Lady Spartans lock up SSC Red title
In a showdown last Tuesday night between the two best teams in the South Suburban Conference Red, Oak Lawn and Shepard engaged in a back-and-fourth battle that could be described by many different adjectives.
In the end, the Lady Spartans emerged victorious by a 25-20, 14-25, 29-27 count over the Lady Astros, thereby separating themselves from Shepard atop the division. Oak Lawn officially sealed the conference title two nights later with a win over Evergreen Park.
Becky Bradshaw (11 kills, nine digs), Simona Tomczak (eight kills, nine digs), Jamie Fionda (seven kills), Tara Hill (seven digs) and Bree Markusic (four kills) paced the Lady Spartans, who overcame four Lady Astros match points to prevail on Tuesday.
“I think Shepard is a team that you always have to prepare for,” Oak Lawn coach Dennis McNamara said. “I really felt like the girls were ready to go and had some idea about what they wanted to do.”