Rockford, Illinois News

Guilford girls knock off Hononegah, move closer to conference volleyball title

ROCKFORD — The Guilford Vikings took step toward the NIC-10 girls volleyball title with a straight-set home win over Hononegah Thursday night.

The Vikings edged the Indians, 25-23, in the first set and the momentum carried over in set two, 25-13.

Coach Trace Noack said it was a balanced effort. Ella Holmstrom had six kills, two aces and seven digs. Abigail Smith had five kills, two aces and three digs and Cameron George was a demon on defense with 12 digs.

Like basketball and football, the NIC-10 has been split into two divisions; winners of each division will face each other for the NIC-10 championship.

Belvidere North, which has won the last three titles outright, is in the other division. Guilford and Hononegah, the two schools with a realistic chance of ending the Blue Thunder’s 53-match conference winning streak, are in the same division, battling it out to see who will get a chance to end that streak on April 24.

The Vikings play Belvidere North April 8. Their rematch with the Indians is at Hononegah April 17.