GENOA – The Aurora Central Catholic boys soccer team’s season ended Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Genoa-Kingston in a Class 1A Genoa-Kingston Sectional semifinal.
The Cogs got two goals in a span of less than two minutes at the end of the first half and fired 13 shots on goal. The Chargers (8-12) had just two shots on goal.
“Nothing against Genoa, but to a point, I think we beat ourselves,” Chargers coach Eric Cournaya said. “Don’t get me wrong, they’re a good team, they have some good skill. That’s the thing, they did what they needed to do, they handled the situation better than we did. But in the end I think it came down to, on both of their goals, we made two mental mistakes.”
Rosary 2, Aurora Central Catholic 0 (25-13, 25-13): At Aurora, visiting Rosary improved to 12-23 behind Erin Burke (nine kills). Martha Konovodoff and Jo Gallagher added five digs apiece in the Suburban Christian Conference sweep.
Rosary will return to ACC for a 3A regional next week.
“It’s kind of like a warmup, you know,” Royals coach Rachel Hartmann said. “Get to be in the gym, see the environment, see what it’s like and be back on Monday.”
St. Francis 2, Chicago Christian 0 (25-15, 25-14): At Palos Heights, St. Francis (32-3, 10-0 SCC Blue) completed its unbeaten run to a conference title. Molly Haggerty (11 kills) and Sam Dubiel (10 digs) paced the defending 3A state champions, who are idle until regionals begin next week.
Wheaton Academy 2, Walther Lutheran 0 (25-13, 25-14): At West Chicago, Sarah McClain dished 15 assists for 23-10 Wheaton Academy in the SCC sweep. Jess Bosse added eight kills.
• Steve Nitz contributed to this report.