Schlittler leads Rockets in home win over Indians

Unity's Jillian Schlittler does a back set while teammate Meagan Rothe moves into position to attempt a kill in the Rockets' road match at St. Joseph-Ogden. Tonight, Schlittler, a sophomore, led UHS' offensive effort for a conference win over visiting Pontiac, 2-0.
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TOLONO - Bouncing back from a two-match slide, the Unity volleyball team defeated Pontiac at the Rocket Center on Thursday, 2-0.

Sophomore Jillian Schlittler tallied a team-high eight kills and recorded two blocks to help Unity (14-16-1) move one step closer to a .500 season.

Chloey Duitsman and Lauren Shaw collected seven digs apiece. Duitsman also served up a couple of aces, while Shaw dispersed 13 assists.

Unity took the first set 25-21 and dominated the floor in their second set effort with a decisive 25-14 victory.

The Rockets will face three opponents in the final week of the regular season, starting with the Urbana Tigers (3-11) on Monday. Twenty-four hours later, Duitsman, Schlittler & Shaw will have home-court advantage again, hosting Rantoul Township (13-19, 2-5) in their squad's last conference match of the season. Unity's regular-season finale will be played on the road in a non-conference at Olympia (13-16) on Thursday.

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