Woodstock North opened the high school volleyball season with a 25-14, 25-12 nonconference victory over North Boone on Wednesday in Poplar Grove.
Brooke Amann (two aces) and Kendra Bacon led the Thunder with five kills apiece, freshman Alyssa Wickersheim added four kills, and Emily Eder recorded 18 assists in the sweep. Lauren Kunke added a team-high five digs for North (1-0).
Huntley 2, Carmel 0: At Mundelein, the Red Raiders won their second match in as many days, beating the Corsairs, 25-12, 25-13, and moving to 2-0 on the season. Julia Johnson led Huntley with 10 kills, Taylor Jakubowski had 23 assists and seven digs, and Sarah Zayas led the defense with nine digs.
Prairie Ridge 2, Belvidere North 0: At Crystal Lake, the Wolves defeated the Blue Thunder, 26-24, 25-17, in nonconference action. Prairie Ridge trailed, 22-16, in the first set, with senior Jayden Otto (17 assists, three aces, seven digs) serving the Wolves ahead, 23-22.
Alexis Kantner added eight digs and two aces for Prairie Ridge, and Trinity Sheridan had six kills and two blocks.
Woodstock 6, McHenry 1: At McHenry, the Blue Streaks won all four doubles matches in the nonconference victory against the Warriors. Winning at doubles were Meghan Sutter and Alexa Norgard (No. 1 doubles), Kamryn Bogott and Kelsey Perkins (No. 2), Amy Keyzer and Sarah Caspari (No. 3), and Irene Vasquez and Grace Cochrane (No. 4).
Emma Martin (No. 2 singles) and Kelly Fischbach (No. 3) added two-set wins for Woodstock. Kimee Stachura earned the Warriors' lone win at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0.
Crystal Lake South 6, Johnsburg 1: At Crystal Lake, the Gators opened the season with a nonconference win over the Skyhawks in nonconference action. Skylar Olsen won, 2-6, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 1 singles over Johnsburg's Gracie Cittadino, and Katie Rokusek won, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3 singles.
The Gators also picked up wins from Hannah Schuetzle and Sarah Schuetzle (No. 1 doubles), Lizzy Sudbrook and Evelyn Smith (No. 2), Dhruvi Mehta and Mallory Ellers (No. 3) and Tennille Redd and Abby Enck (No. 4). Johnsburg's Lauren Hendrixson won, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 2 singles.
Huntley 7, Belvidere North 0: At Huntley, the Raiders swept the Blue Thunder in a nonconference match. Ruhi Gulati (No. 1), Samia Desai (No. 2) and Carina Bowman (No. 3) all won in singles action for Huntley. Gulati's two-set win came against Class 2A state qualifier Caroline Park, 7-6, 6-3.
Winning at doubles were Riley Conradt and Michelle Barnvos (No. 1), Meghan Fenske and Gabbi Barnvos (No. 2), Kylie Phommasack and Gabby Kosowski (No. 3), and Raegan Hilbrant and Hannah Hyslop (No. 4).
St. Viator 5, Crystal Lake Central 3: At Elgin, the Tigers took a 3-0 lead into halftime, but St. Viator came back with five goals in the second half to win the nonconference game.
Joey Cummings scored in the opening minute for Central (1-1). Billy Cummings scored on a penalty kick and added an assist, while Brandon Bruski also scored in the loss. Josef Perez finished with 12 saves for the Tigers.
St. Charles North 2, Huntley 0: At St. Charles, the North Stars scored on a penalty kick in the 37th minute and added a second goal in the 71st to hand the Red Raiders a loss in their season opener. Lucas Clemetsen made 10 saves for Huntley (0-1).
Grant 3, Marian Central 2: At Woodstock, Paul Serdar and Christopher Ghita scored for the Hurricanes in a season-opening loss. Dominik Drwila had an assist for Marian (0-1), and Caleb Taylor had six stops in goal.
Hampshire def. West Chicago: At Randall Oaks in West Dundee, the Whip-Purs improved to 3-1 on the season with a nonconference win. Hampshire finished with a team score of 201, led by Gianna Farinella with a 44. Delaney Marcuccilli had a 48, Jade Swanson had a 51, and Grace Fuller had a 58.
West Chicago only had three golfers and was led by a medalist performance from Kendall Farm (41).
Carmel 185, Marian Central 191: At Brae Loch in Grayslake, the Hurricanes dropped the nonconference match to the Corsairs. Kelly Anderson led Marian with a 44, followed by Danielle Lattanzio (47), Meghan Frank (50) and Lauren McNulty (50).
Carmel's Sydney Faerber was medalist with a 41.
Marian Central 164, Marengo 215: At Crystal Woods in Woodstock, Andrew Lydon earned medalist honors with a 2-over par 38 to lead the Hurricanes to the nonconference win. Brogan Pivnicka added a 41, Daniel Stumpf had a 42, and Quinton Urban had a 43.
Marengo was led by Brady Cannon (47) and Tyler Nelsen (47). Justin Oine had a 59 and Will Fischer added a 62.
Woodstock co-op 187, Burlington Central 207: At Bull Valley Golf Club, six of seven golfers for Woodstock shot in the 40s in the KRC win. Ki Norgard led Woodstock with a 44.
Woodstock North 5, Hampshire 2: At Hampshire, the Thunder won the nonconference girls tennis match against the Whips, picking up two-set wins from Aly Cullotta (No. 1 singles), Sophia Ferru (No. 2) and Lydia Dunker (No. 3). North also scored wins from Cassandra Howell and Kirsten Morey (No. 2 doubles) and Jasmin Carbajal and Mariela Perez (No. 3 doubles).
Mariana Byker and Grace Witecha (No. 1 doubles) and Olivia Nobbs and Sydney Sleper (No. 4 doubles) won for Hampshire.
Richmond-Burton 176, Johnsburg 215: At Twin Lakes in Wisconsin, Jackson Bolman had a 4-over-par 39 to lead to Rockets a boys golf win in KRC action. Hunter Volkmar added a 40 for R-B (3-1, 1-0 KRC), Adam Harr had a 48 and Connor Lindley had a 49.
Tyler Malueg led the Skyhawks with a 47, followed by Tony Murtaugh (51), Cody Clauson (58) and Michael Brengman (59).