DeKalb girls soccer defeated Morris, 4-0, on Tuesday afternoon and clinched the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title after Sycamore and Kaneland played to a scoreless tie.
Kelli Cardine, Leah Fassig, Morgan Beaty and Kayla Perkins each had goals for DeKalb (12-1-2, 8-0-1 NI Big 12 East) while Cardine and Beaty also had an assist each.
After winning the BarbFest and conference championships, DeKalb now turns its attention to the postseason plaque that has escaped them in recent years.
“The third [goal] is to get that ever-elusive regional championship,” DeKalb coach Phil Rouse said. “We’re going to try to get healthy this week and get ready for Saturday.”
Royals roll: Hinckley-Big Rock scored five goals in the first half on its way to an 8-0 win over Plano in the Class A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional semifinals.
Lauren Paver had four goals while Jacqueline Madden recorded two goals and two assists. Kimmy Weissinger and Andrea Binkley each had an assist while Mallory Drendel got on the scoresheet with an assist.
Jordan Bullard posted the shutout in net for H-BR.
The Royals (11-6-2) advance to play Aurora Central Catholic on Saturday at noon in the regional finals.
T’wolves advance: Indian Creek defeated Mendota, 3-1, in the Class 1A Genoa-Kingston Regional semifinals.
Christina Sommerfeld, Madison Spooner and Bailey Martenson each had goals while Sommerfeld also tallied an assist.
Josie Diehl made six saves, including stopping a Mendota penalty kick.
Cogs throw perfect game: Danielle Engel and Baylie Ullmark combined to throw a five-inning perfect game in a 16-0 win over North Boone.
Paige Keegan, Amy Clark and Ullmark each had three hits for the Cogs (15-4, 5-3 Big Northern Conference East).
The Cogs play at Marengo today, resuming a previous game that was previously suspended in the fourth inning with a 0-0 score.
Barbs down Rochelle: Corey Nelson gave up one earned run in seven innings while striking out six and the Barbs defeated Rochelle, 8-2.
Jared Johnson went 3 for 3 with two doubles, three runs scored and an RBI at the plate for DeKalb.
Sycamore falls to Yorkville: The Spartans lost, 9-5, to Yorkville on the road.
Nathan Haacker had two hits for Sycamore (19-7, 10-4 NI Big 12 East) while Cooper Vinz drove in two runs.
Sycamore plays Yorkville at home on Thursday for a chance at the conference title.
Morris edges Kaneland: Morris defeated Kaneland, 7-6. The Knights scored five in the first inning, but couldn’t hang on.
Josh Cohrs went 1 for 3 with a double and two RBIs for Kaneland (10-13, 7-7 NI Big 12 East).
MONDAY’S LATE RESULTS
Cogs fall: Genoa-Kingston lost to Burlington Central, 7-1, on the road. Nicole Hebel scored the lone goal for the Cogs (7-12, 5-7 Big Northern Conference East).
The Cogs play Hiawatha today at 4:30 p.m.