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Makenna Powell wasn’t done.

With her Harvard girls soccer team trailing by a goal in the second half, the sophomore scored a goal to bring on overtime.

And then she scored two more to lead Harvard past North Boone, 3-1, in its season opener in Poplar Grove.

“Makenna had a great-timed run and good placement to the right side of the goal away from the goalkeeper,” Harvard coach David Abel said of the game-tying goal on a pass from Elizabeth Gonzales. “We carried that momentum.”

Powell scored on a pass fom Ashlyn Stricker and an unassisted rebound to clinch the win for the Hornets (1-0 overall, 1-0 Big Northern Conference East) in overtime.

CL South 3, Hononegah 0: At Crystal Lake, Bree Marshall scored twice and Bianca Marshall added another in between as the Gators (1-0) picked up a nonconference win.

Marengo 2, Genoa-Kingston 1: At Marengo, Jessica Heinberg and Samantha Meehan scored goals to open the Indians’ BNC East Division play with a win. Makayla Pfeiffer made five saves for Marengo (2-2, 1-0).

Johnsburg 3, Zion-Benton 0: At Johnsburg, Kortnee Hass, Olivia Jansen and Delaney Pruitt each scored as the Skyhawks (1-0) rolled in their season opener.

Huntley 1, Belvidere North 0: At Huntley, Taryn Jakubow-ski’s unassisted first-half goal was the lone score of the match for the Red Raiders (4-1-1) in their nonconference win.

Woodstock 1, Woodstock North 0: At Woodstock, Anna Lopatin scored the lone goal of the match for the Blue Streaks (1-0, 1-0) on an Emma Thill assist in their Fox Valley Conference Fox win. Shanen Laabs had four saves in goal for the Thunder (0-1, 0-1).

SOFTBALL

Huntley 12, Boylan 2 (5 inn.): At Huntley, the Red Raiders (2-0) banged out 14 hits in their nonconference win, with Randi Peterson and Jessica Shields each driving in three runs.

Haley Spannraft picked up her second win of the season, giving up two hits over five innings with three strikeouts, and also went 3 for 3 with two RBIs.

Burlington Central 3, Marengo 1: At Marengo, Stephanie Cartwright went 3 for 4 with a solo home run for the Indians (2-3) in their BNC East loss.

Prairie Ridge 11, Palatine 1: At Palatine, Kirsten Stevens picked up her first win of the season for the Wolves (1-0) in their nonconference win, giving up two hits over seven innings with 12 strikeouts.

Stevens also added two doubles on two hits, with Alyssa Doomis adding two RBIs on two hits and Josie Emricson adding an RBI.

CL South 5, Harlem 4: At Crystal Lake, Sam McLean had a walk-off triple in the bottom of the seventh for the Gators (1-0) in a nonconference win.

McLean went 2 for 4 with a double, a triple, a run scored and four RBIs. Hailee Massie earned the win, giving up five hits over seven innings with five strikeouts.

Cary-Grove 7, Hersey 0: At Cary-Grove, Lindsay Efflandt earned her first win of the season for the Trojans (1-0) in a nonconference win.

Efflandt scattered five hits over seven innings with two strikeouts. Caitlyn Adams, Sarah Leudo, Grace Pilz, Jamie Deering, Sarah Kendeigh and Amy Clemment all drove in a run for C-G.

BADMINTON

Zion-Benton 11, McHenry 4: At Zion, Camilia Skowron (No. 4 singles), Morgan Folino (No. 5 singles), Jessica Jablonski (No. 6 singles) and Sydney Dyer (No. 9 singles) all picked up wins for the Warriors in their loss.

• Chris Burrows and Andrew Hansen contributed to this report.

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