NAPERVILLE – If these are growing pains, the St. Charles East girls volleyball team will take them.
East improved to 2-0 with Thursday’s 25-15, 25-20 sweep of Upstate Eight Conference crossover foe Neuqua Valley as a group filled with newcomers turned in another steady outing.
“They worked well together. They’re starting to become a more cohesive unit,” Saints coach Jennie Kull said. “It was nice to see that there wasn’t a drop-off when the kids played. Everybody did real well working together.”
Meagan Smith (six kills) and Megan Schildmeyer (five) sparked East’s attack, but the Saints showed especially well at the net defensively. After playing timid at times during Tuesday’s season opener against Wheaton North, the Saints were more assertive behind Mikaela Mosquera (five blocks) and Sydney Urban (three).
St. Charles North 2, Bartlett 0 (25-13, 25-18): At Bartlett, Sydney Wohlert and Taryn DalDegan both contributed 10 assists for 2-0 North in the UEC crossover. Alex Seavey sprawled for 12 digs.
Batavia 2, West Chicago 0 (25-14, 25-10): At West Chicago, Shea Stanley powered a balanced attack for 2-0 Batavia with eight kills. Heather Meyer added six kills and six digs while serving three of the Bulldogs’ seven aces.
Geneva 3, Oswego 2: At Geneva, Grant Bracken assisted on the final two goals for Geneva, which built a 2-1 lead at intermission to take its season opener. Beck Nebergall opened the scoring, while Matt Waldoch netted the eventual winner.
Kaneland 153, Marengo 171: At Hughes Creek Golf Club in Elburn, co-medalist Matt Yonkovich shot 36 to lead Kaneland. Stephen Cannell, Jesse Denton and Jeremy Faletto each followed with 39s.
Naperville North 176, St. Charles East 220: At St. Charles Country Club, Darby Crane (40) and Reagan Stanton (56) were East’s top two scorers.
St. Charles North 6, South Elgin 1: At South Elgin, North swept doubles play behind a 6-2, 6-3 victory from the No. 1 team of Brittany Rohrsen and Lianne Anderson.
Kaneland 5, Glenbard North 2: At Carol Stream, Sammie Schrepferman and Stephanie Zwick scored singles victories for Kaneland.
Rosary 6, Plainfield Central 1: At Plainfield, Rosary (2-0) recovered from a loss at No. 1 singles to sweep the rest of the dual, including a 6-0, 3-6 (10-1) victory from Haley VanDyke at No. 2 singles.
Wheaton Academy 6, Sycamore 1: At West Chicago, Wheaton Academy’s victories included a 6-1, 6-1 win from the No. 2 doubles tandem of Maisie Howland (Wayne) and Taylor Scheffers (St. Charles).