Zach Ciesielski scored on an assist from Robbie Lopez to break a scoreless halftime standoff and the unbeaten University High School soccer team went on to a 3-0 win over Peoria Richwoods on Saturday at Peoria.
Ciesielski's goal came 10 minutes into the second period and was followed by goals by Danny Cole and John O'Connell as the Pioneers improved to 17-0-1. Cole's tally was assisted by Matt Napolitano.
U High outshot Richwoods 11-1. Goalkeeper Christian Lopez was credited with the shutout.
Springfield tips NCHS: Nate Cheung's tiebreaking goal in the 19th minute of the second half lifted Springfield to a 2-1 win over host Normal Community.
Emmanuel Ndjoli scored off a Dalton Bruso free kick in the seventh minute of the second half for the Ironmen (11-4), who got two saves from Griffin Koester and claimed a 9-4 advantage in shots. Logan Willard scored in the fourth minute of the nonconference match for Springfield (11-2-3).
Danville edges West: Ben Maynard scored with an assist from Tim O'Brien but Normal West could not complete the comeback in a 2-1 Big 12 loss to Danville. McCade Brown made 11 saves for the Wildcats (10-6-3, 4-3).
After a scoreless first half, Danville (9-2-1, 6-1) scored on a penalty kick 13 minutes after intermission. The Vikings made it 2-0 in the 20th minute before Maynard answered two minutes later.
Cornerstone clips GCMSF: Richard Phiri scored Cornerstone's first two goals before Moses Kabuswe got the winning tally with 11:20 to play as the Cyclones earned their first win with a 3-2 victory over GCMS-Fisher at Bloomington.
Isaac Garey made seven saves for Cornerstone (1-13-1). Ben Streutker and Clay Damkoehler had assists. GCMSF (6-10-2) held 1-0 and 2-1 leads on goals by Alec Johnson and Graham Voelker, with Kade Dodge and Caleb Pulley getting assists.
Tri-Valley 63, Chicago Senn 8: Quarterback Peyton Roop threw for two touchdowns and ran for two in a 42-point first quarter as Class 2A No. 3 Tri-Valley blitzed to a nonconference victory over Chicago Senn at Downs.
Roop had scoring runs of 8 and 65 yards for the Vikings (6-0). He connected with Brock Danko on a 9-yard TD pass and hit Jake Steiner on a 25-yard score. Tri-Valley claimed a 479-132 advantage in total yardage.
Tri-Valley also got two rushing TDs from Zac Simon (1 yard, 15-yards) and one apiece from Hayden Long (1) and Steiner (5). Ben Elam added a 20-yard fumble return for a score. Senn (2-4) got a 69-yard TD pass from Albert Warnaar to Emanuel Noye in the fourth quarter.
Franklin, U High boys top Peoria meet: Jack Franklin finished in 14 minutes, 54 seconds flat to place first in the boys Class 1A-2A field and lead University High to the championship in the Peoria Central Invitational.
Jared Schuckman (15:21.66) came in 14th in a field of 242 runners for the Pioneers, who had 119 points to runner-up Peoria Notre Dame's 153. Normal West (417) was 17th and Bloomington (467) 19th out of 35 teams.
U High's girls (150) came in fourth behind Carmel (110), Notre Dame (113) and Morton (150), with Shannan Supan's 16th (18:34.81) leading the Pioneers. The 25-team event saw Normal West (356) finish 14th and BHS (458) take 17th.
In the 3A girls event, Normal Community (388) took 12th out of 30 while the Iromnen boys (660) were 23rd out of 29.
Galloway, Porter shine: Daly Galloway of the Gardner-South Wilmington-Dwight defended her individual title with a time of 17 minutes, 51 seconds at the Twin Valley Conference Meet at Clifton. GSW-Dwight had no team score.
PBL placed third with Evie Ellis placing fifth spot (21:30) and Shannon Carlson eighth (22:13). Tri-Point's Ali Flessner was ninth (22:26).
On the boys side, PBL won with 35 points as Nick Porter topped the field in 16:05 to repeat as champion. The Panthers received strong showings from Kody Harrison (fifth, 16:49), Lester Sander (eighth, 17:33) and Alec St. Julien (10th, 17:55).
Area results included a third-place finish by GSW-Dwight with Michael Mankowski taking third in 16:35.
NCHS fourth at Belleville: Micki Quakenbush earned all-tournament honors and Normal Community finished fourth in the Belleville East Invitational.
The Ironmen (16-5) opened the tourney with a 21-25, 26-24, 25-18 victory over Cor Jesu Academy of St. Louis before dropping three-set decisions to Belleville West and Parkway West to finish fourth.
Quakenbush led the Iron with 39 kills in the four matches while Rachel Maguire dished out 91 assists. Ginny Gerig paced the NCHS defense with 46 digs and Annie Trimpe contributed five blocks.
Pioneers split at Moline: Jamie Walling was named to the all-tournament team after University High School split four matches on Saturday in the Moline Invitational at Moline.
The Pioneers (15-7) lost to Quincy Notre Dame in their opening match before defeating Morton, 25-15, 25-17. After a loss to Eastland, U High then closed out the day with a 25-23-25-14 win over Dunlap.
Walling and Abbie Seward each had 20 kills for the day while Carly Davis had 42 assists and Spencer Smiley contributed 45 digs.
Eureka wins Pekin title: Lauren Rokey had nine kills and six digs and Sarah Morin had 12 assists as Eureka defeated Peoria Notre Dame, 25-18, 25-23, in the championship match of the Pekin Invitational.
Morin and Rokey made the all tournament team for the Hornets, who went 2-1 in pool play and defeated Pekin (25-23, 25-18) in the semifinals.
Dee-Mack and Olympia each went 1-2 in pool play before meeting in the final round, with the Spartans winning 25-18, 26-24. Olympia's Katie Bergeron and the Chiefs' Addie Patton were all-tourney selections.
Cissna Park rolls: Addy Stoller had six kills, six digs and two blocks to lead host Cissna Park (18-3-1, 5-0) to a 25-13, 25-15 nonconference win over St. Anne. Anna Kaeb had 21 assists.
NCHS leads area at invite: Allison Enchelmayer shot 10-over-par 82 to finish tied for 10th and lead Normal Community to seventh place in the 16-team Champaign Centennial Jack Macek Invite on the U of I Blue Course in Secor.
The Iron also got an 88 from Cheyenne Broquardt. Lincoln (395), led by Rachel Lockenour's 89 was 10th, followed by Normal West (406) in 12th and Bloomington (442) in 15th.
NCHS 3rd in Purple-Gold: Normal Community earned third place by default in the 16-team Purple-Gold Invitational at Bloomington. The Iron suffered a 4-3 semifinal loss to Libertyville, which then had to default the championship to Homewood-Flossmoor so its players could attend homecomning.
University High claimed fifth place with a 4-3 win over Effingham St. Anthony. The host Purple Raiders finiished 15th with a 4-3 win over Lincoln.
BHS eighth: Jordan Peterson took second in the 200-yard freestyle and fifth in the 100 breaststroke as Bloomington placed eighth at the Downers Grove South Mustang Invitational.
Alex Binkley contributed a third-place finish in the 100 butterfly (1:00.23) and a fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:03.25). Macy Rink was fourth in the 100 freestyle. Binkley and Petersonn joined Macy Rink and Tess Maubach BHS' third-place 400 freestyle relay (3:52.60).