Area roundup: October 23


Dundee-Crown d. Woodstock 25-21, 25-18: Emma Brant led Dundee-Crown (21-9, 4-6 Fox Valley Valley) with eight kills. Ayana Gard finished with seven kills will Frankie Cavallaro contributed 26 assists, five kills and seven digs. Gina Pagano led the team with 13 digs.

Huntley d. Grayslake North 25-15, 25-16: Erin Erb (nine kills) and Alyson Dion (eight kills) led Huntley (22-13, 5-5 Fox Valley Fox) in the winning effort. Kelsey DeWulf spearheaded the offensive flow with 15 assists.

St. Charles North d. Addison Trail 25-19, 16-25, 25-15: Claire Anderson had Daley Krage 11 kills each, while Dal Degan added 19 assists and Megan Russell had 14 digs for St. Charles North (26-8, 5-1 Upstate Eight River).

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Bent on redemption after collapsing in a 31-26 loss to the Lions at Ford Field on Nov. 19 — “the worst feeling after a loss we’ve had, ” safety Eddie Jackson said — the Bears’ defense has a chance to get it right and make a statement against a playoff-bound team.
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