Despite a one-goal deficit at halftime, Hinckley-Big Rock boys soccer rallied for a 4-2 victory over Little Ten Conference rival Indian Creek.
Eric Phillips scored the tying goal midway through the second half and then assisted on the winning goal, which was scored by Bailey McQueen just four minutes later. Connor Nelson scored in the first half for H-BR while Jacob Morsch added a goal with three minutes remaining in the game to secure the win.
Jason Bohannon was in net for the Royals (7-2-1, 1-1 LTC).
Indian Creek’s two goals in the first half were scored by Kevin Drendel and Trevor Guerra. Guerra also assisted on Drendel’s opening goal.
“I was happy with how we played in the first half. We played with a lot of energy,” Indian Creek coach Eric Schrader said. “Our defense ... ran out of gas in the second half. We had a couple injuries because of some rough play and when you only have 16 guys able to play it makes it pretty tough to overcome those types of things.”
Indian Creek is 1-6, including 0-2 in conference.
Co-op sweeps home meet: The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op swept all 11 events for the second meet in a row, claiming a 122-48 win over St. Francis at home.
Sophomores Kylie Olson (200-yard freestyle, 100 breaststroke), Alexa Miller (200 individual medley, 100 free) and Jensen Keck (50 free, 100 butterfly) each won two events. Bailey Flemming took first in the 500 free and Emily Cook won the 100 backstroke.
“[The sweep] summarizes the momentum that we had for the night,” co-op coach Leah Eames said. “It was our meet the whole way. There were a couple close races, but the girls were wanting to go out with a clean sweep.”
The co-op took first in all three relays as well. Cook, Flemming, Kate Barresi and Kayleigh Kozlowski combined to win the 200 medley relay while Olson, Miller, Keck and Flemming teamed to win both the 200 free and 400 free relays.
“Overall, a really solid performance,” Eames said. “It ‘s always a lot of fun to have home meets and have the crowd behind you.”
Kaneland edges Wheaton Academy: Kaneland defeated Wheaton Academy, 154-156, in a dual match at Pheasant Run. Matt Yonkovich took medalist honors with a 1-over-par 36 while Stephen Cannell shot 38 and Brody Kuhar shot 39.