Lady Falcons eliminate Z-R, advance to Regional final

By Doug Daniels /

October 30, 2019

  (Zeigler, Ill.) - After trailing early, Elverado fought their way out in front for good against Zeigler-Royalton to come away with a 25-22, 25-16 win in the semifinals of their IHSA Regional tournament on October 30, claiming their spot in the championship match on Halloween night against Grayville.

  “We got off to a slow start tonight, but we got the job done,” said EHS head coach Donette Wheatley. “We are going to have to come out of the gates tomorrow like we finished tonight. We have got to control the game and cannot have the mistakes that we had tonight. We have to be on our A game. These girls do what it takes to win and I love it.”

  Seniors Kaity Lewis (9), Emma Funk (7), Abby Jeschke (5) and Hayli Havens (3) combined for the Lady Falcons’ 24 kills on the night. Morgan Bernardini led the way in digs with 11, and Emma Yates topped assists with 15 and aces with 3.

  The victory ties the EHS school record for varsity volleyball wins in a season at 23-9 overall.

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