Crystal Lake Central coach Jay Schwarzrock felt like his team could not get the lucky bounce it needed for most of its game against McHenry.
Yet it was a fortuitous ball that fell right in front of Joey Cummings in overtime, and Cummings put his shot in the net for a 3-2 Fox Valley Conference boys soccer victory Tuesday.
The Tigers (10-5-2, 6-3 FVC) took a shot that was saved, then the ball bounced off a couple of defenders before landing in front of Cummings.
Billy Cummings scored two goals earlier for Central, one off a penalty kick and the second off Kacper Pruszynski’s assist.
Joey Moore made seven saves for the Tigers. The Warriors fell to 8-9-4, 1-7-1.
Class 1A Rockford Christian Regional: No. 1-seeded Richmond-Burton defeated No. 7 Marengo, 2-0, in their semifinal game. Hayden Rudkin scores both goals (the second one was a penalty kick that Ethan Demers earned for the Rockets).
The first goal was assisted by Payton May. Jacob Maldonado made four saves for R-B.
R-B will play No. 4 Rockford Christian, which defeated Byron, 3-0, in the regional final at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Cary-Grove 3, Prairie Ridge 1: At Cary, Drew Szydlo scored two goals as the Trojans (6-7-2, 3-4-2) beat the Wolves (7-7, 3-4) in their FVC game.
The Trojans scored all of their goals in the second half. Szydlo scored off Angel Lazaro’s assist, then had an unassisted goal. Tom Latawiec added C-G’s last goal off of Luke McKune’s assist.
Sam Kedzior made four saves, and Sam Larsen had three for C-G.
Hampshire 3, Dundee-Crown 1: At Carpentersville, Mark Schuster, Nathan Ludwig and Kobe Frenette scored for the Whip-Purs (13-8-2, 4-3-1) in their FVC win over the Chargers (10-9-1, 4-4-1).
Hugo Vel Sztukowski, Sawyer Shores and Frenette had assists for the Whips. Goalkeeper Kyle Schultz made seven saves.
D-C, which suffered its fifth consecutive loss, got its goal from Kevin Martinez on a penalty kick in the second half. Venancio Mejia had four saves in the first half for the Chargers.
Huntley 4, Burlington Central 0: At Huntley, Mitchell Walsh scored one goal and assisted on another as the Red Raiders (9-9-1, 4-4) won their FVC game over the Rockets (3-12, 0-9).
Josh Guyer, Sam Bellantuono and Bradley Pratt scored for the Raiders. Gabriel Majocha, Thomas Rodriguez and Logan Conary had assists.
Woodstock 1, St. Viator 0: At Arlington Heights, Oscar Escorza scored off of Denis Gjoni's assist as the Blue Streaks (17-5) defeated the Lions in a nonconference game.
Woodstock keeper Stephen Turskey made seven saves.
Prairie Ridge 2, Jacobs 0: At Algonquin, Trinity Sheridan logged 13 kills as the Wolves (14-13, 9-6) defeated the Golden Eagles (11-14, 6-9) in their FVC match 25-19, 25-17.
Hannah Baudin led the Wolves with 32 assists. Sheridan added eight digs and a block. Ansley Morlock had two aces.
Jacobs was led by Maggie Wallenberger with seven kills and Ireland Van Stone with five. Rachel Kaczorowski had 10 assists and seven digs for the Eagles.
Cary-Grove 2, McHenry 0: At McHenry, Lauren Passaglia had four blocks and nine assists as the Trojans (22-10, 12-3) defeated the Warriors (20-11, 6-9) in their FVC match, 25-20, 25-13.
Evynn Layshock led C-G with six kills, Jenna Splitt had four aces, and Mia Soltis added nine digs.
Crystal Lake South 2, Dundee-Crown 0: At Crystal Lake, McKenzie Wilson had eight assists and 10 digs as the Gators (16-10, 8-7) defeated the Chargers (6-15, 3-12) 25-19, 25-21 in their FVC match.
Jenna Rhoades had seven assists, eight digs and two blocks for South. Mia Regillio added three blocks and three kills. Lauren Buckley and Ashley Drzewiecki had four kills each.
D-C was led by Natalia Schmiech with 10 kills. Makena Wesol added five kills, Jenna Brown had 18 assists, and Mia Seaton contributed 14 digs.
Woodstock North 2, Marengo 0: At Marengo, Brooke Amann led the Thunder (15-12, 7-3) with eight kills, five digs and three aces in a Kishwaukee River Conference win over the Indians (17-8-4, 6-4).
The victory put North in sole possession of second place in the KRC.
Kylie Schulze had 15 assists, six digs, three aces and two kills for the Thunder. Trinity Tillman added four kills, and Kendra Bacon had four aces.
Lillie Simons led Marengo with four kills and four blocks. Lilly Johnson had nine assists and two kills, Kaetlyn Jeschke added six digs, and Dani Hartmann and Jenna Turner each had five digs.
Marist 2, Marian Central 0: At Woodstock, the Hurricanes lost to the two-time defending Class 4A state champions, 25-19, 25-11, in their East Suburban Catholic Conference match. Grace Holian had five kills, five digs and an ace for Marian (5-20, 0-6), Gabby Davis added four kills, and Gretchen Graff had 10 assists. Sam Stevens added five digs.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Richmond-Burton Maze Race: R-B’s Ethan Luedke took first in 16:19 at the four-team meet. Hampshire won with 28 points, followed by Wauconda with 41.
Hampshire’s Aidan Gonzalez took second, and Darius Nguepi was fourth.
The course was flat with a lot of turns.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Richmond-Burton Maze Race: Marian Central’s Caroline Binotti took third in 19:46, followed by R-B’s Victoria Rockwell and Hampshire’s Stella Oury in the four-team meet.
R-B’s Amanda Allport, Jane Wisniewski and Catherine Miller finished in seventh through ninth.
Wauconda scored 42 to edge R-B by two points.
The course was flat with a lot of turns.