MORRIS – The Kaneland boys soccer team scored twice in the final 10 minutes on Thursday to rally for a 2-1 Northern Illinois 12 Big East win against Morris.
After Morris took the lead on a penalty kick, Kaneland’s Anthony Parillo took advantage of a short Morris goal kick into the wind, stealing the ball and going in unassisted to tie the game at 1 with 9:35 to play.
Then, midfielder Ben Longson, whose playing time was sporadic because of a nose bleed, scored what coach Scott Parillo said was probably his first goal of the season, tapping in Kushstrim Ismaili’s deflected cross for the go-ahead score with 5:32 to play.
Kaneland improves to 5-1-3, 1-0-1 in the NI Big 12 East.
“We just had to fight through the wind and some adversity there, missing some key players due to injury and sickness, and to be able to pull it out, I’m so happy,” coach Parillo said. “ ... I’d rather have these close games than blowouts.”
St. Charles North 4, Lake Forest Academy 1: At St. Charles, Sebastian Gostynski, Tom Wittmann, Logan Dunne and Simone Sperarti tallied for 4-5-1 North.
Marmion 3, Aurora Central Catholic 2: At Aurora, Gavin Sanchez scored two goals and Luke DeSimone finished with a goal for Marmion (7-5, 4-0 Suburban Christian Conference). All three Cadets scores came in the second half.
DeKalb 2, Kaneland 1 (25-20, 26-28, 25-23): At Maple Park, Kaneland fell despite Ellie Dunn’s 10 kills and Jenny Lubic’s 18 assists. Shayna Tucek (nine digs), Ashley Prost (eight kills) and Lauren Banbury (four blocks) also were productive for the Knights (10-5, 0-2 NI Big 12 East).
Geneva 2, Willowbrook 0: At Geneva, Maddie Courter had six kills and six blocks to pace Geneva (7-4). Kelly Dalheim added 10 digs for the Vikings.
Wheaton Academy 2, Aurora Christian 0 (25-5, 25-23): At West Chicago, Bianca Cifaldi notched 12 kills, Claire Young had 13 service points and Sarah McClain added 16 assists to lift Wheaton Academy (13-4, 2-1) to the Suburban Christian Conference win.
Mother McAuley 2, St. Francis 1 (19-25, 25-19, 29-27): At Chicago, St. Francis (12-2) squandered a pair of match points and dropped a hotly contested match between two volleyball powers. Maddie Haggerty (nine kills), Mary Boken (eight kills) and Michelle Mclaughlin (seven kills) powered St. Francis, while McKenna Kelsay had 30 assists and Sam Dubiel added 12 digs.
St. Charles North 112, Waubonsie Valley 73: At St. Charles, North notched the UEC win by dominating the freestyle events. Hannah Gursky (50 yards), Hannah Zimmer (100) and Chloe Tykal (500) won individual races, while the 200 and 400 freestyle relays also were victorious.
St. Charles North 161, Larkin 177: At Bowes Creek in Elgin, North’s Raghav Cherala was medalist, shooting a 38 despite rainy, chilly conditions. Matt Samuelson (40), Dan Shepherd (41) and Santino Salamone (42) also counted toward North’s UEC River win.
St. Charles East 182, Streamwood 237: At Streamwood Oaks, medalist Mick Vyzral led victorious East with a 40 in the UEC River win.
Wheaton Academy 156, Sycamore 163, Indian Creek 209: At Sycamore Golf Course, Grant Gosden paced Wheaton Academy to a triangular victory with a 37.
Aurora Central Catholic 5, Montini 0: At Lombard, Alex Horton (No. 1) and Shelby Banks (No. 2) were straight-set singles winners for Aurora Central Catholic.
Wheaton Academy 3, Chicago Christian 2: At Palos Heights, Kylie Hultgren won 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 at No. 2 singles for Wheaton Academy.