Photo courtesy of Fitzgerald's
The Scouts beat Lake Zurich in three
close games (25-22, 21-25,
25-23) Wednesday for Senior Night. The Scouts led a well-balanced
offense the entire match. Seniors Jeff Habjan,
Sam Watson, Jeff Zillner and Andrei Murphy led the team to a
great win heading into playoffs. The Scouts will play Vernon
Hills next week in a preview of the playoffs.
The Scouts will play the first round of Regionals at Vernon Hills,
Monday May 20, at 5:30 PM.
The Scouts finished fourth at the Libertyville
Habjan had 85 assists throughout the day, while hitters Andrew
Salzer and Sam Watson led the team with 22 and 24 kills respectively. Middles
Sam Danneker and Jack Duffy also recorded 19 kills to help the
The Scouts have Warren and 6th-ranked Stevenson this week.
The Scouts let a close game slip away against
Libertyville only to beat the Wildcats in the following two games
25-14, 25-11. The
Scouts got up big in the second and third games early and built
upon their leads with great performances from Jeff Zillner (11
kills) and Jack Preschlack (6 kills, 3 blocks).
Lake Forest was defeated by Evanston Monday
night 21-25, 18-25. Middles
Sam Danneker and Jack Duffy both had 5 kills in the match. Opposite
Sam Watson had 4 kills and 4 blocks to keep the match close in
the first game. Jeff Habjan had 13 assists. The
Scouts play Zion-Benton on Wednesday.
The Scouts finished 11th overall in the Lake
County tournament. On
Friday night they lost close matches to top-ranked Deerfield (22-25,
18-25) and Warren (17-25, 23-25) with a late 8-point run to almost
win the game. The Scouts beat Libertyville (25-10, 25-19). On
Saturday the Scouts came back to push Lakes to three games (16-25,
25-19, 18-25). The Scouts ended the day by defeating Zion-Benton
(25-23, 25-18). Six different players had 7 or more kills throughout
The Scouts defeated Grant in two games. It
was a team effort as two different groups of Scouts played each
game--winning 25-13, 25-19. The Scouts won with the help
of good serving and defense.
Lake Forest defeated Mundelein 25-19, 25-21 in
a very close game that went back and forth for the majority of the
Scouts were led in kills by junior middle Sam Danneker with 8 kills
and Sammy Watson with 8 kills. Four other players (Andrew
Salzer, Jack Preschlack, Jack Duffy and Jeff Zillner) each scored
four kills as well. The offense was well-balanced throughout
the match. Jeff Habjan accumulated 15 total assists throughout
the match. Libero Andy Murphy gathered 6 digs and two service
aces late in the game to pull ahead. The Scout pulled away
late in both games making a 4- and 5-point run in each game that
gained the Scouts their first victory of the season. The team
is 1-1 heading into the Glenbard East Springfest Tournament.
Lake Forest lost a hard-fought
game to Carmel 23-25, 25-19, 17-25. The
team was led by outsides Martin Grum with 8 Kills and Jeff Zillner
getting 10 kills. Ryan Bradford notched
21 total assists in the match. Andy Murphy and Andrew Salzer
combined for 8 digs to keep the Scouts in the match. The
Scouts battled the entire match in their first contest of the season.
The team returns to action on the Wednesday (4/3) following Spring
Mundelein @ HOME 6:00PM