The contest between host Mount Carmel and Chesapeake-BC was the first of four matches in the inaugural East Side Challenge event.  The field also included Kenwood and Eastern Tech high schools.  

The Cougars defeated Chesapeake 25-21 and 25-22. Mount Carmel served at over 85% with 11 aces.  

Senior Caroline Whalen had five aces and sophomore Sam Dixon added four more.  The Cougars were led in kills by Whalen with 10, assists by senior Kelly Aquilla with eight and digs by Aquilla with five.

Later, Mount Carmel faced Kenwood and won in a close match, 26-24, 14-25, 15-13.

This contest was the last match of the night.  Again, the Cougars served well at 80% and had 11 aces.  It was almost a mirror image of the first game but the Bluebirds would not go away easily. 

Whalen had five aces and five kills and seven digs.   Aquilla had eight assists and sophomore Sam Dixon had six digs.

Eastern Tech won both of it’s matches, defeating both Kenwood and Chesapeake by scores of two sets to none.