It might early in the season, but this is the biggest game of the season for Charleston High volleyball. 

The Trojans have been playing catch-up since losing their season-opener to Taylorville, 16-26, 25-20, 25-18, on March 16.

The Trojans play host to Mahomet-Seymour around 7 tonight, following the JV game.

The defending champion Bulldogs (4-0 in the conference) are a game ahead of Charleston (3-1) in the conference standings.

Charleston has rattled off six straight wins since dropping the season opener. That includes 2-0 wins over Lincoln, Olney, and Altamont, as well as a three-match victory over Effingham. 

Senior and Parkland commit Katerina Blase leads the offense with 5.0 kills per set. Sophomore Alycia Triplett is second on the team with 2.0 kills per set. Blase owns a 46 percent hitting percentage while Triplett is at 44 percent. 

Blase also leads the team in blocks and is tied for the lead in aces with four. 

Mackenzie Pamperin leads the team with 44 assists, while Ashlyn McPeak leads the team with 20 digs. 

Mahomet-Seymour is led by senior Ainsley Ranstead. The outside hitter is a returning All-Apollo First-Team member that has signed her letter of intent with Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Last season, Ranstead led the Bulldogs with 4.2 kills per set as the team finished 30-8 overall. 

Ranstead was one of three All-Apollo selections last year; however, first-team outside hitter Lauren Minick and second-team setter Kayin Garner both graduated. 

Apollo Conference Standings

SCHOOLWL
Mahomet40
Charleston31
Taylorville21
Mt. Zion22
Effingham13
Mattoon11
Lincoln13
Teutopolis 03