PEOTONE — With their unbeaten season and a double-digit Interstate Eight winning streak on the line, the Streator Lady Bulldogs girls soccer squad came through, scoring two times in the second half to edge host Peotone 2-1 Monday. The win lifts SHS to 8-0-1 overall (4-0 in the I-8).
Millie Dean and Hannah Schmitz (from Shannon Paton) put the Lady Bulldogs goals on net. In goal, Emma Harris recorded five saves.
Dixon 5, Ottawa 4
At the King Field Courts, the host Pirates were edged by former conference rival Dixon.
Victories for OHS were recorded at No. 1 doubles by Jack Marvel and Nate Meyer (6-2, 6-1); No. 2 doubles by Andrew Hancock and Declan McGettigan (7-6((2)), 6-1, 10-2), at No. 2 singles by Meyer (6-0, 6-1) and at No. 1 singles by Marvel (6-0, 6-0).
Streator 14, Reed-Custer 2 (8 inn.)
At Braidwood, the visiting Bulldogs let a one-run lead slip away in the seventh inning, but made sure the same didn't happen in the eighth by scoring a dozen runs to put away the Hustlin' Comets.
Joey Byers hit an eighth-inning grand slam, scored three runs and drove home five for Streator (9-6 overall, 5-3 Interstate Eight), also going the distance (8 IP, 2 ER, 11 K) for the pitching win. Lucas Sharisky had two hits and drove home three runs, John Benckendorf had three hits and drove home two runs, Hunter Telford tallied two RBIs, and Kyle Cantrell singled twice for the Diamond Dogs.
Lisle 5, Sandwich 2
At Lisle, the visiting Indians suffered the I-8 road loss thanks to a four-run home half of the fourth.
Andrew Gipe (3 IP, 4 ER, 2 K) started and was dealt the pitching defeat before being relieved by Hayden Isham (3 IP, 0 ER, 2 K). Wyatt Murphy and Zach Hix had the only hits and RBIs for the Indians, one of each apiece.
Coal City 7, Seneca 1
At Coal City, a four-run third lifted the host Coalers past the Fighting Irish.
Myles Mitchell and Cole Underhill had Seneca's lone hits. Sam Grushkin (5 IP, 4 ER, 3 K) suffered the loss.
Aurora Christian 7, Serena 3
At Serena, three late runs put the nonconference win away for the visitors and dropped the host Huskers to 7-4.
Preston Duffy doubled and drove home two, with Trace Berggren providing two singles and Ivan Stafford a double for the Huskers. Stafford (5 IP, 3 ER, 0 K) was dealt the pitching loss.
Fieldcrest 6, Lexington 5
At Lexington, McKoy Allen (5 IP, 2 ER, 9 K) earned the win and Michael Morse (2 IP, 2 ER, 3 K) came on for the save as the Knights edged the Minutemen for the HOIC triumph.
Morse also drove home two runs and scored twice, with Hayden Carls and Ryan Naas each contributing two hits.
Ottawa 7, Serena 4 (8 inn.)
At Serena, the visiting Lady Pirates rallied with two runs in the seventh and shook off the scrappy Lady Huskers in the extra inning.
Brianna Engel (8 IP, 4 ER, 5 K) was dealt the hard-luck pitching loss for Serena (9-5), with Abby Bukantis (8 IP, 2 ER, 18 K) notching a whopping strikeout total en route to the complete-game win for Ottawa (11-1).
Jenna Nink (three singles, two RBIs), Abi Claus (key eighth-inning single, two runs scored), Cassie Claus (single, two runs scored), Sloan Gayan (single, RBI) and Bukantis (single, RBI) led the Lady Pirates offensive attack. Kylie Shannon (single, double, RBI) and Emily Hook (single, double, two RBIs) paced the offense for Serena, which trailed 2-1 after two innings but led 4-2 heading into the seventh.
Newark 11, LaMoille-Ohio 1 (5 inn.)
At LaMoille, a nine-run top of the fifth clinched the "W" for the Lady Norsemen.
Alyssa Schofield doubled twice and drove home a run, while both Becca Sweeney and Skyler Chavoen singled, doubled and drove home two. Sophie Schomer also doubled and tallied two RBIs in addition to earning the pitching win (5 IP, 1 ER, 8 K), with Nikki Kala also driving home two.
Seneca 10, Coal City 4
At Coal City, the visiting Lady Irish (17-1 overall, 7-0 in the I-8) kept rolling with the I-8 series-opening victory, paced by the three-hit winning pitching performance of Maggie Carpenter (6 IP, 3 ER, 12 K).
Taylor Bushman posted three singles, three runs scored and an RBI, with Claudia Morris doubling home two runs. Hayley Wilson and Britney Helms each added two-hit performances for Seneca.
Lisle 6, Sandwich 2
At Lisle, the Lady Indians were handed the I-8 defeat despite an RBI double from Tara Bohnstedt as well as singles and runs scored from Bri Avery and Megan Schwartz.
Grace Schmidt (6 IP, 2 ER, 6 K) suffered the pitching loss.
Reed-Custer 12, Streator 3
At Braidwood, the visiting Lady Bulldogs (5-11, 3-5) fell behind 7-0 after the opening three innings in suffering the Interstate Eight Conference loss.
Aubrey Durdan went 3-for-3, while Anna Yanek tripled and tallied three RBIs for Streator. Durdan (6 IP, 10 ER, 7 K) was dealt the pitching loss.
Somonauk 13, Sterling Newman 5
Sterling Newman 10, Somonauk 4
At Sterling on Saturday, the Lady Bobcats split a pair.
Tayler Fall (7 IP, 4 ER, 3 K) pitched the win, with Amaya Zimmerman driving home three runs, Avery Sexton tripling, singling twice and scoring four runs, and Marta Salgado driving home three runs. In the loss, Fall (3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 4 K) took the "L" while Salgado provided two hits and two RBIs.
WFC 14, ELPP 3
At Leland, the visiting JV Warriors received three hits apiece from both Cody Dodge and winning pitcher Clayton Sibert.
Marquette 14, Lowpoint-Washburn 12
In JV play, Marquette's Paige Cottingim had three doubles, a single and five RBIs. Grace Jeanblanc had four singles, Ellie Eager three singles, and Lauren Rayburn pitched the victory.
Frosh/soph boys tennis
Dixon 6, Ottawa 3
At Ottawa, Ottawa got wins at No. 1 singles from Vadim Cheli 9-8 (7-4), No. 2 singles from Sam Walker 8-6 and No. 4 singles from Regan Linde 8-3.
JUCO men's tennis
Waubonsee 14, Lake Co. 9, IVCC 5
At the College of Lake County on Sunday, in a tri-match Aaron Pellican at No. 1 singles, Joe LaShonse at No. 2 singles, Mason Clark at No. 3 singles and the duo of LaShonse and Nick Needs at No. 2 doubles scored wins for IVCC.