Prep roundup: CLC, C-G continue winning ways at invite
The Crystal Lake Central and Cary-Grove volleyball teeam both continued their winning ways at the Jacobs Invite over the weekend.
The Tigers (6-2) finished third in the tournament that included wins over Evanston, Dundee-Crown, Boylan and Stevenson. They were led by Lauren Leverenz, who had 36 kills, 21 digs, 14 blocks and eight aces. Kassi Dvoracek also had a big weekend for the Tigers, recording 22 kills, 49 digs and 10 aces.
Cary-Grove also was successful at the tournament, finishing fifth and winning the Gold Division. The Trojans (6-1) were led by Meghan Seymour, who had 73 assists, and Abby Schevel, who had 36 kills.
Jacobs finished seventh and was led by Bridget Wallenberger, who had 28 kills, 11 aces and seven blocks for the Golden Eagles (5-3).
Grayslake Ram Slam: At Grayslake, the Rockets only managed to win one match in the weekend tournament, but had another huge performance from Ali Frantti, who had 96 kills, 47 digs, seven blocks and six aces.
Elk Grove 5, Jacobs 0: At Jacobs, the Golden Eagles were unable to muster any offense in a shutout loss to Elk Grove. Spencer Dixon made nine saves for Jacobs (1-3-1).
Woodstock North 3, Belvidere 2: At Belvidere, Alejandro Miranda led the way for the Thunder (3-2), scoring two goals and adding an assist in the victory. Chris Niese scored the other Woodstock North goal, and Ricky Rodriguez made 11 saves to preserve the win.
McHenry 7, Auburn 1: At McHenry, the Warriors (5-1) continued their impressive start to the season by blowing out Auburn. McHenry got two goals from Evan Hying, as well as goals from Frankie Valle, James Mulhall and Kyle Marsh.
Marian Central 4, North Chicago 0: At Wauconda, Marian Central took third-place in the Wauconda Tournament with a win over North Chicago. The Hurricanes were led by Riley Blaz and Liam Gries, who each scored, and assisted on each other’s goals. Connor Hull and Bryan Hart each added goals in the second-half to put the match away.
Huntley 4, Buffalo Grove 0: At Lake Park, the Red Raiders, behind goals by four different players, won the Hillner Classic. Huntley (5-0-1) got goals from Jack Bessey, Scott Dovilier, Niko Mihalopoulos and Christian Ramos. Austen Emery made 11 saves for the Raiders.
Cary-Grove 6, Grant 0: At Grant, the Trojans, behind a second-half scoring spree, took care of Grant at the Grant Invite. The team was led by Joey Klawitter and Dale Oppasser, who each had a goal and two assists in the win.
Crystal Lake Central 4, Zion Benton 0: At Wauconda, the Tigers, led by two Scott Benhart goals, won their match at the Wauconda Tournament. Derek Olson and Jordan Fisher each added a goal, while Matt Gagnon made eight saves.
Crystal Lake South 0, Zion Benton 0: At Barrington, the Gators played to a scoreless draw in the Barrington Classic behind six saves by goalkeeper Guz Alvarez, who recorded his second shutout of the year.
McHenry Invite: At Oak Park Golf Course, Paul Schlimm earned medalist honors while helping Crystal Lake Central claim victory at the McHenry Invite. Schlimm shot a 5-over-par 76.
The Tigers held on to win by two strokes over Lake Zurich.
Connor Sullivan of Prairie Ridge finished in sixth, helping the Wolves to a third-place overall finish.
Crystal Lake South’s Brandon Dahl finished in a tie for second place with Cary-Groves’ Daniel DePrey, each shooting a 78.
Cameron Justen led the hosts to a fifth-place finish with his team-low 79.
Horlick Rebel Invitational: At UW-Parkside, Prairie Ridge finished with a team time of 1:24:33.1, good enough for seventh place. The team also had two individual finishers in the top 10, with Erin Wagner taking third with a time of 15:39.9 and Andie Shine finishing ninth at 16:02.3.
The Prairie Ridge boys’ finished eighth with a team time of 1:31:21.3. The Wolves had two finishers in the top 10, with Mitch Kazin (17:07.6) finishing seventh and Scott Hearne (17:20.3) finishing 10th.
Vernon Hills Invite: At Vernon Hills, Marian Central, led by second-place finishes in the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches, finished second at the invitational.
Cary-Grove Invite: At Cary-Grove, Tori Baranowski won two out of three matches in the No. 2 singles at the Cary Grove Invite.
Macy Koepke and Alyssa Derer won all three of their matches in No. 1 doubles.