Saturday, March 26 results

Oswego (far court) lost to eventual champion Hononegah in Saturday’s semifinals of the Oswego Tournament. (Photo by Dave Ruggles)
Barrington won the Barrington/Vernon Hills Invitational for the first time since the Broncos claimed the title during the tournament’s inaugural season in 2015.

Barrington def. Warren 25-13, 25-20
Barrington (3-0 overall, 0-0 in the Mid Suburban West): Jack O’Riordan (9 kills, 1 block, 1 dig, 1 aces), Cole Hartke (10 kills, 5 digs, 1 ace), Carsten Wegh (21 assists, 3 aces, 3 digs), Alex Zastawny (3 aces, 1 block).

Barrington def. Glenbrook North 25-17, 25-21 (semifinal)
Barrington (4-0 overall, 0-0 in the Mid Suburban West): Jack O’Riordan (7 kills, 2 blocks, 2 aces, 5 digs), Cole Hartke (12 kills, 5 digs, 2 block), Carsten Wegh (20 assists, 1 block, 1 ace), Alex Zastawny (4 blocks, 1 ace, 4 kills).

Barrington def. Vernon Hills 25-19, 21-25, 25-20 (championship)
Barrington (5-0 overall, 0-0 in the Mid Suburban West): Jack O’Riordan (12 kills, 2 blocks, 4 digs, 4 aces), Cole Hartke (15 kills, 3 digs, 3 aces), Carsten Wegh (28 assists).

Vernon Hills def. Naperville North 25-17, 25-17
Vernon Hills def. Plainfield Central 25-9, 25-20

Vernon Hills def. Glenbard East 25-126, 25-20
Vernon Hills def. Sandburg 26-24, 25-21 (semifinal)
Barrington def. Vernon Hills 25-19, 20-25, 25-20 (championship)
Vernon Hills (5-2 overall, 0-0 in the Central Suburban League North): Erik Giezycki (28 kills, 40 assists, 5 aces, 12 digs, 11 blocks), Noah Ellis (24 kills, 2 aces, 8 digs, 7 blocks), Tommy Winegardner (24 kills, 1 ace, 13 digs, 7 blocks), David Rzepa (20 kills, 2 aces, 14 blocks), Mike PM Collins (7 blocks), Kevin Schumacher (52 assists, 3 aces, 12 digs), Evan Hessel (6 aces, 26 digs), Anthony Smykalov (5 blocks), Kavin Manivasagam (12 digs).
Vernon Hills coach Chris Curry: “This was a really successful weekend for us. We’re trying a lot of combinations, fitting in some new parts, and we weren’t really sure how this would go. But we played a little better each match, served a little tougher, hit a little smarter. And the defense really started to come around. These guys put in a solid effort, and Barrington was just better. They’re tough to match up against with all that size. So now we know what we need to do, what we need to work on if we want to be one of the best teams and not just a good team. This week was quite a journey for the boys. We didn’t give Warren the effort they deserved (a loss on Wednesday), and that cost us. It also woke the boys up, refocused them. I’m pretty happy where we’re at heading into spring break.”

Glenbard East def. Plainfield Central 25-18, 25-21
Vernon Hills def. Plainfield Central 25-9, 25-20
Naperville North def. Plainfield Central 25-24, 25-23
Deerfield def. Plainfield Central 25-22, 25-11
Warren def. Plainfield Central 25-22, 25-14
Plainfield Central (0-5 overall, 0-0 in the Southwest Prairie Conference): Logan Gieseke (31 kills, 4 aces, 8 blocks), Gavin Gonzalez (27 kills), Ethan Ricketts (159 assists, 2 aces), James Kulekowskis (7 blocks), Jerehc Batac (4 blocks), Isaac Gallinero (23 digs).

Glenbard East def. Plainfield Central 25-18, 25-21
Glenbard East def. Naperville North 25-13, 25-18
Vernon Hills def. Glenbard East 25-16, 25-20
Loyola def. Glenbard East 21-25, 25-16, 25-23
Glenbard East def. Prospect 25-22, 25-16
Glenbard East (4-2 overall, 0-0 in the Upstate Eight Conference): Trevor Real (46 kills, 32 digs), Tyler Johnwick (21 kills, 10 blocks), Connor Soto (98 assists).

Sandburg def. Loyola 25-22, 25-23
Loyola (3-1 overall, 0-0 in the Chicago Catholic League): Ben Trapp (8 kills), Charlie Gervasio (4 kills), Casey McMenamin (2 kills, 7 assists), Stef Kins (8 assists), Andrew Sheedy (5 digs).

Loyola def. Glenbard East 21-25, 25-16, 25-23
Loyola (4-1 overall, 0-0 in the Chicago Catholic League): Colin Murray (5 kills), Ben Trapp (11 kills), Mark Gonzalez (7 kills, 5 blocks), Niko Zlatkovic (4 blocks), Casey McMenamin (9 kills, 13 assists), Stef Kins (19 assists, 8 digs).

Loyola def. Buffalo Grove 25-22, 25-13
Loyola (5-1 overall, 0-0 in the Chicago Catholic League): Colin Murray (5 kills), Ben Trapp (7 kills), Mark Gonzalez (4 kills, 4 blocks), Casey McMenamin (3 kills, 13 assists), Stef Kins (10 assists), Andrew Sheedy (9 digs).
Loyola coach Lionel Ebeling: “We have a big week ahead. We host St. Ignatius on Tuesday, travel to Evanston on Wednesday, travel to Oak Park-River Forest on Friday and host defending state champion Glenbrook North on Saturday.”

Glenbrook North def. Palatine 25-20, 25-9
Glenbrook North def. Lake Zurich 25-13, 25-15
Glenbrook North def. Buffalo Grove 25-21, 25-21
Barrington def. Glenbrook North 25-17, 25-21
Sandburg def. Glenbrook North 25-23, 25-23
Glenbrook North (3-2 overall, 0-0 in the Central Suburban South): Colin Schaefer (1 ace, 40 assists, 8 digs), Connor Durst (20 kills, 1 ace, 17 digs, 2 blocks), Dylan Wang (2 aces, 2 assists, 13 digs), Eli Joseph (1 ace, 7 assists, 1 dig), Evan Uhlig (17 kills, 3 assists, 3 digs, 1 block), Grant Kosla (3 kills, 3 digs), Lance Lai (6 kills, 2 digs), Matt Liaukavicious (3 aces, 3 assists, 20 digs), Nic Gundrum (20 kills, 1 assist), Paul Cho (4 aces, 46 assists, 24 digs), Paul Wyszynski (23 kills, 3 aces, 19 digs, 1 block), Scott Brandner (15 kiklls, 1 assist, 4 digs).

Lincoln-Way East def. Downers Grove South 25-22, 25-18 (semifinal)
Lincoln-Way East (6-0 overall, 0-0 in the Southwest Suburban Conference): Tyler Walenga (5 kills), Jordan Hicks (5 kills), Jon Guch (4 kills), Jared Byas (4 kills).  

Marist def. Lincoln-Way East 21-25, 25-20, 25-21 (championship)
Marist (6-0 overall, 0-0 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference): Marty Canavan (12 kills, 2 blocks), Kellen O’Keefe (7 kills, 10 digs), Alex Smith (7 kills, 3 blocks), Christian Teresi (38 assists), Brendan Schoeberl (18 digs, 2 aces).
Lincoln-Way East (6-1 overall, 0-0 in the Southwest Suburban Conference): Jared Byas (11 kills, 6 digs), Jordan Hicks (8 kills), Jon Guch (5 kills), Tyler Walenga (4 kills, 4 digs), Jerry Moylan (35 assists), Sam Szafoni (11 digs).

Downers Grove South def. Lockport 25-22, 25-20
Lockport def. St. Rita 25-22, 25-19

Lockport def. O’Fallon 25-22, 25-18 (fifth place)
Lockport (5-1 overall, 0-0 in the Southwest Suburban League): Wade Welke (9 kills), Evan Dziadkowiec (18 assists, 11 digs), Trevor Salutric (3 aces).


Oswego Invitational

Oswego def. Glenbard South 25-14, 25-18
Glenbard South def. Rockford Auburn 25-12, 25-18
Chicago Christian def. Glenbard South 14-25, 25-21, 25-18
Glenbard South def. St. Patrick 25-18, 25-20 (seventh place)
Glenbard South (3-4 overall, 0-0 in the Upstate Eight Conference).


Joliet West Invitational

Gold Bracket
Joliet West def. Lincoln-Way West
Stevenson def. Wheaton North
Lincoln-Way West def. Wheaton North (third place)
Joliet West def. Stevenson (championship)


Silver Bracket
Oswego East def. Joliet Catholic
Metea Valley def. Plainfield South
Joliet Catholic def. Plainfield South
Metea Valley def. Oswego East (championship)


Bronze Bracket
Von Steuben def. Bolingbrook
Lane Tech def. St. Charles North
Bolingbrook def. St. Charles North
Lane Tech def. Von Steuben (championship)


Copper Bracket
Riverside-Brookfield def. Jones College Prep
Joliet Central def. Oak Forest
Jones College Prep def. Oak Forest
Riverside-Brookfield def. Joliet Central (championship)


Wheaton North def. Metea Valley 23-25, 25-17, 15-9
Metea Valley def. Lane Tech 21-25, 25-23, 15-12
Metea Valley def. Joliet Central 25-14, 25-12
Metea Valley def. Plainfield South 25-11, 18-25, 25-16
Metea Valley def. Oswego East 25-12, 25-12
Metea Valley (6-1 overall, 0-0 in the DuPage Valley Conference).

Stevenson def. St. Charles North 25-18, 25-20
Stevenson (3-0 overall, 0-0 in the North Suburban Conference): Murad Shahzadah (8 digs), David Wang (1 ace), Karl Lutz (4 kills), Leo Kleban (2 digs), Sam Nuudel (10 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig), Eric Hartman (3 kills, 1 dig), Christian Headley (5 kills, 1 dig), Daniel Nuudel (1 ace, 2 kills, 21 assists, 3 digs), Chris Ehler (2 kills, 2 digs).

Stevenson def. Wheaton North 25-20, 21-25, 25-15 (semifinal)
Stevenson (4-0 overall, 0-0 in the North Suburban Conference): Murad Shahzadah (1 assist, 13 digs), David Wang (1 dig), Karl Lutz (6 kills, 1 dig), Leo Kleban (1 ace, 4 digs), Sam Nuudel (8 kills, 14 digs), Eric Hartman (3 kills, 4 digs), Christian Headley (11 kills, 1 assist, 5 digs), Daniel Nuudel (2 aces, 6 kills, 27 assists, 8 digs), Chris Ehler (1 block).

Joliet West def. Stevenson 25-21, 26-28, 25-23 (championship)
Stevenson (4-1 overall, 0-0 in the North Suburban Conference): Murad Shahzadah (1 assist, 4 digs), Karl Lutz (13 kills), Leo Kleban (1 ace, 1 assist, 1 dig), Sam Nuudel (13 kills, 1 block, 1 dig), Eric Hartman (5 kills, 1 block, 1 dig), Christian Headley (1 ace, 7 kills, 2 digs), Daniel Nuudel (1 ace, 4 kills, 1 block, 36 assists, 1 dig), Chris Ehler (3 kills).
Joliet West (7-0 overall, 0-0 in the Southwest Prairie Conference).


Late Friday, March 25 results

 Joliet West Invitational

Pool A
Joliet West def. JCA 25-20, 25-14
Joliet West def. Bolingbrook 19-25, 25-20, 15-10
Riverside Brookfield def. JCA 25-21, 20-25, 15-13
Bolingbrook def. Riverside Brookfield 24-26, 25-21, 15-11

Pool B
Wheaton North def. Metea Valley 23-25, 25-17, 15-9
Wheaton North def. Joliet Central 25-10, 25-12
Metea Valley def. Lane Tech 21-25, 25-23, 15-12
Lane Tech def. Joliet Central 25-15, 25-20

Pool C
Plainfield South def. St. Charles North 23-25, 25-19, 18-16
Stevenson def. Plainfield South 25-12, 25-15
Stevenson def. Oak Forest 25-9, 25-6
St Charles North def. Oak Forest 25-15, 25-16

Pool D
Lincoln Way West def. Von Steuben 25-20, 25-23
Lincoln Way West def. Oswego East 25-19, 25-19
Oswego East def. Jones College Prep 25-12, 25-13
Von Steuben def. Jones College Prep 25-19, 28-26

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