WEST CHICAGO – The St. Charles East boys soccer team broke free from a scoreless first half with goals early in the second half from Zach Manibog and Taylor Ortiz, and the Saints held on Monday for a 2-0 nonconference win at Wheaton Academy.
East (4-0-1) remains unbeaten on the season while Wheaton Academy falls to 3-1.
“I think the first half we underperformed and I think Wheaton Academy was the better of the two teams but luckily we were in the position where we managed to keep it 0-0, and in the second half once we straightened out our play, right away we were fortunate enough to put two away, and that was good enough to get the win,” East coach Paul Jennison said.
Jennison said goalkeeper Mike Novotny made an excellent save in the first half en route to posting the shutout.
Streamwood 2, Kaneland 0: At Streamwood, Kaneland (2-2-1) allowed a pair of second-half goals in the nonconference loss.
Montini 2, Kaneland 0 (25-23, 25-21): At Maple Park, Ellie Dunn (eight kills) and Anna Senese (six) paced the attack for Kaneland (4-4). Jenny Lubic had 18 assists.
St. Charles North 156, St. Francis 244: At Cantigny in Wheaton, North shot a nine hole, record low for coach Chris Patrick’s 11 seasons behind medalist Jessica Grill, whose 37 was a personal best. Carly Hudon added a 39 for the North Stars while freshmen Kate Lillie and Gianna Furrie each shot 40s.
St. Charles East 194, Bartlett/South Elgin/Streamwood 234: At Pottawatomie in St. Charles, Darby Crane led East (3-7, 3-2 UEC) with a 41 while Reagan Stanton (49), Mary Ellen Combs (51) and Bailey Griggs (53) also figures into the Saints’ win.
Marmion 158, Montini 158: At Willow Crest Golf Club in Oak Brook, Marmion won the Suburban Christian Conference dual via scorecard tiebreaker behind Jackson Clark’s 43. Joe Fritz (37) and Luke Hoss (39) were the Cadets’ top two scorers.
St. Charles East 7, East Aurora 0: At Aurora, East (4-0) cruised, 6-0, 6-0 in each match. Sarah Church, Jaci Spoerl and Erin Sullivan were singles winners.
Wheaton Warrenville South 4, Wheaton Academy 1: At Wheaton, Betsy Jones, at No. 1 singles, was the lone winner for the Warriors.