Girls Volleyball: Hinsdale South rallies to beat Riverside-Brookfield

Updated: October 25, 2012 9:55PM



Coming into the postseason, Hinsdale South was looking to forget about last season’s early exit in the regional final. The Hornets avoided the same result of last season with a late come-from-behind 25-27, 25-10, 25-23 victory in the Class 4A Argo Regional final.

With Hinsdale South leading 24-21 in Game 1, Riverside-Brookfield scored six of the next seven points to take the game 27-25. The Bulldogs forced Hinsdale South (30-7) into three errors in that final run before Emma Schander finished the set with a kill.

“We just need to put our head in the game,’’ Hinsdale South’s Colleen Lyons said. “We let that get away from us. We need to be better mentally.’’

The Hornets used a 14-2 run to break Game 2 wide open. Lyons had three kills in the run, while Rachel Kent, Jessica Brezwyn and Jackie Adelphia each had two.

Game 3 was a back-and-forth affair until two controversial calls gave the Hornets a six-point lead, but the Bulldogs came back from a 22-16 deficit to take a 23-22 lead. The Hornets regained their composure this time, however, by creating a Riverside-Brookfield error and then Adelphia putting away the game winner.

Brezwyn had a match-high 19 kills, while Lyons added 14. Allie Shumowsky had seven kills for the Bulldogs (25-12).

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