GENEVA – Junior Mary Landry notched a natural hat trick Thursday, scoring in the eighth, 10th and 28th minutes to boost the Geneva girls soccer team past visiting East Aurora, 7-0.
Michaela Loebel, a Nebraska recruit who has worked back to health following a knee injury sustained during basketball season, tallied on a penalty kick moments after Landry’s third goal. She assisted on the second.
Playing on her 18th birthday, Maggie Bodine capped the scoring. Freshman goalkeeper Emma Hackleroad earned the shutout for the 2-0 Vikings.
St. Francis girls soccer falls in shortened match
WHEATON – The St. Francis girls soccer team fell to 0-3 with a 1-0 home loss to Wheaton Warrenville South in a match shortened to 50 minutes because of weather.
“I was pleased,” Spartans coach Jim Winslow said. “As young as we are, we played them and competed with them for the entire time. They scored a nice goal, but part of it was mistakes on our part that we can fix.”
North alum Payne transferring again
MUNCIE, Ind. – Former St. Charles North guard Quinten Payne has been granted his release from the Ball State men’s basketball team and will transfer, he confirmed via Twitter.
Payne, a freshman who initially committed to Loyola Chicago before the Ramblers granted him his release around this time last year, averaged 1.8 points and 11.9 minutes for the Cardinals this season.
He started two of the 29 games in which he appeared while shooting 29.7 percent from the floor.
Payne’s siblings, Cully and Katlyn, also have dealt with transfers at the collegiate level.
International Crown field to be unveiled
OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The LPGA on Monday is set to announce the field for the inaugural International Crown, to be held July 24 to 27 at Caves Valley Golf Club here.
Sugar Grove’s Rich Harvest Farms will host the match-play event in 2016. The International Crown comprises 32 players from eight countries.