Mighty Macs back to Normal
Things are back to normal in the world of Mother McAuley volleyball.
That’s because the Mighty Macs are headed back to Normal this weekend.
McAuley will take aim at the Class 4A championship it missed out on a year ago. The Macs reached the Final Four once again after downing Oak Park-River Forest 25-12, 25-14 last Saturday at the Lyons Township Supersectional.
That victory, which followed sectional conquests of Lincoln-Way North and Sandburg earlier in the week, set McAuley up for a semifinal clash with New Trier Friday at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena.
Macs coach Jen DeJarld said her squad is seeking to take care of some “unfinished business.” The Macs wound up third in the state in 2012.
“The girls played some great volleyball to get to this point,” said DeJarald, whose team has won 38 of 40 matches to date. “A lot of preparation and practice still needs to happen, yet we have to keep the girls healthy for Friday.