ROLLING MEADOWS – Smart and savvy play steered the St. Charles East boys volleyball team to a 25-13, 25-15 sweep of Conant in Monday’s Rolling Meadows Regional opening-round game.
“We didn’t make too many errors and we made some smart shots,” Saints coach Kate McCullagh said. “You can tell how far we’ve come from the beginning of the season.”
Luke Spicer (seven kills), Sam Pulcanio (11 digs) and Tom DeBruyne (21 assists) sparked East.
“The boys just rallied together really well, and you could just tell they came with a purpose,” McCullagh said. “They just took care of business right away, and that was good.”
The Saints advance to face Wheaton Academy today in a regional semifinal.
Batavia 6, Wheaton North 5: At Batavia, Robbie Bowman’s walk-off single to center helped Batavia (27-6) set a single-season program record for regular-season victories. Laren Eustace contributed three hits and two RBIs, while Jacob Piechota got the win in relief.
Class 3A Burlington Central Regional: Wheaton Academy 6, Genoa-Kingston 0: At Genoa, Wheaton Academy (7-19) rolled in the opening-round game behind St. Charles resident Jake Cousins, who struck out six in five innings. Sam Perna had two hits for the Warriors, who advance to play Hampshire at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in a regional semifinal.
Burlington Central 2, Glenbard South 0: At Glen Ellyn, Blake Alexander had both hits for Central in its regular-season finale.