Ironically enough, GBN’s 25-22, 25-19 victory over Deerfield to put them atop the CSL North happened to fall on tax deadline day. Arguably the only event as consistent as the GBN boys volleyball program over the past 20 years.
With conference play beginning this week, we take a stab at predicting what the final standings of the CSL North will look like.
Despite the constant lineup flux, the opportunities given to different players have started to pay off for Loyola, as the Ramblers easily handled Niles North 25-14, 25-18 to improve to 8-6 on the season.
The two powerhouse programs faced off for GBN’s home opener where the hosts came back after a poor opening set to beat the Tigers 22-25, 25-19, 25-14 to improve to 3-3 on the season.
After being down as many as four points late in set three, Maine East closed out the game with seven straight points to defeat Notre Dame 21-25, 25-15, 25-22 to claim their seventh win of the season.
Podcast for the week of 3/27
The Warriors attacked from all areas of the court in their 25-19, 25-14 win over Warren to start their 2018 campaign 1-0.
For the second night in a row, extra points were required to win a decisive third set as Vernon Hills defeated Glenbrook South, 25-23, 20-25, 26-24 to start their season on a high note.
It may have only been the opening match of the season, but Monday nights contest between Libertyville and New Trier had a playoff-like atmosphere.
Podcast for the week of 3/19
On Tuesday night, Evanston dismantled Lake Zurich 78-52 to claim the Sears Center super-sectional and advance to Peoria for the first time in a decade.
With their 57-46 win over Loyola, Maine West won their second consecutive sectional championship, something that hasn’t been done at the school since the 1992 and 1993 seasons.
Maine West pulled off a shocking 56-52 victory over New Trier to claim the CSL crossover championship and avoid a CSL South sweep.
Time and time again, ranked teams have had head scratching losses, and top seeds have bowed without even winning a regional, but Maine West (29-1) and Loyola (25-5) have overcome those troubling odds to set up a much anticipated matchup between two top-10 teams.
Less than two months ago, New Trier were coming off their worst stretch of the season, losing four of six games which included a double digit loss to Trinity. Since that point of the season, the Trevians have gone on a tear, rattling off 10 straight wins capped off by 67-42 win over Trinity to claim another regional title.
Another week, another releasing of seeds. Since everyone seemed to enjoy our predictions for the girls seeding, we though we would try our luck with the boys side.