Lyons sends Hinsdale Central a statement before sectional
Lyons' Toni Saracco bumps the ball during their match against Hinsdale Central on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Hinsdale. | Buzz Orr~Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 15, 2012 5:11PM
HINSDALE — Lyons had match point three times in the first set, but Hinsdale Central put on a rally that stirred the crowd.
Down 24-20, the Red Devils scored five-straight to turn the tables in their favor. But their comeback was short-lived, as the Lions took the first set 29-27 and never looked back, taking the second 25-15.
“We played through some long rallies, we were able to come up with some important plays, so I’m happy with our effort,” Lyons head coach Joann Pyritz said.
With Tuesday’s road win, the Lyons improve to 10-12, 1-4 in the West Suburban Silver.
Senior outside hitter Alyssa Keeve led the Lions’ offense with nine kills, and junior middle Catherine King added six more.
“Hinsdale Central is ranked sixth for our sectional seeding, and we’re ranked No. 7, so it was a big deal for us to come in and see were we’re at,” Lyons sophomore outside Hannah Juley said.
Next up for the Lions is the Maine West Pumpkin this weekend.
The Red Devils dropped to 7-15, 2-3, and will return to its home court on Thursday to face Downers Grove South.