Top 10 Roundup
Elmhurst earns wins against Alma and Chicago
No. 5 Elmhurst 3, Alma 0
CHICAGO -- The Bluejays totaled 34 kills and nine blocks while dispatching Alma in consecutive sets for the squad's 26th victory of the season.
Sam Szarmach led a balanced attack for the Bluejays with nine kills. Marci Novak added eight kills and 16 digs while Megan Reynolds totaled eight kills while hitting .500 for the match with no errors. Reynolds also totaled a match-high five blocks in the win. Kaitlyn Wilks added four kills and three blocks for the Bluejays. Hannah Nimrick led the squad in assists with 18 while Hannah Lessen totaled a team-best 17 digs.
Lea Klooster led Alma with seven kills in the loss.
No. 5 Elmhurst 3, Chicago 0
CHICAGO -- The Bluejays defeated No. 18 Chicago for the second time this season, downing the Maroons in three sets.
Novak powered Elmhurst's attack with a team-leading 14 kills to go along with 10 kills and three blocks. Szarmach added 12 kills while hitting a team-leading .409. Wilks added eight kills while Reynolds finished with three kills and four blocks. Lauren Lorenz led the squad in assists with 17 while Nimrick totaled 16. Lessen led the squad with 18 digs while Peggy Clemens added 11 digs and Dana Loncar finished with 10.
Chicago was led by Katie Huntington's 11-kill performance. Nikke DelZenero added 19 assists and 12 digs in the loss. Eirene Kim and Ragine Graves totaled 15 digs apiece.