PLAINFIELD – The Batavia boys soccer team spotted Plainfield North an early lead, then scored two straight goals before settling for a 2-2 draw Monday in nonconference play.
Plainfield North capitalized on Batavia’s own-goal for a 1-0 lead before Ian Larson and Kevin Collins each scored for the Bulldogs (6-2-1). The Tigers tied the match with about six minutes to go.
Batavia entered play fresh off a tournament championship in downstate Morton over the weekend.
“Four games in four days, so we were a little bit tired, shall we say,” Batavia coach Mark Gianfrancesco said. “We were winded. We got some injuries and stuff, but the boys did a nice job muscling through, especially being down 1-0 on the own-goal.”
The Bulldogs return to action Thursday against rival Geneva.
Geneva 4, Glenbard South 0: At Geneva, the host Vikings scored four first half goals, routing Glenbard South in nonconference play. Beck Nebergall started the scoring for the Vikings (3-3) off an assist from Jason Lagger. Goalkeeper Joe Mozden made six saves for the Vikings.
Elgin Invite: At Elgin Country Club, St. Charles North won the 11-team invite with a team score of 168, 15 strokes better than runner-up Geneva. Freshmen Gianna Furrie (38) and Kate Lillie (40) led the way for North, with Carly Hudon (43) and Gabi Spinazze (47) also contributing.
Batavia (201) and Burlington Central (204) also recorded top-five team finishes.
Rosary 169, Plainfield South 174: At Valley Green in North Aurora, medalist Victoria Phipps shot a 36 and Emily Bakala added a 43 for victorious Rosary.
St. Francis 151, Marmion 156: At Cantigny Golf Course in Wheaton, St. Francis was led by a 1-over-par 37 from John Stolte en route to a Suburban Christian Conference triumph.
The Cadets turned in four rounds of 39 (Joe Fritz, Luke Hoss, Eli Grabowski and Caleb Vest).
Rosary 4, Kaneland 3: At Maple Park, Rosary won two of three singles matches including a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles by Andrea Goyao, to nip Kaneland. The Knights took the top spots in singles (Sammie Schrepferman) and doubles (Jelly Emmanouil and Madi Jurcenko).