Scoreboard: Waubonsie Valley wins Naperville Invitational title, and more sports news

<p>Mackenzie Fuller of Waubonsie Valley and Adena Kerzner (6) of New Trier each try to get their foot into the ball. | Jon Cunningham/For Sun-Times Media</p>

Mackenzie Fuller of Waubonsie Valley and Adena Kerzner (6) of New Trier each try to get their foot into the ball. | Jon Cunningham/For Sun-Times Media

Girls Soccer: Mackenzie Fuller carries Waubonsie Valley to Naperville Invitational title

Mackenzie Fuller scored two goals a minute apart in the second half and No. 5 Waubonsie Valley withstood top-ranked New Trier’s rally Saturday for a 2-1 victory in the championship game of the Naperville Invitational at Naperville Central.

New Trier had the reputation and the stunning 20-game winning streak. Waubonsie Valley had the confidence and collective purpose that has made the Warriors virtually untouchable.

Senior Mackenzie Fuller scored two goals a minute apart in the second half and the No. 5 Warriors withstood the top-ranked Trevians’ rally Saturday for a 2-1 victory in the championship game of the Naperville Invitational at Naperville Central.

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Jon Chiczewski lifts Naperville Central to Benet Invitational title

Jon Chiczewski entered Game 1 the championship match of the Benet Invitational on Saturday and immediately made a difference, supplying four of his 11 kills to close out the first game as the Redhawks rallied for a 25-23, 23-25, 25-16 victory over Benet.

Naperville Central’s Jon Chiczewski was hoping to sit out the championship match of the Benet Invitational on Saturday to rest some painful shin splints.  

But that plan went out the window after the hosts took a 19-12 lead in Game 1.

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Benet’s firepower was a little too much for Marist as the Redwings pulled out the 5-2, 10-8 conference sweep. The games featured five home runs, two by the Redwings — raising their season total to 43, now 17 shy of the state record.

For anybody looking to watch NCAA Division I softball talent Saturday, the place to be was Chicago, where No. 2 Benet took on No. 4 Marist in East Suburban Catholic action.

None of that talent disappointed. Benet’s firepower, however, was a little too much for Marist as the Redwings pulled out the 5-2, 10-8 conference sweep.

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Softball: South Elgin storms back against Metea Valley

Down two runs to Metea Valley heading into the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday, host South Elgin scored four runs to take a 5-3 lead that stood up for Storm pitcher Karli Dobler, in relief of starter Paige Allen.

Metea Valley out-hit South Elgin by a 9-5 margin and Mustangs pitcher Jenna Hall struck out eight batters in a steady Upstate Eight performance Saturday.

But numbers never tell the whole story.

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Baseball: Naperville Central holds off WW South behind Jack Alberts’ defensive gem

Jack Alberts made a tremendous running catch in center field in the bottom of the fifth inning to help Naperville Central preserve its lead en route to an 8-3 victory against WW South on Friday.

Jack Alberts made a tremendous running catch in center field in the bottom of the fifth inning, while Wheaton Warrenville South couldn’t come up with a couple of tough plays in the top of the sixth during Friday’s DuPage Valley Conference series opener.

It proved to be the difference as Alberts’ heroic play sparked the Redhawks to an 8-3 victory.

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