Rams Knock off Astros on Parents' Night

Burbank, IL (October 15, 2010) - The girls&; volleyball team (14-11; 6-6) couldn&;t have picked a better time to play their best game of the season - they were hosting their annual Volley for the Cure game and it was parents&; night.

A packed house of fans donning pink shirts witnessed the Rams&; upset victory over the Shepard Astros Thursday night.  "It was an awesome game," commented head coach Tia Kryiakoulis.  "It was great getting three of our girls back from injuries [Dazell, Koepke, and Balandis] and the whole team really played well together."

Things didn&;t start out so well, however, and the Rams found themselves down 24-14 in the first game.  Then Amanda Raschke rattled off 11 straight points with her serve to give Reavis the lead.  They eventually won the game 27-25 and finished off Shepard in game two 25-21.

Kryiakoulis was also impressed with the play of Sarah and Sam Saunders.  "Sarah played phenomenal and Sam had 17 digs on defense.  I think that&;s a record for us."