandi Johnson (52) made up Seneca’s team 188.
Serena 4, Earlville 2: In Little Ten action, the Huskers (10-3-1 overall, 5-1-1 LTC) earned the victory, breaking a 1-1 halftime tie with three straight second-half strikes. Cam Figgins (two goals, both assisted by Tanner Faivre), Faivre (Mason McNelis assist) and Hudson Stafford (Faivre assist) accounted for the Serena scoring, with Ben Shugrue making a dozen saves in goal.
Diego Vazquez (one goal, one assist), Griffin Cook (one goal) and Ryan Browder (one assist) accounted for the Red Raiders’ scoring.
Newark-Seneca 4, DePue-Hall 3 (2OT): In Little Ten play, the Norsemen survived a double-overtime thriller. Angel Fernandez scored twice for Newark, with Connor Morgan and Adrian Lleshi contributing one goal apiece.
Ottawa 6, Morris 0: At King Field in the opening round of the Interstate 8 Conference Tournament, the Pirates held a 1-0 lead at halftime before scoring five times in the second half to advance with a 6-0 victory. Ottawa defeated Morris by the same score on Sept. 1.
Senior forward Gio Resendez converted a pair of penalty kicks and scored three more times for an eye-popping five goals to put his season total at 40 and his career mark at 91, while teammate Brian Diederich found the back of the net three minutes into the second half to give the home team a two-goal lead.
Ottawa (13-3-1) will now play top-seeded Sycamore, a 9-0 victor over Sandwich, at a time and date to be determined.
— Check out mywebtimes.com to read Brian Hoxsey’s full story from Ottawa’s tourney-opening victory.
Streator 3, Kankakee 2: The Bulldogs ran their dual-meet record to 8-4 with the victory. Scoring wins for Streator were the No. 3 doubles team of Mina James and Maddie Wahl (6-1, 6-4), the No. 1 doubles team of Charlee Bourell and Syria Zuniga (6-3, 6-2) and No. 1 singles player Claire Vogel (6-0, 6-2).
Chicago Hope Academy 6, Marquette 0: At Altgeld Park in Chicago, Payton Gutierrez and Jacob Smith each rushed for 50 yards, while Smith and Andrew Hamm recorded eight tackles each for Marquette (0-4).