The Somonauk volleyball team battled back after dropping the opening set to Hinckley-Big Rock in Thursday’s Little Ten Conference match, but the Royals were able to earn a 25-12, 15-25, 25-18 victory in Hinckley.
The Bobcats (3-7, 1-3) received great efforts from Josie Rader (eight kills, 13 digs), Baylee Ohlson (six kills), Haley McCoy (11 digs), Amelia Grace (nine digs, two aces) and Riley Snider (12 assists) in the loss.
“It was a tight match against HBR tonight with a lot of great energy and plays throughout the three games,” Somonauk coach Aleesha Carlson said.
Ottawa def. Plano, 25-20, 25-17: At Plano, the Pirates topped the host Reapers in Interstate Eight Conference play.
Ottawa was led by five kills from Mel Pries, with other fine efforts from Alyssa Malmassari (four kills, three aces), Ryleigh Stevenson (four kills, six digs), Olivia Evola (four kills, eight assists), Haley Waddell (six digs, four aces) and Skylar Dorsey (six assists).
Marquette def. Midland, 25-4, 25-13: At rural Varna, the Crusaders easily captured the Tri-County Conference match in straight sets.
Woodland def. Roanoke-Benson, 25-16, 27-25: At the Warrior Dome, the Warriors (12-2) topped the Rockets in TCC action.
Woodland was paced by Shae Simons (20 assists, eight points, two aces), Clara Downey (six points), Emma Highland (nine kills, block), Malayna Pitte (six kills, block), Cloee Johnston (four kills, six digs) and Kaiden Connor (six digs).
Serena def. IMSA, 25-16, 25-15: At Serena, the Huskers topped the Titans in Little Ten Conference play.
Serena was paced by Paige Sexton (five kills, ace), Sophie Thompson (10 assists, ace), Abby Johnson (five kills, ace, two blocks), Ari Tanas (five digs, ace) and Makayla McNally (three aces, four kills, two blocks).
Indian Creek def. Newark, 17-25, 25-20, 25-10: The Norsemen suffered their first loss of the season in a three-set LTC loss to the host Timberwolves.
Newark (13-1, 4-1) was led by Kiara Wesseh (nine kills, 16 digs), Lauren Ulrich (14 assists, four kills) and Taylor Kruser (14 digs).
Morris def. Sandwich, 25-18, 23-25, 25-20: At Sandwich, the Indians (7-11, 0-4) were able to bounce back after a first-set loss, but eventually fell to Morris in the I-8 match.
Sandwich was led by Alexis Sexton (27 assists, seven digs), Kaylin Herren (five kills, three blocks, seven points), Alana Stahl (seven kills, nine points, two blocks, seven digs), Claire Allen (18 kills) and Breanna Sexton (13 digs, six points).
Fieldcrest def. Flanagan-Cornell 25-14, 25-21: At Flanagan, the Knights slowly adjusted to the different defensive schemes Flanagan-Cornell was throwing at them and eventually managed to find a way around them all to remain undefeated in 11 matches this season with a 25-14, 25-21 victory over the Falcons.
Allie Wiesenhofer recorded nine kills, 11 digs and a club-best nine points, while Ashlyn May added seven kills and six points, Carolyn Megow had 13 digs, and Kate White dished 13 assists to pace Fieldcrest to the win, its fifth in as many conference matches this season.
Flanagan-Cornell saw its three-match win streak snapped, dropping it to 11-10, 2-2 despite five kills and five assists from Kourtney Harms, five kills from Grace Zimmerman, five assists from Raegan Montello, and two digs from Kalynne Kindermann.
— Read Charlie Ellerbrock’s full report on this match at mywebtimes.com.
Seneca 217, St. Bede 237: At The Creek, the Fighting Irish shot their lowest team score of the season in improving to 9-5.
Seneca was led by Julia Hogan’s 51, followed by Addison Stiegler and Jessica Bertrang with 53s, Jolena Odum a 60 and Shelby Welsh a 61.
Streator 166, Morris 168, Reed-Custer 191: At High Point, the Bulldogs earned victories over Morris and Illinois Central Eight Conference foe Reed-Custer to finish second in the league standings.
Jaydon Nambo led Streator (10-1, 5-1 ICE) with a 39, with Cole Park (40), Kylen Krasnican (41) and Cooper Spears (46) adding counting scores.
Marquette 175, Earlville 199: At the Pine Hills Golf Course on Thursday, Ashton Grady shot a medalist 40 to lead the Crusaders. Carson Zellers added a 42, Ryan Peterson a 46 and Daniel Hoffman a 47 in the win.
For Earlville, Grady Harp shot a 45, Ryan Browder a 49, Rocco Morsovillo a 52 and Joe Jungles a 53,
Serena shoots well at Plano: At Cedardell, the Huskers shot a team score of 164, led by a 38 from Cam Figgins. Serena also had solid scores from Mason McNelis (40), Hudson Stafford (41), Braxton Hart (45), Beau Raikes (45), Hunter Staton (46) and Garett Snyder (51).
Fieldcrest 7th at the Livingston County Invite: At Wolf Creek, the Knights posted a team score of 371 to finish seventh of the nine competing squads, with Normal U-High winning the event with a 327.
Lucas Bernardi shot an 87 to finish tied for seventh for Fieldcrest.
Morris 3, Streator 2: At Streator, the Bulldogs fell at home despite wins from both the No. 1 doubles team of Charlee Bourell/Syria Zuniga (7-6 (10-5), 7-6 [10-6]) and the No. 3 duo of Marisa Vickers/Franchesca Rodriguez (7-5, 6-4).
Ottawa 7, Sandwich 0: At King Field, the Pirates (5-8, 1-4) outshot the Indians 32-6 in rolling to the I-8 Conference win.
Johnathan Carlson had eight saves in net for the Indians (2-11, 0-5).