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PREP ROUNDUP: Genoa-Kingston volleyball rebounds with win over Marengo

The Genoa-Kingston volleyball team rebounded from a tough loss to Burlington Central on Tuesday with a 25-16, 25-11 win over Marengo on Thursday at home.

The Cogs were led by Torri Bennett and Lindsay Sunderlage, who each recorded five aces. Olivia Cotton had 13 digs and Bridget Halat had five kills.

G-K (7-4, 3-1 Big Northern Conference East) didn’t allow Marengo to go on a run of more than three consecutive points.

“I was encouraged by our bounce back following a tough loss to a tough conference opponent,” G-K coach Keith Foster said. “They responded well. Marengo’s not a bad team. Our intensity really showed through, we didn’t stop playing one time.”


Sycamore sweeps: Sycamore defeated Elgin, 5-0, in a nonconference dual match.

Angelina Ye and Alexa Farris each won in straight sets at the singles positions. Kathryn Sullivan and Dani Johnson ralied for a 4-6, 6-4 (10-7) victory, winning in a super tiebreaker. Kelly Johnson and Sonal Patel won, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 2 doubles, and Sam Matalonis and Alex Tritt combined for a win at No. 3 doubles for Sycamore (7-2).


Cogs win: Genoa-Kingston posted its best score of the year with a 165 to beat Plano and Hinckley-Big Rock in a triangular at Plano.

Jake Langford was the meet medalist with a 37 while Nick Adamcyzk (40), Tommy Lucca (41) and Kevin Hughes (47) also figured in the scoring for the Cogs (6-7).

H-BR came in third at 201. Senior Tyler Runge and junior Hunter Seierstad each shot 46.

Sycamore 2nd in triangular: Sycamore took second in a triangular with Wheaton Academy and Indian Creek. 

The Spartans shot 175 and were led by Ryan Aurand’s 37 and Keegan White’s 45. Indian Creek was third at 183 as Peyton Getz shot 42 and Drew Headley recorded a 44. 

Kaneland edges Jacobs: Kaneland put together one of its best rounds of the season, defeating Jacobs, 146-150.

Brody Kuhar and Jake Hed each shot 34 to share medalist honors, and Matt Yonkovich shot a 36.


Knights tie Morris: Kaneland tied Morris, 1-1, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East match. Ignacio Toscano scored off an assist from Anthony Parillo in the second half for the Knights (3-3-2, 0-1-1 NI Big 12 East).


Royals 2nd in triangular: Hinckley-Big Rock placed second in a triangular with Plano and Genoa-Kingston.

The Royals were led by 55s from McRaye Scheller, Sophie Peters and Erin Lyons, and Taylor Prellberg shot a 56. H-BR finished at 221, and Plano won the meet at 217. G-K finished third at 240.

“Freshman Erin Lyons did well in her first meet,” H-BR coach Greg Jourdan said. “I have been waiting for Erin to step up to the plate and challenge for a spot in the varsity rotation.”

Scheller, Prellberg, and Peters played better than their scores – all three girls experienced a couple of blow-up holes that pushed their scores over 50.”

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