It was a night of big plays at the net in Calmar Thursday. Pictured on this play are Turkey Valley’s Taylor Novotny (red, No. 3), looking to get over the outstretched hands of South Winn’s Brittany Shindelar (white, No. 7) and Lexie Warth (white, No. 1). (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
It was a night of big plays at the net in Calmar Thursday. Pictured on this play are Turkey Valley’s Taylor Novotny (red, No. 3), looking to get over the outstretched hands of South Winn’s Brittany Shindelar (white, No. 7) and Lexie Warth (white, No. 1). (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)

It was a hot night in Calmar - both in temperature and in the talent on the court - as the South Winn volleyball team (3-3, 2-1 UIC) took on Turkey Valley (6-4, 2-1 UIC) Thursday.

Both team battled, with every game going back and forth. However, in the end, South Winn bested the Trojans, winning 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-20).

Serving proved to be the key to victory. In the first game, the Warriors built a big lead to start the game, thanks to powerful serving. The Trojans fell behind by as many as 10 points before the serving of Taylor Novotny and Johanna Blazek brought them back to make it a close contest.

Serving again played a role in the second game, this time with the Trojans building a 12-6 lead before SW's Carlee Knutson stepped to the line to tie the game.

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