In a “Holy War” volleyball match Tuesday, Althoff downed Mater Dei in three sets — 25-20, 22-25, 25-19.
“In games like these, you have to keep everybody going,” Mater Dei coach Chad Rakers said. “You’ve gotta trust all your players and take it one game at a time.”
Myah Beckmann and Carlee Wise led the Knights in kills. AJ Hallemann was 17 of 17 on serve receives and had a total of 22 digs. Mikaela Kues led the team in assists.
The teams will be the top two seeds in the Benton sub-sectional when post-season begins in less than two weeks.
Althoff (28-1) will participate in the Autumn Classic Varsity Tournament on Friday and Saturday at O’Fallon, and will face Highland and Belleville East on Friday.
Mater Dei (17-8-2) next faces Highland at 6 p.m. Thursday.
West defeats East
Belleville West defeated Belleville East 23-25, 25-14, 25-17 in an intracity volleyball match Tuesday.
West and East will face each other in a semifinal match of the Collinsville regional at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24.
West (22-5) next faces Collinsville at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. East (11-16) plays Granite City at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
O’Fallon def. Alton 25-15, 25-5; Edwardsville def. Villa Duchesne 25-14, 25-18; Central def. Wesclin 25-19, 25-13; Mascoutah def. Waterloo 25-22, 25-19; Freeburg def. Columbia 25-23, 25-23.