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Burlington Central

Prep roundup: Burlington Central boys soccer wins at Harvard

HARVARD – Stefan Jochum and Alan Camarena scored in the final 13:34 Tuesday to key the Burlington Central boys soccer team’s 2-1 victory at Harvard.

BC (6-1, 3-0 Big Northern East) extended its winning streak to four.

“It was definitely a nail-biter at the end and a pretty hard-fought match,” Rockets coach Mike Gecan said. “Pretty exciting. Everybody was pretty pumped up.”

Central trailed for much of the match, falling behind, 1-0, when Harvard converted a first-half goal on a breakaway. Things picked up
considerably down the stretch, however, as Jochum scored the equalizer shortly after a Matt O’Connor corner kick.

Just more than nine minutes later, Camarena darted inside with an AJ Gouriotis feed and shot for the near post, scoring the eventual winner with 4:12 to play.

Goalkeeper Brett Rau made eight saves for Central.

“Three of them were not good, but amazing saves,” Gecan said. “We call them super saves.”

St. Charles East 5, Lake Park 1: At Roselle, 5-0-1 East romped in a UEC crossover.


Geneva 2, Elgin 0 (25-13, 25-12): At Elgin, Geneva (8-2, 1-0 UEC River) rolled behind Kelsey Wicinski (14 digs), Courtney Caruso (10 assists) and Hannah Lanasa (six kills).

St. Charles East 2, Larkin 0 (26-24, 25-13): At St. Charles, East improved to 8-1 (1-0 UEC River).

LaSalle-Peru 2, Kaneland 0 (25-15, 25-14): At Maple Park, Kaneland (4-5) was swept in a Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover.


St. Charles East 154, Larkin 180: At Royal Fox Country Club in St. Charles, medalist Luke Molloy (37) and Kyle Jacobs (38) helped East move to 2-0 in UEC River duals.

St. Charles North 163, Streamwood 178: At Streamwood Oaks, J.T. Grill (39)
and Santino Salamone (40) boosted North (6-0, 2-0 UEC River).

Kaneland 150, Yorkville 164: At Hughes Creek Golf Club in Elburn, medalist Matt Yonkovich’s 36 paced a balanced Kaneland attack that also included Brody Kuhar (37), Jake Hed (38) and Stephen Cannell (39).


Waubonsie Valley 171, Geneva 185: At Mill Creek Golf Club in Geneva, Geneva’s Nicole Hassels shot 43 to tie for second among individuals. Kari Kirl and Mary Clare Novak added 47s.


Batavia 6, Elgin 1: At Batavia, Batavia secured five of its victories by 6-0, 6-0 scores, including from Annie Maren at No. 2 singles and the top doubles tandem of Jenny Mizikar and Amelia Cogan.

Rosary 3, Marian Central 2: At Woodstock, Rosary (5-3, 2-0 Suburban Christian Conference) used a doubles sweep to win the dual. Maddy Deufel and Sydney Zaragoza were 7-5, 6-2 winners at third doubles.

St. Francis 5, Walther Lutheran 0: At Melrose Park, St. Francis yielded just one game in the SCC dual. The Spartans’ Ava Kolman won, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles.


St. Charles East 99, Wheaton North 79: At St. Charles, Stephanie Garvin enjoyed a big season opener for East, winning the 100-yard freestyle (54.61) and 200 freestyle (1:57.61). East’s other winners included Lucy Johnson (5:26.48 in the 500 freestyle) and Jordan Morling (2:11.53 in the 200 individual medley).

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