Champlin Park’s Sami Hilley goes up for a kill against Osseo Tuesday night. The Rebels defeated the Orioles in three sets (25-21, 25-21, 25-9) at Champlin Park High School. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
Year after year, Champlin Park volleyball graduates standout players, then tries to revamp its roster with younger athletes who come in and hope to play as well as their predecessors.
Since the 2014 season, every team has been able to live up to those expectations, as the Rebels have finished with the best record in the Northwest Suburban Conference for five straight years.
After the Rebels (10-6, 6-0) defeated Osseo 25-21, 25-21, 25-9 at home on Tuesday night, it looks like they might reign supreme in the conference standings a sixth straight season, given they’re now the last undefeated team in the Northwest Suburban.
“We’ve had a lot of amazing kids come through that just continue to work hard and are great competitors, and it just rubs off on the younger ones,” said Champlin Park coach John Yunker. “So when the younger ones come through they want to continue to work hard and keep things going forward.”
Champlin Park’s Jordan Stalpes (13) gets a kill late in the match against Osseo. The Rebels defeated the Orioles in three sets Tuesday night at Champlin Park High School. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
Champlin Park cruised to a 25-21, 25-21, 25-9 straight-sets home victory over Osseo on Tuesday night to stay perfect against Northwest Suburban Conference opponents this season.
The Rebels (10-6, 6-0) started the match a little sloppy, falling behind 5-3 in the first set before taking a timeout. They turned that timeout into a 14-5 run, leading them to taking the first set 25-21.
Champin Park, ranked No. 9 in the Class 3A coaches’ poll, won the second set, again by a four-point margin, setting up the chance to finish the night in just three sets. The Rebels, led by Sami Hilley, dominated the third set 25-9, at one point going on a 13-0 run.
Hilley seemed to do a little bit of everything Tuesday. She had team-highs in set assists (15) and blocks (four) and she added five kills and a dig. A lot of her assists went to Jordan Stalpes, who had nine kills for the Rebels.
The Orioles (13-5, 6-1) had a balanced attack, as Elliana Techam and Kennedy Nelson both had over 10 assists. Lindy Oujiri led the team with 10 kills, while teammate Ali Hinze added nine.
Osseo's Lindy Oujiri (1) taps the ball at the net against Champlin Park Tuesday night. The Orioles fell in straight sets to the Rebels in a Northwest Suburban Conference match at Champlin Park High School. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
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