GENEVA – The Geneva boys volleyball team won a hotly contested nonconference match against Wheaton Academy on Friday, 25-23, 21-25, 26-24.
“I thought both teams were just battling really hard,” Geneva coach KC Johnsen said. “They did some really outstanding things and sometimes both teams let some points get away but I think both teams were competing so hard. It was fun to watch.”
Chris Parrilli had 12 kills and provided a key serving stretch in Game 3 for Geneva, which inched close to .500 with its second straight win. Nick Buseski added 11 kills and sophomore David Franz dished 30 assists for the Vikings.
“David Franz is just getting a little better all the time at setting,” Johnsen said. “He made a couple key plays for us late in the game. … He set a ball or two that really gave our hitters a 1-on-1 swing because everyone was getting in the air, and David was reading their block very well.”
Buseski (15 digs) and Brandon Navigato (14 digs) paced the Vikings’ defense.
Batavia 2, South Elgin 0: At Batavia, freshman Rachael Lovestrand pitched a three-hit shutout and hit a two-run double in the third inning to lift Batavia (5-9, 3-4 Upstate Eight Conference River) in the conference crossover. Christina Karius doubled for the Bulldogs.
St. Charles North 5, Larkin 1: At St. Charles, Katie Roggemann pitched a one-hit shutout as North (11-6, 7-2 UEC River) prevailed. Erin Nemetz had three hits and Amanda James added two hits and was hit by two pitches.
St. Charles East Invitational: St. Charles East defeated Lyons (9-1) and St. Ignatius (8-7) on Day 1 of the tournament. Kate Peterburs went 5 for 6 on the day and Olivia Cheatham went 3 for 3 against St. Ignatius for the Saints (15-4).
Geneva 6, Elgin 5: At Elgin, Sarah Baurer and Emily Plocinski each had two hits as Geneva (9-4, 4-2 UEC River) nipped the Maroons.
St. Charles North 3, Whitefish Bay (Wis.) 2 (PK shootout): At St. Charles, Morgan Rerko and Sophie Pohl had the regulation goals for North (9-2-1), which won the penalty kick shootout, 4-2. Alexa Lievrouw made 10 saves for the North Stars.
Rockford Christian 1, Burlington Central 0: At Rockford, Central (5-4-2) fell despite six saves from goalkeeper Abbi Ciganek.
Benet 15, St. Charles East 8: At East Side Sports Complex in St. Charles, East (4-3) fell despite four goals from Tyler Vogel.
East tied the score at 6 in the third quarter on goals from Tim Canning and Nate Campana.