What's that great quote about volleyball?
It's always 70 degrees inside. It takes about an hour and there are never any rainouts.
Visiting Libertyville entered Wednesday's night's North Suburban Conference opener at Stevenson with an 8-1 record and on a seven-match winning streak.
Everybody's phone alarm went off at the same time. Tornado warnings. Huh?
Everyone in the gym was told to exit. The teams hustled to the locker rooms. One set was played, and the host Patriots won that one.
The match was postponed.
Before that happened, Stevenson sophomore Amanda Holsen continued to show she can put the ball away.
The first set was tied at 6-6 when Stevenson senior Abby Keevins went into serve. Varsity-rookie Holsen notched a pair of kills, veteran Lilly Cozzi put down another two, and Emma Potacki notched a block to stretch the Stevenson lead to 13-7.
That evidently awakened the visitors. Libertyville standout Kelli Hopper made her presence felt, as her kill pulled the Wildcats within 22-19.
Stevenson prevailed 25-22 behind Holsen's 6 kills.
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Hopper collected 4 kills for the Wildcats.
Warren d. Waukegan: Elizabeth Weinberg delivered 5 kills and 3 aces, as the visiting Blue Devils won 25-14, 25-12 in a North Suburban Conference opener.
GabriElle Brewer served 4 aces for Warren (8-7), and Samantha Aaron put down 4 kills. Kayleigh Glickley added 11 assists and 2 aces, and DJ Serrano had 7 digs.
Lakes d. Vernon Hills: Ashley Smith had 7 kills and 4 digs for the host Eagles, won 25-10, 25-21 in nonconference action.
Lakes (9-6) also received contributions from Kelli Rettig (4 kills, 3 aces, 5 digs), Devinn Bell (1 kill, 4 digs, 18 assists), Allison Stover (8 digs), Paula Ceneac (5 kills), Molly Reuland (2 aces, 2 kills) and Mackenzie Stone (1 kill).
Vernon Hills fell to 7-6.
Lake Forest d. Mundelein: The Scouts won the North Suburban Conference opener 25-16, 25-23.
Olivia Cartland had 4 kills and 1 block for Mundelein (1-9), while Alexis Naddy added 3 kills. Faith Krabbe was 36-of-36 setting with 8 assists and notched 11 digs.