DECATUR -- LSA volleyball picked up its first win of the season in a hard fought victory against Eisenhower Monday 25-23, 25-22. 

Abby Mize led the Lions (1-6) with four kills and Jules Kramer added three. 

"Our girls have worked very hard so far this season. A lot of the offense and defense we’ve been running is new to them, but they’re starting to come together and network really well," LSA coach Rhonda Glidewell said.

Mize's play stood out to Glidewell. 

"Abby was definitely our standout player tonight with four kills, five aces, and five digs. She’s a very aggressive, solid player," she said. 

Okaw Valley def. Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 25-15, 25-10

COWDEN -- Led by Kate Jeffers' seven kills, Okaw Valley defeated Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City in two sets. 

The return of middle hitter Madison Vogel also helped the Timberwolves. 

"Having Madison back from a wrist injury strengthened our offense and we were able to incorporate several of the hitting routes we have been working on," Okaw Valley coach Sarah McDowell said. 

Senior Okaw Valley setter Sadie Zimmerman led all players with 19 assists. 


St. Teresa 9, Monticello 1

MONTICELLO -- St. Teresa spread the scoring around Monday in its non-conference meeting with Monticello.

Edgar Onante scored four goals and five other Bulldogs (5-0) added scores, including Massimo Ebelti, Luichi Caceres, Boston Stewart, Gio Fuentes and Jayveon Boatmen.

"In particular, Edgar did a tremendous job finishing, but everybody played well tonight," St. Teresa coach Davis Wegmann said. "Our passing movement was awesome. We did get a little outside of our playing style near the end of the second half, but we got back into it and got the job done. It was just another step in working toward the post-season.”

Jace Hite and Fuentes also recorded two assists each. Mitch Vandercar Caceres and Stewart each has an assist. 

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