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Lakes takes down Antioch to claim district bragging rights

04/30/2014, 9:38pm CDT
By Bryan Bonato

Visiting Antioch battled hard all the way but in the end Lakes prevailed 25-23, 25-17 with better talent and execution.

Lakes d. Antioch 25-23, 25-17

THE SKINNY

This North Suburban Conference match was for school district bragging rights, and it went as expected, with the visiting Sequoits (0-5 NSC, with a lone win over Rockford East all season) battling hard all the way and Lakes (10-14, 2-3) prevailing in the end with better talent and execution.

THE TURNING POINT

The Eagles scored four of the final five points of Game 1. Colton Jewell’s (five kills, nine assists) block tied it at 22-22, and Antioch muffed the return on the ensuing serve to give Lakes the lead. After the Sequoits’ Nathan Borries had a tip at the net to knot the game at 23-23, Eagles hitter Dalton Solbrig (five kills) recorded kills on the next two points for the win. In Game 2, Richard Galat had two kills and a block in a five-point run that broke a 4-4 tie and put Lakes ahead for good.

THE STAR

Galat had 15 kills in the match and was the most consistent player on the floor. He kept Lakes in Game 1 when its was scuffling early. Galat was a star scorer on the school’s soccer team last fall. He’s going to Purdue, but for academics not sports.

BY THE NUMBERS

Troy Mayer (three kills), one of the Sequoits’ best hitters, returned to action wearing a mask after breaking his nose in a collision with a teammate in a loss to Warren. Our area sectional has geographic regionals this year: Lakes, Antioch, Grant, Warren, Waukegan, and Zion play in the Antioch regional.

QUOTABLE

“Lakes brings out that Antioch crowd that hasn’t come out for any other game. I liked the first game. It was controlled chaos. We were moving together and getting balls up that we haven’t normally. For as well as No. 17 [Galat] was playing, it felt like they could have been up by more, so we did a good job taking advantage of what was there. The second game was just too sloppy to win.” — Antioch coach Jamie Atkinson

QUOTABLE

“The season has been frustrating at times. Matt Parenti and I are the only two seniors, and Dalton and I are the only players that have been around since our freshman year. Coming off a season last year where we had Mason Solbrig and other guys who had played volleyball for awhile, it can be hard to bounce back without as many club players.” — Galat

QUOTABLE

“We tried a new lineup today. I pulled a setter up from the JV team, Zach Powell (seven assists), so it was a good day for them to get the kinks out. He did a nice job. It was nice to see them get some team camaraderie back, and how they were able to feed off each other as the match went along. We still have a tournament to go, and plenty of conference matches. There’s still a lot of season left. We’re taking it one game at a time and trying to push a little here and there to build up our record and give us some confidence going into the postseason.” — Lakes coach Katie Cheek

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