A slow first half opened the door for an exciting second half sparked behind Horactio Banks, who finished the contest well-over 250 yards on the ground and three touchdowns against Curie.
Robert Gregory also got in the endzone three times on his own.
"We came out flat," Banks said. "The
defense got us back on our feet, and we just needed that big
play to get us going. Once we had that, we were fine."
Crete-Monee 8, Rich Central 1
Carlos Posada scored four goals and had an assist for Crete-Monee (12-2, 4-1). Danny Tucker also scored twice and added two assists.
De La Salle 1, St. Laurence 1
Homewood-Flossmoor 3, Lincoln-Way West 0
Vikings goals came via Alfredo Ferriera, Armel Konassi and Paul Doggett.
Lincoln-Way East 5, Thornton 3
Zoran Arsenovic netted three goals and Anthony Cetera scored twice and had an assist for the Griffins (5-5-1).
Lincoln-Way North 4, Joilet West 2
Osvaldo Salazar found the back of the net twice with Jimmy Patton and Marc Hein adding the other scores for North (10-3).
Nazareth 3, Joliet Catholic 2
Alex Wilkinson notched two goals and an assist for Nazareth (10-3-1, 2-2).
Providence 4, Mount Carmel 0
Brandon Picciolini, Mike Soucie, Brian Cichon and Jake Land all scored for Providence (5-9-1, 1-2). Brian McNamee made four saves for the shutout.
Reavis 6, Oak Forest 1
Pawel Rychtarczyk had three goals and Isaac Wheabon had two goals and an assists for Reavis (11-3-2, 5-1).
Rich East 4, Kankakee 1
Caleb Winston and Roymell Long each had a goal and an assist for Rich East.
Andrew d. Joliet Central 25-17, 25-20
Maureen Carls had 11 kills and Jackie Schweiger added 11 assists for Andrew (8-4).
Bradley-Bourbonnais d. Homewood-Flossmoor 27-25, 25-19
Kelli Bates collected 12 kills and 13 digs as Bradley-Bourbonnais improved to 10-6 overall.
Fenwick d. Bishop McNamara 25-19 25-7
Fenwick's Kelly Brennan finished the match with 14 kills to lead the offense. Sarah Hunt also had eight kills.
Joliet Catholic d. Marian Catholic 25-13, 29-31, 25-5
Morgan Reardon (16 kills) and Kelly Feigh (13 kills) led Joliet Catholic (11-1, 2-0) in the win. Feigh also collected 20 digs.
Lemont d. Oak Forest 25-19, 25-15
Becca Brabec had seven kills, Courtney Keefe had eight kills and Emily Brown had 10 kills for Lemont (13-5).
Lincoln-Way Central d. Thornridge 25-14, 25-12
Jessica Glennon had two aces and 16 digs for Lincoln-Way Central (3-8).
Lincoln-Way East d. Thornwood 25-7, 25-8
Haley DeYoung had five kills and seven digs and Katie Connolly had seven service points and eight assists for East (9-3).
Marist d. Carmel 25-13, 25-22
Caroline Niedospial picked up 25 digs and Mallory Salis had eight kills for undefeated Marist (13-0, 2-0).
Oak Lawn d. Shepard 17-25, 25-10, 25-23
Kelly Foley had nine kills and nine digs for Oak Lawn (10-5, 5-2). Keely Murtaugh added eight kills, 11 digs and four aces in the win.
St. Ignatius d. Loyola 25-13, 25-14
Kate Aronson had seven kills and Sophia Dodd added five more for St. Ignatius (12-2, 4-0).
St. Scholastica d. St. Gregory 25-11, 25-10
Carissa Atiles and Claire Chester each had four aces for St. Scholastica (2-4).
Sandburg d. Lincoln Way West 25-9, 25-19.
Megan Opferman had seven kills and Kara Kentner had six kills for Sandburg (8-4). Amanda Kijewski chipped in seven aces.
Stagg d. Joliet West 25-19, 25-13
Jill Conrad had 14 assists, seven service points and five kills for Stagg (9-8). Morgan Thomas added 11 digs and 11 service points.