The DeKalb volleyball team stormed back against McHenry on Wednesday, winning the nonconference match, 16-25, 25-19, 25-13.
“They showed resilience tonight for sure,” coach Jamie Dimaggio-Hoscheit said. “They did a good job keeping balls in play.
“They’ve been coming out a little nervous in home matches, and I think we did it again in the first game. It was good to see in the second and third games we showed that resilience, played as a team and won.”
Julia O’Brien had 11 kills, and Callie Siebrasse added eight for the Barbs (4-12).
While Lydia Sabanish led the team with 20 digs, the two outside hitters, O’Brien and Siebrasse, had six and 12 digs, respectively.
“We flipped a couple things. ... So that helped put [Sabanish] in a better position to play better defense and keep more balls alive, which let us keep more rallies going,” Dimaggio-Hoscheit said. “And I thought our outsides did a really good job at that, too, keeping balls alive and leading to more offense for us.”
Indian Creek falls to Somonauk: Jaeden Bouma scored twice for the Timberwolves in a 3-2 loss.
Somonauk scored three goals in the second half to come back from down, 2-0 for the win against Indian Creek (8-5 overall, 1-4 Little Ten Conference).
Cleveland, Royals stay hot: Hinckley-Big Rock improved to 11-2 after beating Earlville, 181-194.
Cody Cleveland led the Royals with a 41, while Dylan Whitt carded a 45 and Keith Hermann a 46.
DeKalb golf stays perfect: The Barbs beat Morris, 154-171, to move to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the Northern Illinois Big 12.
Emma Carpenter was the medalist with a 37 for DeKalb. Jack Paeglow added a 37, and James Keck added a 40.
Kaneland volleyball tops Morris: The Knights were 25-10, 25-9 winners.
Hinckley-Big Rock boys golf beats IC: The Timberwolves’ R.J. McCoy was the medalist with a 36, but the Royals won, 190-195.
Brian Bohannon shot a 44, and Cody Cleveland carded a 48.
IC volleyball falls to Newark: The Timberwolves fell, 25-12, 25-13.
Trysta Foster had four kills to pace the offense for Indian Creek (7-6-2 overall, 0-2 Little 10 Conference). Foster and Autumn Johanningsmeier each had 10 digs.
H-BR girls roll past IC: The Royals were 187-255 winners, posting their lowest score of the year.
Katie O'Dweyer shot a season-best 45, and Izzy Cleveland set he best mark with a 46. Allison Ryan added a 47.
Haleigh Peterson led Indian Creek with a 50.
NIU men's soccer beats UIC: Junior Jan Maertins scored in the 31st minute and junior goalie Konrad Dziedzic made four saves as the Huskies won, 1-0.
The win improved the Huskies to 5-2 on the season while the Flames dropped to 6-2. With the victory, the Huskies have won three consecutive games for the first time since September 11-18, 2015.
"It was a great performance tonight and a great win," NIU coach Ryan Swan said. "UIC is a very strong team, a very experienced team. I thought it was a good game, and we managed it pretty well. [We] limited a very good attacking team to just a handful of opportunities."
UIC's final opportunity came in the 85th minute as Jesus Perez cut across the top of the box into a dangerous position, but his shot was deflected just enough to take the sting out of it and into the arms of Dziedzic as the Huskie goalkeeper recorded his fourth clean sheet of the season.
NIU will return to action when the Huskies it travels to Charleston to meet Eastern Illinois at 4 p.m. Friday.