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Warriors advance with late surge

GLEN ELLYN – A late barrage Tuesday helped the Wheaton Academy boys soccer team create breathing room against St. Francis and advance in the Class 2A postseason.

The Warriors defeated the Spartans, 5-1, in a Glenbard South Regional semifinal, tallying three unanswered goals after St. Francis drew to within 2-1 after scoring on a set piece with 25 minutes to play.

“They had some life when they scored off the set piece, but then when we answered, it was hard for them to regain that energy,” Warriors coach Jeff Brooke said.

Marshall West scored twice for Wheaton Academy (18-3-1), which will face the winner of today’s semifinal between Fenton and Glenbard South for the regional title at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Class 3A Metea Valley Regional

Metea Valley 3, Marmion 0: At Aurora, Marmion’s season ended at 13-8-2.

Class 2A Sycamore Regional

Burlington Central 8, Sandwich 0: Burlington Central blitzed Sandwich to improve to 20-2 and advance to Friday’s 4 p.m. regional title match against the winner of today’s semifinal between Kaneland and Sycamore.

Sean Fitzgerald, Alan Camarena and Nate McMahon notched two goals apiece for the Rockets.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

St. Charles North 2, Streamwood 0 (25-11, 25-8): At Streamwood, North earned a share of the Upstate Eight Conference River Division title with St. Charles East behind Taylor Krage (nine kills) and Sydney Wohlert (15 assists). Jaclyn Taylor added six kills for the North Stars (28-5, 5-1 UEC River).

“We’re extremely excited to share it with East,” North coach Lindsey Hawkins said. “Kind of like a St. Charles conference title, I guess.”

Batavia 2, Elgin 0 (25-9, 25-10): At Batavia, Heather Meyer and Shea Stanley both smacked seven kills to power Batavia (19-15, 4-2 UEC River).

Rochelle 2, Kaneland 1 (25-23, 15-25, 26-24): At Rochelle, Ellie Dunn (12 digs, 10 kills, five blocks) paced Kaneland in defeat.

Burlington Central 2, Marengo 1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-15): At Burlington, Mackenzie Whitmer dished 41 assists for BC (23-11, 10-1 Big Northern East).

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