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Regional Champs!

Published: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 3:38 p.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 4:04 p.m. CDT

MOLINE — The Princeton Tiger soccer team brought home the regional championship Saturday outlasting the host Rock Island Alleman Pioneers and Mother Nature Saturday at the Alleman Athletic Complex.

The Tigers posted a 3-1 win to take the regional crown in contest played on and off through heavy rain to advance to sectional semifinal play Tuesday at Mendota.

The Tigers took a 2-0 halftime lead on goals by Jacob Estrada (Brody Hunt assist) and Dylan Schaefer.

The Pioneers struck in the second half, but PHS senior defender Austen Stewart sealed the win off a free kick with 6:19 to play.

PHS will face Hinckley-Big Rock at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Mendota. HBR was a 2-0 winner over Somonauk at Aurora.

IHSA State Golf: Saturday's finals of the IHSA stateboys golf sites at Bloomington and Normal were canceled with Friday's 18 holes standing up as finals.

IHSA Sectional tennis: Saturday's semifinals of the Ottawa Sectional were postponed to Monday. PHS junior Jen O'Neil has qualified for state, but is playing for sectional positioning.

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