Spikers split pair of BNC matches

Mendota’s Jenna O’Donnell has to go low for a dig during a match with Winnebago on Sept. 26 at the MHS gym. (Reporter photo)

Mendota and Rockford Christian hooked up in a fierce volleyball battle that went to Christian, 25-20, 24-26, 26-24 in Big Northern Conference action on Sept. 24 at Rockford.

Amellia Bromenschenkel aided the Spikers in a variety of ways with 10 service points, nine kills, four digs and three blocks. Grace Leifheit had a strong game at the service line with 14 points, while she also set up the offense with 20 assists. Also, Anna Bokus and Lauren Martin provided 13 service points apiece, Madi Mikolasek added 10 points, Jenna O’Donnell supplied seven points and seven digs, Martin had seven digs and Teghan Tillman drilled five kills.

Mendota claimed the sophomore match, 25-13, 25-17.


The Spikers bounced back with a 25-22, 25-19 conference triumph over Winnebago on Sept. 26 at the MHS gym. Mendota is 1-2 in league play.

Topping the statistics chart for Mendota were O’Donnell with 12 digs, Bokus with 10 service points, Bromenschenkel with eight kills, and Leifheit and Ella Massey with nine assists apiece. Bokus and Bromenschenkel also collected seven digs apiece, Martin had five points and Delaney Tooley smashed four kills.

Mendota’s sophomores captured a 25-22, 25-19 win to improve to 9-3-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference.

The freshman Spikers made it a clean sweep with a 25-15, 25-19 victory.


Mendota’s varsity squad finish in third place in the Reed-Custer Tournament on Sept. 28. The Spikers posted a 4-1 record on the day.

In pool play, the Spikers defeated Princeton 21-10, 21-18 and Kankakee Bishop McNamara 21-14, 21-16. They tied with Grant Park 20-21, 21-19.

In bracket play, Mendota dropped a 12-25, 19-25 decision to Maroa-Forsyth. Then in the third-place match, the Spikers took down host Reed-Custer by a 25-14, 25-19 count.


The Spikers (10-8-1) made short work of Plano, 25-20, 25-6, on Sept. 30 at Plano.

Massey led the attack with 11 service points, nine assists and eight digs. Bromenschenkel recorded five kills and three blocks, while Tillman had four kills, Bokus served for seven points and O’Donnell posted six digs.

Mendota’s sophomores also won in quick fashion, 25-10, 25-18, while the freshmen had an easy time in disposing of the hosts, 25-13, 25-14.


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