The Woodstock girls soccer team clinched the first Fox Valley Conference Fox Division title in school history in its 3-2 win in penalty kicks against Grayslake Central in Grayslake Tuesday night.
The Blue Streaks (14-4, 5-1 FVC Fox) came back to tie the game after being down by two to force penalty kicks where they won, 3-2. Anna Lopatin, Mallory Bellairs and Leiana Haanio scored in the shootout and Marissa Krueger made three of her nine saves to capture the win and the FVC Fox title.
"It feels great. It's just like a big monkey lifted off our backs," Woodstock coach Michael Golda said. "I told the girls to celebrate tonight and then get refocused and ready to start regionals next week.
"I'm really proud of the girls and the whole coaching staff."
Woodstock was down 2-0 with three minutes left in the first half when Lopatin scored on a penalty kick to make it a one-score game. They then tied the game early in the second half on a Leiana Haanio free kick from about 35 yards out.
The Streaks will share the FVC Fox Championship with Crystal Lake Central after the Tigers (10-4-1, 5-1 FVC Fox) defeated Woodstock North 7-0 in Crystal Lake.
This is the second title in three years for the Tigers. Katie Beck scored two goals and had two assists to lead the Tigers. Maddie West and Stacie Wolfgram each had two goals and Becca Polk added one.
Caitlyn Dayton made two saves for the shutout.
Dundee-Crown 1, Jacobs 0: At Carpentersville, the Chargers (3-9-3, 1-5 FVC Valley) won in FVC Valley Division play. Ashley Raby scored in the second half off an assist from Alyssa Moreno and Isabel Miranda made four saves for D-C.
Huntley 1, McHenry 0: At Huntley, the Red Raiders (13-6, 3-2 FVC Valley) scored with four minutes left in the second half to win in FVC Valley Division play. Abigail Nordeen scored on an assist from Beth Parks and Jessica Galason made three saves for the shutout.
Crystal Lake South 16, Dundee-Crown 13: At Carpentersville, the teams combined to scored 24 runs in the first three innings in the FVC Valley game. Jenica Terry had two runs scored, a triple and four RBIs to lead the Gators (13-10, 5-5 FVC Valley) Erin Yazel was 4 for 5 with a triple and two RBIs and Brookelynn Maddox added two doubles and two RBIs.
Rachel Chlopek was 3 for 4 with a triple and four RBIs and Amanda Moore added a triple and an RBI for the Chargers (3-12-1, 0-8 FVC Valley).
Crystal Lake Central 3, Woodstock 0: At Woodstock, Savanah Frank pitched a complete-game shutout to lead the Tigers (12-9, 5-3 FVC Fox) to the FVC Fox win. Frank allowed one hit and struck out nine, while going 2 for 4 with an RBI at the plate.
Samantha Baker was 1 for 3 with a double for the Blue Streaks (5-17, 2-8 FVC Fox).
Huntley 7, Jacobs 4: At Huntley, the Red Raiders (15-11, 6-3 FVC Valley) scored three runs in the seventh inning to win in FVC Valley Division play. Taylor Stone was 3 for 3, including the game-winning hit. Megan Larson was 2 for 3 with four RBIs.
Danielle O'Toole was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Kelsey Cummings added a hit for the Golden Eagles (13-11, 3-8 FVC Valley).
Marengo 5, Genoa-Kingston 2: At Genoa, Veronica Ruelius was 3 for 3 with two RBIs and a home run to lead the Indians (20-9, 11-0 BNC East) to the BNC East Division win. Abby Kissack had a triple and two runs scored and Taylor Carlson was 2 for 3 with an RBI for Marengo.
Woodstock North 14, Rockford Christian 2 (5 Inn.): At Woodstock, Sierra Meiners was 3 for 3 with a double, a triple and three RBIs to lead the Thunder (2-18) to the nonconference win. Kristin Brenner added a triple and three RBIs.
Grayslake Central 11, Johnsburg 1(5 inn.): At Grayslake, the Skyhawks (4-18, 2-8 FVC Fox) fell in FVC Fox Division play. Erin Pusateri had the lone hit for Johnsburg and Carly WIlson scored a run.