1. Waubonsie Valley is rolling. After losing to Lyons in the season opener, the Warriors (13-1-3) are unbeaten in their last 16 matches. They extended their winning streak to nine by knocking off previously unbeaten New Trier 2-1 on Saturday to win the Naperville Invitational. That victory came just 18 hours after a 2-0 semifinal win over Barrington, which held them to a tie earlier in the season.
2. Playoff matchups are set. Waubonsie earned the No. 1 seed at the loaded Class 3A Naperville North Sectional. Plainfield North is No. 2, followed by Metea Valley, Neuqua Valley, Naperville North, Oswego and Naperville Central. Neuqua Valley and Naperville North could meet in a regional final at Bolingbrook, while Waubonsie Valley might have to beat host Naperville Central to win a regional. Benet is seeded third at the Downers Grove South Sectional, behind Lyons and Hinsdale Central.
3. The kids are all right. With the bulk of its starting lineup attending prom, Neuqua Valley started six freshmen Friday against top-ranked New Trier in the semifinals of the Naperville Invitational. They acquitted themselves well, holding the undefeated Trevians scoreless for 99 minutes of a 1-0 overtime loss.