Minooka soccer advances to sectional final
Minooka defeated Moline 2-1 in overtime Tuesday in a semifinal match at the Class 3A Joliet West Boys Soccer Regional.
Joe McCabe and Kyle Sparks scored goals for the Indians, with Giacomo Raimondi and Josh Sutton providing assists.
For McCabe, it was his seventh goal of the season; for Sparks, his sixth. Alex Singeltary made four saves.
Minooka, now 13-6-2, will play Edwarsville for the sectional championship Friday at 5 p.m.
Minooka def. Moline,
At the Class 4A Ottawa Regional on Tuesday, Minooka (21-11) received 10 kills and seven digs from Skyler Day; nine kills and three aces from Ginger Perinar; five kills and three blocks from Brenna Perinar; a kill, four blocks and two aces from Jessica Karalow; 11 digs from Gabriela Shepherd; 14 assists from Kelly Clucas; and 11 assists from Megan Bauer.
“What a competitive match,” Minooka coach Chris Hoelscher said. “Moline kept coming after us, but I am proud of the way we answered the challenge and competed hard the whole match.
“Brenna Perinar came out of a timeout and shut down their big middle to put an end to a wild and woolly 28-26 game.”
Seneca def. Serena,
Tuesday at the Class 2A Somonauk Regional, Seneca (28-7-1) was led by Taylor Vandenberg with six kills, a block, four points and five digs; Kayla Haines with five kills, four points, six digs and six assists; Lexi Wilkinson with four kills, two blocks and two points; Madison Wyss with three kills, 11 points, seven aces, five digs and 10 assists; Neeka Garcia and Danielle Hauch with two kills; Maggie Thomas with seven points; and Jessica Clubb with four points and six digs.
“It’s always nice to get a quick offensive punch from behind the back line, and Madison did that with her serve tonight,” Seneca coach Karen Raney said. “We passed extremely well tonight.
“Maggie and Jessi did a great job. That leads to a balanced offense.”
Illinois Lutheran def. GSW,
25-12, 22-25, 26-24
Gardner-South Wilmington bowed out at 13-11 overall at the 1A Grant Park Regional on Tuesday.
On the night, GSW had 11 kills, a block and three digs from Bryanna DeMoraes; seven kills, 3.5 blocks and four digs from Breann Fisher; four kills, an ace and nine digs from Lexi Posing; two kills, three blocks and a dig from Mariana Ferrari; and five digs and 18 assists from Emily Foley.
Madisen Maloney had eight points, and Eve Odum and Rachel Swetnam each had six points Tuesday for the Seneca eighth-graders (9-1).
Ten points each from Gillian Culbreth and Abriana Jashari paced the seventh-grade Lady Raiders (8-2) in a 34-14 win.
Odum’s 13 points were high Monday in the eighth-grade game for Seneca.
Faith Hacker had seven points and Molly Baker six points for the seventh-grade team from Seneca in a 27-14 win.
Mary Chellino scored sixpoints and Hannah Hitchcock, Terri Silva, Olivia Doss and Kearstin Arends each added two points Monday for the Shabbona sixth-graders.