Boys Volleyball places 1st in Lake County Invite


Carter Horan, Editor

A wild week filled with games back to back every day. The Boys Volleyball team (9-2) made a giant leap forward. After suffering their first loss of the season, the Scouts turned on the jets and finished the week 6-1. The team has been crowned the Lake County Invite Champions, taking down Stevenson in the championship, in which they lost just a year ago. Additionally, the Scouts didn’t drop a single game in the tournament.

To start, on April 8th, the Boys headed to Fremd High School where they suffered their second straight loss of the season. It was the definition of an ‘off-night’ for the Scouts as they couldn’t get anything going. Erik Myzk brought some energy to the second game, but it wasn’t enough as they fell to the Vikings (15-25, 26-24, 19-25).

Next, the Boys continued Conference play as they took on the Bears of Lake Zurich. A team with veteran experience, they took the first game 20-25. Brennan Marzella came up big on both sides of the net, and let the boys back to win the second game 25-21. Determined to keep their undefeated conference record alive, the Scouts won the third game 25-22. In the win, Justin McCartney handed out 42 assists and Kevin Lamp slammed 12 kills.  

And to close out the weekend, the Scouts participated in the annual Lake County Invite, playing a total of five matches in two days. The boys came into the weekend with a chip on their shoulder and took care of business. Failing to drop a game the entire tournament, here are the results from the weekend:

Scouts def. Antioch (25-18, 25-17), Scouts def. Zion-Benton (25-14, 25-22), Scouts def. Highland Park (25-15, 25-16), Scouts def. Carmel (25-12, 25-16), Scouts def. Stevenson in the championship (25-20, 25-17).

I spoke with Junior hitter Brennan Marzella about how they bounced back this weekend after two straight losses last week.

“After the two losses, we didn’t want to hang our heads. They were good teams and we hadn’t found our stride yet. This weekend we did.”

The Scouts (9-2) head North as they take on North Chicago (0-5) tonight at 6 pm. Stay tuned for all your latest news regarding the Boys Volleyball team.