The Blazers opened the season with a 25-13, 25-11 win over St. Viator. Mikayla Leyden and Ashley Klauss led Trinity with seven kills apiece. Leyden, a senior outside hitter, also finished with 12 digs and an ace. Senior middle hitter Jackie Kibir-Evans finished with four kills and an ace. Junior setter Madi Creaden tallied 19 assists in the victory.
After falling to area-rival OPRF 25-17, 25-22, the Blazers regrouped to defeat Loyola 25-15, 25-22 in their Girls Catholic Athletic Conference opener. Creaden led the charge with 15 assists, 14 digs, three kills and four blocks. Sophomore Libero Kameron Rouse made a strong showing in the backcourt on defense with 18 digs.
Trinity (6-3) finished second at New Trier's Summer's End Tournament. The Blazers fell to the host 11-25, 21-25 in the title game.
The Friars went 2-2 in the Windy City Invitational, securing wins over host St. Rita, 3-0, and St. Laurence, 2-0.
Jack Alberts, Danny Zawicki and Dylan Kramer all scored for Fenwick in the win over St. Rita. Jacob Peterson earned the shutout in goal for the Friars, who fell to Andrew, 3-2, in the opening round and Reavis, 2-1.
The Friars take on cross-town rival OPRF on Sept. 7 at Oak Park Stadium (7 p.m.).
The Huskies (5-3) finished sixth at the New Trier Season's End Tournament, falling to Niles North 24-26, 25-12, 22-25.
Emma Dunne and Alena Tourtellotte each finished with eight kills. Kiley Nelson added six kills to go along with five blocks in the loss.
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