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Saturday's Prep Roundup: North volleyball takes tournament

PLAINFIELD – The St. Charles North girls volleyball team clinched the Plainfield North tournament title Saturday, sweeping Naperville North, 25-19, 25-20, in the final match of the 24-team event.

North (7-0) topped Huntley in three games in its first match of the day before knocking off Carl Sandburg in the semifinals.

Sisters Taylor Krage (44 kills, 14 blocks) and Daley Krage (23 kills, 10 blocks) were consistent forces at the net throughout the weekend, which began with pool play Friday. Claire Anderson added 22 kills and 12 blocks, while Sophia DuVall contributed 20 kills and 16 blocks.

Batavia (5-2) also competed in the tournament, going  3-2 to place third in the silver division and take 11th overall.

The Bulldogs won their final match, 19-25, 26-24, 25-18 against Shepard. Audrey Faulhaber dished 22 of her 91 assists in the match.

Heather Meyer (33 kills) and Shea Thayer (25 kills) paced the Bulldogs' offense, while Maddie Jaudon had 46 digs.


Streamwood 1, Geneva 0: At Geneva, Streamwood tallied the game-winner about five minutes after halftime. Geneva fell to 1-0-1 (0-1 Upstate Eight Conference River Division).

Jacobs tournament: At Algonquin, Kaneland went 1-1-1 during the season-opening tournament. The Knights lost to Harvard, 1-0, and blanked Crystal Lake Central, 1-0,  before playing Jacobs to a scoreless tie.

Iganacio Toscano scored a second-half goal in the Crystal Lake Central match on assists from Arsim Azemi and Anthony Parillo. Halves were shortened to 25 minutes due to Friday's weather postponements.

DeKalb Invitational: Burlington Central defeated Yorkville, 4-1. Alan Camarena scored three goals for Central (3-1).


St. Francis postponed again: This wasn't the debut Michael Andelbradt and his St. Francis football teammates had in mind.

Set to lift the curtain on the brand new Kuhn Memorial Field Friday night, the Spartans had to postpone the game to Saturday because of weather. Mother Nature intervened again Saturday and caused another postponement. St. Francis' opener at Kuhn Memorial Stadium is now scheduled for 2 p.m. today.

After two false starts to the season, it's hard for Andelbradt and his teammates not to feel some disappointment and frustration.

"It's frustrating because all we want to do is play football. So to not be on the field after so much build up to it is tough," the senior lineman said. "It is really frustrating, but the game is all that matters. I mean, we're not going to not play the game. It will happen eventually and when it does we just have to come together as a team."

Saturday's game was scheduled to kick off at 9 a.m. The Spartans and visiting Riverside-Brookfield had just 2:03 left on the warmup clock when lightning was spotted. Coming so close to kickoff only to be rebuffed was hard to deal with.

"We've been waiting for a while. and obviously the excitement with the new field makes it worse," junior Matthew Hanson said. "[Friday] night we were all hyped up and we said, 'All right, we get another chance [Saturday].' It stinks, man."

Frustration with the situation was common theme among St. Francis' players, especially after coming so close to playing Saturday, but they insist they will be ready to play when the time comes.

"It's pretty frustrating and emotional, but we all just deal with it and try to get back on track and get our minds right for the game," senior quarterback Zach Prociuk said. "You've got to do what you've got to do. You can't decide the weather, so we just have to be prepared for a game [Sunday]."

Hampshire 41, Burlington Central 7: At Burlington, Hampshire dominated the season-opener, which was pushed back from Friday to Saturday because of lightning.

• Jason Rossi contributed to this report.

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