H2 14 Illini Red Prepares for Gateway Regionals

At the H2 Sports Under Armour #22 tournament this past weekend at Forest Park Community College, H2 Illini West Red had another successful weekend. After having a team drop from their pool last minute, it was decided that 3 matches to 19 would be played no matter what. After having a slow morning and losing to the Gemini Titans and PLVC 141, the team took a long break due to waiting for the other pool to finish. After a healthy lunch and watching H2 14 Black win their last pool play game, the team came back ready to win. Playing Team Mascoutah 14, the first game was a nail biter, with H2 coming out on top 20 – 18. The next game the girls decided to come together and finish strong, with the final being 19 – 9. Moving on, they faced PLVC 141 once again. Each and every girl played great and their hardest, but the score unfortunately did not reflect that. We really appreciate the hard work that every girl puts in, especially when they have to play in positions that they aren’t used to. After an awkward dive sidelined Jena Holder for a few games, Anna Reese stepped it up by setting all the way around, while Sydney Ehrman really had the mentality of “no ball drops” in the back row. Ava Fanning and Sydney Sommer both ran the net very well, from running our plays to tipping to strategic parts of the court.

Unfortunately, not many pictures were taken this weekend, but there is one showing H2 14 Black and part of 14 Crimson sitting and supporting us while we played our final match of the day. Thanks for the support everyone; we love our H2 Family!!