Carmel def. Libertyville 25-19, 19-25, 25-18
In one of the better non-conference matches of the season, Carmel (17-2) outlasted Libertyville (8-8) in a thriller. The Corsairs’ senior-dominated front line of Grace Schofield, Elle Rengers and setter Alyssa Armada proved to be too much for the Wildcats.
Down 16-7 in the third set, Libertyville went on a 8-3 run to claw its way back into the match. But with the Corsairs leading 19-15, Armada set one of her 24 assists to Rengers, who hammered a spike for a kill and Carmel point. The Corsairs closed out the match on a 5-3 run.
Carmel’s hitters. With Armada’s precise passes off serve/receive, Carmel dominated possession and were consistently in system the entire match. Schofield led the way with eight kills, Rengers, a middle, had five and senior outside Haley Nedelka finished with four kills and four blocks.
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The Corsairs defense was also outstanding. Four defensive players combined for 69 digs.
“We knew coming into this game it would be a fight as we have a past with Libertyville. Even though we lost the second set, we came out strong in the third and I knew that we’d take it the whole time.” — Schofield