Johnsburg chose to play against the wind in the first half of its girls soccer match against Grant on Friday in Fox Lake.
The decision paid off as the Skyhawks dominated the second half, when they scored all their goals in a 3-1 nonconference win.
Delaney Pruitt scored two goals and Kortnee Hass added another for Johnsburg, and Kadie Calmeyer and Kelsey Stefka combined for seven saves in goal.
Skyhawks coach Rob Eastland said the match was played in wind, rain, snow and even about five minutes of sunshine. Compounding the weather and wind in the first half was a fast turf field.
“We’re used to grass, and that was our first game on the turf,” Eastland said. “We were at a little disadvantage at the start.”
Wauconda 9, Crystal Lake Central 0: At Wauconda, the Tigers (4-3, 1-0 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division) couldn’t muster any runs against Wauconda’s Kayla Wedl, who pitched seven innings of four-hit ball while striking out 12.
Sara McConnell was charged with the loss after allowing nine earned runs in 32/3 innings. Taylor Ward went 2 for 3 for the Tigers in the loss.
McHenry 6, Wheeling 5: At McHenry, Andrew Trocki scored four goals to lead the Warriors. Also for McHenry, Matt Peck and Miles Lucas scored.
Huntley 16, Prairie Ridge 10 (susp.): At Crystal Lake, the Red Raiders were one out from victory when the game was called. The teams will finish the game at 10 a.m. Saturday before starting the second game of their series.
Prairie Ridge has a runner on second and Jordan Getzelman batting when the game will be restarted.