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IHSA releases classifications for 2015-16 school year

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) released the classifications breakdown for the 2015-16, and Kaneland will not see any changes to their sports landscape from the 2014-15 season.

• Baseball: 3A (four classes)
• Basketball (boys and girls): 3A (four classes)
• Cross Country
(boys and girls): 2A (three classes)
• Cheerleading: Middle
(three classes—small, medium, large)
• Dance: 2A (three classes)
• Football: Determined at the
end of the regular season
• Golf (boys): 2A (three classes)
• Golf (girls) AA (two classes)
• Softball: 3A (four classes)
• Scholastic Bowl: AA (two classes)
• Soccer (boys and girls): 2A (three classes)
• Track and Field (boys and girls):
2A (three classes)
• Volleyball: 3A (four classes)
• Wrestling: 2A (three classes)

Enrollment for the high school is up 19 students—1,310 to 1,329 —from the 2014-15 school year to the upcoming year. Since classification cut offs vary from sport to sport depending on the number of schools that participate in each sport throughout the state, the Knights had some close calls this upcoming season. Kaneland was 49 students away from moving up to 4A in basketball, 17 students away from moving to 4A in volleyball, and 11 away from moving up to 3A in track and field.

KHS announces All Conference honorees for fall season

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Ninety athletes also earn academic honors

KANELAND—Thirty-four Kaneland High School athletes earned All Conference honors—either first team or honorable mention—for the 2014 fall sports season. In addition, 90 Knights were honored for their academic achievement during their time as student-athletes.

In addition to the honors from the Northern Illinois Big XII conference, these Kaneland
athletes also earned All State honors: Madison Jurcenko (tennis), Angelica Emmanouil (tennis), Samantha Schrepferman (tennis) and Connor Fedderly (football).

2014 Fall Northern Illinois Big XII All Conference

Football:
Connor Fedderly, Dan Hammermeister, Isaac Swithers, Andrew Kray and Drew Franklin.
Honorable Mention: Isaiah Baerenklau.

Volleyball
Ellie Dunn and Riley Hannula.
Honorable Mention: Anna Senese, Kathy Nguyen and Hollie Fedderly.

Boys Soccer
Ivan Bohorquez, Angel Escontrias and Jack Wolf.
Honorable Mention: Felipe Speraggi, Andres Tovar and Matthew Gombar.

Boys Cross Country
Brandon Park and Austin Kintz.

Girls Cross Country
Victoria Clinton, Aislinn Lodwig, Brianna Bower and Andrea Wells.

Tennis
Samantha Schrepferman, Madison Jurcenko, Angelica Emmanouil, Colleen Landers and Stephanie Karolewicz.

Golf
Jesse Denton and Jake Hed.

2014 Fall Northern Illinois Big XII All Conference Academic Honors

Football:
Mitchel Groen, Tanner Robertson, Jacob Gomes, Austin Wheatley, Connor Fedderly, Daniel Hammermeister, Kevin Fuchs and Tyler Kurzrock.
Honorable Mention: Nicholas Soucie, Austin Vickery, Jacob Marczuk, Tyler Paulson, Thomas Price, Luke Olson, Zachary Douglas, Grant Burris, Jorge Espinosa, Brandon Kigyos, Tarkan Cetinal, Steven VanHorn, Alec Aurelio, Nick Wilson and Giovanni Regalado.

Volleyball:
Samantha Burgin, Hollie Fedderly, Riley Hannula, Anna Senese, Brittany Grider, Kathy Nguyen, McKenzie McMullan and AnnMarie Franz.
Honorable Mention: Jordan Hedgren, Rachel Kintz and Ellie Dunn.

Boys Soccer
Jason Carlquist, Sam Wolf, Andrew Mathys, Mark Dhom, Timothy Wachter and John Reed.
Honorable Mention: Ivan Bohorquez, Jack Wolf, Michael Meisenger and Jonathan Turyna.

Boys Cross Country
Austin Kintz, Kyle Osbourne, Alexander Gale, Mitchell Reger, Andrew Lesak and Benjiman Smith.
Honorable Mention: Grant Gingrich, Aaron French, Brandon Cruz, Sean Spaetzel, Ian Piazza, Zach Kurz and Joshua Kasap.

Girls Cross Country
Aislinn Lodwig, Murphy Garcia, Victoria Clinton, Samantha Sommerville, Bridget Ransford, Haley Penkala, Brianna Bower, Carly Bartholomew and Lilah Klingensmith.
Honorable Mention: Olivia Galor and Jessica Kucera.

Tennis
Anna Wendling, Samantha Schrepferman, Colleen Landers, Stephanie Karolewicz, Madison Jurcenko, Emily Grams, Mallory Dugan, Emily Mirocha, Marissa Michi, Allyson McPhee, Katelyn Blaszynski and Britttany Zablocki.
Honorable Mention: Angelica Emmanouil and Heather Albrecht.

Golf
Victoria Guyton, Jeremy Faletto, Jacob Sheehan and Zachary Strayve.
Honorable Mention: Julia VanGemert, Jakob Sanders, Jesse Denton and Kevin Healy.

Goldbeck signs beach volleyball scholarship

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KANELAND—Although the nearest beaches are some 60-miles away on the shores of Lake Michigan, Kaneland senior Julia Goldbeck has signed a college athletic scholarship to play sand volleyball at San Jose State University.

Goldbeck’s high school volleyball career has followed a circuitous route from the indoor game to the sand game. At 5 feet, 10.5 inches tall and 150 pounds, she was a starting middle hitter as a sophomore for a Lady Knights volleyball team that advanced to the IHSA regional final. She started playing club sand volleyball as summer conditioning after her freshman year.

Following a coaching change at Kaneland after her sophomore season, Goldbeck became fully-immersed in the sand game and started playing and training for it year-around for a local club team called Team One, which has an indoor/outdoor facility in Aurora and plays in major summer Midwest sand volleyball tournaments at North Avenue Beach and Montrose Beach in Chicago, and at City Municipal Beach in Milwaukee. Team One won the 18 and under USA title at the 2013 National Beach Volleyball Championships in Milwaukee and the 16 and under team title at the 2014 AAU National Beach Volleyball Championships, in Hermosa Beach, Calif.—tournaments where lots of college recruiters saw Julia play.

Julia Goldbeck
Sport: Sand Volleyball
Intended Major:
Communications and
public relations
GPA: 3.0
Julia says: “I love the strategy of sand volleyball, having to master all the skills of the game, and having to play in lock-step with my partner. My goal is to make an impact on the San Jose State sand volleyball program and to play in the NCAA Championships before I graduate.”

Dunn serves up talent, receives unique honor

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Future Ball St. Cardinal gets Under Armour All-American consideration
KANELAND—Despite coming up on the short end of a regional final opportunity in Hampshire late last month, senior Ellie Dunn still had something to celebrate for herself and Kaneland volleyball as a whole.

On Nov. 5, Dunn was named as one of 150 players included in the Under Armour All-America Honorable Mentions by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

“Coach Violett texted me and the AD (Peter Goff) shook my hand in the hallway and said congratulations,” Dunn said. “It’s awesome for me to be included. It’s cool to see that honor and to see people I play club with get the honor, too.”

An outside hitter, Dunn was one of seven honorable mentions from Illinois and joins first-teamer Brooklyn Goodsel of Corry, Pa., as future Ball State University Cardinal volleyball players.

Dunn feels that even with the wide variety of players and regions, there are some common threads.

“If you’re on that list, there’s a competitiveness and a drive there that they all have,” Dunn said.

Dunn, who played three years of varsity volleyball at Kaneland for coaches Todd Weimer, Kerri McCastland and Cyndi Violett, made it to three consecutive Regional finals with the Lady Knights, earning a regional plaque in 2012 as a sophomore.

“From the beginning, we always wanted to play hard, no matter who was there. We wanted to be a team and gave our best,” Dunn said.

The senior had 795 total career kills, 211 service points, 139 blocks and 525 digs to hang her reputation on, and might even give her a lift to Muncie, Ind., for future Mid-American Conference play.

“There’s going be talented girls on the team and in the conference; they were the best girls where they were from,” Dunn said. “But it’s awesome to have accomplished.”

Heartbreak in Hampshire

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Volleyball run down by BC in three-game regional final loss
HAMPSHIRE, Ill.—Kaneland volleyball didn’t meet with defeat often in 2014.

But, similar to last season’s regional final end, the Lady Knights fell victim to two unfortunate games in a row. Burlington Central, the No. 2 Hampshire Regional seed, bested No. 1 KHS last Thursday evening by a 14-25, 25-20, 25-20 tally.

Kaneland (24-9-1) finished the season with an eight-match improvement in the first year of head coach Cyndi Violett’s second go-around. The Lady Knights had earned a trip to the final with a sweep of No. 4 St. Edward of Elgin, Ill., on Monday.

“It was a back-and-forth game,” Violett said. “The first one we came out really strong; Burlington came together. It could have gone either way—no big run of points at all. Our serve-receive was breaking down, and we couldn’t get it to our hitters as much as we wanted.”

KHS was defeated by Sycamore in the Sandwich Regional final in 2013 after capturing the first game there, as well.

Taking advantage of disjointed Rocket play and well-placed kills, Kaneland found itself up 20-12 in the first set, and eventually led 22-14. Hannah Nauert’s bump, Riley Hannula’s tip and a joint block by Ellie Dunn and Hannula ended the first game in speedy fashion.

The BC game solidified and was able to keep the match from getting out of hand. Kaneland was only able to muster a 12-9 advantage for its biggest lead. The Rockets tied it up at 16, with Dunn’s emphatic kill giving the Lady Knights its final lead of the game at 17-16. BC would then go on a 7-2 run. A Nauert slap over the net would later close to 23-20 before a KHS tandem block went out of bounds to even the match.

Another even meeting took place in the rubber game, with neither team able to build more than a three-point lead. The Rockets became more cohesive and took advantage of unsuccessful Kaneland sequences for a 14-12 lead. Down 16-15, Kaneland benefited from a Dunn kill and a net violation to go up 17-16, the final Kaneland lead.

BC would score five of the next eight available points for a 24-19 edge before a Nauert set over the net closed it to four. On game point, a block attempt was ruled out sending the Rocket fans on the Whip-pur court in celebration.

Dunn finished with 13 kills against the Rockets, providing 19 digs, five service points and two blocks. Anna Senese had seven service points, six kills and eight digs, while Nauert had eight kills, four service points and two blocks.

Kaneland says goodbye to seniors like Ball State-bound Dunn, Rachel Kintz, Brittany Grider, Senese and Hannula.

“We’re going to miss some key girls,” Violett said “What’s good for this offseason is we still have a lot of great girls. It’s a good nucleus of hitters, not as much power hitters, but still good.”

Kaneland volleyball surprises Yorkville

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Photo: Sophomore Hannah Nauert, and junior Annmarie Franz set up senior Ellie Dunn for a spike back over to St. Edwards Tuesday. Photo by Mary Paulson

Lady Knights also handle St. Edward in Regional match
KANELAND—Area volleyball fans are now able to classify Kaneland High School volleyball as an upper-echelon Northern Illinois Big XII conference squad, and depending on how the Class 3A regionals go, something even greater.

To close out the 2014 regular season campaign, Kaneland sought and earned revenge over a Yorkville squad that entered with just one loss on the year in a two-game Thursday sweep. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Kaneland trekked to Hampshire for the start of the regional and solved Elgin’s St. Edward by a final of 25-21, 25-22.

Against the host Foxes, the Lady Knights earned a 26-24, 25-14 duke. It is believed to be the first share of a conference title for the KHS program in over 30 years, as the Kaneland and Yorkville crews each finished with one loss. Kaneland finished 7-1 in East division play.

After the regional win over St. Edward on Tuesday in Hampshire, Kaneland is now 24-8-1 overall.

Ellie Dunn had a key 13-kill total against the Foxes, while Hannah Nauert and Hollie Fedderly supplied 14 assists each. Kathy Nguyen added 11 digs.

Facing the Green Wave, the Lady Knights got six service points, two aces, six kills and 10 digs from Dunn. Riley Hannula supplied four service points, an ace, three blocks and eight kills. Teammate Anna Senese had three service points, four kills and eight digs in the sweep.

Kaneland was set to face (2) Burlington Central on Thursday, Oct. 30, for the Hampshire Regional title, and the right to go to the Rochelle Sectional beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

BC defeated Genoa-Kingston 26-24, 25-14 on Tuesday. A year ago, Kaneland beat Plano in the Sandwich Regional semifinal before falling to Sycamore in the title match, 17-25, 25-12, 25-18.

10/31/2014 update: The Kaneland volleyball team lost to Burlington Central 25-14, 20-25, 20-25 in the Regional final. Their season ends at 24-9-1. See the Elburn Herald next Thursday for more detailed coverage.

Oct. 23 Sports recap

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Freshman Volleyball
Oct. 16 vs. Morris—The freshman A team improved to 12-4, 7-0 in conference play with a 25-15, 25-20 win over Morris. The B team also won against Morris 25-22, 17-25, 25-21.

Sophomore Volleyball
Oct. 16 vs. Morris—The Lady Knights won 25-15, 25-13 over Morris.

Sophomore Football
Oct. 17 @ La Salle-Peru—The Knights won 7-6 Friday.

Girls Fr/So Cross Country
Oct. 18 @ NIB-12 Meet—The Lady Knights were runners-up to Yorkville at the NIB-12 Conference meet held at Rochelle Twp. High School
8 Grace Dodis, 21:24.3; 11 Katie Huber, 22:14.6; 20. Sandra Gale, 24:03.6; 24. Marissa Dries, 24:49.9.

Girls JV Cross Country
Oct. 18 @ NIB-12 Meet—Kaneland was second at the NIB-12 Conference meet, held at Rochelle Twp. High School.
10 Grace Drake, 22:14; 16 Sam Sommerville, 23:15; 17 Murphy Garcia, 23:53; 20 Lilah Klingensmith, 24:06; 22 Haley Penkala, 24:17.

Boys Fr/So Cross Country
Oct. 18 @ NIB-12 Meet—The Knights scored just 35 points, but lost to Yorkville by six in the six-team race. Third place was Sycamore with 80 points.
1 Matthew Richtman, 16:35; 2 Andrew Kantola, 16:50; 8 Sam Webster, 17:56; 9 Henry Nosek, 18:00; 12 Anthony Messina, 18:09; 25 Kyle Wells, 19:03; 26 David Wojak, 19:06.

Boys JV Cross Country
Oct. 18 @ NIB-12 Meet—The Knights were second at the JV open race at Saturdays conference meet.
5 Aaron French, 18:00; 6 Zach Kurz, 18:07; 8 Jared Murri, 18:22; 10 Alex Gale, 18:31; 13 Peyton Heiser, 18:43; 15 Ben Smith, 18:51; 26 Cristian Girolamo, 19:32; 29 Nick Moses, 19:45; 30 Jack O’Sullivan, 19:48; 31 Tyler Nance, 19:49; 33 Josh Kasap, 20:00; 39 Austin Parks, 20:15; 48 Grant Gingrich, 21:26; 53 Ian Piazza, 21:44; 54 Jacob Wolfe, 21:49; 62 Kyle Osborne, 23:43; 65 Cole Rutter, 26:40/

Kaneland YFL
Oct. 18, 2014—Playoffs, Round 1
8U
Kaneland Silver 0
@ Kaneland White 27
9U
Kaneland White 0
@ Burlington Blue 24
DeKalb Black 8
@ Kaneland Black 0
10U
Kaneland Black 0
@ DeKalb Black 24
11U
Kaneland Black 14
@ DeKalb Black 39
Kaneland White 6
@ DeKalb Orange 26

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Volleyball hitting stride

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Photo: Senior Ellie Dunn had 12 kills, seven service points and seven digs against Morris Oct. 16. Dunn was All Tournament at the Eastland tournament in Lanark, Ill., last weekend. Photo by Laura Gampfer

Key conference win coupled with solid Eastland trip
KANELAND—Opposing teams can’t envy the task of having to deal with a steadily climbing Lady Knights volleyball program.

That’s at least what Morris and several schools had to experience at the Eastland tournament in Lanark, Ill.

Last Thursday, the visiting Morris rival was handed an 18-25, 25-14, 25-21 loss, and the Lady Knights followed that with a tournament win at Eastland.

With an unblemished week, the Lady Knights are 23-8, and 6-1 in the Northern Illinois Big XII, a conference that also features 29-1 Yorkville.

Against Morris, Ellie Dunn had 12 kills, seven service points and seven digs. Anna Senese had three kills, three service points and two digs, and Riley Hannula had eight kills, two blocks, four service points and an ace.
In the 5-0 excursion to Eastland, victories took the form of 25-9, 25-11 vs. Rockford Auburn; 25-14, 25-18 vs. River Ridge; 25-23, 25-18 vs. Galena; 25-21, 24-26, 25-15 to the hosts; and 25-15, 16-14 vs. Freeport’s Aquin.

Kaneland has a trip to Yorkville to close out the regular season on Thursday, Oct. 23, before trekking to Hampshire for the IHSA Class 3A Regional on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The No. 1 seed Lady Knights face either No. 4 St. Edward of Elgin or No. 5 Sycamore at 5:30 p.m., with the emerging school facing either No. 2 Burlington Central, No. 3 Genoa-Kingston or No. 6 Hampshire in the Thursday, Oct. 30, regional title match.

Kaneland Volleyball takes on NIB-12 rivals

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Photo: The varsity volleyball team awaits a DeKalb serve during its 2-1 win over the Barbs Oct. 9. Photo by Mary Paulson

Hard-charging crew earns wins over DeKalb, Sycamore
SYCAMORE—At 17-9, and 5-2 in the Northern Illinois Big XII, Kaneland High School volleyball may well be in the midst of its best stretch of the 2014 season.

The Lady Knight crew only hopes to tack on to the prolific stretch.

With crucial matches last Thursday in DeKalb and Tuesday evening in Sycamore, the KHS roster handed the Barbs a 16-25, 25-18, 25-16 setback, and laid the kills on the host Spartans in a 25-22, 18-25, 25-15 win.

Kaneland has managed to take eight of its last 10 matches—with the regular season in its home stretch—eclipsing last year’s win total of 16.

The win against the Barbs featured Ellie Dunn’s 11 kills and 10 digs, Riley Hannula’s eight kills, two blocks and two service points, Anna Senese’s 12 service points including an ace, five digs and two kills, and Hollie Fedderly’s 16 assists, four service points and three digs.

Against Sycamore, Kaneland went out to an early lead in the first game, although a slim 12-11. Sycamore charged back for a 17-13 lead before KHS went on an 8-3 run for a 21-20 lead. Later, a McKenzie McMullan block gave the visitors a 23-21 lead. After the hosts cut the lead to one, it was an overzealous hit and a carry that gave the Lady Knights the necessary two points for the game one win.

Sycamore regrouped enough and held Kaneland at bay despite a powerful Hannula spike midway through to make it 19-15. Sycamore then nabbed four of the next five points for a 23-16 lead. Dunn’s later kill would make it 24-18 before the Spartans’ benefitted from a sideout for game point.

Kaneland would have all aspects of their game working, with McMullan rescuing balls throughout and Dunn playing a fierce frontline. Sycamore would commit several errors to put the final game out of reach.
Coach Cyndi Violett appreciated the important effort.

“Any time you start the second time around conference, it’s tough because they’ve seen you. But the girls stayed mentally strong. The last game showed mental toughness and they stayed focused.”

“It’s just really a team effort,” Hannula said. “Once we start acting like a team, you can see it work. They’re a really good team and hopefully we see them at regionals.”

On Thursday, Oct. 16, the Lady Knights host Morris in the final home match of the season.

Oct. 16 Sports Recap

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Girls JV Tennis
Oct. 8 @ Oswego East—The Lady Knights lost 4-3 at Oswego East. Abby Purnell (8-3) and Ava Mandele (8-5) won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, and Mary Collum and Marley Schultz won 8-0 at No. 1 doubles.

Boys JV Cross Country
Oct. 8 @ Byron Invite—The Knights put up a perfect score of 15 to win the open race at Byron. The course was 2.87 miles.
1 A. Gale, 18:03; 2 D. Wojak, 18:29; 3 K. Wells, 18:31; 4 C. Girolamo, 18:34; 5 P. Heiser, 18:36; 6 T. Nance, 19:04; 7 G. Wilk, 19:25; 8 J. O’Sullivan, 19:38; 10 J. Kasap, 20:00; 12 K. Osborne, 21:07; 15 I. Piazza, 22:25; 16 J. Wolfe 22:26; 18 G. Gingrich, 22:49; 21 C. Rutter, 28:35

Boys Sophomore Soccer
Oct. 9 vs. Morris—The Knights won 5-0 over Morris. Brian Bartholomew had two goals and an assist, while Jose Chavez had a goal and assist. Diego Ruiz and Brandon Luebke also had goals, and Robbie Nachreiner had two assists for KHS.
Oct. 11 vs. Plainfield East—The Knights were down 2-1 to PE with 10 minutes to go in the second half when the Plainfield East coach was given a red card, and the game was left as “undecided.” Christian Medrano scored an unassisted goal for the Knights who are 10-1-2 on the season, 8-0-1 in NIB-12 play.

Girls Sophomore Volleyball
Oct. 9 vs. DeKalb—The Lady Knights won 25-13, 23-25, 25-14.
Oct. 14 vs. Sycamore—Kaneland won 25-21, 25-13.

Girls Freshman Volleyball
Oct. 9 vs, DeKalb—The freshman A squad won 25-19, 14-25, 25-16. The B team tied 19-25, 25-20, 21-21.
Oct. 14 vs. Sycamore—The A team won 26-24, 23-25, 25-12, while the B team fell 21-25, 19-25.

Girls JV Cross Country
Oct. 11 @ Sterling Invite—The Lady Knights placed 9th out of 22 teams Saturday. Andrea Wells led the team with a runner-up finish, while Sarah Daley was 12th. There were no team scores kept in the JV open race.
Fr/So results: 2 A. Wells, 19:45; 12 S. Daley, 20:42; 39 G. Dodis, 21:24; 76 K. Huber, 23:04; 99 M. Dries, 24:47; 100 M. Burger, 24:49.
JV Open results: 132 S. Sommerville, 24:17; 155 H. Penkala, 24:53.

Middle School
Cross Country

Oct. 11 @ IESA Sectional—In one of the toughest sectionals int he state, the Kaneland Harter Middle School cross country team saw its girls team qualify for the IESA State Meet by placing third behind Batavia Rotolo and Yorkville. The girls were paced by Rachel Richtman’s 3rd place in 12:03 over two miles. Lesley Viveros placed 10th in 12:28. Both were all-sectional selections. Also running for KHMS were Cassidy Motyka (15th, 12:37), Grace Purcell (19th 12:45), Tessa Brennan (21st 12:48), Erin Ball (22nd 12:51), and Emma Ball (28th 13:11). The boys squad placed fifth as a team, but saw two boys qualify as individuals. Seventh grader Zach Long took 3rd place in 10:59, while Dan Occhipinti placed ninth in 11:14—a personal record by 50 seconds. The state meet takes place at Maxwell Park in Normal, Ill. The girls team will run at 12:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 1:15 p.m.

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Eighth Grade Volleyball

Season recap—The 8th grade girls volleyball team of Kaneland Harter Middle School, coached by Jackie Self, had a successful season in the new Fox River Prairie Conference. This new conference includes St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, and Yorkville. The A team was 8-3 overall in the regular season, and beat Geneva South, Yorkville, and St. Charles Thompson in the Conference tournament to claim the title of conference champions. The B team was 10-1 overall and claimed the title of defending champs at the Yorkville B tournament. This talented group of girls worked together incredibly well and have many great years ahead in the high school volleyball program.

Seventh Grade Volleyball
Season recap—The Kaneland Harter Middle School 7th grade volleyball A team, coached by Kevin Hagan, was 7-4 overall in the regular season and took 2nd at the conference tournament. The B team ended 4-7 and took third at the Yorkville B tournament.

Kaneland Youth
Football League

Oct. 11, 2014:
8U
Kaneland White 31
@ Yorkville Red 6
Kaneland Orange 9
@ Kaneland Black 0
Yorkville Black 26
@ Kaneland Silver 30
9U
Yorkville Black 0
@ Kaneland Black 21
Kaneland White 27
@ Yorkville Red 7
10U
Kaneland Black 0
@ DeKalb Black 20
Kaneland White 13
@ Yorkville Red 27
11U
Kaneland Black 11
@ DeKalb Orange 8 (OT)
Yorkville Red 6
@ Kaneland White 20

Oct. 11, 2014:
8U
DeKalb Orange 25
@ Kaneland White 6
Kaneland Orange 19
@ Burlington Blue 0
Kaneland Black 0
@ Yorkville Black 18
Kaneland Silver 19
@ Burlington White 0
9U
Kaneland Black 31
@ Yorkville Red 0
Kaneland White 8
@ Burlington Blue 13
10U
Kaneland Black 14
@ Yorkville Red 0
Kaneland White 6
@ Burlington Blue 27
11U
DeKalb Black 38
@ Kaneland Black 8
Kaneland White 33
@ Yorkville White 6

The following teams have
qualified for the playoffs:

8U White, 8U Silver, 9U Black, 9U White, 10U Black, 11U Black and 11U White.

Compiled by Ben Draper

Kaneland volleyball falls short to Sterling

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Photo: Seniors Rachel Kintz, Riley Hannula and Anna Senese make a wall against Sterling Oct. 2. “Our blocking has been a huge development for us, and reading the hitters,” head coach Cyndi Violett said. Photo by Laura Gampfer

KANELAND—It hasn’t been a common occurrence in 2014, but the Kaneland Lady Knights volleyball team had to deal with a little losing streak.

Beginning with a loss at the beginning of last week against Yorkville, Kaneland hosted Sterling on Thursday in a Northern Illinois Big XII crossover and fell 16-25, 25-13, 28-26.

On Tuesday in Ottawa, Kaneland won 25-23, 25-22 in a close match with the Lady Pirates.

Overall, Kaneland sits at 15-9, with a 3-2 mark in NIB-12 competition.

On the Kaneland side, Ellie Dunn had four service points, 12 kills, two blocks and eight digs. Teammate Riley Hannula added seven service points, three kills, eight blocks and two digs. Anna Senese had 10 service points, four kills, 13 digs and a block.

Head coach Cyndi Violett knew some things had to be adjusted, while there was still a good stretch of time before regionals begin at the end of this month.

“After our loss to Sterling, I realized that we needed to come back together as a team and family. There wasn’t a specific skill or game play to focus on, but to re-energize ourselves for the love of the game and our teammates,” Violett said.

Still, there has been plenty of intangibles to be proud of.

“Our blocking has been a huge development for us, and reading the hitters,” Violett said.

Against Ottawa, Dunn had 11 kills and 15 digs in the two-game sweep. Hannula added four service points, six kills and two blocks, while Senese had five kills and 11 digs, and Hollie Fedderly had 13 assists and six service points.

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the KHS crew heads to conference foe DeKalb.

Oct. 9 sports recap

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Boys Freshman Soccer
Oct. 1 @ Burlington Central—The Knights won 1-0. Michael Minoque had 16 saves, and Javier Correa had the goal on a Devin Pieczynski assist.
Oct. 6 @ DeKalb—Pieczynski’s goal and Minoque’s five saves helped the Knights to a 1-1 tie on the road against the Barbs.

Girls JV Tennis
Oct. 1 @ Yorkville—The JV tennis team fell 4-1 against the Lady Foxes. The Lady Knights are 3-1 in conference play.

Boys Sophomore Soccer
Oct. 1 vs. Hinckley-Big Rock—The Knights won 2-0. Diego Ruiz (Brian Bartholomew assist) and Tim Wachter (Brandon Luebke) each had goals.
Oct. 7 vs. Sycamore—The Knights rolled 6-2 over the Spartans. John McCaffrey had three goals and an assist, while Bartholomew also had two goals. Ruiz had a goal and an assist, while Robbie Nachreiner and Christian Medrano each had assists. The Knights are 9-1-2 overall, and 6-0-1 in conference play.

Freshman Volleyball
Oct. 2 vs. Sterling—The A team won 25-21, 25-19, while the B team also won 25-12, 25-8.
Oct. 7 vs. Ottawa—The A team lost 15-25, 25-19, 19-25, while the B team lost 25-23, 20-25, 11-15. The A team is 9-4, 5-1 in conference play, while the B team is 2-9, 1-5.

Sophomore Volleyball
Oct. 2 vs. Sterling—The Lady Knights won 25-21, 25-19.
Oct. 7 vs. Ottawa—KHS won 25-19, 25-15.

Sophomore Football
Oct. 3 @ Sycamore—The Knights won 20-0 over the Spartans.

Girls JV Cross Country
Oct. 4 @ Freeport Invitational—The Lady Knights won the eight-team meet with 40 points. Boylan was a close second with 46.
3 O. Galor, 21:09; 6. K. Huber, 21:55; 8 G. Drake, 22:12; 9 L. Klingensmith, 22:13; 15 S. Sommerville, 23:27; 18 M. Garcia, 23:38; 26. M. Dries, 24:26; 29 H. Penkala, 24:30.

Boys Fr/So Cross Country
Oct. 4 @ Freeport Invitational—The Knights won the seven-team meet with 37 points, far ahead of runner-up Rockford East’s 66.
2 A. Kantola, 16:50; 3 A. Messina, 17:13; 5 S. Webster, 17:18; 13 H. Nosek, 18:17; 24 P. Heiser, 19:05; 25 D. Wojak, 19:08; 27 T. Nance, 19:14; 29. K. Wells, 19:17; 32. C. Girolamo, 19:29; 35. G. Wilk, 19:34; 38 J. O’Sullivan, 19:50; 80 C. Rutter, 25:22.

Oct. 2 Sports Recap

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Sophomore Football
Sept. 26 @ DeKalb—The Knights defeated the Barbs 25-6. No individual stats were provided.

Boys JV Cross Country
Sept. 27 @ Aurora Central Catholic—The boys freshman/sophomore team placed sixth at the Charger Classic in Aurora. Kaneland also had runners compete in the open race, but no team score was kept. Fr/So results: 8: A. Kantola, 16:55; 23: A. Messina, 17:32.4; 28: S. Webster, 17:48.4; 33: H. Nosek, 18:05.6; 58: C. Girolamo, 18:53.7; 69: D. Wojak, 19:14.7; 77: K. Wells, 19:31.7. Open results: 63: P. Heiser, 19:20.7; 97: G. Wilk, 20:11.6; 127: J. O’Sullivan, 21:20.1; 139: Josh Kasap, 22:21.6; 140: G. Gingrich, 22:21.6; 155: J. Wolfe, 23:14.3; 159: K. Osborne, 23:29.1; 180: I. Piazza, 26:42.9; 185: C. Rutter, 29:07.5.

Girls Fr/So Cross Country
Sept. 27 @ Sterling—With only four runners, the Lady Knights didn’t factor into the scoring at Saturday’s Rock River Run in Sterling, Ill. Results: 6: G. Dodis, 21:20.7; 26; K. Huber, 23:14.9; 61: M. Dries, 26:42.6; M. Burger, 28:38.

Boys Freshman Soccer
Sept. 24 vs. Burlington Central—The Rockets shut out the Knights 4-0. Michael Minogue had five saves.

Boys Sophomore Soccer
Sept. 20 vs. Mendota—Kaneland won 3-2 over Mendota. Peter Castillo had two goals, and Brian Kemp had one. Assists came from Jon Turyna, Diego Ruiz and Brian Bartholomew.
Sept. 20 vs. Genoa-Kingston—The Knights won in overtime on penalty kicks. The score was tied 1-1. Jose Chavez scored on a Christian Medrano assist. KHS converted all five penalty kicks.
Sept. 23 vs. Yorkville—Kaneland defeated the Foxes 1-0 on a Chavez goal (Ruiz assist).
Sept. 25 vs. Sterling—The Knights and Warriors tied at 2. Brandon Luebke (Ruiz assist) and Bartholomew (John McCaffrey assist) had the Kaneland goals.
Sept. 30 vs. Ottawa—The Knights defeated Ottawa 4-0. Ruiz (Medrano assist) and Bartholomew (McCaffrey assist) each had a goal, while Medrano (one unassisted and a Chavez assist) scored twice. The Knights are 6-1-2, 4-0-1 in conference play.

Girls JV Tennis
Sept. 25 vs. Ottawa—The Lady Pirates defeated KHS 4-1. The No. 1 doubles tandem of Lauren Karolewicz and Marley Schultz was the lone Kaneland winner, defeating their Ottawa oppenents 10-5.

Freshman Volleyball
Sept. 25 vs. Aurora Christian—Kaneland defeated Aurora Christian 25-12, 25-19. No individual stats were provided.
Sept. 30 vs. Yorkville—The KHS freshman A team defeated Yorkville 25-12, 25-19 to move to 4-0 in conference play. The freshman B team lost 25-23, 25-16 to fall to 0-4 in conference play.

Sophomore Volleyball
Sept. 25 vs. Aurora Christian—The Lady Knights defeated Aurora Christian 25-12, 25-12. No individual stats were provided.
Sept. 30 vs. Yorkville—Yorkville narrowly defeated the Lady Knights 25-16, 18-25, 25-23. Kaneland is now 2-2 in conference play.

WCC Womens Soccer
Sept. 24 @ Oakton CC—Waubonsee defeated Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Ill., 2-1 in overtime. Andrea Garcia and Haley Kilbride had the WCC goals, while Kelli Cardine and Elizabeth Goll had the assists. Lisa Gaffino had four saves. WCC had 35 shots on goal, and is 7-2 on the season.

WCC Mens Soccer
Sept. 23 @ McHenry—Waubonsee tied McHenry 1-1. Akim Suraji had a goal from a Ramon Eurioles assist in the second half.
Sept. 28 @ Augustana—WCC earned a win over Augustana 3-2 in Rock Island, Ill. David Renoso (Juan Ponce assist) and David Sanchez both scored in the first half for WCC, while Suraji (Alex Del Toro assist) put in the game-winner in the second half. WCC’s men’s soccer is now 5-3-1 on the season.

Boys Fr/So Golf
Sept. 25 @ WWS—Wheaton-Warrenville South defeated the Knights 162-186. Dan Franck led KHS with a 45, and was followed closely by Joey Brandonisio’s 46. Jake Hummel (47), Jacob Milton (48), Michael Petrick (53) Brock Williams (53), Jake Romas (54) and Rhett Espe (55) also competed for the Knights.

Kaneland Youth
Football League
Sept. 27, 2014

8U
Yorkville Black 6
@ Kaneland White 33
Burlington White 12
@ Kaneland Black 6 (OT)
DeKalb Orange 25
@ Kaneland Silver 0
DeKalb Black 0
@ Kaneland Orange 20

9U
Burlington Blue 12
@ Kaneland Black 6
DeKalb Black 14
@ Kaneland White 13

10U
Burlington Blue 22
@ Kaneland Black 8
DeKalb Black 50
@ Kaneland White 32

11U
Burlington Blue 6
@ Kaneland Black 35
Yorkville White 7
@ Kaneland White 42

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Volleyball handles Aurora Christian, succumbs to hot Yorkville squad

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KANELAND—Rare is the team that can rattle off an undefeated conference season, even with a campaign as steady as the Kaneland Lady Knights in 2014.

A 25-8, 25-22 sweep of visiting Aurora Christian last Thursday was a nice taste of victory, but a hard-charging, one-loss Yorkville squad beat the host school on Tuesday in a 25-15, 25-23 matchup.

Kaneland is still 14-7, with a 3-1 mark in Northern Illinois Big XII action. The loss against Yorkville was Kaneland’s first since Sept. 13 to LaSalle-Peru at the Pontiac Invite, breaking a six-match win streak.

Against the Eagles, cornerstone Ellie Dunn had nine kills, four service points and four digs. Riley Hannula had seven kills and three service points, while Hannah Nauert had 13 service points and 14 assists.

Against Yorkville, Dunn had eight kills and six digs, while Hannula had six kills and a block. Nauert had six assists, six digs and three kills, Anna Senese had eight service points, and Holly Fedderly had 10 assists and two digs in the loss.

Kaneland finds itself with a crossover challenge in the form of Sterling, Ill., on Thursday, Oct. 2.

Siebert named CCIW Defensive Player of the Week

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ROCK ISLAND, Ill.—Augustana junior libero and Kaneland graduate Kylie Siebert was recently selected as the “Defensive Player of the Week” in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin in volleyball. Siebert is the first Viking this season to win the honor.

The Sugar Grove native had a tremendous week for first-year head coach Kelly Bethke’s Vikings, and it started with a great effort in Augustana’s opening match in the CCIW. The Vikings came from behind to defeat Illinois Wesleyan 3-2 (25-23; 22-25; 23-25; 25-20; 15-9) at the Carver Center on Sept. 24. In that match, Siebert had a game-high 41 digs and added two assists and one service ace.

Over the weekend, Augustana went 2-2 in the University of Chicago’s Gargoyle Classic, and Siebert piled up a total of 48 digs, 16 setting assists and six service aces. The Vikings beat Concordia-Chicago 3-0 (27-25; 25-14; 25-12) and lost to the University of Chicago 0-3 (15-25; 17-25; 21-25) on Friday, Sept. 26. The next day, Augustana beat Kalamazoo 3-1 (25-12; 25-14; 21-25; 25-15) before falling to Cornell 1-3 (21-25; 26-24; 21-25; 24-26).

For the week, Siebert totaled 89 digs (4.94 per game), seven service aces and 18 setting assists. She has been a force all season from her libero position, and she leads the team with 287 digs in 53 games for a 5.42 average. She also has 16 service aces.

Sept. 25 Sports recap

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KHMS Seventh Grade Football
Aug. 27 vs. Batavia Rotolo—Kaneland won 32-8. Max Gagne had three touchdowns, while Joe Smith threw for two TDs and ran for another.
Aug. 30 @ DeKalb Huntley—Kaneland won on the road, defeating Huntley Middle School 14-8. Gagne had two receiving TDs.
Sept. 11 vs. Yorkville—The Knights moved to 3-0 with a 20-8 win over the visiting Foxes. Gagne had two TDs, and Brenden Parks had a defensive TD as well.
Sept. 18 @ St. Charles Haines—Kaneland throttled Haines 42-6. Gagne had three TDs, Colton Doll had a 70 yard TD reception, and Smith threw for three TDs and ran for another. The Knights defense has only given up three touchdowns so far in 2014. Kaneland hosts Geneva Middle School Sept. 25.

KHMS Eighth Grade Football
Aug. 27 @ Batavia Rotolo—The Knights lost to the Rotolo 20-8. Kaneland’s Alstott caught a TD pass and ran in a two-point conversion for the Knights.
Aug. 30 vs. DeKalb Huntley—The Knights got their first win of the season over DeKalb Huntley, 14-6. C. Angelotti’s pass to K. Angelotti got KHMS going, and an Alstott two point conversion made it 8-0 early. A TD pass from McDonald to Denning made (two-point conversion failed) made it 14 for the Knights.
Sept. 11 @ Yorkville—The Knights fell to the Foxes 24-0. The Foxes racked up 211 yards to the Knights’ 69.
Sept. 18 vs. St. Charles Haines—The Knights lost 22-8. Kaneland was behind early 6-0, but a 30-yard pass from McDonald to K. Angelotti, with a good two-point conversion, made it 8-6. Haines would score two more times to seal their victory. The Knights are 1-3 and play St. Charles Wredling on Sept. 29.

Boys Soph. Soccer

Sept. 17 vs. DeKalb—The Knights shut out DeKalb 1-0 on a goal by Jose Chavez. They improved to 3-1-1, and 3-0-1 in NIB-12 play.

Freshman Volleyball
Sept. 18 vs. Sycamore—The freshman A team won 25-10, 25-18 and improved to 2-0 in conference play. The freshman B team lost 21-25, 19-25 and fell to 0-2 in conference play.

Sophomore Volleyball
Sept. 18 vs. Sycamore—The Lady Knights improved to 1-1 in conference play with a 25-14, 25-19 win over Sycamore.

Sophomore Football
Sept. 19 @ Yorkville—Kaneland defeated the Foxes 21-7. No individual stats were provided.

Girls Cross Country
Sept. 20 Eddington Invite—FR/SO: 2 A. Wells 19:36; 27 S. Daley 21:24.6; 45 G. Dodis 22:18.9; 54 A. Shaw 22:46.1; 74 K. Huber 23:34.7; 112 M. Dries, 25:38.5; 148 K. Waweru 29:08.7. OPEN: 26 O. Galor 23:07.4; 35 L. Klingsensmith 23:37.8; 44 S. Sommerville 24:13; 76 H. Penkala 26:34.6.

Boys Cross Country
Sept. 20 Eddington Invite—FR/SO: 1 M. Richtman, 16:30.8; 18 A. Kantola, 17:37.2; 44 A. Messina, 18:33.2; 47 S. Webster, 18:36.8; 48 H. Nosek, 18:39.4; 91 C. Girolamo, 19:43; 114 D. Wojak, 20:19.6; 118 K. Wells, 20:22.1; 120 P. Heiser, 20:23.8; 124 G. Wilk, 20:27.9; 135 T. Nance 20:43.9; 178 B. Purcell, 22:00.1; 179 Jack O’Sullivan, 22:13.3; 229 C. Rutter, 27:25.9. OPEN: 101 N. Moses 20:45.2; 123 B. Smith 21:26; 140 Josh Kasap 22:39; 145 J. Wolfe 23:10.4; 150 K. Osborne 23:34.1; 151 A. Parks 23:57.1; 159 E. Cain 24:32.9; 162 I. Piazza 24:48.2.

Girls JV Tennis
Sept. 22 @ Oswego—The Lady Knights fell 3-4 to visiting Oswego. Abby Purnell and Ava Mandele earned wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, while the No. 4 doubles team of Katie Biard and Tiffany Castracion also won.
Sept. 23 vs. LaSalle-Peru—Kaneland defeated visiting L-P 4-1 Tuesday. Nos. 1 and 2 singles Kayla Corirossi and Purnell each won their matches 10-8, while the No. 1 doubles tandem of Lauren Karolewicz and Marley Schultz and No. 2 doubles group Mary Collum and Mandele each won their matches 10-3.

Boys Fr/So Golf
Sept. 23 @ Marengo—The Knights defeated Marengo 184-215. Dan Franck shot a 43, Luke Calabrese a 44, Jake Pearson a 47, Jacob Milton and Jake Hummel each shot 50’s, and Brock Williams a 56.

Kaneland Youth
Football League
Sept. 20, 2014

8U
Kaneland White 19
@ Burlington Blue 0
Kaneland Silver 26
@ DeKalb Black 0
Kaneland Black 0
@ Yorkville Black 19
Kaneland Orange 0
@ Yorkville Red 6

9U
Kaneland Black 12
@ Kaneland White 6

10U
Kaneland Black 27
@ Kaneland White 21

11U
DeKalb Black 33
@ Kaneland Black 16
DeKalb Orange 19
@ Kaneland White 6

Serving notice to Sycamore Spartans

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Photo: Kaneland High School girls varsity volleyball team celebrates after a two-game sweep against Sycamore Sept. 18. Photo by Mary Paulson

KANELAND—Kaneland volleyball has always had its hands full with the Sycamore Spartans. After struggling for years against the usually top-flight program, the Lady Knights would finally get licks in two years ago during Kaneland’s regional plaque quest.

Last year, Sycamore got revenge, but Kaneland made inroads on tempering that sinking feeling from the 2013 regional, but striking at Sycamore with a 25-16, 25-20 sweep in Maple Park.

Kaneland (13-6, 3-0 Northern Illinois Big XII) also faced host Morris on Tuesday and won 25-22, 25-17. The team has now won five matches in a row.

Against Sycamore, Ellie Dunn had two service points, 11 kills a block and eight digs. Teammate Anna Senese added eight kills. Riley Hannula contributed six service points, four kills, three blocks and four digs. Lady Knight Hannah Nauert had four kills, two blocks and 14 assists.

“The team has really come together and jelled as a team,” KHS coach Cyndi Violett said. “It helps playing in three tournaments, including an overnight, before our first conference game. Teams that we come up against are so focused on Ellie that they don’t realize the other outstanding hitters we have, such as Riley and Anna.“

On Tuesday against Morris, Dunn had 11 kills to go with five service points, two aces and six digs. Hannula provided four kills and three service points, and Senese eight kills and one service point. Additionally, Kathy Nguyen had nine digs, Nauert had 9 assists and six service points, and Holley Fedderly 11 assists and six service points.

Ahead for the Lady Knights is a match with visiting Aurora Christian on Thursday.

Photos by Mary Paulson

9-18 Sports Recap

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Sophomore Football
Sept. 12 vs. Rich Central—The sophomore football team won 40-20. No individual stats were provided.

Boys Fr/So Golf
Sept. 15 vs. Sterling—Michael Petrick and Jake Hummel led the Knights with 44’s as Kaneland defeated Sterling 180 to 222. Jake Pearson and Jacob Milton each shot 46, while Luke Calabrese 48, Brock Williams 49, Dan Franck 50 and Joey Brandonisio a 51.

Boys Freshman Soccer
Sept. 11 @ Sycamore—The Knights shut out host Sycamore 4-0 behind two goals by Javier Correa. Devon Pieczynski had a goal and an assist. Eric Stoll had a goal and Nick Berland an assist. Michael Minogue stopped all seven shots he faced in goal.
Sept. 12 @ Marmion—The Knights didn’t find the back of the net against the Cadets, losing 5-0. Minogue had 10 saves.

Boys Sophomore Soccer
Sept. 11 vs. Sycamore—Kaneland trounced Sycamore 7-0. Brian Batholomew (2), Jose Chavez, Brian Kemp, Christian Medrano and Hunter Smith all scored. John McCaffrey, Robbie Nachreiner, Chavez (2) and Diego Ruiz all supplied assists.
Sept. 16 vs. Morris—Kaneland dispatched the Redskins 5-2. KHS goals came from Bartholomew (2), McCaffrey, Medrano and Chavez. Nachreiner supplied two assists. The Knights are 2-1-1, 2-0-1 in conference play.

Girls JV Tennis
Sept. 11 vs. Sycamore—The Knights swept all matches against Sycamore, winning 5-0. Kayla Corirossi (6-1, 7-5) and Abby Purnell (6-3, 6-0) supplied the wins on the singles side, while Lauren Karolewicz/Marley Schultz (6-2, 6-0), Mary Collum/Ava Mandele (6-0, 6-2) and Katrina McNew/Liz Towell (forfeit) had doubles wins.
Sept. 15 vs. Rosary—Rosary defeated the Lady Knights 6-1. Mandele earned a 10-4 win at No. 2 singles for Kaneland.
Sept. 16 vs. Morris—Kaneland won 5-0 over Morris. Corirossi (11-10, 7-3) and Purcell (10-8) won at singles, while Karolewicz/Schultz (10-5), Collum/Mandele (10-2) and McNew/Towell (10-1) had doubles wins. The JV tennis team is 3-0 in NIB-12 play.

Freshman Volleyball
Sept. 16 vs. DeKalb—The freshman A team won in three sets, 24-26, 25-12, 25-21, while the B teamlost 19-25, 21-25. No individual stats were provided.
Sophomore Volleyball
Sept. 16 vs. DeKalb—The sophomore team won the first game, but fell to DeKalb 25-18, 18-25, 17-25. No individual stats were provided.

WCC Women’s Soccer
Sept. 10 vs. Moraine Valley—Waubonsee beat Moraine Valley 7-1. Kellie Cardine had two goals and an assist, while Andrea Garcia had two goals and Elizabeth Goll had a goal and three assists. Ashley Darlak and Olivia Cozzoni each had a goal, and Mayra Patino and Haley Kilbride each had an assist. Christina Sommerfeld had six saves.
Sept. 13 vs. Trinity Int’l University JV—Waubonsee won 8-2. Cardine had a goal and three assists, Goll had two goals and an assist, Andrea Garcia had two goals and an assist, and Darlak and Savannah Ricker each had a goal. Sommerfeld had eight saves. The WCC women’s soccer team is now 4-1, 1-0 in conference play.

Volleyball looks for Centennial challenge

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KANELAND—Kaneland volleyball now has 10 matches under its jersey, all in large invite fashion.

Now at 6-5, the volleyball crew must hope the action this past weekend in Champaign, Ill., and the previous week in Wheaton, Ill., has prepared them for the rigors of Northern Illinois Big XII battles.

After a 2-3 finish at Wheaton North last week, the Lady Knights travelled for the first time to the Centennial Charger Invite down at Champaign Centennial High School and went 3-2, a slight improvement over the closer gathering.

Kaneland first lost to La Grange’s Nazareth Academy by a final of 25-17, 25-13. KHS then rebounded by beating Bloomington Central Catholic in a 25-22, 22-25, 15-13 affair, and then beat East Peoria 25-22, 25-16. Host Champaign Central took care of the visitors 25-17, 25-20, before KHS solved Mahomet-Seymour in a 25-19, 21-25, 15-9 matchup.

By virtue of her performance through five matches, the Lady Knights’ Ellie Dunn was named to the all-tournament team.

Cyndi Violett, KHS head coach, also saw plenty of other nice efforts.

“Riley Hannula and Anna Senese had a big weekend for us leading the team, with Ellie Dunn in kills,” Violett said.

A trip like the Charger Invite is more than a chance to visit an out-of-the-way tournament.

“The big weekend overnight invites is a great opportunity to bond as a team. It’s more than just the tournament. It’s the dinner, bus ride and hotel stay with the girls,” Violett said.

Additonally, against Montini Catholic in Lombard, Ill., the Lady Knights won 25-18, 26-24 over the Broncos. Dunn had seven kills, four sevice points, an ace and eight digs. Hannula had two kills, one block and two service points. Senese had three kills and five service points, while Hannah Nauert had one block, three digs and eight assists. Holly Fedderly also had six assists.

On Thursday, Kaneland hosts IMSA.

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