The DeKalb boys soccer team secured a place in the Barb Cup final Saturday with a 1-1 tie against Burlington Central on Thursday.
Trevor Freeland scored with 23 minutes left, but Burlington Central tied the game 20 minutes later.
“Overall I’m very pleased,” coach Brent McIntosh said. “We had to weather a storm for most of the first half. Keeping that clean sheet in the first half was important because they really brought it to us in the second half.”
The championship is at 10:15 a.m. Saturday against Freeport.
G-K nabs first win: The Genoa-Kingston boys soccer team got a pair of goals and an assist from Tommy Hansen in a 4-0 home win against Marengo on Thursday.
Nick Uecker and Erik Tomlinson added goals. Andrew Caldwell didn’t allow a goal into the final 10 minutes.
“Our attack was more coordinated and developed nicely with three different kids scoring in the first half,” coach Randy Tate said. “This is what we expect and have been working on in practice, so I’m pleased with the effort. Marengo stepped up their game the second half, but we put together a great corner kick opportunity that Tommy headed home to go up 4-0.”
The Cogs improved to 1-0-1.
HBR blanks Sandwich: Jack Bullard scored three goals to power the Hinckley-Big Rock soccer team to a 7-0 win at Sandwich on Thursday.
Jeremy Perales had two assists, Cory Schleifer had two goals and Connor Nelson had a goal and an assist to help the Royals improve to 2-0.
Dylan Youhanaie and Jason Bohannon combined for the shutout. The Royals play at home Tuesday against Aurora-IMSA.
Kaneland wins thriller: Kaneland overcame an early deficit to beat Romeoville, 23-25, 25-19, 27-16, on Thursday.
Ellie Dunn had 12 kills and nine digs, while Anna Senese had 11 kills. Hannah Navert had 15 assists and Sam Burgin had nine kills and eight digs.
Royals lose in three: Karrigan Cowan had six kills but it wasn’t enough as the Hinckley-Big Rock lost, 20-25, 25-20, 25-20, at IMSA on Thursday.
Jacqueline Madden had 12 digs and Annie Klein 10 for the Royals. Courtney Carls had five blocks and Megan Menzel four.
Indian Creek stays perfect: Bailey Mortenson had 10 digs and two aces on Thursday to lead Indian Creek to a 25-18, 25-14 against Westminster.
The TImberwolves improved to 2-0 on the year.
DeKalb fifth at Geneva: The DeKalb boys golf team took fifth Thursday at the Geneva Invite in the 18-team field.
Austin Freeman was fifth for the Barbs with a 1-over 71.
Sycamore loses to Wheaton Academy: The Sycamore girls tennis team lost, 5-2, Thursday to Wheaton Academy.
Angela Ye was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 1 singles. At No. 2, Katherine Sullivan won 6-2. 6-2.