BURLINGTON, Iowa – The St. Charles North girls soccer team allowed its first goal in the run of play all season Friday but still beat Collinsville, 2-1, at the Tournament of Champions.
North (13-1) allowed only one goal previously, a penalty kick in the team’s early-season loss against Neuqua Valley.
“I don’t mind giving up goals,” North coach Ruth Vostal said. “I think it’s a great point in the season to give up a goal and, for us, we gave up a goal and had to come from behind. We learned we can give up a goal and we can fight back … to win. I’d like to learn that now rather than have to do that later.”
North’s Natalie Winkates tied the game in the first half and Sophie Pohl was credited with the winning goal in the second half off a deflection. Kelly Manski had assists on both goals.
The North Stars will be without standout midfielder Alex Gage, who needed stitches after a collision in Friday’s match, when the tournament resumes today.
Naperville Invitational: Geneva defeated Hinsdale Central, 2-0, behind goals from Mary Landry and Molly Axen. Amanda Lulek assisted on Axen’s score for Geneva (7-8-1).
St. Francis 6, Chicago Bulls Prep 0: At Red Hawk Field in Carol Stream, Emma Fickle scored two goals, both off Britt Douglass assists, for the Spartans.
Burlington Central 7, Byron 0: At Burlington, Alyssa Messina scored the match’s middle three goals as Central (13-1-1) cruised.
Kaneland 3, Yorkville 2: At Yorkville, Matt Limbrunner homered and drove in two runs, Dan Miller went 3 for 3 offensively and Anthony Holubecki moved to 3-0 on the mound for Kaneland (6-8, 3-2 Northern Illinois Big 12 East).
Lake Park 5, Batavia 0: At Batavia, the Bulldogs (14-4, 8-4 UEC River) couldn’t rally back from a 2-0 deficit in the resumption of their weather-suspended UEC crossover.
Marmion 12, St. Edward 2 (5 inn.): At Aurora, Alex Troop and Danny Bicknell drove in three runs apiece to pace Marmion (7-4, 4-1 SCC Blue) in support of winning pitcher Shane Carmody (2-0).
Burlington Central 4, Harvard 1: At Burlington, Jake Schutta threw six innings of one-run ball and Cody Schuver drove in two runs for Central (7-6, 6-1 Big Northern East).
Aurora Christian 14, Indian Creek 4 (5 inn.): At Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva, P.J. Cole (3 for 3, triple, RBI), Tristan Withrow (2 for 4, double, triple, two RBIs) and Chase Tomney (2 for 3, three RBIs) led Aurora Christian (6-9), which scored 11 runs in the top of the fifth.
Geneva 12, Glenbrook South 1 (5 inn.): At Glenview, Geneva’s Madison Keith homered and drove in five runs and Anna Geary (home run) and Bridget Weitzel had three hits apiece as Geneva (6-9) dominated the nonconference game.
St. Charles East Invitational: St. Charles East’s Olivia Lorenzini drove in the go-ahead run in a 3-2 win against Maine South, then went 4 for 4 as the Saints upended Lyons, 11-2, on the first day of the tournament. East (15-3) has won 12 straight games.
Chicago Christian 3, Wheaton Academy 0: At Palos Heights, Marissa Gagliano had two hits but Wheaton Academy (2-7, 2-5 SCC Gold) couldn’t break through offensively.
St. Charles North 4, Wheaton Academy 1: At St. Charles, Dominick Amalraj won 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles as North won the nonconference dual meet.