Hinsdale South shows killer instinct against Downers Grove North
Updated: October 23, 2012 9:09PM
DOWNERS GROVE – Hinsdale South has had pretty good success in rematches this season.
The Hornets defeated Downers Grove North for the second time with a 25-10, 26-24 nonconference victory Thursday night in Downers Grove. The last time the two teams met was during pool play at the Wheaton Classic Sept. 12. Hinsdale South (21-7) won 25-12, 25-18.
In the rematch, the Trojans (12-16) took a 23-22 lead in the second set, but could not pull out the win. Karissa Brazdys gave DGN the lead with her only kill in the match, but the Hornets quickly regained the lead on a pair of hitting errors by the Trojans.
Division-I prospect Katherine Mahlke, a 6-foot-1 junior, had a match-high seven kills for DGN while Colleen Lyons, Rachel Kent and Jessica Brezwyn had four kills each for Hinsdale. All of Lyons’ kills came in the second set.
Hinsdale South won two of five matches at the Mizuno Cup last weekend.
“It was really a tough day Saturday,” Hornets setter Sharon Anderson said. “We knew we can come back from that.”
Leah Rogoz, one of two freshmen regulars for DGN, added four kills. The Trojans led 8-1 in service errors while each team finished with three aces.
“(Serving) can be our greatest weapon or our biggest Achilles’ heel,” DGN coach Mark Wasik said. “Our future is bright. We have to keep pushing.”
Pick up your local Pioneer Press newspaper on Oct. 17 to read more about the Hinsdale South girls volleyball team.