Boys roundup: Hampshire reaches title match of own soccer tourney
The Hampshire boys soccer team won two matches Saturday to advance to the championship of the Hampshire Invitational.
Hampshire went down early to South Elgin and needed two second-half goals from Jose Hernandez to complete a 2-1 comeback win.
The Whip-Purs cruised in their second game against Christian Liberty, winning 8-1. Hernandez had two more goals and an assist. Douglas Stuehler added two goals and an assist and Paul Novacovici had three assists.
Hampshire will play Burlington Central in the championship match Oct. 5.
Woodstock North also played two games. The Thunder (6-8-1) lost first to Burlington Central, 7-0, before coming back and tying Rockford Auburn, 4-4.
In the second game, Alejandro Miranda scored two goals, including one on a penalty kick, for North. Zach Schmidt and Victor Ortiz added goals in the tie.
North will play Christian Liberty for fifth place Oct. 5.
Evanston 4, Jacobs 0: At Evanston, the Golden Eagles (3-10-1) lost in nonconference play. Eduardo Guimaray made six saves in the loss.
Round Lake 5, Marian Central 1: At Round Lake, the Hurricanes (8-4) saw their eight game winning streak come to an end. Patrick Majzner had the lone goal for Marian.
Huntley 3, DeKalb 1: At Huntley, the Red Raiders (13-1-1) got two second-half goals to break a 1-1 tie at the half and beat DeKalb. The Red Raiders got a goal and an assist from Niko Mihalopoulos and a goal from David Pardo. Austen Emery made three saves in the win.
McHenry Invitational: At McHenry, the Warriors tied Northridge Prep and Johnsburg on the second day of the tournament. Jesse Lopez was the lone goal scorer for the Warriors in their 1-1 tie against Northridge. James Mulhall and Frank Valle both scored against Johnsburg to earn a 2-2 tie. McHenry finished third with 12 points.
Johnsburgalso played Harlem and lost, 4-1. Johnsburg finished second with 14 points.
Grant J.T. Taylor Invitational: At Camp Henry Horner in Ingleside, Woodstock sophomore Luke Beattie ran a time of 16:29.19 to take third place and help the Blue Streaks to fourth as a team with 137 points.
Crystal Lake South took third with 108 points, led by David Lenzini in 11th place. Richmond-Burton was fifth with 170 points and James Kaht led the Rockets in eighth place.
Bartlett Invitational: At Sunrise Park, Huntley’s Keagan Smith finished fourth and Seth Conroy was eighth as the Red Raiders took fourth in the meet with 96 points.
Jacobs was second with 72 behind winer Lincoln-Way Central with 46. Jacobs’ Matt Johnson finished ninth to lead the Golden Eagles.
Rock River Run: At Sterling, Hampshire finished in 11th place, posting a team time of 1:47:17. The Whip-Purs were led by Jacob Serio’s 44th-place finish in 17:38. Max Oury was 51st in 18:13.
Fran Noyes Invitational: At Oak Club in Genoa, Richmond-Burton's Jordan Hahn earned medalist honors by scoring 36 points under the Stableford scoring system. Hahn’s score propelled R-B to a fifth-place finish out of 24 teams. Huntley won with 207 points.
Timmy Duex was second for R-B with 20 points and Nick Pittser added a 19 for the Rockets.
• Joe Stevenson and Kevin Meyer contributed to this report.