Sequoits Tamed by the Mustangs

Despite strong play, the Sequoits were bested by Mundelein in straight sets.


The girls varsity volleyball team has been rolling this year. Boasting a record of 13-7-1, with a 3-1 conference record, the Sequoits have been making noise in the Chicagoland area, making it to 11th place on the Daily Herald’s top 20 girls volleyball teams.

However, following an injury to senior middle Lily Regnier, the girls have had a bit of a reality check, going 2-4 since her injury, coming into Friday night.

On Friday, the Mundelein Mustangs came into Antioch and took control of the game. The Sequoits played strong against Mundelein early in the first set, jumping out to an early lead. After roaring back to tie the game, the Mustangs and Sequoits matched point for point for a while. Eventually, Mundelein proved just too much to handle for Antioch, pulling away and winning the first set 25-19.

While the Sequiots played a good first set, their second set couldn’t have been more different.

“The first set we did well,” senior outside and captain Grace Weber said. “But the second set was awful.”

The Mustangs came into the second set and decided the contest quickly, jumping out to an early lead and never looking back. They took the second set by a score of 25-12, taking the match in straight sets and handing Antioch their fifth loss in their past seven matches.

“We weren’t working as a team,”  junior defensive specialist Delaney Scott said. “We need to work on coming together as a team before Lakes.”

The Sequoits have a few days to fine-tune their areas of concern before the crosstown rivals, Lakes, come to town on Wednesday, October 3. Lakes has a 15-5 record, including a 4-0 record in the NLCC. This will be the biggest test of the season for Antioch and being successful will depend on working together as a team.