HOFFMAN ESTATES – Hannah Durocher scored a pair of first-half goals Thursday to boost the visiting St. Charles North girls soccer team to a 2-0 victory against Conant in its season opener.
“It was a great first showing,” North Stars coach Ruth Vostal said. “It was the first time we’ve been outside. We’ve been playing in the gym for the past couple weeks, so to get out and be able to spread people out, I thought we did a good job of moving the ball around and connecting.”
Durocher, who did not start the match, scored her first goal about 20 minutes into the contest, then struck again about 10 minutes later. Alex Gage and Elizabeth Parrilli provided assists. Goalkeeper Shelby Stitz had the shutout.
Payne honorable mention all-state: St. Charles North senior guard Quinten Payne was an honorable mention selection on the Illinois Associated Press Class 4A all-state boys basketball team.
The Loyola-bound Payne averaged 19.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals a game for the North Stars this season.
BOYS WATER POLO
Lockport 12, St. Charles North 5: At Lockport, North fell to 3-3 despite three goals from Ross Davis.
GIRLS WATER POLO
St. Charles North 12, Lockport 6: At St. Charles, Sarah Stern contributed five goals, four assists and three steals for 5-1 North. Nicole Guyett had a hat trick.
Lake Park 12, St. Charles East 3: At St. Charles, Vicki Banas won a three-set singles match for East. The Saints’ other victories included a win from Lauren McNally and Hannah Larry at No. 3 doubles.
Geneva 14, East Aurora 1: At Aurora, Ann Green and Nicole Schneider were double winners for Geneva, which improved to 2-0. The Vikings swept the five doubles matches.