No. 1 Lake Forest 3, No. 3 St. Viator 0
Top-seed Lake Forest continued its impressive postseason run with a 3-0 win over St. Viator in Friday’s Class 2A girls soccer Grayslake North Sectional title game. The Scouts (16-6-1) advance to play in Tuesday’s Hoffman Estates Supersectional at 6 p.m. against Rockford Boylan. Boylan defeated DeKalb, 3-0, in the Hampshire Sectional.
With the Scouts ahead 1-0 and 10 minutes to go in the first half, the No. 3 Lions appeared to score after a goalmouth scrum, only to have offsides called moments after the ball eeked across the goal line. The goal was disallowed, and the Scouts extended their lead just 4 minutes before halftime on Jenny McKendry’s turnaround rocket after a throw-in, which made it 2-0.
McKendry had a pair of goals, while DePaul-bound Lucy Edwards had the game’s first tally when she ripped home Paige Bourne’s corner kick at the 31-minute mark of the first half.
BY THE NUMBERS
Lake Forest has yet to allow a goal this postseason. St. Viator finished the season with a 13-7-3 record, and loses just four seniors to graduation.
“This is awesome. To see all of us come together like this when it counts, when it matters most … just a great feeling.” — Lake Forest junior back Bailey Ehrens
“We got beat by a better team. We worked a good 40 minutes the other day [in practice] on set plays. And that’s exactly the way Lake Forest scored. We knew if they got their set plays, they were dangerous.” — St. Viator coach Mike Taylor