Spartans top Loyola for second timeGlenbrook North's Jenny Huh (center) tries to hit the ball past two Loyola defenders.
Monday night's rematch between Glenbrook North and Loyola had a similar result compared to the first meeting more than two weeks ago.
GBN outside hitters Jenny Huh and Patricia Hare had seven kills each to lead the Spartans to a 25-15, 25-20 nonconference victory in Northbrook. Middle hitter Kristen Arnspong added six kills as GBN (7-10) defeated Loyola for the second time this season.
The Spartans won the previous meeting 25-23, 25-21 in the consolation bracket of the New Trier Invitational Sept. 4. Kaitlin Mohr had seven kills for Loyola (5-9), but the Ramblers took only one brief lead in the match by going up 2-1 in the second set. The lead came off Mohr's first of three kills in that set.
Kelsey Kelly had four kills and Michelle DiSilvestro added three kills for Loyola. DiSilvestro played for sophomore outside hitter Anna Pontarelli, who is day-to-day with an injury.
"The whole team is trying to gel," Mohr said. "A lot of it is communication. We do it in practice, but we have to try to get better with it (in matches)."
Loyola platooned setters with Lizzie Lyman (five assists) playing in the first set and Esme Condon (four assists) in the second set.
After Loyola took a 2-1 lead in the second set, GBN went on a 12-4 run to take control of the match. Huh gave the Spartans a 13-6 lead on her only kill of the second set. Hare picked up the Spartans with five kills in the second set.
"I think everyone as a whole is definitely getting better every day," GBN setter Abby Shamis said.