Crystal Lake South picked up goals from Andrew Edge and Garett Schneider to beat St. Ignatius in their opener of the PepsiCo Showdown Saturday at Inwood Soccer Complex in Joliet.
The Gators (7-0-1) got both their goals in the second half. Alex Canfield assisted on Edge’s goal, then Edge assisted on Schneider’s goal.
Matt McCaleb had two saves in goal for the Gators.
Teams will play three more games this week in the tournament, which is divided into brackets to pair teams against those of comparable talent levels.
Crystal Lake Central 1, Chicago Marine Leadership 0: At Joliet’s Inwood Soccer Complex, Joey Cummings scored off an assist from Brock Buetow in the first half as the Tigers (3-2-1) picked up a victory in the PepsiCo Showdown.
Central’s Billy Cummings attacked the goal and passed back to Buetow, who then passed to Joey Cummings for the goal. Josef Perez has seven saves in goal for the Tigers.
Woodstock 2, Wheaton-Warrenville South 1: At Joliet, Oscar Escorza and Angel Arias scored goals as the Blue Streaks defeated the Tigers in their first game at the PepsiCo Showdown.
Hector Reynoso assisted on Escorza’s goal and Brian Rico assisted on Arias’ goal for the Streaks (8-2).
Fenwick 2, Huntley 1: At Joliet, Justin Kornas’ goal off a Josh Guyer assist tied the score in the 79th minute, but the Red Raiders fell to the Friars in their PepsiCo Showdown game.
Fenwick scored in the 36th minute off a penalty kick. The Friars added the game-winner off a dead-ball play in the 83rd minute.
Prairie Ridge 5, Grayslake Central 2: At Crystal Lake, Noah Smeja recorded a hat trick as the Wolves earned a nonconference win.
John Walls scored once and was credited with two assists, Max Kaufmann had one goal, and Ben Effinger, Luke Kim and Owen Erikson each had an assist.
Lakes 2, Havard 1: At Harvard, Adrian Gorostieta scored an unassisted goal in the first half, but the Hornets dropped their nonconference matchup.
Wheeling 3, Jacobs 2: At Algonquin, the Golden Eagles fell in nonconference play. Austin Snobel and John O'Connor each scored, while Tarek Shah picked up an assist.
West Chicago Tournament:At West Chicago, Woodstock finished the tournament with a 2-2 record to take second place.
The Blue Streaks collected wins against Elgin (19-25, 25-12, 15-7) and St. Viator (25-14, 25-22), and lost to West Chicago (25-23, 25-15) and Bartlett (25-12, 25-13).
Dundee-Crown also participated in the tournament and finished 1-3 with a win over Elgin (25-16, 25-23). Makena Wesol led the Chargers (1-9) with 14 kills, Oilvia Miller supplied 13 kills, 22 digs and five aces, MacKenzie Fields had 10 kills and six blocks, and Natalia Smiech had 31 digs.
Round Lake Tournament: At Round Lake: Marengo topped captured the tournament championship
Huntley Quint: At Huntley, the Red Raiders edged out Rolling Meadows, Hononegah, Rockford Guilford and South Elgin to win the five-team event.
In singles action, Samia Desai went 4-0 to win No. 2 singles, and Ruhi Gulati took third at No. 1 singles with a 2-2 record.
Gabrielle Barnvos and Meghan Fenske went 4-0 to win No. 2 doubles, Gabby Kosowski and Kylie Phommasack were also a perfect 4-0 at No. 3 doubles, and Riley Conradt and Michelle Barnvos took second at No. 1 doubles with a 3-1 mark.
Buffalo Grove Tournament: Cary-Grove’s Alina Krembuszewski and Karina Los (No. 1 doubles) and Olivia Schladt and Grace O’Malley (No. 4 doubles) both took fourth place in their divisions as the Trojans finished seventh out of eight teams.
Stillman Valley Invite: At Prairie View in Byron, Crystal Lake Central co-op's Molly Lyne shot an even-par 72 to edge Rockford Lutheran's Natalie Hooper by one stroke for medalist honors.
Central co-op shot 342 to win the team title. Lyne's teammate, Kat Bevill, carded a 74 to finish third.
Jacobs finished second with a 364, Huntley (394) was fifth and Richmond-Burton (455) came in eighth.
Huntley's Katie Matustik and Jacobs' Roslyn Leitner each shot 82 to tie for fifth, and Jacobs' Lauren Kempf and R-B's Lauryn Davis each posted 83s to tie for ninth.
Zion-Benton Invitational: At , McHenry’s Truman Keppy and Jacobs’ Garrett Tighe were among three golfers tied for the low score at Shepherd’s Crook. Keppy was awarded medalist honors by a scorecard playoff, while Tighe was third.
Crystal Lake South had the best finish among local teams with a 335 for fourth place. The Gators’ Will Stewart shot 79 and took fifth place.
Cary-Grove’s Trevor Brandon shot 80 for sixth place.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
First to the Finish Invitational: At Peoria, Dundee-Crown’s Adam Swanson took 13th place in the boys Class 3A race at Peoria Manual’s meet held at Detweiller Park, where the state meet will be run in November.
D-C’s Lucas Janikowski was 28th and the Chargers were 18th out of 44 teams. Jacobs’ Mark Lemke (50th) and Cary-Grove’s Max Caesar (62nd) were the other top local finishers.
In the boys 2A race, Marian Central’s Ryan Jones was sixth and Woodstock’s Julio Arellano was 12th.
Wauconda Invitational: Crystal Lake Central’s Keegan Smiley took seventh, and the Tigers were sixth out of 13 teams.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
First to the Finish Invitational: At Peoria, Jacobs freshman Elisabeth Kania took 31st in the girls Class 3A race at Peoria Manual’s meet run at Detweiller Park, where the state meet will be held in November.
Kania finished in 18:10.00. Cary-Grove’s Morgan Dieschbourg was 44th and C-G was 13th out of 35 teams.
Woodstock’s Kylie Hagmann took ninth in the 2A girls race and Marian Central’s Siobhan Stoll was 10th.
Wauconda Invitational: Crystal Lake Central’s Becca Orvis was 16th, and Kylie Smith was 18th as the Tigers took fifth out of 11 teams.