We will be posting all the scores and stats here throughout the day. Full recaps will be out at a later time when we have a bit of a breather. This is just so everything is all in on place.
Marist def. Crystal Lake Central
Minooka def. St. Charles North
Minooka return to the 4A state championship match for the second straight year. The Indians were led by Raquel Perinar with 12 kills and Allison Papesh and Holly Bonde, who added eight kills each.
St. Charles North was led in kills and digs by Gianna Crescenzo with seven and six respectively.
Althoff Catholic def. University High school (Normal)
Everything was clicking for Althoff in their win. Six of their players had at least four kills, Karinna Gall had the most with seven. Setter Louise Comerford had a great all around game with 18 assists five kills and five digs.
Macy Tongate had five kills for U-High in the loss.
Resurrection def. St. Viator
(30-32, 25-23, 25-18)
Resurrection bounced back after a heartbreaking set one loss to take take the match and advance to the state finals.
Brittany Welch and Caitlin Coughlan both had double digit kills for Resurrection with 18 and 10 respectively.
But perhaps the most impressive aspect of the Bandits game was their defensive. Setter Christina Gatta had 20 digs, Natalie McDermott had 19 and Welch added 14.
St. Viator were paced by Catherine Hickey in the loss as she compiled 14 kills and 18 digs.
St. Thomas More def. Harvest Christian
Leading the way for St. Thomas More was setter/right side hitter Mica Allison, who contributed nine kills and nine assists. As a team, St. Tomas More had a hitting percentage of .434 and a sided out at a 70% clip.
Amanda Cassidy of Harvest Christian had nine kills of her own, and libero Candis Kaplan had nine digs in the loss.
Quincy Notre Dame def. Newton
Quincy received contributions from all of their front row players in the win. Taylor Keck led the way with seven kills, Sydney Hummert added six, and Monica Brown chipped in with five.
In the loss, Abby Frohning led all players with 15 kills.
Winsdor-Stwardson-Strasburg def. Durand
27-25, 24-26, 25-19
Megan Schlechte broke the IHSA state playoff record with an incredible 29 kills in WSS’ win. The previous record was 28 kills set in 1996. Mackenzi Tabbert also dished out 48 assists for the Hatchets.
Durand were paced by Katie Asche, 15 kills and 3 blocks and McKenzie Damon, 11 kills, in the loss.
Seymour def. Newark
Kamryn Flesner led the way for Seymour with 12 kills on only 19 attacks. Hylee Schmiedenskamp and Riley Epperson added six kills each, and Cassie Edison dished out 26 assists.
Freshman Madi Malone led Newark with eight kills in the loss.