Lady Hub netters claim third at home event


ROCHELLE — The Lady Hub varsity volleyball team got off to a good start on Saturday at its own invitational tournament and went on to take third place by the end of the day.
With an aggressive offense and solid defense, Rochelle knocked off Lisle in two games, 25-13, 25-8.
Clare Green and Sylvia Hasz recorded seven and six kills, respectively, while Maggie Duval had 14 assists and Ellie Kinn had seven digs.
Rochelle came right back in its second match of the tournament with another strong performance to hand Freeport a convincing loss (25-12, 25-15).
Duval had five kills against the Pretzels, while Hasz, Green and Katie Van Hise each tallied four kills in the contest.
Green chipped in with eight assists, while Duval had seven assists and Kinn added three digs for the winners.
Rochelle ran into a tough Rockford Lutheran team in its third match of the day, falling 25-22, 25-15.
Van Hise had seven kills in the match, while Green recorded eight assists and Kinn had five digs.
In the Lady Hubs’ fourth match of the day, Rochelle gave McHenry everything it could handle, but fell short 25-21, 25-19.
Hasz led the way with five kills in the match, while Green had six assists.
Third place
Sitting at 2-2 on the day, Rochelle took on Ottawa for third place and came from behind to win the final two of three games and topple the Lady Pirates (17-25, 25-20, 16-14).
Hasz had an all-around solid game with 10 kills and 11 digs, while Duval added seven kills and Green recorded 16 assists.
“Our right side with Maggie and Clare really stepped up in all five games, and Sylvia Hasz played a solid back row” said coach Molly Sly, after the tournament. “We are happy with third place overall and excited to start conference play next week.”

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