Volleyball: South Triumphs in Crosstown Classic

Tomas Moran, Copy Editor

The Wheaton Warrenville South Varsity Girls’ volleyball team defeated Wheaton North 2-0 on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at North.

South started the first set strongly, gaining the advantage in the match within the first 10 points. However, the Falcons responded in the middle of the set, which proved to be close until the end. The Tigers were able to hang on for a 25-23 victory in the opening set, which set the stage for the rest of the match. “Nice thing to see was us closing it out, it was big to get that,” said WWS head coach Bill Schreier. “I thought that things turned a corner last night.”

The Tigers struggled at the beginning of the second set, nevertheless South recovered. WWS took the lead and never looked back after an impressive service run that closed out the victory for the visitors. The final score of the second set was 25-18. Moreover, South had extra motivation to win this match, considering the opponent. “I think just the crosstown rival part of it, the fact that it’s North vs. South,” indicated team captain Rebecca Bellows. “It’s just a rivalry,  (coach) Schreier put a lot into us about (it), we need to win.”

This victory is essential for the Tigers moving forward. North is also in the DuKane Conference as well as South’s sectional field in the upcoming IHSA playoffs. “I think that people have looked beyond us a little bit because we’ve been hovering around (a record of) ‘.500’ all season,” noted coach Schreier. “But now we’re starting to go ahead and get things going, build some momentum.”