BATAVIA – The Batavia girls volleyball team registered 11 blocks in Thursday’s 26-24, 21-25, 25-12 victory against Glenbard South, adding a block party element to its Volley for the Cure Night.
A subtle adjustment late in Game 2 freed the Bulldogs’ Kristen Koncelik (six blocks) and Shea Thayer (five) at the net, giving the Raiders fits.
“Just throwing them different looks helped a lot,” Batavia coach Lori Trippi-Payne said. “It forced them to go to different spots on our court and be out of position to try to dig balls they were getting to before.”
Heather Meyer added 16 digs and 12 kills as Batavia improved to 14-12. The Raiders, a former Western Sun Conference foe of the Bulldogs, fell to 17-5.
Glenbard South led as late as 24-22 in the opening game before Batavia earned a sideout and Briahna Havis served the final three points.
“Our team really really worked things out,” Trippi-Payne said. “It was a struggle, but my kids went out and battled and played great defense.”
Kaneland 4, Rochelle 2: At Rochelle, Sam Rymarz converted a penalty kick to open a barrage of three-second half goals, helping Kaneland (10-3-2, 5-2-1 NI Big 12 East) pull away after a 1-1 tie at intermission. Alec Koczka, Ben Longson and Anthony Parillo also scored for the Knights.
Geneva 1, Elgin 0: At Geneva, Matt Butz scored on a first-half feed from Beck Nebergall, providing the only offense Geneva (5-6-2, 3-2 UEC River) would need. Goalkeeper Joe Mozden earned the shutout.
St. Charles East 93, Neuqua Valley 93: At Naperville, Nicole Chapko (100 yards), Izzie Bindseil (200) and Stephanie Garvin (500) registered individual freestyle victories for East in a tie against Neuqua.