Monday, October 14, 2013

Hawks Win in Straight Sets over DuPage

Volleyball: Alex Messner 2013
Alex Messner recorded a double-double with 15 kills and 15 digs. (Jim Cummins)
Box Score

WHEATON, Ill. – Alex Messner (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Fremd) tallied a double-double for the Harper volleyball team on Thursday night, as they won in straight straights over N4C opponent College of DuPage (25-11, 25-23, 25-22).

Messner's double-double of 15 kills and 15 digs, her eighth of the season, helped the Hawks (20-15, 7-3 N4C) fend off the Chaparrals. In the first set, the Hawks jumped out to a 10-3 lead and won handily behind Messner's six kills and eight digs.

In the second set, the Hawks trailed 18-15 but took a 21-19 lead on another big kill from Messner. They held on for victory, and she was in a zone with nine kills and seven digs, completing the double-double in just two games. Rebekah Hischke (Algonquin, Ill./Dundee Crown) added six digs and played a key role in the service game, going 9-for-10 with an ace in the set. Setter Lindsey Murphy (Lake in the Hills, Ill./Crystal Lake South)handed out 14 assists.

The third game was tied at 13-13 before Harper extended the lead to 23-19 before winning. Melina Villaber (Chicago, Ill./Taft) led Harper with six kills in the set while Kelly Spychala (Des Plaines, Ill./Elk Grove) had six digs.

"We played very well in this match tonight," said Harper head coach Bob Vilsoet. "It was a fun experience, and everyone on the team was able to play some in this match."

The Hawks are at the Lincoln Land Invitational in Springfield this Friday and Saturday. See who they play here.

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