High school sports roundup for Wednesday, May 8

Harvard's girls soccer team defeated Marengo, 2-1 (4-3 penalty kicks), at the Class 1A Winnebago Regional on Wednesday to advance to Saturday's championship game against second-seeded Winnebago.

Both teams scored in the first half but were shut out in the second half and overtime. Paola Vazquez scored for fifth-seeded Harvard (3-13-4), and Abby Burns scored for third-seeded Marengo (5-11-3). Alexia Posada, Bianca Ramirez, Hansel Colin and Vazquez scored penalties for Harvard.

Ruby Escorza, Belle Nuerock and Hannah Scholl each scored penalties for the Indians, and Marissa Knobloch made six saves in the season-ending loss. Harvard plays Winnebago at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Johnsburg 3, Harvest Christian Academy 2 (5-4 PKs):At the Class 1A Johnsburg Regional, Lauren Hendrixson scored a goal in both halves to lead the Skyhawks past the third-seeded Lions in a regional semifinal.

Sixth-seeded Johnsburg (3-11-1) advances to play second-seeded Richmond-Burton in the final at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Jacobs 4, McHenry 0: At McHenry, the Golden Eagles (12-9-1, 5-3) ended the regular season with a Fox Valley Conference win against the Warriors (5-15-1, 0-8 FVC). Cassie Kowalski, Liz Schwartz, Tori Adams and Baylee Vincent all scored.

Tuesday's late result

Huntley 8, Marian Central 0: At Woodstock, Braidy Ceh scored twice in the win for the Red Raiders. Also scoring goals were Hannah Scholer, Savanna Zoellner, Alyssa Xanos, Taylor Kaufman, Madissen Gough and Camryn Garifo. Zoellner, Xanos, Avery Fitzgerald and Morgan Alpert added assists for Huntley (9-7-2).


Crystal Lake Central 4, Huntley 2: At Crystal Lake, Will Welder had an RBI single to break a 2-2 tie in the fourth. Dean Mlaka later added a sacrifice fly for the Tigers (8-18, 3-15) in an FVC win against first-place Huntley (22-7, 16-5).

Reece Mensching allowed two runs on seven hits in four innings. Trey Desimone had a double and an RBI for Central, Justin Obaldo drove in one, and Lucas Irwin scored two runs and had a steal for Central.

Aj Henkle and Kyle Maurer each drove in a run for Huntley. Michael Talesky was 2 for 4, and Evan Tocmo added a double. Jimmy Fairley took the loss, allowing four runs over 3 1/3 innings.

Prairie Ridge 7, Jacobs 1: At Crystal Lake, Michael Patterson had two hits and two runs for the Wolves (21-8, 15-6) in an FVC victory against the Eagles (11-17, 6-11). Jared Lindquist was 2 for 3 with a double and one RBI, Ben Harris had a triple and drove in one, and Dom Listi had two runs scored and an RBI.

Harris picked up the win with four shutout innings. He allowed two hits, struck out four and walked three. Kyle Washington went 2 for 3, and Luke Holub had one RBI in the loss. Jacob Asplen allowed an unearned run in four innings of relief for Jacobs.

Crystal Lake South 3, Dundee-Crown 2: At Crystal Lake, Nick DiBenedetto (2 for 4) scored on an error in the bottom of the seventh as South (15-9, 9-9) came back to beat the Chargers (4-22, 0-18) in their FVC game. Patrick Fischer tied the game, 2-2, on a sacrifice fly in the sixth, scoring Ian Gorken.

Joey Walsh picked up the win, allowing an unearned run on three hits over four innings. Will Frisch went the last three innings and allowed an unearned run on a hit. Justin Colon and Ray Gestrich each drove in a run for D-C. Cameron Steinmetz took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Carmel 11, Marian Central 0 (5 inn.): At Mundelein, the Hurricanes (4-13, 0-10) were held to one hit, Mason Hege's single, in an East Suburban Catholic Conference defeat.


Jacobs 10, Dundee-Crown 3: At Carpentersville, the Eagles won a suspended game from April 22. Erica Anderson was 3 for 4 with a home run, double, two runs scored and two RBIs, Katie Armstrong had two doubles and drove in two, and Hannah Slocum had two RBIs.

Abby Ziwiski was 3 for 4 with one RBI, and Delaney Garden added a triple and drove in one for Jacobs. Sarah Lynch allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits, striking out six and walking three in seven innings.

Cady English was 2 for 4 with one RBI, Hannah Gestrich had a double and one RBI, and Hannah Gestrich knocked in a run for D-C. Kylie Ryza had a double.

Jacobs 15, Dundee-Crown 4 (5 inn.): At Carpentersville, the Eagles (13-8, 7-5) scored 12 runs in the third to roll past the Chargers (5-17, 1-11) in FVC play. Savannah Svedman went 2 for 3 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored, Slocum was 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, and Abbey Nesnidal had two doubles, three runs scored and two RBIs.

Emily Pena was 3 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs, Jenn Entz drove in two, and Lynch had two hits and three runs scored. Lynch allowed three runs (one earned) over three innings for the win. Gestrich added two hits and two RBIs, and Megan Thompson and English each drove in one run for D-C.

Huntley 4, Prairie Ridge 0: At Crystal Lake, Teagan O'Rilley was 2 for 3 and hit a solo home run, and Briana Bower struck out 11 in a one-hit shutout to lead the Raiders (22-7, 9-3) past the Wolves (7-15, 6-8) in FVC play. Bower walked three.

Grace Kutz and Victoria Schulte each went 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored for Huntley, and Sofia Tenuta, Aubrey McFadden and Taylor Zielinski each drove in a run. Maggie Schremp had a bunt single to start the second for Prairie Ridge's only hit. Jillian Minutillo (3 2/3 innings pitched) and Courtney Freund (3 1/3 innings) each gave up two runs in the loss.

Crystal Lake South 20, Crystal Lake Central 2 (5 inn.): At Chicago Bandits Stadium in Rosemont, Maddie Bush (4 for 5) collected three triples and five RBIs as the Gators (23-1, 10-1) cruised past the Tigers (9-12, 4-8) in FVC play.

South's Brooke Kuffel was 3 for 4 with a double and three RBIs, Evelyn Smith was 3 for 4 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs, and Emily Sulikowski was 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI. Kyra Swartz was 2 for 2 with three runs scored and one RBI. Alyssa Niketopoulos gave up two runs on four hits in four innings, striking out three and walking none.

For the Tigers, Valerie Novy was 2 for 2 with a run and RBI, Morgann Paaske drove in one run, and Jess Cruz had a double.

Cary-Grove 3, Hampshire 1: At Hampshire, Frankie Cruz hit a solo homer to lead off the fourth inning and break a 1-1 tie in the Trojans' FVC win over the Whip-Purs (13-12, 4-5). Cruz was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and one RBI, Jazzy Flashing had a double and drove in one, and Emma Hill added an RBI.

Hill struck out 11 and walked none in seven innings, scattering three hits and allowing one run for C-G (10-10, 5-6). Alyssa Cork drove in Hampshire's only run in the first. Katie Del Re allowed three runs on four hits in seven innings, striking out nine and walking one.

Marian Central 8, Carmel 1: At Mundelein, Jenna Golembiewski was 2 for 2 with a home run, double and two RBIs, and Molly Fitzgerald went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBIs for the Hurricanes (10-14, 3-4) in an East Suburban Catholic Conference win. Jamie Gatz struck out eight in seven innings.

Maggie Finnegan was 3 for 4 with two doubles, Faith Parchutz had a homer and two RBIs, and Emma Samonek was 2 for 3.

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