St. Charles East 2, Glenbard North
The Fighting Saints scored one in each half, both from Ryan Groselak, to take their conference opener. Aiden Maloney delivered both assists. Keeper Jordon Rolon made seven saves for the clean-sheet for defending league champ St. Charles East (5-1-0, 1-0-0), which is ranked 12th in the Chicagoland Soccer Top 25.
Fox Valley Conference
Crystal Lake South 2, Dundee-Crown 0
The Gators gave the hosts their first loss of the season with first half goals. Nolan Getzinger (Nick Prus assist) scored the first and Ali Ahmed (Stone) ended the scoring with 1 second left in the half. Keeper Chris Slawek earned the shutout with eight saves. Crystal Lake South improved to 4-1-1, 1-0-0. Dundee-Crown (6-1-0, 0-1-0) also had eight saves between keepers Braeden Hayes (three) and Manuel Hernandez (five).
Upstate Eight Conference
Streamwood 4, Larkin 3
The Sabres improved to 5-2-0 overall and 1-0-0 in the league with the home win. Jairo Sanchez led the way with two goals and an assist. A.J. Sabanovic collected his goal and assist in the first half, when Streamwood built a 3-1 lead. Sergio Berrera added a goal for the winners. Alex Bernal contributed a helper for Streamwood.
West Suburban Conference Silver Division
Hinsdale Central 5, Proviso West 1
The hosts ruled the day behind a brace from Robbie Rocque, and a goal and two assists from Ardit Abdullai. Luca Davies contributed a goal, and Austen Szurgot delivered an assist. Hinsdale Central (4-1-1, 1-0-x) won its fourth match in a row. During the run, the Red Devils have outscored their opponents 18-2. Davies leads the team with six goals. He moved into ties for: 10th on the all-time points list with Matt Tutich (2003-04); and 7th in goals with Michael Oleszkiewicz (2007-09). "We saw many encouraging signs from several players tonight and look forward to seeing that continue this week," said coach Mike Wiggins. The United Soccer Coaches recognized the Hinsdale Central boys program for the 17th-straight year for outstanding academic success. The girls team also received the award, which made Hinsdale Central one of 38 high schools in the country to have both programs honored. "I am proud of how our student athletes perform on the field, but even more so in the way they continue to excel in their academics," said Wiggins. "This recognition is a big honor."
Deerfield 5, Maine West 0
Andrew Babos and Nicholas Biank led the way with a brace apiece, and Luca Moseby notched his first varsity goal. Keeper Xander Yang made four saves for his first clean-sheet of the season. Ari Schulman, Cristian Carani, Callen Jakymiw and Matthew Seed earned assists.
Grayslake Central 3, Warren 1
Warren halved their 2-0 halftime deficit on a 48th-minute tally from Diego Torres (Christian Albarran), but that was as close as the Blue Devils (3-3-0) could get. "Always hate to play back-to-back games," said coach Jason Ahonen, whose team lost to Grayslake North in a rescheduled game Monday. "But I was very pleased with what I saw out of the boys today after a short turnaround. We definitely have some things to continue to improve on, but it was definitely a step in the right direction."
Wauconda 3, Lake Zurich 1
The Bulldogs broke open a 1-1 haltime tie to take the road win. Sam Jurczyk had a foot in each of the goals. He scored the first two and created the PK for the third. His opener came when he stole the ball from the hosts' keeper. Fred Barnshaw took and scored the spot-kick after Jurczyk was injured on the foul. Barnshaw added an assist. Confidant junior keeper Tyler Jacobs finished with seven saves.Wauconda played without three starters (two MFs, one D). Seniors Keegan Murphey and captain Karsten Ternes stepped up to make up for the absences. The Bulldogs take a break from game-action until September 14, when they host defending Northern Lake County Conference champion Round Lake.