Posted On: 09/22/19 1:56 PM

Wheaton, IL - The roller coaster at the top of the state rankings change week by week and today set the tone for another change. Benet, the tournament runner-up the past three classics, and last year's 4A state runner-up got their turn at the top by upsetting Marist in three sets: 22-25, 29-27, 25-22. This is revenge for the past two finals where the Red Wings fell to the Red Hawks in three-set barn burners.

Hitting, serving and offensive strategy in most sports take precedence over the defense, but the power of the pass ran long, deep and high, going through Benet's Hattie Monson (2020, 5'4, L) in the back row. She handled the attack of Marist by saving long balls; careening touches from the block; deep hits - keeping the ball in play; and passing high to allow setter Rachel Muisenga (2020, 5'11, S) to run the offense with clarity and precision. The benefit of this great passing and setting definitely was Sophie Gregus (2020, 6'0 OH), and the other Red Wing hitters. Muisenga and Gregus were awarded for their efforts being named to the all-tournament team. Monson, playing a position that can easily get overlooked, played to well

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