Huntley blanks CLS in showdown
The Huntley girls soccer team used an early goal and a late goal to down Crystal Lake South, 2-0, in a showdown of two of the area’s top teams.
Deanna Hecht scored in the seventh minute on a feed from Taryn Jakubowski and Rachel Zobott capped the scoring in the 65th minute on a pass from Katie Costantino. Jessica Galason made four saves for Huntley (10-2-1 overall, 1-0 FVC Valley), and Kiley Britten turned away three shots for the Gators (8-1-2, 0-1).
Richmond-Burton 5, Rockford Lutheran 0: At Rockford, Sam Boettjer had two goals and an assist for the Rockets (9-0-1) in a Big Northern Conference crossover win.
Woodstock North 5, Antioch 0: At Antioch, the Thunder (3-6) scored five goals from three different players in a nonconference win. Marta Sobey scored two goals, Nicolette Kruczek scored two and Shelby Nicholson added a goal and an assist.
Grayslake North 3, Woodstock 0: At Grayslake, the Blue Streaks (3-8, 1-2) started freshman goalkeeper Marissa Krueger for the first time since April 8. She had been sidelined with hip bursitis. She made five saves in the first half and allowed one goal in the FVC Fox loss.
St. Edward 1, Marian Central 0: At Woodstock, the Hurricanes (2-4, 2-2) allowed one goal in the Suburban Christian Conference loss, but it was all St. Edward needed to win at Marian Central for the first time in 11 years. St. Edward goalkeeper Paige Dykstra made four saves for her seventh shutout.
Prairie Ridge 4, Huntley 1: At Crystal Lake, Prairie Ridge’s Kirsten Stevens (7-2) allowed one hit, a home run by Angela Tribuzio in the sixth inning, in the Wolves’ FVC Valley win.
Stevens struck out 16 and walked none. Maddie Drain added two RBIs for the Wolves (9-2, 2-1). Haley Spannraft took the loss for Huntley (9-5, 1-3).
McHenry 15, Johnsburg 0: At McHenry, after a scoreless two innings, the Warriors (9-5) scored 15 runs over the next four innings to beat the Skyhawks (4-8) in an FVC crossover.
Kristin Koepke earned the win, her seventh of the season, behind an explosive offense. Dana Walsh went 4 for 5 with four singles and an RBI, while Kelsea Cichocki went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs in the win.
CL Central 1, CL South 0: At Crystal Lake, the Tigers (6-3) scored the only run of the FVC crossover in the bottom of the third inning as Megan Mahaffy hit a sacrifice fly that scored Sara McConnell.
McConnell earned the win and went 2 for 3 with a triple. The Central pitcher blanked the Gators (7-6) in her seven innings of work
Harvard 5, Woodstock 3 (9 inn.): At Woodstock, the Hornets scored two runs in the top of the ninth and the Blue Streaks (3-5) couldn’t answer in a nonconference game.
Randi Blazier earned the win for Harvard as she went the distance, allowing 10 hits and three runs. Rachel Lohmeyer was tagged with the loss after pitching all nine innings and giving up five runs while striking out 5.
Grayslake Central 13, Hampshire 3: At Grayslake, Hampshire struck first with a run in the top of the first, but the Rams answered with three in the bottom half in and FVC Fox win.
Becca Hurst went 2 for 3 for the Whip-Purs (3-10, 0-3) with her fourth home run of the season.
Cary-Grove 5, Woodstock North 1: At Cary, the Trojans (10-0) had nine hits in the FVC crossover win and scored two runs in the fourth inning and added five runs in the sixth.
Pitcher Becca Einspahr went six innings and allowed five earned runs in the loss for the Thunder (3-5).
Montini 13, Marian Central 0 (5 inn.): At Woodstock, Dianna Ricotta doubled in an SCC loss for the Hurricanes (3-6, 1-3).
Harvard Invitational: At Harvard, Marian Central won the invitational with 122 points followed by Harvard (110), Rockford Christian Life (73), Genoa-Kingston (57) and Williams Bay (6).
• Patrick Mason, Rob Smith and Tom Clegg contributed to this report.