Eagles soar in postseason opener

Lexi Sherrick serves in Monday’s regional match against Danville. 


CHAMPAIGN — The Rantoul Eagles volleyball team defeated Danville 25-22 and 25-16 Monday.

The Eagles were led by Myejoi Williams, who had eight kills, Tanaya Young, who had seven kills and Delaney Fullencamp, who had four kills. 

Rantoul got off to a slow start, falling behind 8-5 in the first set, forcing a timeout. The Eagles battled back,  tying the set at 18-18, which caused Danville to call a timeout. 

The Eagles finished the set on an 8-4, run, giving them  the 1-0 lead. Rantoul made quick work of the Vikings in set two, advancing to the second round. The Eagles are improved to  13-17.

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