After seeing the team she coaches rough her up for most of five games on Saturday, Benet boys volleyball coach Amy Van Eekeren was blessed with the salve of seeing her daughter's youth soccer team win.
When The Heat Index caught up with Van Eekeren a few minutes later, she offered to tabulate Benet's cumulative statistics at Glenbard East's Springfest. But she also offered some honesty, saying it didn't really matter what her team put on paper at the tournament in Lombard.
Her team had let her down.
The Redwings (10-5) entered the 10th annual Springfest on a six-match win streak, a stretch that included a championship at the Argo tournament last week and two wins in the bronze bracket of the Marist Invite the week prior.
Before and after the 25-16, 25-15 win over West Aurora, which gave the Redwings 11th place in the tournament, Van Eekeren said it was Benet's best players that had the worst showing on Saturday.
"We've not had a good day today," she said.