DOWNERS GROVE – Playing in place of its varsity counterparts, the St. Charles North JV girls soccer team won the Downers Grove South tournament Saturday with a victory agains the host Mustangs.
North varsity coach Ruth Vostal acknowledged "a paperwork error" put the North Stars into an extra tournament that would ultimately have created more games than the IHSA sanctions in a single-season.
Enter the JV, coached by Jeff Fett.
Vostal, who has been out of town, also acknowledged the frustration among fellow coaches, who entered the tournament anticipating a different North outfit.
"I feel really bad and I understand that [there has been frustration] because you come into a varsity tournament and expect to play varsity competition," Vostal said. "I would feel the same way."
St. Charles East 2, St. Edward 0: At Concordia University in Chicago, Amanda Hilton tallied twice for East (3-0-1).
O'Fallon 2, Geneva 1: At O'Fallon, Geneva (3-1) yielded its first two goals of the season in the loss.
St. Charles North 9, Senath (Mo.) 0: At Dyersburg, Tenn., North finished second in the Aaron Schuh memorial tournament, capping a 5-1 run in Tennessee. Joe Kuczek and Nick Drawant both had two hits and two RBIs. Kuczek, Cory Wright and pitcher Sam Hubbe were all-tournament team selections.
Geneva 20, West Aurora 4 (5 inn.): At Geneva, Ben Chally collected three of Geneva's 18 hits while homering and driving in five runs. The Vikings improved to 3-0.
St. Charles East 9-5, Wheaton North 0-4: At St. Charles, East opened its nonconference doubleheader sweep with a romp and ended with a rally, scoring twice in the bottom of the seventh of the nightcap to win.
Haley Beno struck out nine and walked two in a four-hit shutout in the opener. The Saints (4-2) had 24 hits on the day. Kate Peterburs drove in four runs.
Romeoville 6-7, Rosary 1-3: At Aurora, Rosary fell to 0-3 after suffering a sweep, with the second game going eight innings. Natalya Flowers and Emma Molenhouse both went 3 for 4 in the nightcap.