High school sports roundup for Wednesday, Oct. 2

Woodstock's Oscar Escorza scored with 16 minutes left in the first half to lift the Blue Streaks to a 4-0 win over Richmond-Burton and the Kishwaukee River Conference boys soccer championship Wednesday in Woodstock.

Escorza scored a goal in the second half, and Tim Maidment and Victor Cazares also scored in the KRC-clinching victory for Woodstock (14-4, 8-0). The Streaks won the KRC title outright, combined with Woodstock North's 3-1 loss to Harvard.

Woodstock's only other conference title was in 2017.

Tallying assists for Woodstock were Jonathan Gomez, Eli Woodson and Mac Buckley. Wednesday's shutout was the Streaks' eighth straight in conference play. Edwin Diaz and Stephan Turskey both had two saves.

The Rockets fell to 12-6 and 6-3 in the KRC.

Harvard 3, Woodstock North 1: At Woodstock, Oger Bernal assisted all three goals for the Hornets (5-8-1, 4-4) in a KRC win against the Thunder (5-8, 5-3). Scoring for Harvard were Danny Sanchez, Angel Romo and Carlos Maya. Goalkeeper Aldo Popoca had eight stops in the victory.

Hampshire 2, Burlington Central 0: At Burlington, Sawyer Shores scored both goals in the Fox Valley Conference victory over the Rockets. Gerry Marquez and Kobe Frenette had assists for Hampshire (12-6-2, 3-2).


Woodstock 2, Richmond-Burton 0: At Woodstock, the Blue Streaks clinched at least a share of the KRC title with a 25-18, 25-7 win over the Rockets. Woodstock (19-1, 8-0) can win the KRC outright with a win in either of its final two matches against Woodstock North and Harvard.

Hanna Berry led the Streaks with 10 kills and six digs. Ella Wicker had 15 digs, Lauryn Hahn had six kills and two blocks, and Emma Brand had five kills. R-B drops to 4-16 and 2-6 in the KRC.

Woodstock North 2, Harvard 0: At Woodstock, Alyssa Wickersheim had 11 kills and four digs for the Thunder in a KRC win over the Hornets, 25-14, 25-8.

Amanda D'Amico started the second set on a 12-0 run for North (10-9, 5-2) and had three aces. Brooke Amann posted 10 kills and four digs, Kylie Schulze had 22 assists and four digs, and Kamryn Butenschoen had four kills. Kaitlyn Wickersheim led with seven digs.

Desiree Brady had three kills for Harvard (2-18, 0-8), and Asha Billstrand and Cassandra Bailey each had a block.

Johnsburg 2, Marengo 1: At Marengo, Makayla Huff had 30 assists as the Skyhawks (4-15, 4-4) defeated Marengo, 25-18, 19-25, 25-23, for their second straight KRC victory. Alexandra Burke led Johnsburg with nine kills, Kate Linkletter had 12 digs, and Sheridan Milewski had three blocks and two kills. Rayna Wilkinson posted three aces, and Hayley Schmidt and Shannon Flynn both had eight kills and three blocks.

Alexis Kunde led Marengo (15-7-4, 4-3) with 14 kills, Lillie Simons had 13 kills and four blocks, and Kaetlyn Jeschke had 20 digs. Jenna Turner had 10 digs and three aces, Abby Rohe had four kills, and Lilly Johnson had 28 assists.

Crystal Lake Central 2, Geneva 0: At Geneva, the Tigers (21-1) ran their winning streak to 11 with a 25-23, 25-15 nonconference sweep against the Vikings. Olivia Anderson had five kills and six blocks, Karina Simatos had 17 digs, and Maddy McCormick posted 16 digs and five kills.

Madde Blake had seven kills and 12 digs, Grace Levin had 12 assists, and Camryn Hausler recorded four kills, five blocks, seven digs and nine assists.

Dundee-Crown 2, Burlington Central 1: At Carpentersville, the Chargers earned their second straight Fox Valley Conference win with a 12-25, 25-22, 25-23 victory against the Rockets. Jenna Brown had 26 assists, 14 digs, five kills and two blocks for D-C (6-12, 3-9), MacKenzie Field had 10 kills and four aces, and Makena Wesol had eight kills and six digs.

Natalia Smiech had seven kills and 10 digs, and Mia Seaton added 13 digs.

Lakes 2, Marian Central 0: At Lake Villa, Marian fell in nonconference play to the Eagles, 25-18, 25-18. Gretchen Graff had 15 assists, Ingrid Reyes had 12 digs, and Grace Kramer posted five kills. Grace Holian recorded four kills and four digs, Faith Diamond had four kills and two blocks, and Gabby Davis had three kills and three blocks.

Nazareth Academy 2, Marian Central 0: At Woodstock, the Hurricanes lost to the Roadrunners, 25-15, 25-20, in their ESCC match Tuesday. Graff recorded 13 assists and a block for Marian (3-15, 0-4), Holian had seven digs, three kills and an ace, Reyes had eight digs, and Kramer had four kills.


East Suburban Catholic Conference Tournament: At Prairie Bluff in Lockport, Marian Central's Brogan Pivnicka shot a 13-over-par 85, finishing in a tie for 23rd and earning All-ESCC honors. Pivnicka took the 23rd and final all-conference spot on a scorecard playoff.

Benet won the team title with a score of 309, followed by Carmel (311) and Niles Notre Dame (314). The Hurricanes were eighth out of ten teams with a 352.


Crystal Lake Central 7, McHenry 0: At Crystal Lake, the Tigers improved to 14-3 overall and 4-3 in the FVC with a dual victory over the Warriors. Ellie McGinnis (No. 1), Julia Fier (No. 2) and Silvia Teruel (No. 3) each won at singles.

Winning at doubles for Central were Kenna Kessler and Emma Grindstaff (No. 1), Haley Steinberg and Haley Benard (No. 2), Caroline Dayon and Lauren Fier (No. 3) and Kathleen Costello and Ellyse Cruz (No. 4).

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