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Spikers keep perfect BNC record intact

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 1st, 2013

Spiker Amy Devitt (No. 14) tries to dink a shot over the double-block attempt of Rockford Lutheran on Sept. 26 at the MHS gym. (Reporter photo)

Mendota and Stillman Valley played a three-set barnburner and the Spikers prevailed 26-24, 20-25, 25-15, in Big Northern Conference action on Sept. 24 at Stillman Valley.

JoEllyn Parks had a solid effort at the net with 15 kills, while Brooke Carroll led with 27 assists, Amy Devitt recorded nine service points and Elivia Ambler notched 20 digs. Also, Abby Bromenschenkel helped out with eight kills and seven points, and Taylor Browder added seven points.

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The Spikers kept their perfect conference record intact at 5-0 with an entertaining 25-20, 21-25, 25-23 thriller over Rockford Lutheran on Sept. 26 at the MHS gym.

Abby Bromenschenkel had a top-notch overall game for the Spikers with 10 kills, seven service points and 12 digs. Ally Bromenschenkel was also a force at the net with eight kills and three blocks. Others keying the victory were Browder with eight service points, Ambler with 20 digs, Madison Barkman with seven service points, Carroll with 25 assists and 11 digs, and Devitt with five blocks.

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Mendota posted a 2-1-1 record in the Reed-Custer Tournament on Sept. 28, which was good enough for seventh place out of 16 teams.

MHS opened with a 21-20, 16-21 tie against Tinley Park. Parks topped the club with six kills and Devitt added five kills and three blocks. Also, Carroll had 16 assists, Barkman collected nine service points, Ambler had eight digs and Abby Bromenschenkel chipped in with seven digs.

In the second match, the Spikers were 21-19, 21-14 winners over Reed-Custer. Leading the attack were Kaitlyn Horn with 10 kills, Carroll with 17 assists, and Ambler with six service points and 11 digs.

Mendota won again, this time a 21-8, 21-19 triumph over Bloom Township. Pacing the victory were Horn with four kills, Carroll with 15 assists, Abby Bromenschenkel with six service points and Ambler with 10 digs.

Former NCIC rivals Princeton and Mendota (14-6-1) hooked up in the tournament finale and the Tigresses prevailed 25-14, 19-25, 15-10. Ally Bromenschenkel led the front-line attack for the Spikers with seven kills and five blocks. Other statistical leaders were Carroll with 17 assist, Ambler with six service points and 12 digs, and Browder with 11 digs.

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