Crystal Lake South boys soccer needed a win against Hampshire in order to clinch an outright Fox Valley Conference championship on Thursday.
The Gators delivered with a 3-0 victory at home in the regular season finale. Nick Langdon, Brad Grabowski and Alex Canfield each scored goals for South (15-2-3, 7-0-1 FVC).
A South loss would have given the FVC title to Dundee-Crown (16-3-4, 6-0-2 FVC). A draw between South and Hampshire (10-5-4, 3-3-2 FVC) would have resulted in D-C and South sharing the conference title.
D-C and South proved to be even adversaries when they played to a scoreless draw on Sept. 27. But by virtue of racking up one more conference victory, South takes home the FVC crown.
On Thursday, Langdon scored in the first half, with an assist from Andrew Edge. Canfield scored and assisted both goals in the second half. He assisted Grabowski’s goal, then capped off the 3-0 win with a goal himself, assisted by Nick Langdon. Gators goalkeeper Matt McCaleb made one save in the contest.
Class 2A and 3A boys soccer regionals begin next week.
Johnsburg 1, Harvest Christian 0: At the Class 1A Marian Central regional in Woodstock, Mj Alvarez scored the lone goal with just over two minutes remaining in the second overtime of a regional semifinal game. The Skyhawks held on to avoid a penalty kick shootout and advance to the regional championship match.
Johnsburg will take on host Marian Central at 11 a.m. Saturday in Woodstock. Johnsburg’s last regional title in boys soccer came in 2010, according to IHSA.org. Marian last won a regional in 2014.
Harvard 3, Burlington Central 0: At Burlington, Adrian Gorostieta scored twice for Harvard in a KRC victory to finish out the regular season. Both Gorostieta’s goals went unassisted.
Ivaan Gomez also scored a goal for the Hornets (14-2-2, 10-0-2 KRC), assisted by Angel Romo.
Burlington Central and Harvard will meet again on Tuesday in the Class 2A Freeport Regional semifinals.
Lakes 4, McHenry 1: At Lakes, Alejandro Vazquez scored McHenry’s only goal in a nonconference loss. Angel Anaya recorded the assist. Lakes scored three goals in the second half to earn the victory.
Austin Lichtenstein made 10 saves for McHenry (8-8-6) in goal. Logan Freid recorded one save.
McHenry 101, Huntley 67: At McHenry, for the second time in a week, McHenry senior Payton Lange broke a 25-year-old pool record.
After besting Brianna Fowles’ 500-yard freestyle record from 1993 in a meet last week, Lange on Thursday topped Fowles’ 200 freestyle record, which also dated back to 1993. Lange swam the 200 in 1:54.11 on Thursday, beating out Fowles’ 1:54.60.
Lange also won the 100 backstroke (59.04), helping the Warriors top Huntley in a dual meet.
McHenry’s Caileigh McCafferty won the 200 individual medley (2:16.28) and the 100 butterfly (1:03.57). Megan Frost won the 100 freestyle (56.58).
McCafferty, Frost and Lange teamed up with Melisa Nava to win the 200 freestyle relay (1:44.36) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:47.76).
Cary-Grove 90, Crystal Lake co-op 80: At the Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake, Emily Marks won the 200-yard freestyle and Ayden Donfris won the 500 freestyle as the Trojans defeated the combined team of Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge.
Payton Walsh and Emma Boldwyn teamed up with Donfris and Marks to win the 400 freestyle relay.
Crystal Lake got wins from Jamie Gindorf in the 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley and from Ashley Marthaler (50 freestyle), Lizzy Fournier (100 butterfly), Sarah Niemann (100 backstroke) and Makayla Nietzel (100 breaststroke).
Jacobs 2, Dundee-Crown 0: At Algonquin, Maggie Wallenberger had 13 kills and Rachel Kaczorowski had 22 assists as the Golden Eagles (11-13, 7-7) defeated the Chargers (2-19, 0-14) in their FVC match.
Jaclyn Poirier added four kills, Jordyn Kelly had 12 digs, and Tai Ramirez had three kills and three aces.
D-C got six kills from Claire Muhvic and four from Alyssa Crenshaw. Jenna Brown had 13 assists, Payton Schmidt had 10 digs, and Hannah Krispin had three blocks.
Crystal Lake Central 2, Crystal Lake South 0: At Crystal Lake Central, Maddy McCormick led the Tigers with 11 kills in an FVC victory, 25-16, 25-13, over South. McCormick added five digs and two aces.
Karina Simatos had 10 digs, and Madde Blake added nine. Camryn Hausler provided nine assists, five kills and three aces, while Grace Levin had 13 assists for Central (22-4, 11-3 FVC).
McKenzie Wilson led South (9-15, 4-10 FVC) with 14 assists. Jamie Maule had nine digs. Jessie Proszenyak had six kills. Megan House and Amelia Reiter each added four kills.
Cary-Grove 2, Hampshire 0: At Hampshire, the Trojans won in FVC play, 25-21, 25-18. C-G improved to 16-16 and 7-7 in the FVC.
Riley Seagren had six kills and two aces for Hampshire (18-15-1, 5-9 FVC). Jacey Lambert and Maddy Reinke each had four kills. Samantha Rossetti added 14 assists and Bella Sobota had 11 digs.
Woodstock 2, Marengo 0: At Woodstock, Hanna Berry had nine kills and eight digs for the Blue Streaks in a KRC victory, 25-14, 27-25. Lauryn Hahn added eight kills and eight digs.
Sophie Wicker had 18 assists and 11 digs for Woodstock (19-13-1, 6-4 KRC). Anna Almeida contributed 13 digs. Emma Brand had three blocks.
Lillie Simons led Marengo (18-10-1, 6-5 KRC) with seven kills. Kaetlyn Jeschke added 10 digs.
Burlington Central 2, Richmond-Burton 0: At Burlington, R-B (12-12, 6-4) fell to Burlington 25-21, 25-20 in their KRC match.
Abby Svenson had six kills and Jordyn Duncan had four kills for R-B. Jesse Klicker had eight assists, and Kaitie Regnier had eight digs.
With R-B's loss, Johnsburg (15-13, 8-2 KRC) clinched at least a share of the KRC title with two matches remaining. The Skyhawks were idle Thursday.