STREAMWOOD – The St. Charles North girls soccer team romped past Streamwood, 8-0, on Wednesday to complete an unbeaten run through the Upstate Eight Conference River Division and claim the outright conference title.
"Today was a great way to end conference play," North Stars coach Ruth Vostal said. "They have that nice turf field at Streamwod, and we moved the ball really well, created a lot of good goal scoring opportunities."
Alex Gage scored four goals for North (12-1, 6-0 UEC River), while Ashlyn Walter added a goal and two assists. Danielle Noverini capped the scoring with a pair of second-half goals three minutes apart.
North extended its winning streak to nine matches. The North Stars outscored the opposition, 29-0, in league play.
Rosary 8, Guerin 0: At Aurora, Kaitlin Johnson and Quincy Kellett boosted Rosary (7-2-2, 4-0 SCC) with two goals apiece.
Yorkville 4, Kaneland 0: At Yorkville, Ty Carlson had the only hit of the game for Kaneland (5-7, 2-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East). Blake Sowell (four unearned runs) took the loss on the mound.
Aurora Central Catholic 11, Chicago Christian 1 (6 inn.): At Aurora, after seeing its 15-game winning streak snapped by Chicago Christian on Monday, the Chargers (17-2, 8-1 SCC Gold) roared back behind a 13-strikeout performance by pitcher Matt Miller and a grand slam from Steve Belovich.
Genoa-Kingston 3, Burlington Central 0: At Burlington, Central (5-6, 4-1 Big Northern East) managed only four hits in the loss while committing five errors.
St. Francis 13, Montini 3 (6 inn.): At Lombard, St. Francis (8-8, 5-3 SCC Blue) got a big effort from Jack Petrando, who struck out four in five innings while finishing 2 for 3 at the plate with a home run and three RBIs. The Spartans were the home team, as the site was moved due to field conditions in Wheaton.
Rosary 12, Aurora Central Catholic 5: At Aurora, Rosary's Jessica Wade went 3 for 3 with two doubles and the Royals (5-5, 4-2 SCC) notched seven doubles as a team while fighting out of an early 3-0 hole.
St. Francis 15, Wheaton Academy 6, final: At West Chicago, St. Francis got three hits apiece from Aly Germanos and Alyssa Fernandez as the Spartans (10-2, 2-0 SCC Blue) roared to a 13-0 lead and pounded Wheaton Academy (2-6, 2-3 SCC Gold). Maggie Remus (8-0) was the winning pitcher.
Jessica Bosse and Marissa Gagliano had three hits apiece for Wheaton Academy.
Geneva 7, Streamwood 3: At Streamwood, McKenna Schimmel and Haley Orwig drove in two runs apiece and Anna Geary went 3 for 4 for Geneva (4-9, 2-6 UEC River).
Kaneland 9, Morris 6: At Morris, Kaneland's Sarah Grams supplied a three-run home run, freshman Courtney Davis pitched a complete game and freshman Meg Cohrs added a pair of hits for the Knights (10-2, 3-1 NI Big 12 East), who held on after leading 9-0.
Burlington Central 7, Genoa-Kingston 1: At Genoa, Central was led by winning pitcher Brooke Gaylord (complete game and 2 for 4 with a home run and double offensively) and Bekah Harnish (4 for 4, double, RBI). The Rockets won their 10th straight to improve to 13-1 overall, 5-0 in the Big Northern East.
Kaneland takes triangular: At Aurora, Kaneland (120 points) topped host Marmion (57) and Jones Prep (9) behind relay victories in the 4x100 and 4x400 meters. Dylan Nauert was among the Knights' individual winners, taking hurdles titles in the 110 (15.46) and 300 (41.44).
Rosary wins Benet meet: At Lisle, Rosary tallied 194 team points to top Benet (110) and a field of eight teams that also included sixth-place St. Francis and seventh-place Wheaton Academy. Rosary set a meet record in the 4x800, as the quartet of Emily Bakala, Amelia Anderson, Courtney Cox and Kara Kalisz finished in 9:43.7.
St. Francis 2, Lake Park 1 (26-28, 25-19, 28-26): At Roselle, St. Francis (19-5) was paced by Pat Flood (12 kills), Jeff Jendryk (10 kills, five blocks), Greg Churney (nine kills, nine service points) and Robert Smith (34 assists). The Spartans rallied from a 14-9 deficit in the rubber game.
St. Charles East 4, South Elgin 3: At St. Charles, East got wins at its top singles spots from Jasper Koenen and Justin Bowman and three-set wins at No. 3 doubles (Connor Anderson/Steven Waynick) and No. 4 doubles (Stefan Cvarkovic/Chris Horn).
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Palatine 6, St. Charles North 3: At Palatine, Sarah Stern had two goals and 11 steals but North (19-6) dropped the nonconference match. Goaltender Hannah Horsfall made 12 saves.
St. Charles North 10, Geneva 2: At Geneva, North rolled behind hat tricks from Eric Koppang and Nick McCullough.