Benet volleyball completes Class 4A state title repeat, St. Francis wins 3A title
Benet struggled early in both of its matches at the Class 4A state tournament this weekend. But both times, the defending champion Redwings overcame their Game 1 loss to win in three sets and capture the state title again.
The Redwings defeated New Trier 21-25, 25-22, 25-17 in Saturday's championship, a day after beating Libertyville 20-25, 25-21, 25-13 in the semifinal.
Cara Mattaliano powered the attack with 21 kills in the title match. Hannah Kaminsky offered up 33 assists.
St. Francis needed just two sets to win the Class 3A state championship match Saturday at Red Bird Arena in Normal.
The Spartans topped Richmond-Burton 25-21, 25-20 behind 12 kills from Molly Haggerty and 27 assists from McKenna Kelsay. Maddie Haggerty added seven kills.