Huntley's volleyball team swept its way to a perfect 5-0 record Friday and Saturday to capture the 16-team Huntley Invitational for the second straight year in Huntley.
The Red Raiders (23-3) made quick work of Harlem, 25-6, 25-15, in the championship, finishing the two-day tournament without a loss in 10 sets. Huntley handled Jacobs, 25-10, 25-11, in the semifinals.
In pool play, the Raiders beat Freeport, 25-15, 25-8; Woodstock North, 25-6, 25-9; and Sycamore, 25-19, 25-14.
Julia Johnson recorded 39 kills across five matches to lead Huntley's offense, Taylor Jakubowski finished with 125 assists and 48 digs, and Sarah Zayas had 51 digs. Emma Konie added 36 kills and Loren Alberts had 34.
Jacobs was 3-2 and placed fourth, winning its first three matches. The Golden Eagles (10-12) defeated Boylan, 25-6, 25-19; St. Edward, 25-15, 25-16; and Eastland, 25-10, 28-26. They then lost to Huntley in the semifinals and to Barrington, 25-10, 22-25, 25-21, in the third-place game.
Maggie Wallenberger had 35 kills in five matches for Jacobs, Jordyn Kelly had 54 digs, Rachel Kaczorowski had 100 assists and 21 digs, Tai Ramirez had 18 kills, 11 digs and 11 aces, and Ireland Van Stone had 19 kills and 15 aces.
Also for the Eagles, Jaclyn Poirier had 21 kills and Katie Lodi had 15.
Marian Central was 2-3 and beat Freeport, 25-20, 15-25, 30-28, for ninth place. The Hurricanes (10-18) also beat Johnsburg, 25-18, 25-20, while losing to Barrington, 20-25, 29-27, 25-17; Harvest Christian, 25-19, 25-13; and DeKalb, 19-25, 28-26, 25-18.
Woodstock North beat Johnsburg, 25-11, 19-25, 27-25, for 13th place. North also beat Boylan, 17-25, 25-17, 25-15, going 2-3 overall. The Thunder (13-14) fell to Sycamore, 25-17, 13-25, 25-12, and Freeport, 25-23, 25-17.
Johnsburg (13-13) went 1-4 and beat Conant, 26-24, 21-25, 25-20, for the Skyhawks' only win. They lost matches to Harvest Christian, 25-8, 25-14, and Barrington, 25-15, 25-16.
Saxon Invite: At Schaumburg, Cary-Grove fell to St. Charles North, 25-13, 21-25, 25-21, in the championship as the Trojans finished 4-1 and took second.
C-G led St. Charles North, 20-18, in the third set, before falling to the North Stars, who took fourth at the Class 4A state tournament last season. St. Charles North has only three losses in 27 matches this year.
"I was really impressed with our play against St. Charles North, a top caliber team in the state, and really happy with our pace and mental toughness," Trojans coach Patty Langanis said. "That was the best volleyball we’ve played all season."
Evynn Layshock led C-G's attack with 47 kills in five matches, Kate Selsky had 52 digs on defense and Sydney Csoka had six aces.
The Trojans (14-16) swept East Peoria, 25-19, 25-21; Schaumburg, 25-16, 25-21; and Larkin, 25-11, 25-9, to go 3-0 in pool play. They then defeated St. Viator, 23-25, 25-15, 25-15, in the semifinals.
Elk Grove Invite: At Elk Grove Village, the Gators defeated Elk Grove, 25-12, 17-25, 15-13, in the third-place game as South finished 3-2 overall. The Gators (8-14) also beat Southland College Prep, 25-8, 25-12, and Willowbrook, 25-23, 25-9.
South's two losses were to De La Salle, 25-22, 25-19, and Chicago Resurrection, 25-21, 27-25.
Jacobs 3, Crystal Lake Central 1: At Algonquin, Jimmy Kooi, Jesse Nunez and Sean Seto all tallied goals for the Eagles in the FVC win over the Tigers. Sam Rainer added two assists for Jacobs (8-6-4, 5-0-2) and Abraham Gomez had one.
Dundee-Crown 2, Lake Park 1: At Carpentersville, Baltazar Rodriguez scored in the 61st minute and Aldair Ortega in the 78th for the Chargers (15-3-3) in the nonconference win.
Damian Smiech made five saves for D-C, and Arnol Batres and Calvin Carlos both had an assist.
Huntley 1, Rockford Guilford 0: At Huntley, Brandon Ruffner put the Raiders (3-12-1) ahead in the 23rd minute in a nonconference victory against the Vikings. Lucas Clemetsen started and had three saves in 40 minutes.
Woodstock 4, Grant 0: At Fox Lake, Victor Cazares scored off an assist from Caleb Warmbier to start the scoring for the Blue Streaks (17-5-1) in the nonconference shutout against the Bulldogs.
Ryan Azzaline added a first-half goal for Woodstock, and Oscar Escorza and Warmbier each scored after the break. Warmbier had a second assist in the second half and Escorza and Max Lisowski had one assist each.
Stephan Turskey recorded six saves in the shutout.
Burlington Central 25, Harvard 13: At Burlington, the Hornets fell in their Kishwaukee River Conference matchup after play was suspended in the first quarter Friday.
After play resumed with 3:33 left in the first quarter and the game tied, 6-6, the Rockets scored 19 straight points on three rushing touchdowns from Matt Ganziano, from 30, 1 and 14 yards out.
Harvard (2-5, 1-3) scored on a Damon Mueller 79-yard kickoff return with 52 seconds remaining.
Dylan Perkins rushed for 49 yards on 11 carries for Harvard, including a 16-yard score in the first quarter, and quarterback Jacob Stanley was 6-of-14 passing with 51 yards and two interceptions. Mueller made three catches for 26 yards and Stanley had one for 26.
Shawn Bough had 11 tackles to lead Harvard's defense, and Perkins and Stanley each had an interception.
Harvard finished with 141 total yards to Burlington's 290.