Sophomore The sophomores had a strong week winning a pair of matches against Leyden and Providence Catholic. They also finished 2nd overall at the Geneva tournament. Highlights from the week included Hailey Radicker and Jane Gallagher with a total of 27 kills and Isabel Rios-Tejada with 12 kills. Serving also was strong for the Hornets with Mia Wiley adding 12 aces, Katarina Damis with 7 and Petra Varros with 5. The Hornets will continue their strong play by continuing to improve each day.
Week of September 19th
Varsity The Lady Hornets went 2-0 this past week, knocking off Morton and Glenbard South! Varsity is now 2-0 in Conference! As the Hornets took care of Morton 25-14 and 25-12, Caroline Olchawa contributed with 2 killer aces. Offensively, Kotryna Melstrad and Savannah Morford had 5 kills each. Defensively, Cheli Ayala and Savannah Morford each picked up 7 digs. Wednesday night, the Hornets picked up where they left off and took care of business against the Raiders of Glenbard South 25-20 and 25-13. Against the Raiders, the Hornets looked solid the whole match. Amelia Hoch passed a 2.0 on serve receive which helped contribute to our offensive success. Grace Heaney had 5 kills from the middle and Kotryna Melstrad had 7 from the outside. Defensively, Claudia Budzak had 2 blocks to seal the deal.
JV The JV volleyball team took advantage of the opportunity to play in the Addison Trail invite this past weekend. Finishing with a record of 4-1 on the weekend, the girls combined defensive grit with offensive firepower to come home with a second place finish in the tournament. The team looks forward to a tough test against Hinsdale Central later this season.
Sophomore The sophomores had a strong week winning a pair of matches against Morton and Glenbard South. Jane Gallagher and Hailey Radicker each had 9 kills total from the two matches and Mia Wiley added 26 assists. Olivia Butkus highlighted a strong service attack against Glenbard South with a total of 9 aces in the match. The sophomores will continue to keep their strong play going and continue to improve each day.
Week of September 12th
Varsity The Hornets competed in the Annual Glenbard West Invite and were competitive all weekend. The Hornets were able to take care of Glenbard East in two sets on Friday night and then ended the weekend taking care of Schaumburg High School in 3 sets, after coming back from an 18-24 deficit in game 2 and 5-10 deficit in game 3. Savannah Morford closed out the weekend with 5 aces and 25 kills. Kotryna Melstrad and Lexi Fedinec contributed 15 kills each. Caroline Olchawa with 36 assists for the weekend.
Freshman A This week the freshman competed at a 26-team tournament at the Great Lakes Center and were able to see some of the best volleyball facilities across the entire state. While competing in pool play, the Hornets went 0-2 to start the day with competitive losses to Benet & Wheaton North. The Hornets then closed out pool play with a dominating win over Bolingbrook & then finished the day with a 2-0 sweep of Batavia. Leading the Hornets in kills across the four matches that were played at the tournament were Maeve Savage with 16 kills and Taryn Bazon with 7. Coming up with several key digs and side out points, freshman libero Kaleia Lin also came up big for the Hornets. The hornets look to take this momentum into two matches next week against Morton & Glenbard South.
Week of September 5th
Varsity The Hornets had quite a jammed packed week with 2 matches during the week and an overnight tournament in Effingham, IL over the weekend!
The Hornets started the week taking care of business at Proviso East winning in two sets (25-10, 25-14). Amelia Hoch led the team during the match with 5 aces and Savannah Morford and Keely Sullivan helped seal the victory with 6 and 4 kills respectively.
We played defending state champs Metea Valley on Wednesday. The Hornets started off strong, but unfortunately could not pull off a win. Some highlights from the match were Grace Heany's 2 solo blocks and Kotryna Melstrad, Savannah Morford, and Lexi Fedinec having 2 kills each. Over the team bonding weekend in Effingham at the Crossroads Classic Tournament, the Hornets went 2-3 playing some teams from all over the midwest. We were able to stay competitive the whole weekend and barely lost matches to Massac County and Windsor Stew-Stras. We were able to show our strengths and take the wins against Bloomington High School and Effingham High School to finish 3rd place in the Bronze bracket. We were able to accumulate 120 kills, 115 assists, and 133 digs for the weekend!
JV The JV girls volleyball team welcomed Metea Valley on Wednesday the 9th. The Hornets came away victorious after a hard fought three-set match led by Kotryna Melstrad, Claudia Budzak, Lexi Fedinec, and Sophia Schiappa. Tough defensive play by Katarina Damis and Mia Wiley proved crucial in the hornets' win against a taxing opponent like the Mustangs of Metea Valley. The JV squad looks to keep this strong momentum going into future matches.
Sophomore The sophomores had a strong week as a team with a total record of 6-1. Tuesday they traveled to Proviso East and Wednesday played host to Metea Valley. Some highlights from these matches include Vasilia Polizois having 5 kills between the two days. Kayla-Buckels-Meen also led the team with 6 aces over the two days.
On Saturday the team traveled to the Oak Forest Invite where they placed 2nd overall. They went 3-0 in pool play before falling to Sandburg in 3 games. The girls played with great fight the entire day and represented the program in grand fashion. Jane Gallagher led the attack with 26 kills and Katarina Damis had an overall Serve Receive score of 2.25 out of 3.
They will look to build on this strong week as they continue to improve throughout the season.
Freshman The Freshman opened up conference play with a 1-0 start over Proviso East. Leading the hornets from the service line were Kaelia Lin and Abigail Alonso both with 7 service aces. Also leading the hornet offense were Maeve Savage and Teodora Tomov both with several key kills during the match.
The hornets took that momentum into the second match of the week with a matchup against non-conference opponent Metea Valley. The Hornets were competitive in a 2 set loss, and look to build on that loss into the tournament at St Charles North in which they will see Metea Valley and other non-conference opponents in five matches on Saturday.
Week of August 29th
Varsity The Varsity Lady Hornet took on a competitive DeLaSalle this week and and fell in a hard fought 3 sets. Hornets fall to the Meteors 25-23, 20-25, 23-25. Some bright spots in the match were Savannah Morford's 13 kills adding to Claudia Budzak's 8. Caroline Olchawa added 17 assists in the grueling match. Looking forward to a rematch in the future!
JV The JV girls' volleyball team competed in a Quad tournament against Lyons Township, Downers Grove South, and Hinsdale Central. Despite going 0-3 on the evening, the Hornets showed some serious tenacity in pushing strong teams to the limit. With several sets ending with teams scoring 26 or 29 points, the JV squad looks to take tough defensive play and translate that into W's.
Sophomore This week the sophomores took on a tough DeLaSalle team ultimately falling in 3 games. Mia Wiley led the team with 5 aces while Hailey Radicker led the offensive attack with 7 kills. Despite the loss the girls showed great improvement from the previous week and continue to improve every day.
Freshman This week in the Homewood-Flossmoor tournament invite, our freshman team went 6-2 in a total of 8 sets played. After splitting sets in the first two matches of the tournament, freshman Libero Kaleia Lin led the Hornets with several key digs and key passes in service receive rotations 5 and 6. Finishing out the tournament 2-0, Kennedy Ruff & Maeve Savage led the hornet offense with several key kills and side out points. Also leading the hornets in assists from the past weekend was Abigail Alonso with a total of 25 assists for the entirety of the tournament. The hornets look to build on this momentum going into this weekend's tournament at the St Charles North Invitational.
Week of August 22nd
Varsity Varsity started off the senior heavy season with a hard fought loss to Lemont and saw some amazing competition at the Metea Valley Invite this past weekend. Even had a conference win over Addison Trail Cheli Ayala was named to the all tournament team!
Sophomore Sophomore volleyball had a close opening match loss to Lemont High School. The girls fought hard and played 2 very close games.
On Friday they traveled to Reavis to play in there first Quad tournament. They beat Andrew, Reavis and Reavis 2 to become champions of the quad.
Saturday they traveled to St. Charles East where they played in another tough tournament. They fought hard all day and ended up finishing 6th out of 12 teams in the field. They are continuing to improve each and every day!
Freshman A Freshman A were competitive in their first match of the season vs Lemont. The freshman have been doing a nice job learning the serve receive rotations and overlaps, and look to take that into our matches this week.
Freshman B Freshman B had a blast at their first match vs Lemont. We improved throughout the sets and are continuing to learn and grow every practice. Excited for De La Salle!!
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