Holley, Kendall spikers win sectional openers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 October 2018 at 8:37 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Holley’s Nicole Mrzywka registers a spike during the host Lady Hawks sectional win over Williamson this evening.

Jumping out to a two set lead at the outset, No. 7 Holley went on to defeat visiting No. 10 Williamson 25-17, 25-9, 22-25, 25-20 this evening in the opening round of the Section V Class C2 volleyball playoffs.

Leading 17-14, Holley pulled away in the opening set as Jocelyn Chilton served up points 18-24, including three aces, as AJ Botello had a kill for the set winner. Nicole Mrzywka also had 4 aces and 2 kills in the set for the Lady Hawks.

Mrzywka then served up points 7-12, including three aces, and Botello 17-22, also including three aces, to spark Holley in the second set. Neila Hand registered an ace for the set winner.

AJ Botello serves up a point for Holley.

Williamson stayed in the match by taking the third set as Mackenzie Mangos served up points 18-24 including a pair of aces.

Holley though rebounded to take the fourth set and close out the match.

Trailing 15-17, Holley regained the lead at 18-17 as Rachael Howard served up points 16-18.

Then, leading by a narrow 19-18 margin, Holley got a key run of four straight points by Mrzywka to extend the lead at 23-18. She followed up with a kill for point 24 as the set and match winner came on a side out.

Mrzywka finished with 10 kills and 8 aces and Howard 6 aces.

Holley will next visit No. 2 Warsaw in the quarterfinals at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Kendall 25-25-25, Hinsdale 12-8-15
No. 6 Kendall rolled to a straight set win over No. 11 Hinsdale in a Class C3 opener at Warsaw as  Jessica Coble was 10-10 at the service line with 5 aces, 3 digs, 2 kills and 2 assists and Jenna Regan  went 10-10 from the line with an ace and 5 kills.

Kelly Mayes also had had 5 kills and 4 aces, and Brittney Marks had 6 assists, 3 kills and 2 aces for the Lady Eagles.

Kendall will next travel to CG Finney on Saturday at 2 p.m. for the quarterfinals.

Lyndonville 25-25-25, Dundee 9-18-15

No. 7 Lyndonville defeated No. 10 Dundee in straight sets 25-9, 25-18, 25-15 in a Class D2 opening round match at HAC. No details of the match were reported.

Time changed for Albion match
Albion will visit Springville at 5 p.m. Friday in a Section VI Class B2 quarterfinal match. It was originally scheduled for 6 p.m.

Holley’s Jocelyn Chilton tips the ball over as Williamson’s Madison Weber looks to block.