The Riverside-Brookfield High School boys soccer team used homecoming week to establish a winning streak.
The Bulldogs (6-6) posted home victories over St. Edward 6-1 on Sept. 15 and St. Francis 3-0 on Sept. 13 with three tallies in the final 23 minutes.
RBHS has won three straight and are now 4-0 in Metro Suburban Conference play.
Hunter Ferguson and Xavier Salamanca each scored twice against St. Edward. Ferguson now has 11 goals this season.
Manny Tovar and Eric Ruiz also scored and Massimo Franceshina, Dante Moscosa, Liam Hickey, Max Swicionis, Tovar and Ferguson provided assists.
Ferguson had a goal and assist and Diego Villegas two assists against St. Francis. David Carrillo and Salamanca also scored.
The third RBHS shutout of the season was fueled by goalie Aidan Hernandez and defenders Franceschina, Sam Royer, Mak Scheuermann and Omar Vidales.
RBHS cross country
The RBHS boys and girls swept the team titles at their 62nd annual invitational Saturday at Indian Gardens in Riverside.
The boys (32 points), ranked No. 2 in 2A by ILXCTF.com, won by 24 points.
Cooper Marrs (15:45.4 for 3.0 miles) won the individual title by 37.2 seconds. Jack O’Brien (16:38.0) was third, Brady Norman (16:47.5) and Brennan Lester (16:49.0) were seventh and eighth and Hayden Marrs (13th, 17:08.8), Zack Gaynor (15th, 17:15.9) and Asa Kahle (18th, 17:34.6) were top 20.
The girls (51 points) had Bryce Pacourek (3rd, 19:22.9), Gianna Gelb (5th, 19:57.4) as top-five finishers and Lily Kocourek (12th, 20:58.7), Jojo Rodriguez (14th, 21:28.1) and Maria Dalton (17th, 21:44.9) were top-20. Senior Colette Kinsella won the race (18:52.7) for second-place Nazareth (65).
The Bulldogs (4-12) lost to Bishop McNamara 13-15, 25-22, 28-26 Sept. 13 in MSC Red play and Willowbrook 25-14, 25-15 Thursday.
LTHS boys soccer
The Lions (8-1-3) shut out Morton 1-0 on Sept. 17 and Libertyville 2-0 on Sept. 16 at the Morton Premier Tournament.
Patrick Kracker scored off a Larry Martinez corner kick with 26 minutes left. The result snapped a 32-game home unbeaten streak for Morton (9-2) since LTHS beat them in March of 2021.
Second-half goals against Libertvyille came from Harris Sarajlija and Danny Svelnis with Martinez assisting.
The Lions now have six shutouts. Goalie Connor Schmitt, Igor Chrobotowicz, Jackson Rempfer and Collin Sullivan led the defensive effort both games.
LTHS cross country
The LTHS girls (19 points), ranked No. 6 in 3A by ILXCTF.com, were edged for Minooka Invitational title on Sept. 17 by the hosts (18 points) in a format that combines individual places of seven flight races.
Julianne Melby (18:46 at No. 2 flight) and Charlotte Lange (18:48 at No. 3) were sub-19 minutes to finish fourth and second in their respective flights.
Shannon Cranny (19:02 at No. 1) was sixth, Anna Bylsma (19:08 at No. 4), Scarlett Lestina (19:19 at No. 5) and Kristina Findley (19:48 at No. 6) were second, while Madison Findley (19:35 at No. 7) won her flight by 11 seconds.
For the LTHS boys, Michael Ferrell (16:21, third at No. 3), Ruben Guevara (16:34, ninth at No. 1) and Teddy Coyne (16:50, fifth at No. 6) were sub-17 minutes.