Roundup: Liberyville’s volleyball team takes second at Palatine
Updated: June 25, 2012 1:15AM
Libertyville’s volleyball team continues to play at a high level.
The Wildcats advanced to the title game of the Palatine Invitational on Saturday, where they lost to red-hot Stevenson (19-2).
The Cats, who fell in the final 25-21, 25-18, went 4-1 in the tourney.
Brandon Leatherwood finished the tourney with 31 kills and 16 blocks.
Tyler Erlandson of the Cats had 18 kills.
Teddy Kopacz wound up with 114 assists, while Stew Zacher led the team in digs (24).
Meanwhile, paced by Leatherwood and Kopacz, the Wildcats scored a big win over Vernon Hills 25-18, 25-21 on April 18.
Leatherwood posted team-highs in kills (10) and blocks (6). Kopacz recorded a team-best 26 assists.
The team also was helped out by middle hitter Stefan Vidovich (7 kills) and Rob St. Claire (5 blocks).
It was a different story two days earlier, as Warren topped Libertyville in three games, taking the match with a 27-25 win the decisive Game 3.
Kopacz (17 assists), Leatherwood (6 kills), Erlandson ( 5 kills) and St. Claire (5 kills) paced the Wildcats in defeat.
The Wildcats were nearly perfect in their 7-0 whitewash of Zion-Benton on April 17, losing merely three games the entire match.
Ben Van Dixhorn rolled 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Logan Reiff won by the same 6-0, 6-0 count at No. 2. Alex Winters was a 6-2, 6-1 winner at No. 3 singles.
The Wildcats suffered no losses in doubles play. Winning 6-0, 6-0 were Eric Klein and Jack Springgate at No. 1, Adam Daluga and Adam Grabowski at No. 2, Stefan Markovic and Nick Vittore at No. 3, and Duncan Millar and John Mattielli at No. 4.
A day prior, Libertyville beat Lake Forest Academy 4-2.
Van Dixhorn prevailed 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and Reiff won 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2. Springgate/Klein triumphed 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, and Daluga/Grabowski won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2.
On Tuesday, however,
Stevenson got the best of Libertyville on April 19, topping the Wildcats 134.1 to 105.1.
Evan Policht led the Cats, finishing at 40.5 in all-around. He scored 8.8 on vault, 7.4 on high bar, 6.4 on parallel bars, 5.0 on pommel horse and 4.5 on still rings.
Mark Pickar was next, totaling 32.3 in all-around. His best event was vault (7.6), followed by floor (7.0), horse (5.5), high bar (4.2), p-bars (4.1) and rings (3.9).
Libertyville’s best event was vault. Besides Policht and Pickar, Pat Fitzgerald (7.9), Christian Bako (7.4) and Brandon Isaacson (7.3) posted solid scores.