Volleyball sweeps rival Sycamore

By on October 20, 2011

KANELAND—It had been rough going the past week and a half for KHS volleyball.

Six matches failed to go Kaneland’s way, albeit with a strong slate of opponents.

Who knew the remedy to the Lady Knights’ ills would be…Sycamore?

Kaneland executed a season sweep of the Lady Spartans in Maple Park on Thursday, thanks to a 23-25, 25-18, 25-22 result. It was the first NIB-12 matchup that went three games.

KHS coach Todd Weimer stressed after last week’s loss to DeKalb the need for the team to have each other’s backs on the court, regardless of mistakes. That, plus execution against a high-level opponent meant good things.

“(It was) just everyone playing very well,” KHS coach Todd Weimer said. “Katy (Dudzinski) had 21 kills, Kylie (Siebert) with 31 digs…it was just awesome.”

After last week’s win coupled with a 25-14, 25-16 Tuesday win over host Rochelle, the Lady Knights’ record rose to 17-10 with a 6-3 record in Northern Illinois Big XII Conference action.

To help the winning effort, the Lady Knights also had Grace Fabrizius contribute 23 digs, Ashley Prost at 19 assists, and Jenny Lubic add 11 assists.

Maddie King had the match-clinching kill for KHS.

All levels of KHS volleyball were successful against the Lady Hubs on Tuesday.

Ahead for the Lady Knights is the final conference tilt against Yorkville on Thursday, Oct. 20, and Spikefest hosted at Harter Middle School on Saturday, Oct. 22.