Varsity The lady hornets started State tournament play on Monday 10/23. They we in the regional hosted by Proviso West. They beat Proviso east in two sets on Monday. Then they were meant to match up with York on Tuesday 10/24, but due to a leak roof (lots of rain that day) the match was rescheduled to Wednesday. The lady hornets ended up losing the match to York in two. This brought an end to a well fought and fun season. We will see you next year hornet fans.
Week of October 16th
Varsity The lady hornets had a full week of games this past week. On Tuesday 10/17 they took on DGS for the conference title. They ended up losing the match (both games only losing by 2 points). This put the lady hornets in second place for the West Suburban Gold Conference. A very great finish. Then on Wednesday we took on Hinsdale Central at their home for the Volley for the Cure match. We ended up winning in two, which was a great feeling. The best part was raising all the money for the "Open Arms Foundation." Lastly, we celebrated on seniors on Thursday. It was a fun celebration for Tierney Ward, Veronica Terrell, Mia Sannasardo, Sydney Benson, Emma Axelrod and Alyssa Errandi (The Senior Six). Our underclassman even bought all the seniors hamsters. It was great fun.
Sophomore The sophomore volleyball team had a tough start to the week with losses to DGS, Hinsdale Central and JCA, but ended the season placing 4th out of 10 teams at the St. Charles East tournament on Saturday! The team went 3-2 with wins against Larkin, Wheaton North, and West Chicago. We lost to the host team in our first match of the day and lost a hard fought match in three games to conference rival York in the 3rd place match! All 12 players contributed to the tourney’s success with Danielle Wayman, Gianna Jason, and Aurora Korsfit leading the team in kills and Sam Pacentine and Heather McDavid leading the team in serving. The sophomores had a great season and really improved from August!!
Freshman A We played 3 tough matches this week winning against JCA in three sets, losing vs. Hinsdale Central and defeating DGS in 3 sets. Our libero, Abby Didio played great defense during these matches, helped seal our two wins during the last week and has been a consistent server throughout our season.
Freshman B The girls had a fantastic last week of volleyball! They had their third W over DGS, which was a great game. They lost to hinsdale central, but the game was very close! On Thursday the girls had their greatest game of the season. Although they lost to JCA, they played incredible. Every single athlete contributed to the game and it was a great close to the season.
Week of October 9th
Varsity This past week the Girls Varsity Volleyball team went 4-3 for the week. They started off the week with a solid win against Willowbrook, for their 5th win in conference. They had a tough loss on Thursday against DGN. Our libero Megan Mihalkanin suffered an ankle injury in game one of the match. Mia Sannasardo did a great job stepping in my for our team as libero for the rest of the match. Over the weekend we played in the Plainfield Central Fall Harvest Festival. With Megan still being out, Senior Sydney Benson stepped in as our libero and did an outstanding job. We had a good showing at the Fall Harvest Fest. We ended up coming in 3rd in the silver bracket. This week we are very busy with games against DGS, Hinsdale Central (Volley for the Cure), and JCA (Senior Night). Go Hornets!
Sophomore This week the sophomore volleyball team went 4-2! We beat Willowbrook on Tuesday for another conference victory, lost to DGN on Thursday, and then took 3rd place out of 12 teams with three wins and one loss on Saturday at the St. Charles North Tournament. Every member of the sophomore team made valuable contributions to our games this week. We look forward to closing out the season this week with games against DGS, Hinsdale Central, JCA, and a tournament at St. Charles East.
Freshman A Last week the freshmen A team defeated conference competitors, Willowbrook and suffered a loss against Downer’s Grove North. We played in the West Chicago Community high School this weekend and placed 2nd out of 10 teams. It was a long competitive day. I would like to high light my outsides hitters Jenna McClelland and Sorayah Ankey. They both have been trying really hard in serve receive and improving their attacks throughout the season. Jenna leads us in kills this season.
Freshman B The girls had their last full week of volleyball last week! They were working hard in practice all week and we suffered 2 hard losses from DGN and Willowbrook. They played hard and gave it their all. I’d like to highlight Alyssa Garcia for always working hard and being a key player for us.
Week of October 2nd
Varsity Last week the Lady Hornets had a very good showing in their games. They went 4-3 for the week. They had great win against Leyden on Tuesday. Tierney Ward and Veronica Terrell both had very strong games on Tuesaday. They also had three wins on Saturday at the St. Charles East Mizuno Cuo. They beat Normal West, Addison Trail, and Muskego (Wisconsin). With school being out of session the Varsity team practiced in the morning. After ending practice they did a little fun team bonding and painted mini pumpkins. It was a blast. JV This week the JV volleyball team finished off their season with success. On Monday, they participated in an LT quad and had a record of 2-1. First facing off against Lyons Township in three close games they lost the first one 21-25, then rallied to win the second 25-15, and showed that dominating force in the third winning 15-10. They then went on to fact Kaneland and fell in two close games 20-25. In the final match of the night the hornets dominated against Larkin winning the first game 25-1 with Heather McDavid serving for 24 points, then the second game winning again impressively 25-3. Alayna Chavez led the group with kills that night racking up 16, followed closely by Jasmine Carlson and Jenna Suda each with 15. Freshman setter Brigid Rudolph also contributed 9 kills for the night. Heather McDavid raked up an impressive 36 assists followed and 19 service aces. Sam Pacentine had 5 digs for the night and Jasmine Carlson contributed 4 digs.
On Thursday, the hornets traveled to Neuqua Valley High School to play two close and competitive matches winning 26-24, 26-24. Jasmine Carlson notched 8 kills and 5 digs followed by Jenna Suda with 5 kills and 1 dig. Sam Pacentine had 3 service aces and 6 digs. Kylie Long had 3 kills on the night, Alayna Chavez and Danielle Wayman also both continued 2 blocks.
Sophomore This week the sophomores beat Leyden with Heather McDavid leading the way with service points and Danielle Wayman leading the way in kills. The sophomores also played Nequea Valley this week and lost a tough match. We are looking forward to our two home matches this week on Tuesday and Thursday.
Freshman A The past week the Freshmen A girls team beat conference competitors Leyden and won against Nequa Valley in an intense 2 set match. I would like to high light our middles Amelia and Nola. Amelia is becoming a strong force at the net more and more every game. Nola is becoming more comfortable at the net and improving every week.
Freshman B The girls had a full week of volleyball!! The girls suffered a hard fought loss against Leyden, they worked really hard. They played Neuqua Valley on Wednesday, another hard loss. This past Saturday they had a tournament and won against Batavia, split with Niles West, and beat Jacobs! They had some solid wins. I’d like to highlight Caroline Munkhdelger for always being a team player and always having a good attitude and stepping up when I needed her to.
Week of September 25th
Varsity Hinsdale South Girls Volleyball team had three matches this past week. They ended up going 1-2 for the week. They started with a strong win on Tuesday against Morton. Then on Wednesday they lost a tough fought match at home against York. They ended up losing in three sets. Thursday the team took on Naperville Nortb for a non-conference away match. They fought tough, but ended up losing. It was a good week of play for the lady Hornets.
JV This week the hornet JV team had a productive and busy week traveling to the LT quad Monday, facing Naperville North in an away game on Thursday and finally participating in the Prairie Ridge tournament on Saturday.
Monday the hornets faced Lyons Township in the first match they fell in three with scores 25-19, 14-25 and 11-15. The hornets then went on to face Hinsdale Central cross-town rivals and were able to defeat them in 3 close games with scores 21-25, 25-23, 15-7. In the last match of the night the hornets took on Wheaton North and fell in three close sets again with scores 24-26, 25-19, 12-15. Jasmine Carlson let the group in kills for the night with 20, she was followed by Jenna Suda and Alayna Chavez each with 16 kills. Heather McDavid contributed an impressive 41 assists and Aurora Korfist racked up 26 assists. Aurora Korfist also had 4 service aces for the night. Sam Pacentine led the hornets with digs contributing 18 for the night.
On Thursday, the hornets traveled to Naperville to face off against the Naperville North Huskies. They started out strong and took the first game 25-21, in the second game they fell to unforced errors with scores of 17-25. In the third game the hornets struggled with serve receive and fell to the huskies 12-25. Danielle Wayman led the group in kills contributing 5 for the night, she was followed by Alayna Chavez and Jenna Suda with 4 each. Alayana Chavez also contributed 3 blocks on the night. Jasmine Carlson helped out with 3 service aces as well as 6 digs. Heather McDavid and Aurora Korfist helped out with 9 assists each.
On Saturday, the hornets traveled to the Prairie Ridge tournament, they fell in the first game to St Charles 9-25, 13-25. In the second game, they bounced back beating Fremd with scores 25-14, 25-21. Next, they faced Bartlett and fell in two close games 23-25, 22-25. The hornets went on to face the host school Prarie Ridge beating them in two games 25-21, 25-17. In the final match of the day the hornets faced Waubonsie Valley again after seeing them earlier in the season and fell 16-25, 17-25.
Next week the hornets have the last LT Quad of the season and face off against Nequa Valley.
Sophomore The sophomore volleyball team started the week off strong with a win against Morton (25-12, 25-8); Danielle Wayman scored 8 points off serving and led the team with 5 kills. We played two tough and well-played games against York and Naperville North on Wednesday and Thursday. We then ended our week going 2-3 at the Geneva Tournament with wins against Grant and St. Eds and losses against Geneva, St. Charles East, and Oswego. Dani Baranauskaite, Marina Milovanovic, Mariah Davis, Amelia Brennan, and Jenna McClelland led the team with their offense and Amelia Brenna, Sam Pacentine, and Keelyn Cranley led the team in aggressive serving with Sam leading the way on defense as well. The girls had a great week and keep improving every day!!
Freshman A The freshmen A team had 3 matches this week. The girls defeated Morton high school in a conference game and lost to Naperville and York high school in two competitive matches. I would like to high light Mary Lavorato who has found out this week she will not be able to play for the rest of the season due to injury. However, Mary has been committed to this team since day one. She comes to every practice, works on rehab in the training room and helps supports her team the best she can. I’m very proud her persistence.
Week of September 18th
JV This week the JV hornets had a busy successful week; they hosted the hornet quad on Monday and came out strong in the first match with a quick victory against Schaumburg Christian with scores 25-10, 25-9. Outside Hitter Jasmine Carlson led the group with 6 kills.
The second match the hornets faced Glenbard West and beat them in three close games with scores 16-25, 25-21, 25-15. Outsides Jenna Suda and Jasmine Carlson led the group in kills with 5 and 6 each respectively. Danielle Wayman also racked up 4 kills that match. Alayna Chavez and Kylie Long also had one double block during the match.
In the last match of the night an undefeated hornets team played West Chicago and continued their win streak in another three close games with scores 26-24, 21-25, 25-14. Jenna Suda contributed 7 kills, Jasmine Carlson notched 5 and Kiley Long had 3 kills that match. Alayna Chavez and Gianna Jason also had two crucial blocks during the match. While Clarissa Maron and Heather McDavid also had two service aces. The hornets wound up winning the hornet quad after they were undefeated on Monday.
On Saturday, the hornets traveled to the Addison Trail tournament; the first match of the day they faced Glenbard South and beat them in three close matches with scores 24-26, 25-13, 15-13.
The next match they played the home school and lost after a slow start and troubles on serve receive; falling 16-25, 13-25.
In the third match of the day the hornets looked dominant against Hoffman Estates beating them easily with scores 25-14, 25-13 with aggressive serving from Aurora Korfist and Jasmine Carlson.
After a lunch break the hornets faced Fenwick and played well overall to beat them 25-14, 25-22.
In the last match of the day the hornets faced Warren and come out strong beating them 25-13, 25-22. Jenna Suda racked up an impressive 26 kills for the day followed by Alayna Chavez with 17 kills and Jasmine Carlson with 16 kills. Alayna Chavez also had 5 blocks for the day and Aurora Korfist/Jamsine Carlson each had 10 aces on the day. The hornets were awarded a second place plaque for their efforts in the tournament.
Freshman B The girls had a great week of practice and a quad on thursday. They suffered two losses, one against LT and the other against Hinsdale Central. But they won once again against DGS, where they went to three games and really pulled it out for the win! I’d like to highlight Meda Jonaityte for her good job last week. She served very well and really stepped up to the plate.
Week of September 11th
Varsity Hinsdale South Girls Varsity volleyball got their second win in conference play vs Proviso East. They are now 2-0 in conference. They also participated in the Wheaton Classic on Wednesday and Saturday. They went 1-4 in the tournament. They defeated Plainfield North on Saturday. The team is looking for a solid week of practice. They plan to work on lots of skills, team bonding, and program bonding. The Hornets next match is vs Morton on 9/26. Go Hornets!
JV The JV team went 1-2 at the LT Quad on Wednesday night. We had a tough lost against LT only losing by 2 points in both games (25-27, 23-25), lost to Nequea Valley, and then beat Rosary (25-16, 25-17). The team was lead by great net-play from Kiley Long and Danielle Wayman. The Hornets are looking forward to hosting a JV Quad this Monday, September 18! Sophomore The sophomores played a good game against Proviso East on Tuesday evening, defeating the Pirates 25-12, 25-6. Great serving from Keelyn Cranley lead the team in serving and Sam Pacentine dominated in the backrow. We have a week and a half of practices until our next match.
Freshman A This week the girls worked hard, defeat Proviso East and placed 3rd in the St. Charles North tournament this past Saturday. I would like to highlight our Defensive Specialist Natalie Barbour who showed excellent perseverance during our tournament. She’s a flexible player and someone we can count on as a team.
Freshman B The girls had a great week! We beat Proviso on Tuesday in 2 games, making this a consecutive win for the girls. Thursday we had a quad and the girls fought hard. We played hard against Addison trail and and ACC and came up short, but that didn't matter in the end because the girls were saving their big W against DGS! They went to three games and it was a fantastic game. They did well this week.
Week of September 4th
Varsity The girls varsity volleyball team had a lot of playing action this past week. They started off with their first conference win against Addison Trail on Tuesday (1-0 in conference). Then on Wednesday they matched up with Metea Valley (part of the DVC). The lady hornets fell short losing in two sets to Metea Ballry. Finally, on Thursday they returned home for a matchup against Waubonsie Valley. They won in two sets and truly came together as a team for the win.
Also, last week they raised money for the hurricane Harvey victims. They ended up raising $566 that they will be donating to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
This coming week we match up with Proviso East on Tuesday at home for our second conference match. Then on Wednesday and Saturday we play I the Wheaton Classic. Go Hornets!
JV This week the JV team had a busy week traveling to Metea Valley on Wednesday, hosting Waubonsie Valley on Thursday and traveling to the Waubonsie Valley tournament Saturday. The JV team was working with different lineups this week due to all levels playing in matches.
Wednesday JV lost to Metea in 2 with scores 18-25, 21-25. They fought hard but were overcome by missed serves at the end of the game.
Thursday JV lost to Waubonsie Valley 25-27, 16-25. They had a close battle in the first game and struggled passing during the second game to try and take the game into 3. A large home crowed helped to cheer on the hornets and we appreciated all the support. Jenna Suda had 8 kills on the night, key blocks from Alayna Chavez and Danielle Wayman were also highlights of the night.
At the Waubonsie tournament on Saturday the JV team welcomed freshman setters Brigid Rudolph and Madison Tsui as well as freshman attacker Jenna McClelland. The first match they faced a tough Marist team and lost in 2 with scores 10-25, 21-25. The second game JV faced Naperville Central fighting 3 tough matches and finishing 16-25, 26-24, 7-14. In the final game of pool play the hornets took on another tough team in Benet falling 9-25, 8-25. In playoffs, the hornets got off to a better start against Rosary but couldn’t capture a win falling 25-17, 20-25. In the final match of the day the hornets faced DeLasalle and fell 23-25, 27-29. The girls fought hard in a very competitive tournament, junior outside hitter Jasmine Carlson led the group with 16 kills for the day followed by Jena McClelland with 7 kills and Claire Zipsie and Brigid Rudolp with 6 kills each. Alayna Chavez led the group with 11 blocks and Clarissa Marron contributed 6 aces for the day. Next week the hornets travel to Lyons township for a quad.
Sophomore The sophomores lost to Addison Trail, Metea, and Waubonsee Valley this week. We took Waubonsee to the three games. We are learning from these games to "start fast and finish strong" and to learn how to finish games. We went 1-2 this weekend at the Oak Forest Sophomore Invite. We lost to Marian Catholic and Sandburg, but got our first season win against Andrew! We are looking forward to this week for our game against Proviso West and to work hard at practice. The sophomores are getting better every day!
Freshman A The Freshmen A volleyball team worked very hard defeating conference opponent Addison Trail on Tuesday, losing in a close match to Metea valley on Wednesday, and defeating Waubonsie Valley on Thursday. I would like to highlight a player that started out as an outside and moved to our right side position, Rayva Verma. She had a great block this week on the right side. She has been showing great commitment to the team and she’s been improving every day. We are getting ready for a long week of practice and a tournament at St. Charles North this Saturday.
Freshman B The girls had a long, hard week this past week!
We played Addison trail Tuesday, suffering a hard fought loss. They went to three games and worked really hard.
Wednesday we played metea valley. That was a rough day for the girls, but they managed to keep a great attitude throughout the whole match.
On Thursday we played Waubonsie and came out with a win! The girls worked very hard to beat them and this was an amazing win for them.
I'd like to highlight Marisol Cervantes, who led us in an 8 point lead with consecutive aces. All the girls did really well!
Week of August 28th
JV This Tuesday JV participated in a quad at Lyons Township High School; they started off strong beating LT in 3 games with scores 18-25, 25-22, 15-10. Strong serving and offense helped lead them to this victory. The second match of the night they faced cross town rivals Hinsdale Central; after close competition, they were unsuccessful in their pursuits and lost 22-25, 24-26 but are excited at the opportunity to face them again in the near future. The final match of the night they faced Antioch and beat them in two games 25-17, 25-19. The group played well together on Tuesday supported by great defense from Samantha Pacentine and Clarissa Marron. On Saturday, the JV team participated in a tournament at Aurora Central Catholic High School, the first game they breezed to a win beating the host team 25-9, 25-10. The second match they had a tough battle but beat Immaculate Conception College Prep 26-24, 25-19. In the final match of pool play the hornets overcame an early deficit to beat West Aurora in 3 games winning 24-26, 25-21, 15-11. Moving into playoffs the hornets faced Metea Valley for the championship game. Strong offense from outside hitters Jenna Suda and Jasmine Carlson combined with timely blocking helped to seal a victory for the hornets wining 25-20, 25-17 and capturing a tournament win.
Week of August 21st
Varsity Our varsity team had their first matches this week. We started off with a tough loss to Marist on Monday. The girls played well and learned a lot from our first match. Then this past weekend we played in the Plainfield North Invite. We went 2-3 for the weekend. We had two great wins against Plainfield South and Munster. We are looking forward to a strong week of practice and our next match up against Addison Trail on September 5th. Go Hornets!
JV This week JV hosted their first game of the season against the Bolingbrook Raiders. The hornets came out victorious after a close battle in the first and second game winning 26-24, 25-23. The hornets fought their way back into the game after falling behind early, they captured the win in the first game and fought another tough battle in the second but were able to close it out. Key contributors for the match included Jasmine Carlson, Jenna Suda and key serves from Heather McDavid. Next week the hornets travel to Lyons Township for a JV quad on Tuesday.
Sophomore On Monday, the sophomore volleyball team played our first match of the season against Marist. After getting past the first game of the year nerves, the girls played a stronger second game, but eventually fell to Marist 17-25. Playing a program like Marist is a great way to start the season as it helps set the bar for the season. We had a good week of practice, working a lot on serve receive, blocking, and coverage. On Saturday, everyone worked hard at the Freshmen Hornet Invite. We have a week of practice this upcoming week to prepare for three games the first week of September.
Freshman A This week The Freshmen Girls’ volleyball team took on Marist high school and Bolingbrook. The girls were defeated by Marist and went an exciting three sets with Bolingbrook claiming victory. On Saturday they competed in the “Hornet Invite” a twenty team home tournament and placed 3rd after a very long day. I would like to highlight our setters Brigid Rudolph and Madison Tsui who have proven to be excellent leaders on and off the court. They both have amazing attitudes and are phenomenal volleyball players.
Freshman B The girls had their first week of the regular season! They suffered a hard loss from Marist, but played as hard as they could. They lost 25-8, 25-10. Thursday they played Bolingbrook, another loss but a major improvement from the previous game. They lost 25-18, 25-14. One of our captains, Cici McCray, did an awesome job with her serving both games this week.
Saturday the girls had the Hornet Invite, where they were matched up against all A teams. The girls did absolutely fantastic, especially our libero, Diana Temelkova. She played incredible defense.
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