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Soccer

Area roundup: Sycamore girls soccer win, NIU assistant tabbed for Northwestern post

The Sycamore girls soccer team rolled to a 5-2 win against Yorkville on Thursday.

Kierah Meier scored twice in the win. Payton Siragusa and Taylor Meier each had a goal and an assist. Saydie Holland had a goal for the Spartans (15-1, 5-0).

Two of the three Spartans' remaining conference game are against Kaneland, which suffered its first conference setback on Thursday.

G-K falls to Dixon: The Cogs lost at home, 8-1.

The Cogs trailed 6-0 at halftime after Rachel Younker's goal on a free kick was waved off for coming after the horn.

Younker did score in the second half.

PREP SOFTBALL

Cogs fall at Rock Falls: Genoa-Kingston managed three hits in a 3-1 loss to the Rockets.

Olivia Simmons allowed two earned runs and seven hits in the loss.

Sarah Sandusky drove home Ashley Clemente for the only run.

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

G-K sixth at conference: The Cogs were sixth in the 11-team field at the Big Northern Conference meet.

Chloe Gallagher was the top finisher for the Cogs, taking second by clearing 10 feet in the pole vault.

Dolores Drendel was third in the 100 hurdles in 17.52, and the 3,200 relay was third in 10:53.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

NIU assistant tabbed as Northwestern assistant: Jon Borovich has joined the Northwestern men's basketball program as an assistant coach, men's basketball coach Chris Collins said Thursday.

Borovich comes to the Wildcats after eight seasons (2011-19) as a member of the Northern Illinois coaching staff, four of which were as the associate head coach. Prior to his arrival in DeKalb, he spent four seasons (2007-11) as an assistant coach at Dayton and two campaigns (2005-07) as an assistant at Oakland.

"We are extremely excited to add Jon to our staff," Collins said. "He is an experienced college coach with a great pedigree coaching under fantastic coaches throughout his stops along the way. He is a hard worker with great energy and a terrific teacher that will impact our program in many areas."

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