Maine South tops Evanston again
Updated: October 5, 2012 11:47PM
WINNETKA — The Maine South and Evanston girls volleyball teams needed three sets to decide their match on Wednesday, but the Hawks’ momentum from their win two days previous carried over to the teams’ match Friday night.
Maine South controlled both sets and prevailed with a routine 25-22, 25-17 victory. The win, which came in the final match of the Glenbrook North Discovery Tournament’s pool play, improved the Hawks’ record to 2-1 on the day and clinched their place in the four-team, second-place bracket.
Evanston went 1-2 in pool play Friday and will play in the third-place bracket.
“It was just limit the errors on our side, serve aggressively and swing aggressively,” said Maine South coach Peter King, who didn’t make any major adjustments after Wednesday’s 20-25, 28-26, 25-20 victory over the Wildkits. “That was our game plan playing against Evanston.”
In Evanston coach Pam MacPherson’s eyes, the result of the match was less about what Maine South did and more about the plays her team wasn’t able to make.
“I think they took us out of our offense today,” MacPherson said. “We’re struggling a little bit with our offense. We were two steps too slow today. I definitely think we beat ourselves.”
Both Maine South and Evanston lost to Libertyville, which went 3-0 in its matches and advanced to the tournament’s first-place bracket. The first- and second-place brackets will play at Glenbrook North beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The third- and fourth-place brackets will play at New Trier beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Libertyville will be joined by New Trier, Nazareth and West Aurora in the first-place bracket.
Pick up your local Pioneer Press newspaper on Thursday to read more about the Maine South and Evanston volleyball team.