The Sterling Golden Warriors
dominated Thursday in Streator and came home with a 25-8, 25-19
Northern Illinois Big 12 West victory.
Kaylee Martin had nine kills, five blocks and four aces for the Warriors (14-3, 2-2 NIB-12 West), while Kiarra Harris had a match-high 10 kills. Darien Bardoner set 12 assists and Jordyn Koett dished 10 assists.
The Bulldogs (3-11, 0-4) remained winless in league play.
Oregon def. Byron 25-17, 27-25: The Hawks escaped their Big Northern West match in Byron without having to play a third set.
Delaney Mahoney had 18 assists and six digs for Oregon (14-4-1, 5-1), while Emy Wright had 10 kills. Both Wright and Jordan Wilken had eight digs.
Fulton def. Prophetstown 21-25, 25-14, 25-20: The Steamers bounced back from a first-set loss, then rallied from a 17-14 deficit in the third for a Three Rivers win in Prophetstown.
Chelsea Lesniewski had eight kills, eight digs and eight service points for Fulton (3-11, 3-5), which got nine kills from Betsy Leonard and 21 assists from Rachael Beiermann.
Karlie Stafford had 10 kills and seven digs for the Prophets (3-6, 2-3), and Kate Fringer added 17 assists and three aces. Claire Milnes chipped in nine kills and two blocks.
South Beloit def. Polo 25-19, 25-14: Alli Reeder, Carly Hinrichs and Jozi Grobe had three kills apiece in an NUIC East loss in South Beloit.
Faith Christian def. Cornerstone 25-20, 25-14: Tressa Schuler had eight kills, 17 digs, six aces and two blocks for Faith at home.
Annabeth Rozanas racked up nine kills, nine assists, eight digs and two aces for Faith (19-1).
Kaylee Martin, Sterling, 9 kills, 5 blocks, 4 aces
Delaney Mahoney, Oregon, 18 assists, 6 digs
Emy Wright, Oregon, 10 kills, 8 digs
Chelsea Lewsniewski, Fulton, 8 kills, 8 digs, 8 service points
Karlie Stafford, Prophetstown, 10 kills, 7 digs