ST. CHARLES – Kelli Santo Paulo gathered Sophie Jendrzczyk’s free kick and punched it in midway through the second half Monday, the go-ahead score in the St. Charles East girls soccer team’s 2-1 win over Oswego. The other goal for the Saints (11-3-3) came on a Sonia Ost header off Shannon Rasmussen’s corner kick.
East coach Paul Jennison said a bumpier than usual surface at Norris Stadium made it challenging to play a possession-oriented style.
“I thought Oswego was a very solid team and fought us for every ball,” Jennison said. “We definitely had a good game, a good test, and I thought the girls did well being able to mix up the style of play a little bit and be a little bit more direct.”
Geneva 16, Streamwood 1 (5 inn.): At Streamwood, Brandon Evert drove in three runs and Nate Montgomery and Nick Derr each doubled as Geneva (14-7, 10-6 Upstate Eight Conference River) rolled after scoring nine runs in the top of the second.
Aurora Christian 4, Wheaton Academy 1: At West Chicago, Cody Worst hit a two-run double off the left-field wall in the first inning and J.T. Baksha threw a two-hitter, striking out 14 batters, for the Eagles (9-8, 5-6 Suburban Christian Conference Gold).
Aurora Central Catholic 11, Walther Christian 6: At Melrose Park, Hunter Fiorito tripled as part of his multihit game for ACC (14-10) in support of winning pitcher Matt Rahn.
Neuqua Valley 18, Geneva 2: At Geneva, Neuqua Valley pounded Geneva in the conference crossover, punctuated by a 12-run top of the seventh. Anna Geary had two hits for the Vikings (13-6, 6-3 UEC River).
St. Edward 6, Rosary 3: At Elgin, Rosary (5-12, 4-5 SCC Blue) stumbled despite two hits apiece from Emma Molenhouse, Lauren Murray and Sam Phelps.
Wheaton Academy 18, Walther Christian 2 (5 inn.): At Melrose Park, Gina Graff went 4 for 4 and Marissa Gagliano went 3 for 3 as Wheaton Academy (9-7, 5-4 SCC Gold) scored 16 runs in the first two innings of its conference rout.
St. Charles North 7, Larkin 0: At St. Charles, North followed up its weekend West Aurora Invitational title with a conference pounding of Larkin. North’s No. 3 doubles team of Peter O’Brien and Brady Goldsworthy won, 6-0, 6-0.
Geneva 4, West Aurora 3: At Geneva, Canan Ciesielski won a super tiebreaker, 10-8, after splitting the first two sets at No. 3 singles, giving the Vikings its lone singles win.
Burlington Central takes triangular: At St. Charles, Burlington Central (77) topped host St. Charles North (66) and St. Charles East (11). Tom Lindholm won the shot put (45-7) and discus (141-5) for North.
St. Francis def. Lake Forest Academy, 2-0 (25-6, 25-11): At Lake Forest, Jeff Jendryk had 11 kills, Robert Smith dished 24 assists and Ian Thompson notched 12 service points as St. Francis (25-5) cruised to the nonconference win.