The Princeton Tigers danced over Ottawa 4-1 on the soccer pitch before Saturday’s Homecoming dance.
The Tigers (9-2-2) played a strong first half to take a 2-0 lead on goals by Jacob Estrada and Tyler Marvin. After an Ottawa goal cut the lead in half, the Tigers’ Brenton Schmidt scored twice in the final 10 minutes to put the game away.
Homecoming King Lucas Bauer made 10 saves on goal for the Tigers.
DePue 9, Riverdale 0: Carlos Acosta (5 goals) and gang rolled to victory Saturday. With his five goals Saturday, Acosta now has 115 for his career, closing in on the IHSA record books.
Adrian Perez had two assists and one goal, and Huge Perez had two goals with one assist for DePue, now 9-1.
“Yet another great showing from the mid field who work on switching the ball well and left it back for the crashing players,” DePue coach Tim Stevens said. “Mid field accounted for three goals and three assists on the day and totaled 10 shots. Defense was outstanding. The play of Isaac Reyes, Austin Zimmer, Jesse Lopez and Servando Moreno held Port Byron to only three ambitious attempts at goal.”
The shutout was the seventh thrown by the DePue defense this season. It has accounted for a staggering seven shutouts in 10 games. They have only allowed nine goals all season.
Princeton 3, Orion 3: The host Chargers scored twice in the final 13 and a half minutes to force a tie Monday. Goals by Dylan Schaefer and Tristan Franklin gave the Tigers a 2-0 halftime lead. Jacob Estrada added a goal assisted by Tyson Lorenzen in the second half.
At Geneseo: Amboy/LaMoille placed sixth (352) in the 15-team field of the 36th Riverdale Invitational at Maple Bluff Golf Course in Geneseo. Macomb (320) took first place.
Scoring for the Clippers were Jake Lucas, 85; Logan Thake, 87; Josh Gross, 88; Sam Klein, 92; Griffin Kozeal, 93; and Tracer Mills adding a 100.
Trey Timpe of Stockton was medalist with a two-over par 74.
At Princeton: Zach Hicks heated up things on his home course at Chapel Hill, firing a medalist par 36 to lead Princeton (159) to a Three Rivers South division sweep Monday over Hall (171) and Orion (205).
Also for PHS, which improved its overall record to 14-4 and TRAC to 10-2, Ian Nichols added a 39, Colin Pierson a 41, Colby Robbins a 43, Miles Rose a 45 and Derec Roberson a 46.
Nick Scherl led Hall with a 40 and Pete Mautino added a 41. Also for Hall, Matt Hoscheid and Zach Vanderpool had 45s, Ryan Ott a 47 and Aaron Mitchell a 49.
Hall beat the Princeton JV 194-202, led by medalist Malcom Bernabei's 43. Also for Hall, Evan Alig had a 47, Avery Detmers a 51, Dominic Marenda a 53, Colten Zibert a 56 and Hayden Nielsen a 57. PHS got a 46 from Alex Heaton, a 49 from Josh Eggers, a 52 from Austin Jamison, a 55 from Seth Torchia, a 61 from Hunter Culjan and a 63 from Bryce Nyman.
At Minonk: St. Bede finished seventh in Saturday’s Knight Invitational at Fieldcrest. The Lady Bruins went 0-3 in pool play with losses to Tri-Valley, Roanoke-Benson and Dwight. St. Bede beat Delavan 27-25, 25-14 to take seventh.
Fieldcrest defeated Tri-Valley 13-25, 25-13, 25-12 for the championship.
At Princeville: Annawan won the Princeville Tournament, defeating Peoria Manual 20-8, 20-8, Peoria Heights 20-12, 20-8, Stark County 20-13, 20-15 and Princeville 16-25, 25-20, 25-13.
At Manlius: Princeton defeated the host Storm to take third place in Saturday’s Bureau Valley sophomore invitational. Both teams finished second in their pools. Wethersfield tripped Stark County for first 2-1.
LaMoille/Ohio 2, DePue 0: The Lady Lions returned to Ohio to defeat the Lady Giants 25-14, 25-12 Monday. Top contributors for the Lady Lions were Ragen Forbes (11 points, 9 aces, 7 digs), Shiela Browning (3 aces, 8 kills) and Emily Fahs (4 kills).
Bureau Valley 2, Riverdale 1: A see-saw match saw the Storm come out on top 25-17 27-29, 26-24 Monday in Port Byron. Valerie Reuter led the Storm (9-3, 5-1) with eight kills, 11 points and two aces and Carlie Bickett added eight kills, two blocks and eight points. Also for the Storm, Shannon Reuter added eight points and Sydney Lebahn had 11 digs and 23 assists and Lindsey Hoffert had 11 kills.
St. Bede 2, Marquette 0: The Lady Bruins posted "a nice win," coach Dawn Williams said, defeating the Lady Crusaders 25-1, 25-23. Samantha Whalen led the Lady Bruins at the service line with eight points and three aces and added a team-high 12 digs. Olivia Mueller had seven kills and Morgan Bosnich had 16 assists.
Princeton 2, Rockridge 0: The Tigresses rolled to a 25-18, 25-7 win at Prouty Gym Monday night in TRAC play over the Rockets. Alicia Poss led the Tigresses with six kills and Becca Hult had the hot hand serving with 15 points and five aces.
The PHS freshmen won their first match of the year, with a 22-25, 25-19, 15-13 victory. The PHS sophomores held on for a 19-25, 25-16, 16-14 victory.
At Palatine: IVCC went 2-2 in Saturday’s Harper Invite, bouncing back from 3-0 losses to Waubonsee (3-0) and Marshalltown to defeat Oakton and John A. Logan 3-0.
Sterling 4, Princeton 1: Jen O'Neill had the lone win on the day for the Tigresses, posting a 6-0, 6-1 decision at No.1 singles Monday at PHS.
The PHS JV won 3-2 behind Angelica Jones (8-5) and Mallory wheeler (8-6) and the No. 1 doubles of Danielle May and Jessica Krohn (8-4).
Princeton F/S Invite: Angelica Jones captured first place at No. 1 singles in Saturday's home event. Also for PHS, Jessica Krohn and Danielle May were second at No. 2 doubles and Mallory Wheeler third at No. 2 singles with Salena Olson (No.1 singles) and Julia Bauer and Hannah Erickson (No. 2 doubles) both taking fourths.
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