Alexia Posada and Dani McCloud scored goals for Harvard in a 3-2 semifinal loss to Stillman Valley on Tuesday during the IHSA Class 1A Indian Creek Sectional in Shabbona.
The Hornets (4-14-4) doubled their season win total with two postseason victories to claim the program’s first regional title Saturday.
On Tuesday, Posada scored midway through the second half to pull even at 1 with Stillman Valley. The Cardinals scored the next two goals to go ahead before McCloud added a late goal in the 77th minute.
“The teams in our conference really prepared us to face somebody tough like Stillman,” Harvard coach Victor Gonzalez said.
Prairie Ridge 8, Hampshire 0: At the Class 2A Burlington Central Regional, Nikki Anderson scored four goals, and the Wolves cruised to a regional semifinal victory. Anderson also had one assist.
Mackenzie Nelson scored twice, and Emily Eriksen and Grace Marineau each scored one goal for the Wolves. Lucy Klimkowski had three assists, and Chelsea Gale added two.
Prairie Ridge (18-1-1) advanced to the regional final at 6 p.m. Friday against Burlington Central. Hampshire finished the season at 1-17-3.
Burlington Central 2, Crystal Lake South 0: At the Class 2A Burlington Central Regional, the Rockets scored twice in the final three minutes to end South's season in a regional semifinal. Burlington Central advanced to face Prairie Ridge in Friday’s regional final.
South ended its season 6-13-1.
Crystal Lake Central 7, Woodstock North 0: At the Class 2A Woodstock North Regional, Emma Bolanowski and Mary Potvin scored two goals each in Central’s semifinal win over the Thunder.
Megan Wozniak, Erica Novy and Ellie Montford also scored goals for Central. Kiara Widdowson had two assists. Natalie Ortiz, Grace Rokos and Samantha Sander also had assists. Goalkeepers Nora Ryan and Erica Milan combined for the shutout.
Central (16-3) advanced to the regional final at 4:30 p.m. Friday to face either Woodstock or Kaneland. The Tigers set a program record for wins.
North ended its season 12-12-3.
Jacobs 10, Rockford Auburn 2: At the Class 3A Rockford Auburn Regional, Cassie Kowalski, Dominique Anderson and Baylee Vincent each scored two goals in a regional semifinal victory. Jessica Flower, Liz Schwartz, Hannah Mohan and Beige Garza also scored goals.
Jacobs (13-9-1) advanced to the regional final at 7 p.m. Friday.
Cary-Grove 10, Harlem 0: At the Class 3A Dundee-Crown Regional in Carpentersville, the Trojans scored nine first-half goals in a semifinal victory. Eight Trojans scored, and Jenna Stayart had a hat trick.
Other goals came from Kailyn Sheehan, Kenedi Jones, Maddie Jannusch, Summer Curtis, Katie Glowinski, Avery Nielsen and Katie Jannusch.
Kelli Ives had three assists, and Jones had two. Nielsen and Glowinski had one assist each. Goalkeepers McKenna Sheehan, Lauren Passaglia and Sydney Schmidt combined for the shutout.
C-G (12-2-1) advanced to the regional final at 4:30 p.m. Friday against either Dundee-Crown or Larkin.
Crystal Lake Central 6, McHenry 5: At Crystal Lake, Central held off McHenry’s late rally for an FVC victory. Central’s Antonio Demarco entered the game in the seventh and, after allowing a single, recorded the final two outs for the save.
Reece Mensching earned the win for Central (11-19, 6-16), pitching 6 1/3 innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out two. He also hit a triple at the plate and went 2 for 2 with two RBIs. Dean Mlaka went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.
Jaedin Kotecki went 2 for 2 with a double, a triple and four RBIs for the Warriors (20-12, 13-8). Trevor Rockweiler hit a triple and scored a run. McHenry scored three runs in the final two innings but couldn’t pull even with Central.
Crystal Lake South 7, Jacobs 1: At Algonquin, Kyle Hetherington hit a home run and drove in two runs in South’s FVC win. Ian Gorken went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Patrick Fischer was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run. South (19-9, 13-9) has won eight straight games.
Jacob Bimbi earned the win for the Gators, pitching 4 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and five walks while allowing one earned run.
For Jacobs (14-19, 9-13), Christian Scianna hit a double and scored a run. Shayne McCullough pitched five innings, allowing five earned runs and striking out four.
Woodstock North 3, Johnsburg 1 (8 inn.): At Johnsburg, North pitcher Felipe De Avila pitched eight innings to earn an extra-inning complete game in a KRC win. De Avila threw 104 total pitches, striking out five and walking two. He allowed one hit and one unearned run.
North’s Jared Spung hit a two-run single in the top of the eighth to give the Thunder (10-14, 7-8) the lead.
Zach Toussaint had the only hit for Johnsburg (9-14, 4-10) and scored on a Ryan Linkletter groundout to tie the score in the fourth inning. Linkletter pitched 7 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and three unearned runs. He struck out nine and walked four.
Woodstock 12, Marengo 9: At Marengo, a seven-run first inning spurred Woodstock to a KRC victory. Evan Geske and Jacob Waryck each hit a double and a home run for the Blue Streaks (7-13, 5-8).
Geske went 4 for 4 with a walk, four RBIs and two runs. Waryck went 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Garrett Swan went 3 for 5 with two RBIs.
The loss snaps Marengo’s nine-game winning streak. Tyler Markert went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs for the Indians (14-13, 9-8). Josh Streu went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.
Burlington Central 6, Harvard 2: At Burlington, the Rockets scored six runs over the first two innings in a KRC win over Harvard. Jagur Streit, Andrew Cooke and Hunter Gratz recorded Harvard’s three hits. Cooke drove in one run for the Hornets (5-13, 3-13).
Hiawatha 8, Alden-Hebron 6: At the Class 1A Pecatonica Regional, A-H’s Rachel Pahl went 2 for 3 with an RBI in a semifinal loss. Zoe Deeringer went 3 for 4 with a double. Korhyn Geary was 1 for 3 with two RBIs.
Deeringer struck out seven for the Giants (9-9).
Huntley 2, Crystal Lake South 1: At Huntley, Huntley’s Briana Bower pitched a complete game, allowing one earned run while striking out five. Huntley (26-7, 12-3) handed South (28-2, 14-2) its second loss of the season. The Gators already locked up the outright FVC title Saturday.
Grace Kutz and Micah Goodrich each drove in one run for Huntley. South’s Christina Toniolo allowed two earned runs in six innings. Kyra Swartz drove in South’s only run.
Hampshire 10, Crystal Lake Central 7: At Hampshire, the Whip-Purs scored nine combined runs in the fifth and sixth innings to come from behind and beat Central in FVC play.
Mikayla Snider hit a home run, drew a walk and drove in four runs. Sarah Bowen went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Morgan Haefling went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored for the Whips (14-17, 5-10).
For Central (9-16, 4-11), Kenna Kessler hit a home run and went 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Valerie Novy went 2 for 4 with a double, and Baylee Snell was 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.
Dundee-Crown 1, Hoffman Estates 0: At Hoffman Estates, Dundee-Crown’s Caleigh Gertz singled in the game’s only run in the second inning and pitched a complete game in a nonconference win.
Gertz allowed two hits in seven innings, striking out five and walking none. Cady English went 3 for 3 with a double for D-C (8-19).
Cary-Grove 14, Prairie ridge 6: At Cary, Jazzy Flashing hit a home run and drove in two runs for C-G in an FVC win. Katy Wierczorek went 2 for 3 with a walk, a double, four runs scored and three RBIs.
Emma Hill pitched a complete game, allowing six earned runs for C-G (17-10, 9-6). Hill struck out six and walked one.
Emmie Farnam and Maggie Schremp hit home runs for Prairie Ridge (7-16, 6-9). Schremp went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs.
Marengo 14, Burlington Central 3 (6 inn.): At Marengo, Hannah Ritter went 4 for 4 with four runs scored and four RBIs in a KRC win for the Indians (18-14, 8-3). Ritter hit a home run and a double.
Other Indians home runs came from Dani Hartmann and McKenna Skow. Skow’s was a grand slam, and she finished the day with five RBIs. Jenna Turner went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs.
Brooke Berhens pitched all six innings, allowing eight hits and three earned runs while striking out four.
Johnsburg 9, Woodstock 5 (9 inn.): At Woodstock, Kate Linkletter and Megan Patterson’s back-to-back doubles drove in four runs for the Skyhawks in the top of the ninth. Johnsburg (11-13, 5-6) held on for a KRC victory.
Linkletter drove in three runs on her double. Adriana Montewska hit a home run and went 3 for 5. Tess Wright and Leah Kottke each went 2 for 5.
Johnsburg’s Addison Mass pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, striking out five.
For Woodstock (5-16, 0-10), Kylie Ryan and Caroleann Goglin each hit home runs. Ryan went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, while Goglin was 2 for 3 with three RBIs.
Marian Central 12-8, St. Viator 1-3: At Arlington Heights, Marian's Jamie Gatz struck out 11 in five innings in the first game of an East Suburban Catholic Conference doubleheader sweep. Ellen Sharp went 2 for 4 with a home run. Maggie Finnegan was 3 for 3, and Jenna Golembiewski went 3 for 4 with two doubles.
In the second game, Finnegan went 3 for 4 with a home run. Sharp and Meggie Bokowy each hit two doubles. Emma Samonek went 3 for 3.
Faith Parchutz pitched a complete game for Marian (14-15, 7-5), striking out four and allowing three earned runs.
Prairie Ridge 18, Cary-Grove 15: At Crystal Lake, the Wolves built a 13-3 halftime lead, then held off a furious comeback by the Trojans. Both teams entered Tuesday undefeated in FVC play.
Ethan Kirchberg scored six goals and had three assists for the Wolves. Jarred Tabor scored four goals, and Ben Wheeland had two.
Adam Diskin, Zach Orr and Zach Clark each had a goal and an assist, while Ryan Kirchberg, Brett Johnson and Sam Ripple all scored for Prairie Ridge. Ripple had 13 saves in goal.
C-G went on a 9-1 run in the third quarter. Jake Baird had five goals and five assists, and Braden Baird had four goals.
Neuqua Valley 18, Huntley 4: At Huntley, the Red Raiders suffered a nonconference loss.