Cayden Redd and Matt Napolitano had two goals each to power the No. 3 state-ranked University High School soccer team to a 5-1 win over Champaign Centennial on Monday at Normal. The Pioneers, who are also ranked No. 3 in the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky region, improved to 15-0-1.

Robbie Lopez added a goal and an assist for U High while Nick Leathers and Nathan Clay both picked up assists.

The Pioneers outshot Centennial, 13-8, with Christian Lopez and Michael Napolitano teaming up in goal for the win.


Dee-Mack tips Tri-Valley: Adddie Patton had 10 kills and Kenzie Rhodes 17 assists to lead Dee-Mack to a 26-24, 25-17 Heart of Illinois conference victory over Tri-Valley at Downs. Ashley Melton had six blocks for the Chiefs who handed the Vikings their first conference loss of the year.

Jessie Jensen had 10 digs and Lauren O'Donnell six kills for Tri-Valley (15-5, 6-1).

Heyworth tops Tremont: Heyworth overcame an 11-kill, five-block performance by Tremont's Lauren Hartman to defeat the Turks, 25-23, 25-13 in a Heart of Illinois Conference match at Heyworth.

Amber Tomlin had 21 assists for the Hornets while Madie Sims contributed 14 digs. Mackenzie Koch also had eight kills and five blocks for Heyworth.

Taylor Hinman had 19 assists and Jess Hall 14 digs for Tremont.

EPG prevails: Jenna Rote had 11 digs and 10 service points to help El Paso-Gridley to a 25-16, 25-16 HOIC win over GCMS at Gibson City. Gracie Feeney added 23 assists for the Titans (12-5, 4-2).

Breanna Walker had 12 digs and Taylor May a dozen assists for the Falcons.

Lexington wins: Starr Baker led Lexington with 10 kills and 19 digs as the Minutemen defeated Fieldcrest, 25-16, 25-12 at Lexington. Alexis Bury dished out 15 assists for the victors (15-5, 5-2).

Lauren Tjaden had 11 digs and Emma Fortner eight assists for Fieldcrest (14-5, 2-4).

Fisher defeats Ridgeview: Emilee Schwing paced the Bunnies with 12 assists and nine digs as Fisher scored a 25-20, 25-21 HOIC win over Ridgeview at Fisher.

Carissa Tinsley had a dozen digs and five assists for Ridgeview.

Blue Ridge wins: Maddy Hopkins had eight kills, Jessica Gilbert 15 assists and Hannah Brackenhoff 11 digs as Blue Ridge defeated LeRoy, 25-16, 17-25, 25-20 in an HOIC match at Farmer City.

Alicia Claunch had 16 kills for Leroy while Hallie Sammer contributed 13 digs and 23 assists.

Dwight falls: Rachel Dawson had four kills and Karah Colebank six assists, but Dwight lost 25-16, 25-22 at Gardner.

Clinton loses: Alexis Estes had five kills and Shae Wright seven digs but host Clinton lost to Monticello, 25-18, 19-25, 25-16.


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