LELAND – Make it two in a row for the Morris boys soccer team.
The Redskins won their second “D” pool group game Tuesday night, 4-2, against a relentless Rochelle team. Nick Borgstrom started the scoring with a nice goal three minutes into the game. Matt Borgstrom had a save in goal two minutes later, but three minutes after that, Rochelle was awarded a penalty kick in the box to tie the game at 1.
With 17:00 left in the 30-minute half, Ricardo Del Toro drove around the right corner of the field and was able slam a cross pass to Borgstrom, who converted his second goal in tight space.
The second half began with Del Toro once again providing an assist after tangling with several defenders on the left side 18-yard mark to a charging Luke Rodriguez coming in from outside the right post with a perfect one-touch goal into the empty net to make it, 3-1.
Midway through the second half, Conner Shaw had a cross from the left into the box that was played well by first Brian Haldorson, then Adrian Luna to a patient Conner McGlynn, who made a nice one-touch strike for the Redskins’ fourth a final score with 14:00 to play.
Rochelle scored on a hard charge to make the final score of 4-2, but, led by captains Kyle Schroeder and Tyler Pletsch, the Redskins were resolute on defense.
By winning Pool D in the tournament, Morris advances to take on Pool C second-place finisher Winnetka North Shore Country Day in the quarterfinals at 8:40 tonight in Earlville.
Morris 5, Streator 0: Morris began its season with a sweep of Streator. In singles, Megan Davy beat Brittany Florea, 6-1, 6-0, while Emma Dingbaum upended Maggie Granados, 6-0, 6-0. In doubles action, Leah Lines and Monica Davy beat Abbi Taylor and Laysa Redd, 6-0, 6-1, Alyssa Larsen and Autumn See defeated Kylie Taylor and Hannah Warrwick, 6-4, 6-2 and Hanna Burbulys and Sarah Roth blanked Amy Swiskowski and Rebekah Drysdale, 6-0, 6-0. On the frosh-soph level, Morris also earned a 5-0 win. Rachel Burbulys (8-2) and Rose Fiege (8-0) won singles matches for the Redskins, while the doubles teams of Bridget Byrne and Pauli Stevens (8-0), Jenna Steil and Emily Lamaze (8-0) and Erin Kindelspire and Arlyene Valerio (8-5) also won.
Sycamore 160, Morris 167: Jake Hulbert led Morris with a score of 39, while Nick McPherson shot 40. In JV action, Morris scored a 180-201 win behind a round of 44 by Jared Lines on Tuesday at Sycamore.
Sandwich 167, Peotone 178, Coal City 180: Coal City was led by Jack Scerine (44), Matt Gubelman (45) and Keegan Clampett (45) at Green Garden in Peotone on Tuesday.
Gardner-South Wilmington 25-25, Reed-Custer 20-23: GSW notched the win in its opener Tuesday as Bryanna DeMoraes lead the Panthers with six kills and two aces, while Marlana Ferrari tallied five kills and two blocks. Mady Patten and Emily Foley both had six assists while Lexi Posing tallied two blocks.
Coal City 25-25, Wilmington 21-13: The Coalers won their opener behind four kills, four blocks and five digs from Nicole Borgetti. Carly Pavlis added 21 assists and three aces, while Mandy Bunton had nine digs. Taylor Rice chipped in with four kills and six digs.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Foltynewicz shines: Minooka graduate Mike Foltynewicz had his best outing as a major-leaguer Sunday night in the Houston Astros’ 3-1 loss to Cleveland. Foltynewicz threw 1 1⁄3 innings, walking one batter and getting all four of the outs via strikeout. The outing gave him 10 strikeouts against just two walks in 91⁄3 innings so far and lowered his major-league ERA to 5.79.
GRADE SCHOOL BASEBALL
Minooka 7th Grade 5, Channahon 3: The Indians improved to 5-0 behind a strong pitching performance from Scott Harper, with relief help from Evan Faifer and Kyle Anderson. Faifer entered the game in the fourth with two runners on and no out and was able to end the rally only yielding one run. Anderson was sterling in his one inning of relief. Jacob Allgeyer paced the offense with two hits, while Zach Lange and Ben Stoner each added a double.
GRADE SCHOOL SOCCER
Minooka ‘A’ 4, Oswego Bednarcik 0: Minooka improved its record to 4-0. Goals were scored by Ivenn Paramo, Carlos Zamora, Fabian Torres and Tyler Gordon. Ryan Doody and Isaac Westerhoff combined for the shutout in goal.
Hall of Fame Reunion: Before all the racing gets underway Saturday at Grundy County Speedway, fans have a chance to meet the legends who have made racing the great American sport that it is today during the 11th annual Mazon Speed Bowl and Grundy County Speedway Hall of Fame & Racers Reunion. From noon until 6 p.m., a historical photo collection featuring more than 4,000 pictures of the cars and stars from years past can be viewed while the Hall of Fame awards ceremony takes place at 3 p.m. Fans can also get a close look at the display of vintage cars of the open wheel and stock car variety. Grundy County Speedway is one mile north of Interstate 80 on Route 47 in Morris.