BURLINGTON – Senior forward Bryce Warner had two goals and an assist Tuesday, helping the Burlington Central boys soccer team defeat Big Northern Conference East rival Marengo, 3-1.
Warner, the team leader with nine goals, has scored four times in the past two matches.
“He’s been hot lately, and I hope he can continue to ride that going into the last couple weeks of the season and postseason,” Rockets coach Mike Gecan said. “He’s been one of our strongest offensive players and finishers, for sure.”
Central (11-2-2, 7-1-1 BNC East) led, 2-1, at halftime on the strength of a Warner penalty kick with 49 seconds remaining before intermission. Goalkeepers Brett Rau (six saves) and Drew McMahon (one) split time in net.
BC remains in the hunt for a conference title, and still has rematches with Harvard, its lone league tie, and Richmond-Burton, its lone league loss.
“We’ve pretty much got to win out for the most part or hope that someone helps us,” Gecan said, “but there’s still a lot of conference play to be had.”
Kaneland 2, Sycamore 0: At Maple Park, Anthony Parillo and Alex Gil tallied second-half goals 6:38 apart to lead Kaneland (8-2-2, 3-1-1 Northern Illinois Big 12). Jason Biddle and Sam Rymarz notched assists.
Marmion 5, St. Edward 0: At Aurora, Trevor Jones had a goal and an assist for Marmion (9-5-2, 5-0 Suburban Christian Conference). Claudio Jasso opened the scoring for the Cadets.
Larkin 2, Batavia 1 (25-19, 20-25, 25-23): At Batavia, Heather Meyer contributed 15 kills and 17 digs for Batavia in defeat. Jessica Hartmann added 14 digs for the Bulldogs (13-11, 1-3 Upstate Eight Conference River Division), while Shea Thayer had eight kills.
St. Charles North 2, Elgin 0 (25-12, 25-16): At St. Charles, North improved to 12-8 (2-2 UEC River).
Yorkville 2, Kaneland 1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-17): At Maple Park, Ellie Dunn (10 kills) and Lyndi Scholl (eight) formed a solid attack for Kaneland (12-6, 2-3 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) in defeat. Ashley Prost dished 25 assists.
Burlington Central 192, Stillman Valley 201: At Sycamore Golf Course, medalist Jenna Kurosky (41) boosted Central.
Indian Creek 203, Aurora Central Catholic 269: At Phillips Park in Aurora, Amber Weaver paced ACC with a 58.
BC second at triangular: At Sycamore Golf Course, Mendota (159) topped Burlington Central (175) and Stillman Valley (195). Austin Niesel’s 41 led BC.
St. Charles North 6, Elgin 1: At Elgin, North yielded five combined games in its UEC River romp. The top doubles team of Ashley Randazzo and Faith Oehlerking and the No. 4 pairing of Brittany Rohrsen and Morgan Rerko were among the North Stars’ 6-0, 6-0 winners.
Kaneland 4, Yorkville 1: At Maple Park, top singles player Sammie Schrepferman scored a three-set victory for Kaneland. Fellow sophomores Madi Jurcenko and Jelly Emmanouil teamed for a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 1 doubles.
Rosary 5, Walther Lutheran 0: At Aurora, Rosary (12-11, 4-3 SCC) lost no more than three games in a single set. Haley VanDyke and Colleen Madlinger were singles winners for the Royals.
St. Francis 3, Chicago Christian 2: At Wheaton, St. Francis won the SCC match behind a doubles sweep. The Spartans’ top tandem of Genna Grundeman and Alexis Langley won in three sets.
Wheaton Academy 5, Montini 0: At West Chicago, Wheaton Academy rolled to a SCC win behind singles victories from Mackenzie Schiff and Kylie Hultgren.