DeKalb secured a shutout in its first DuPage Valley Conference boys soccer game, defeating Neuqua Valley on the road 4-0.
Mauro Talamantes netted a hat trick with two assists from Isaak Cordova. Pressure from Talamantes also forced an own goal.
“Mauro’s been nothing short of amazing the past couple games," DeKalb coach PJ Hamilton said. "He's been in a different class. He’s been finishing at a high rate."
The Barbs are now 3-0-3. Hamilton said it was big for the defense to record a shutout after tying in the team's most recent contest.
“I think our defense had a 5-star performance," Hamilton said. "Our back line was ready for every blow that they were taking."
Timberwolves snag victory: Indian Creek defeated Rockford Christian 25-21, 25-13.
Audrey Hulthen's 13 assists led the Timberwolves. Trysta Foster contributed 14 kills, 10 digs and four aces. Jesika Lowe recorded nine digs.
Spartans sew up Reapers: The Spartans defeated Plano 25-18, 25-10.
Kaneland washes away Pirates: The Knights snagged a home victory, 25-5, 25-10.
DeKalb falls to Sterling: Addie Lopez and Hoa Vo picked up the lone win in a 6-1 loss to Sterling.
Voa and Lopez won 7-6 (7-2), 7-5 at No. 3 doubles.
Knights offense gets going: Kaneland raced away to a 7-2 victory over Rochelle.
Tucker Johns netted four goals and added an assist. Allen Dominguez scored two goals and assisted three times. Garrett Robin added a goal as well for the Knights.
IC topples Somonauk: The Timberwolves won, 192-202, behind a 42 from medalist R.J. McCoy.
Tyler Youssi added a 46 for Indian Creek.
Cogs coast past Oregon: Genoa-Kingston defeated Oregon 174-89, led by four players who carded between a 41 and 45.
Nolan Ritchie's 41 led the Cogs, while Trevor Pierce (43), Jack Johnson (45) and Evan Skarzynksi (45) added on to the card.
Sycamore bests Sterling: The Spartans were led by Ian Purdom's 39 as Sycamore defeated the Golden Warriors 162-187.
Knights lose to Burlington Central: Kaneland fell to a 190-218 defeat.
The Knights were led by Katharine Marshall, who posted a 44. Teammate Emily Skiba added a 46.
Cogs take a loss: Oregon defeated Genoa-Kingston 220-240 at Swan Hills.
Amber Fellows shot a 57 to lead G-K and Taylor Rhodes carded a career-best score of 58. Ashlynn Grismer added a 59 and Cortyln Tetzloff posted a 66.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Cogs take second at invite: Genoa-Kingston posted 67 points, taking second only to Winnebago (15 points) at the Winnebago Invite.
Joely Overtsreet was 10th for the Cogs, Kaitlyn Jerbi was 12th and Violet Northrup was 19th.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
G-K takes fourth: Genoa-Kingston was fourth at the Winnebago Invite with 116 points, where North Boone claimed a victory wit 42.
Ryan Wade took second, and Will Gates was 14th.
Flurry of firsts in the pool: DeKalb-Sycamore swimming moved to 3-0 this season with a victory over Harlem.
Grace Flemming won in the 500-yard free (5:42.09) and 100-yard (1:07.14).
Elizebeth White grabbed first place finished in the 200 individual medley and 100 fly. Julia Rasmussen was first in the 50 free and 100 breast stroke. Nicole Skrzypek took first in the 200 free and 100 free. Flemming, White, Rasmussen and Skrzypek each were in the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay.
"We swam hard and won lots of very close races. We had some great finishes in our individuals as well as our relays," coach Melanie Chambers said. "There were many events tonight that we took first and second place in. We also had four girls who won all four of their events today."
Martinez scores in Kish win: The Kougars improved to 6-1 with a home win over College of DuPage, 3-0.
Jesse Infante scored twice in the win, assisted by Indian Creek alum Jaeden Bouma in the first half and DeKalb grad Tyler Scarbrough on the final Kougar goal.
DeKalb grad Angel Martinez scored the second goal, assisted by Infante.
Royals school Princeton: Carson Pickert's hat trick pushed Hinckley-Big Rock past Princeton 5-0.
Avery King and Riley Hogan each each also scored a goal for the Royals.
H-BR is now 5-2 overall and 1-0 in Little Ten Conference play.