The Morris soccer team opened up the Northern Illinois Big 12 East play with a win over Rochelle by a 7-0 score.
Amanda Grant scored three goals and added an assist in the contest while Emma Dingbaum had two goals. Kirsten Galloway and Emily Burling recorded the other two tallies.
“We were really excited to get out there and compete in the conference,” Morris coach Kristen Porter said. “A couple of our backup defenders got to log some quality minutes tonight and I was very happy with their performance.
Coal City 1. 2 OT
Peotone scored in the opening eight minutes but were then held off the board until the second overtime.
Alisha Johnson scored for the Coalers off an assist from Alicia Matusiak to tie the score at halftime.
Sarah Sirovy was the losing keeper despite her making 19 saves.
“Sarah was in top form,” Coal City coach Michael Kostbade said. “It was an outstanding effort by the defense.”
Plainfield East 1
Jill Hetfleisch had another hat trick for her 10, 11 and 12th goals of the season in the Southwest Prairie Conference win by the Indians.
Marisol Galvan had a goal and three assists, Julianna Scarcelli and Laura Simon also had goals. Hannah Reiker, Hetfleisch and Deaven Hudson had assists.
Benig had three saves in goal.
Morris second at Reed-Custer
The Redskins tallied 94 points, which was just four points shy of leading Reed-Custer.
Morris had seven firsts on the day. That included: Leona Burton in the 100 dash (:13.24); Becca McKee in the 200 dash (:29.42); Maddie Davy in the 800 run (2:57.05); the 4x200 relay team of Jenna Runchey, Malexa Farmer, Skylar DeLong and Burton (2:03.72); Haleigh Knapp in the high jump (5-2) and McKee in the triple jump (30-02).
“The future is looking good for the Morris girls track team. Even though we were missing six of our top girls due to other commitments, we still finished in second place,” Morris coach Lori Dite said. “The girls did a really good job of warming up and cooling down after their events ... our relays also continue to improve and have flawless handoffs.”
Morris third at Streator
The Redskins got first place finishes from: Jake Reed in the 300 hurdles, the 100 hurdles, the long jump and the triple jump; the 4x200 relay team of Sam Allen, Joe Webb, Jake Webb and Eric Cockream and the 4x200 relay team of Zach Cinnamon, Jeremy Shannon, Dean Meucci and Jake Walker.
Cinnamon was second in the 100 and Alan Alvarez was second in the 3200.
Chris Peck picked up the pitching win by going six strong innings. He allowed two runs on six hits while striking out two.
At the plate, Aaron Wyllie had a three-run homer, a three-run triple and a three-run double for the Trojans. Karsen Kopmann had three hits and Ryan Kodat had two hits and three RBI. Ryan Folkers and Austin Gantzert had two hits each.
Kendall Enger struck out five batters for Morris in 4 2/3 innings.
At the plate, Thomas Cheshareck was 4-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
Matt Feiden was also 3-for-5 and Tyler Bordner was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
Dwight’s Dezi Leonard took the loss and Jamie Stanton went 3-for-4.
Emily Foley was the winning pitcher and both Emily Hopwood and Foley had three hits each.
Hopwood had three runs scored and two RBI and Foley two runs scored.
DeKalb 1, 5 innings
Laurel Harper got the pitching win and also went 2-for-2 at the plate.
Alex Hardie also had two hits, including a double and Emily Moore homered.
Noah Doss and Mark Kijowski lost at Nos 1 and 2 singles players.
At doubles, the team of Brian Bernier and Alex Hansen; Tim Gile and Conner Weese and Jon Smyk and Jorge Gutierrez also took to the courts but lost.
Nettle Creek 44,
Nettle Creek scored 20 points and Gunter Nusbaumer had eight.
Nettle Creek 40,
Larson had 20 points and Connor McGlynn 15.
In the ‘B’ game, Nettle Creek won 41-12 behind 13 points from Connor Greve and 10 from Nusbaumer.