MARQUETTE CATHOLIC DEF. NOKOMIS 24-26, 25-9, 25-16 – The Explorers ended their Prairie State Conference season on Thursday with a come-from-behind, three-game road win over the Redskins.
Marquette finished conference play at 3-2 and improved to 11-15. The Explorers will play in the Freeburg Monster Mash Tournament on Saturday.
Marissa Nosco set a school record for most assists in a match with 29. She also had 12 service points with seven aces.
Karoline Lauritzen had six kills and 10 service points and six kills, Brooklyn Taylor finished with six kills, Regina Guehlstorf had six kills and five blocks, Michelle Cameron finished with five blocks and Laura Hamilton had 13 digs.
FATHER MCGIVNEY DEF. MADISON 25-19, 25-10 – The Griffins ended their regular season on Thursday with a two-game win over the Trojans.
Father McGivney improved to 5-16. The Griffins also had wins over East Alton-Wood River, Mulberry Grove, Christ Our Savior Lutheran and Barat Academy.
Father McGivney will play First Baptist Academy of O’Fallon at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 in a first-round Class 1A Metro East Lutheran Regional first-round match.
BELLEVILLE EAST DEF. GRANITE CITY 25-22, 25-15 – The Warriors finished their Southwestern Conference season at 2-5 after losing to the Lancers on Thursday in their final home match of the season.
Granite City started its conference season at 0-4 before pulling off wins over East St. Louis and Alton. After losing to Belleville East on Thursday, the Warriors finished in a tie for sixth with Collinsville in the conference standings.
Granite City dropped to 13-14-1 and will play at Madison at 6 p.m. Monday for its final regular season match.
BUNKER HILL DEF. EA-WR 25-13, 25-12 – The Oilers ended their Prairie State Conference season at 0-5 with a two-game loss to the Minutemaids on Thursday in their final home match of the season.
Kayla Aligholi and Lauren Robinson each had two kills and seven digs and Sierra Henry finished with three blocks for EA-WR, which dropped to 5-19 overall and will play in the Jersey Tournament on Saturday.
Robinson and Henry are among the five seniors on the EA-WR roster.
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONFERENCE MEET – The Eagles got top-10 finishes from junior Cohl Callies and freshman Zoey Lewis at the Mississippi Valley Conference meet on Thursday at Principia College.
Callies placed eighth with a time of 16 minutes, 42 seconds in the boys’ race and Lewis finished seventh with a 19:40 in the girls’ race. Both earned all-conference honors.
The Eagles placed sixth with 135 points in the boys’ race. Mascoutah won the boys’ title with 31 points.
Also for the CM boys, Drake Stephenson placed 27th with a 17:48, Parker Borth was 28th with a 17:52 and Mark Eldridge was 34th with an 18:32.
Lewis was just one of two CM runners in the girls’ race. Lydia Peal placed 37th with a 25:22.
The Eagles will compete in the Class 2A Jacksonville Regional meet on Oct. 22.
O’FALLON 4, GRANITE CITY 0 – The Warriors ended their regular season at 4-9-6 overall and 1-3-2 in Southwestern Conference play with a loss to the Panthers on Thursday at O’Fallon.
Granite City had its three-match winning streak snapped. The Warriors were shut out for the fifth time this season.
Goalkeeper Braden Dickerson finished with seven saves for Granite City, which will begin its postseason play at noon Saturday against the Pekin Dragons in a first-round Class 3A Granite City Regional game at Gene Baker Field.