Lady Knights conquer court
by Mike Slodki
Lady Knights volleyball doesnâ€™t mind seeing carbon copies of matches, as long as they turn out to be wins.
Much like a previous conference win three weeks ago at Glenbard South, Kaneland found itself trailing after one game before coming back to beat host Yorkville on Thursday, 14-25, 25-21. 25-13.
Kaneland also disposed of Rochelle in a road jaunt by a 25-20, 25-9 final, and beat WSC powerhouse DeKalb (14-4) on Tuesday at KHS.
The wins bring KHS up to 7-7, with a 5-3 mark in Western Sun Conference play.
Jess Lubic had 27 assists and three aces.
â€œWe worked the kinks out, and we were able to relax between game one and game two. We had missed six serves in the first game. We just canâ€™t do that,â€ KHS coach Todd Weimer said.
Kaneland was down 7-3 early and 20-11 before succumbing to a Lady Foxes kill to end the game.
Yorkville became error-prone, and Kaneland took advange with a 7-1 lead before YHS tied it at eight. Front-line play of Lubic and Mackenzie Curran keyed a 10-3 surge. Later, a side out gave KHS a 22-18 cushion before a Lubic block gave the Lady Knights a second-game win.
Against the Hubs, Lubic had 10 assists and three aces.
Lubic had 24 assists, four kills, three blocks and four aces against the Barbs, while Abby VanDerHeyden added four kills and eight digs. Taylor Bradbury contributed with six digs.
Photo: Lady Knights Kylie Siebert and Abby VanDerHeyden look to save the ball during Kanelandâ€™s win over DeKalb on Tuesday. Photo by Mike Slodki