Let's Get It Started - Girls Sectionals' Blog
9:36pm Hinsdale South pulls the upset and wins over Naperville North 9-8. Both Hinsdale teams beat two Naperville/Aurora teams for quite a first round performance. Heather Stephenson had 4 goals to lead the Hornets in the victory.
9:15pm Hinsdale South takes the lead! 7-6 going into the 4th quarter...advancing teams so far in the late games include Meadows, Evanston, Stagg, Libertyville, and St Viator.
9:01pm 5-4 Naperville North over Hinsdale South at the half. The other games aren't as close. We'll start seeing results in the next few minutes.
8:45pm Naperville North and Hinsdale South are tied at 2-2 after the first period. I would not be surprised to see the Hornets pull out the win. They got hot down the stretch of the season and Heather Stephenson is a definite baller on the offensive end.
8:20pm Just 8 games left to go before we are down to the final 32. As expected, New Trier, LWE, Neuqua, and Fremd also advanced. Let's see what happens with these 3-6 games.
8:06pm Mundelein, Sandburg, and Lincoln-Way East have advanced...Neuqua leads STC North 9-5 going to the 4th quarter.
7:35pm 7th seed St Charles North is hanging in with 2nd seed Neuqua Valley, with the score tied at 2-2 after one quarter. Meanwhile, Mundelein scored 9 goals in the first quarter to lead Deerfield 9-1 after one period.
7:14pm Lake Forest, with versatile sophomore Joy Corona leading the way, pulled the upset over Highland Park 5-2 to advance to the second round to face Stevenson tomorrow night.
7:10pm Not sure on exactly who scored the game winner in all the excitement, Amy Werkema scored 3 goals and Whitney Anderson scored 2 goals to lead the Red Devils to the sudden death victory. Lisa Rudolph scored 3 of the 5 goals for Waubonsie...if I can get more of a "who scored the important goals" update I will, as everyone deserves credit in such a great game. ADD: Lisa Heidkamp recorded the game-winner for Hinsdale Central.
7:05pm And it finally comes to an end...Hinsdale Central wins in SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME to advance over Waubonsie Valley 6-5. Scoring updates in a flash...
7:02pm WV-HC heads to a fourth overtime tied at 5-5...and CONANT wins in overtime over Buffalo Grove to pull the first upset of the night. Great win for senior lefty hole set Ashley Rebou, Major props!
6:55pm H-F prevents the upset bid from Marian Catholic with an 8-5 win and have to be considered a darkhorse at the LWC Sectional. Megan Chandler, Amanda Housing, and Andrea Peterson scored two goals apiece in the win for the Vikings.
6:53pm Ohhh yeah!!!! Waubonsie ties it in the final three minutes and the WV-HV game now goes into SUDDDDDDENNNNNNNNN DEAAAAAAATTTTHHHHHHHHH...
6:44pm Hinsdale Central strikes first and leads WV 5-4 with 0:50 remaining in the first overtime period.
6:42pm P/W explodes for five straight goals in the fourth quarter to win their first round game 10-3 over Hersey. Lyons does the same, outscoring Richards 6-2 in the final quarter to advance with a 17-9 victory.
6:39pm And we have our first overtime game for the girls...Amanda Murphy and Heather Merz have each allowed only 4 goals as WV and HC go to the first overtime period.
6:38pm Waubonsie ties Hinsdale Central and there is only 1:00 remaining. Overtime?!?!?!?!
6:33pm Prospect/Wheeling and Hersey are heading to the fourth quarter, with the Wild Knights leading 5-3.
6:31pm Look out! After a quick goal to start the period, Hinsdale Central scored on their next two possessions and have turned a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead at Waubonsie Valley with 5:00 minutes to go!!!
6:29pm Richards has gotten a bit closer as they head to 4th quarter trailing Lyons 11-7. Meanwhile, Hinsdale Central, trailing 3-1 after three quarters, scored in the first minute of the final period to cut the lead to 3-2. Things are getting exciting...
6:19pm Close game at Waubonsie as the host and 5th seed Warriors leads 4th seed Hinsdale Central 2-1 at halftime. Richards was down just one after a quarter but Lyons went on a 5-1 run to lead 8-3 at halftime. P/W is up 3-0 over Hersey in the second quarter. And the White Sox won. And the Bulls will lose.
5:26pm Naperville Central, Barrington, and Loyola have joined the others in the second round with early wins this evening. Now the fun begins with the 4-5 games in about 25 minutes. Keep an eye on Hinsdale Central-Waubonsie Valley as Amy Werkema and Amanda Murphy will try to get Central to the semifinals against the offense of Lisa Rudolph and defense of Bailey Gucinski. H-F vs Marian should be an interesting battle, as any team in the LWC Sectional has a chance to get to state...Richards will look to advance with an upset against Lyons at the Sandburg Sectional, while Ashley Rebou leads the Conant Cougars against Denise Gates and Buffalo Grove at Palatine; Hersey will try to upset 4th seed Prospect/Wheeling without their top offensive player Sarah O'Toole (illness); other games include Highland Park vs Lake Forest and Whitney Young vs Highland Park.
4:37pm There are only three games beginning at 4:30pm today, as #1 seeds Lincoln-Way Central, Stevenson, Fenwick, St Ignatius, and Mother McAuley all received first round byes (#2 seed York also has the night off with a bye).
4:30pm And the opening round games for the girls are underway...live updates here all night! And I'm not sleeping until Sunday...