Girls Prep Roundup: Skyhawks win conference opener in penalty shots

At Johnsburg, the Skyhawks won their Fox Valley Conference Valley Division opener 3-2 after winning in penalty kicks (3-1). Delaney Pruitt, who scored a goal in the first half, was put in as goalkeeper for the penalty kicks and made two saves. Allie Layton, Sarah Weaver and freshman Taylor Piggott scored in penalties for the Skyhawks (3-6, 1-0 FVC Fox).

“What a crazy way to start our conference season,” said Rob Eastland. “We got the win and our girls will take so much confidence from this moving forward.”

Crystal Lake Central 3, Prairie Ridge 2: At Crystal Lake, Caitlyn Dayton made 11 saves for the Tigers (5-3) in the FVC crossover win. Katie Beck had a goal and an assist for Crystal Lake Central and Kyra Savage had two assists off corner kicks as well.

Aurora Central 2, Marian Central 1: At Aurora, the Hurricanes scored on a penalty kick late in the second half to tie the game, but allowed a goal with under a minute to play to take the conference loss.

Crystal Lake South 1, Woodstock 0: At Woodstock, Brandie Minogue scored 15 minutes into the game to lead the Gators in FVC crossover play. Jaclyn Przybylski made five saves for the shutout. 

Marissa Krueger made seven saves for the Blue Streaks (5-2). 

McHenry 4, Hampshire 0: At Hampshire, Avalon Senn-Raemont scored three goals and had an assist to lead the Warriors (5-2) in the FVC crossover win. Alexis Morales had two assists and Lexi Vargas added a goal. 


Jacobs 16, Johnsburg 5 (5 INN): At Algonquin, Alyssa Lach hit two home runs for the Golden Eagles (10-2) in the FVC crossover game. Lach was 4 for 4 and also drove in five runs. Morgan Post got the loss for the Skyhawks, but did drive in three runs at the plate.

McHenry 3, Grayslake 0: At Grayslake, Dana Koppke pitched a complete game shutout for the Warriors (3-6), striking out ten, while walking four. Rachel Ford went 1 for 4 for, driving in a run for McHenry in this FVC crossover game.

Marengo 4, Genoa-Kingston 2: At Marengo, the Indians (8-6, 3-0 BNC East) scored three runs in the second inning and never trailed in the game. Mariah Dionne got the win for Marengo, striking out seven in seven innings. Gabbi Markison homered for the Indians in the conference win.

Huntley 12, Dundee-Crown 0 (5 Inn.): At Dundee, the Red Raiders used a six-run fourth inning to cruise past Dundee-Crown in this FVC Valley Division win. Huntley (5-5, 1-1) was led by Jessica Shields, who went 2 for 2 with a triple and three runs batted in.

Cary-Grove 17, Woodstock North 1 (5 Inn.): At Woodstock, the Trojans scored in every inning to win by mercy rule in the FVC crossover win.

Crystal Lake South 7, Hampshire 6: At Crystal Lake, the Gators got the FVC crossover win as Sam McLean went 3 for 3 and hit two triples. Hailee Massie and Taylor Kassel also drove in runs for Crystal Lake South. Hampshire's leadoff hitter, Sara Finn, was 2 for 4 with a home run and a double in the loss.

Grayslake Central 5, Crystal Lake Central 4 (10 Inn): At Grayslake, the Tigers got home runs from Megan Mahaffy and Savanah Frank. Mahaffy also took the loss, pitching 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs (both unearned) and striking out six.

Woodstock 2, Alden-Hebron 0 (5 Inn.): At Woodstock, Rachel Lohmeyer threw a shutout for the Blue Streaks in the non-conference win. Woodstock scored both runs in the first innings and only allowed A-H two total hits in the game.

Burlington Central 8, Richmond-Burton 1: At Burlington, the Rockets allowed two runs in each of the first three innings to take the conference loss. R-B's Sam Wegner drove in the only run for the Rockets (6-1, 3-2 BNC East).

Harvard 5, North Boone 4: At Poplar Grove, Erica Stalo went 3 for 4 with a home run for Harvard (6-3, 2-2 BNC East) in the conference win.

Carmel 15, Marian Central 2: At Woodstock, the Hurricanes (7-6) gave up 13 runs in the first three innings in the nonconference loss. Ryan Klinger was 2 for 2 with an RBI and a double and Jackie Chmiel added a run scored, an RBI and a double. 

Track and Field

Harvard Meet: At Harvard, Marengo won the overall team points (90), while Richmond-Burton (59) finished second, and Harvard (37) finished third. Marengo won the 4×800 meter relay, and well as the 4×100 and 4×400. (See fine print for full results).

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