Boys Volleyball tackle Mundelein in first Conference Win

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Boys Volleyball tackle Mundelein in first Conference Win

Carter Horan, Editor

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. —After a long, relaxed Spring Break, the Scouts (3-0) returned to action Wednesday night against Mundelein (2-7) at home. The Mustangs have struggled to consistently play well to start the year, so the Scouts were most definitely the favorite heading into the night. Lacking size on the interior with only two players surpassing 6’ 3”, Mundelein played a great game but couldn’t conquer the Scouts.

Picking up right where they left off, the boys attacked Mundelein with slams from both Spencer Capps and Kevin Lamp. The two combined for a whopping total of 13 kills in the first game, setting the tempo for the entire night. However, Mundelein retaliated and matched the Scouts, forcing Jack Hartline to protect the backline. Pushing the first game into extra time made it interesting for both sides, but the Scouts took over and won the first game, 29-27.

In the second game, the NSC powerhouses continued to go back and forth, resulting in a close game with a close finish. Senior Justin McCartney did an exceptional passing the ball all night, a combined 35 assists in both games with only one error. Lamp bounced down another nine kills and the Scouts moved to 3-0 after the 2nd game victory 25-22.

I asked Senior Spencer Capps what helped him earn a bigger role on this year’s team.

“I put in a lot of work in the offseason changing positions and now it’s paying off. Between Justin, Kevin and I, we were able to elevate our game to the next level.”

Coach Steven Wolf has seamlessly replaced last year’s seniors with young talent that has impressed. Paired alongside Lamp, Spencer Capps has stepped up to start the season in a big way. Today, the Boys Volleyball team will head South to face the Main South Hawks (4-3) as they look to remain undefeated. Check back tomorrow to see how the Scouts did in their 3rd non-conference battle.