Mendota and Rockford Christian engaged in a fierce volleyball match that ultimately went to the Spikers, 25-23, 25-21, on Sept. 5 at Rockford.
Amy Devitt and JoEllyn Parks led the net attack for the Spikers with nine and seven kills, respectively. Abby Bromenschenkel topped the team with nine service points, while Elivia Ambler collected 15 assists and Madison Barkman posted seven digs.
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The Spikers lost their first three matches before recovering to win the final two in the Oregon Invitational on Sept. 6-7. Mendota finished in 13th place out of 16 teams.
MHS opened with a 14-25, 25-11, 15-11 loss to Freeport Aquin in the first of two matches on Friday. Abby Bromenschenkel had four kills, 10 service points and seven digs to pace the team. Parks also totaled four kills, while Ambler picked up 12 assists and Barkman had eight service points.
In the second match on Friday, Forreston downed the Spikers 25-17, 25-22. Abby Bromenschenkel paced the front line with eight kills. Also leading the way for Mendota were Ambler with 10 assists and eight service points, Brooke Carroll with nine assists and Griselda Maldonado with six digs.
Mendota and Forreston hooked up again in the first match on Saturday and the Lady Cardinals prevailed again by the score of 25-17, 25-22. Abby Bromenschenkel, Ally Bromenschenkel and Kaitlyn Horn each had four kills to lead the Spikersí net attack. Ally Bromenschenkel topped all servers with eight points, while Carroll had 12 assists and Ambler notched 14 digs.
The Spikers got in the win column for the first time in the tournament with a 25-23, 18-25, 15-8 decision over Orangeville. Parks was a force at the net with 11 kills, while Carroll had 29 assists and eight service points. Abby Bromenschenkel led the club with nine service points and Ambler had 13 digs.
Mendota (4-4) finished the tournament with another win, this time over conference foe Winnebago 26-24, 25-22. Parks again reached double digits with 10 kills. She also had three blocks along with Ally Bromenschenkel. Carroll picked up 19 assists and seven service points, while Ambler finished with 10 digs.