Friday, May 28 results

Vernon Hills defeated Loyola, Barrington and Lake Forest to win its own quadrangular Friday.

Friday, May 28 results

Antioch def. Mundelein 26-25, 25-23
Mundelein (8-4 overall, 3-2 in the North Suburban Conference): Tyler Vrska (9 digs, 2 assists), Evan Meister (3 kills, 2 digs), Paolo Escobar (3 digs), Leighton Eddy (1 kill, 2 blocks, 2 aces, 2 digs), Ryan McElligott (11 kills, 3 blocks, 1 ace, 6 digs, 10 assists), Jacob Franczca (5 kills, 1 block, 2 digs), August Holsman (2 kills, 1 dig), Matthew Kawa (1 ace, 4 digs, 11 assists), Carlos Eloiza (1 kill, 4 digs).

Glenbard West def. Marist 19-25, 25-19, 25-17
Glenbard West (28-2): Tommy Lohman (33 assists, 4 kills, 4 digs, 1 ace, 2 blocks), Danny Pasinski (15 kills, 4 digs, 2 blocks, 3 aces), Danny Dorsey (5 kills, 1 block), Parker Moorhead (3 kills, 3 digs), Quinn Hardesty (4 kills, 2 digs), Nick Jones (2 kills, 1 dig, 4 blocks), Sam Alles (11 digs), Kenny Gibson (20 digs, 1 ace), Murphy (1 dig, 2 aces), Zach Noland (1 kill, 6 digs, 1 ace).

Lake Park def. St. Francis 25-16, 25-23
St. Francis (23-1 overall): KJ Glab (5 kills, 5 digs), Aiden Benson (4 kills, 1 block, 2 digs), Cole Hansen (4 kills, 4 digs, 2 blocks), Kevin Schuele (16 assists, 4 digs, 1 kill, 1 ace, 1 block), Danny Smithers (8 digs), Dave Arellanas (3 kills, 1 block, 3 digs), Zach Gjerde (2 kills).

Montini def. Marmion 25-17, 25-19
Montini (9-4 overall, 7-0 in the Chicago Catholic League White): Dan Cyze (7 kills, 3 aces), Miguel Jaojoco (9 kills, 2 blocks), Andrew Briones (4 kills), Cillian O’Flaherty (3 kills, 3 blocks).
Montini coach Brian Opoka: “In an amazing senior night celebration, my seniors Kaden Esquivel), Danny (Cyze) and Casey (Kearney) really stepped up and secured the conference championship. I am so proud of our execution. It is amazing to see our school win three conference championships in five years.”

New Trier def. Maine East 25-11, 25-16
New Trier (8-8 overall): Stefan Gjaja (6 aces, 3 kills, 2 blocks), Dow LaFevers (7 kills).  

At Maine South

Stevenson def. Grant 25-22, 25-22
Stevenson (14-3 overall, 4-1 in the North Suburban Conference): Murad Shahzadah (4 digs, 2 assists), Ryan Myers (10 kills, 2 assists, 3 digs), Daniel Nuudel (1 ace, 4 kills, 26 assists, 6 digs), Samuel Nuudel (9 kills, 1 block, 3 digs), Ethan Holub (4 kills, 2 blocks), Christian Headley (5 aces, 1 kill).

Stevenson def. Maine South 25-23, 25-19
Stevenson (15-3 overall, 4-1 in the North Suburban Conference): Murad Shahzadah (11 digs, 4 assists), Ryan Myers (1 ace, 7 kills, 3 digs), Daniel Nuudel (5 kills, 6 digs), Samuel Nuudel (11 kills, 1 block, 1 assist, 4 digs), Ethan Holub (2 kills, 2 blocks), Christian Headley (6 digs), Chris Ehler (1 kill, 1 block, 24 assists, 1 dig).

At Vernon Hills

Vernon Hills d. Barrington 25-19, 25-21
Vernon Hills (26-1 overall, 10-0 in the Central Suburban North): Tony Mischiara (6 kills, 4 digs) Jack McDonald (6 kills, 5 digs, 1 ace) Erik Giezycki (5 kills, 6 assists, 2 aces) Ryan Ellis (3 kills) Nick Bryson (1 kill, 4 blocks) Jeff Altmark (12 digs).

Vernon Hills d. Loyola 25-23, 25-17
Vernon Hills (27-1 overall, 10-0 in the Central Suburban North): Tony Mischiara (8 kills, 7 digs, 2 blocks) Jack McDonald (5 kills, 5 digs, 3 aces) Erik Giezycki (5 kills, 13 assists, 5 digs) Ryan Ellis (5 kills) Jeff Altmark (7 digs) Kevin Schumacher (11 assists) Josh Ludolph (4 kills, 3 blocks).

Vernon Hills d. Lake Forest 25-16, 25-15
Vernon Hills (28-1 overall, 10-0 in the Central Suburban North): Jeff Altmark (9 kills, 5 digs) Tommy Winegardner (5 kills), Nick Bryson (5 kills, 1 block) Jax Goldufsky (11 assists, 2 digs) Jeremy Schwarz (1 kill, 2 blocks).
Vernon Hills coach Chris Curry: “Tonight was a really good test for us in advance of the state playoffs. If you want to be successful, you’ve got to see how you match up against great teams. Teams that have the size and blocking of Barrington, and the ball control and shot-making that Loyola has. We were able to adjust our attack and our defense on the fly, and that’s very encouraging as we get down the stretch. That said, we still aren’t passing well enough to connect with our middles the way we have in the past. It’s a strength for us, and we need to focus on feeding Ryan and Josh and Anthony the ball. They can all terminate at a high efficiency, so we need to keep them involved. Senior outside hitter Tony Mischiara continues to quietly get the job done for us. His error rate has gone way down since early in the season. He’s finishing the open shots and playing smart with location when there’s not an easy kill available. Having him opposite (senior outside hitter) Jack McDonald gives us nice balance. And (opposite) Nick Bryson just keeps getting better every day. He’s our biggest blocker, so to have him up against hitters as big as Barrington was crucial. He not only had 4 blocks in that match, he forces hitters to hit around him at times. And we can’t forget the lineup of defenders. We’ve rotated liberos all year, and they’ve each had stellar runs here and there. Each guy is working on his weaknesses. Lately, senior Jeff Altmark has passed more consistently and turned his serve from a liability into a weapon, so he’s been starting. But senior Jax Goldufsky is a great server, too, and knows the game so well, and junior Kavin Manivasagam passes serve at a high level and brings so much energy to the floor. We’ll need all of them if we’re going to keep winning.” 

Loyola def. Lake Forest 25-16, 25-22
Loyola (24-6 overall): Ryan Merk (13 kills, 2 aces), Michael Tilmont (4 kills), Sebastian Park (2 kills), Dawson Kimbell (3 kills), Roan Regnier (20 assists, 2 aces), Casey McMenamin (10 digs).

Vernon Hills def. Loyola 25-23, 25-17
Loyola (24-7 overall): Ryan Merk (9 kills), Michael Tilmont (9 kills), Dawson Kimbell (4 kills), Mark Gonzalez (2 kills), Roan Regnier (15 assists), Casey McMenamin (13 digs).

Loyola def. Barrington 25-18, 25-17
Loyola (25-7 overall): Ryan Merk (7 kills), Michael Tilmont (7 kills), Sebastian Park (4 kills), Mark Gonzalez (3 kills, 2 blocks), Andrew Sheedy (3 aces), Roan Regnier (15 assists).
Note: The Ramblers host Maine South on Tuesday and Carmel Catholic on Thursday for senior night. 

Barrington def. Lake Forest 20-25, 25-15, 25-22

Late Thursday, May 27 result

Palatine def. Wheeling 23-25, 25-21, 25-23
Palatine (10-12 overall, 3-7 in the Mid-Suburban West): Bobby Widlowski (11 kills, 3 aces, 1 block, 6 digs), Eli Sherman (21 assists), Jackson Wheat (1 block), Tommy Borowiec (3 aces), Chris Parlier (4 digs).

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