Aurora Christian overcomes slow start to top Guerin

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THE SKINNY: Aurora Christian got off to a little bit of a slow start, but once the Eagles found their groove they never let up. The Eagles made fewer unforced errors and that’s the main reason they won the Suburban Christian Blue match in River Grove.

TURNING POINT: Aurora Christian (4-4, 1-0) was down 6-4 in the first game but a sideout and three straight service points by Ivy Oleson gave her team the lead. The Eagles never trailed in the match after that.

THE STAR: Defensive specialist Makayla Beebe had a solid night for Aurora Christian with 15 digs and four aces. At one point in Game 2, she served six straight points.

BY THE NUMBERS: Natalie Hayes led the Eagles with 12 kills while Oleson and Hope Montalbano had five aces apiece. Becky Bartnicki paced Guerin with six kills and four blocks. Kathleen Sweeney had 21 assists for the Gators (4-2, 0-1) while Jennah Hernandez added four blocks.

QUOTABLE: “Everyone worked as a team tonight and everyone was moving really well and talking to each other. We really wanted to get our serves in too and we did that.”- Beebe

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