GIBSON CITY — Bailey Reifsteck’s double-double lifted Unity to a 25-14, 25-15 win Monday night in a Class 2A regional volleyball match against GCMS.
Reifsteck finished with 23 assists and 11 digs as well as three service aces.
The IHSA volleyball postseason series started Monday throughout the state. All eyes will be on the Class 2A GCMS Regional tonight, where the area’s third-, fourth-, fifth- and 10th-rated teams are in the semifinals of the area’s most competitive regional bracket. Here’s a look at this week’s area volleyball Top 10, courtesy Fred Kroner:
CHAMPAIGN — Sirena Woo’s teammates were so good in the first set of Monday’s Class 3A volleyball regional match that she never stepped to the service line. The set ended before she had her turn to serve.
Rantoul vs. Mahomet-Seymour during their 3A volleyball regional quarter-final game at Combes Gym at Central High School in Champaign on Monday, October 28, 2013.
■ At suburban Chicago. The Danville doubles duo of Rachael Lewis and Rebecca Lewis reached the third round at the IHSA state championship tournament before losing. The Vikings tandem, seeded Nos. 17-32, won its first two matches in straight sets. They then lost to a Winnetka New Trier duo seeded Nos. 9-16.
PAXTON — There will be a new Sangamon Valley Conference volleyball tournament champion next year.
Thursday’s winner, St. Joseph-Ogden, is heading to the Okaw Valley Conference once the next school year starts. That was the rallying cry for the Spartans, who were seeded fourth in the eight-team league event.
BLOOMINGTON — Five different players scored for Monticello in its 5-1 win against Bloomington Central Catholic in Wednesday’s boys’ soccer sectional semifinal.
Sages coach Dan Burkybile expected nothing less.
“We’re getting results from everybody lately,” he said. “It’s a team-type thing. Everyone’s stepping up to the plate.”
The top-seeded Trojans won all three Vermilion County tournament matches in two-set sweeps, reaching the 20-win mark by defeating Salt Fork in the finals. Makenzie Vinson had nine kills, Rachel Miles eight and Macey Williams four against the Storm.
MONTICELLO BOYS’ CROSS-COUNTRY
In swimming & diving
■ At Champaign. Maddie Nelson won the 50-yard freestyle and 500 free, leading Urbana University High to first place at the Twin City Invitational at Unit 4 Pool.
Nelson completed the 50 free in 26.45 seconds. She won the 500 free in 5 minutes, 35.65 seconds.