ELMHURST – The St. Charles North girls volleyball team won a dramatic, season-opening contest Tuesday at York, 27-29, 25-13, 27-25.
North coach Lindsey Hawkins credited strong serving from libero Alex Seavey (11 digs) among a host of factors in North pulling out the close win.
“They could have chosen to freak out and play less aggressive [when it was close at the end] but they chose to stay aggressive and they pulled it out, so I was really proud of them,” Hawkins said.
Taylor Krage (nine kills), Claire Anderson (six kills, four blocks), Emily Carroll (six blocks, three aces) and Taryn Dal Degan (13 assists) were among the North Stars’ main contributors.
Batavia 2, Bolingbrook 0 (26-24, 30-28): At Bolingbrook, Heather Meyer had 11 kills and 10 digs, Audrey Faulhaber dished 15 assists and Shea Thayer added three blocks for the Bulldogs in their season opener. Batavia trailed, 28-27, in the second game, but registered a side-out before Maddie Jaudon served the match’s final two points.
St. Charles East 2, Wheaton North 1 (25-23, 20-25, 25-20): At St. Charles, junior Megan Schildmeyer had nine kills and six digs, Mikalea Mosquera added seven kills and Carly Jimenez and Anne Hughes each added eight digs as East’s defense impressed coach Jennie Kull in the Saints’ season opener.
St. Charles East 3, West Chicago 0: At St. Charles, East opened its season with two goals from Daniel DiLeonardi and one from Andrew Shone. Chris Lucatorto had the shutout in net.
Batavia 2, Oswego 0: At Batavia, Nathan Carey and John Barnes scored and goalkeepers Kevin Fiddelke and Jon Faraone combined on the shutout in net for the Bulldogs (1-0).
DeKalb Invite: Burlington Central (2-0) blasted Belvidere North, 6-1. Alan Camarena and AJ Gouriotis each had two goals for Central.
Kaneland 161, Rochelle 175: At Hughes Creek in Elburn, medalist Matt Yonkovich shot a 38 to pace Kaneland, which also received contributions from Stephen Cannell (40), CJ Wehrmann (41) and Brody Kuhar and Jesse Denton (42 each).
Waubonsie Valley 148, Rosary 167: At Bliss Creek in Sugar Grove, Rosary fell despite a 34 from Victoria Phipps. Waubonsie’s Bing Singhsumalee shot a 1-under-par 31.
Geneva 7, South Elgin 0: At Geneva, the Vikings dominated UEC crossover foe South Elgin, including straight-set singles wins from No. 1 player Kirby Einck (6-0, 6-0), No. 2 player Grace Krueger (6-1, 6-0) and No. 3 player Elizabeth Prendergast (6-0, 6-2).
Rosary 6, Oswego 1: At Aurora, No. 1 doubles tandem Andrea Goyao and Megan Conlin led a doubles sweep for Rosary with a 6-1, 6-1 victory.