Second-half surge lifts Urbana in soccer

Second-half surge lifts Urbana in soccer

URBANA – Kelsey Choquette and Gretchen Booth scored second-half goals as Urbana pulled away from Mahomet-Seymour 3-1 in a nonconference girls' soccer match Tuesday.

Kate Russell's goal put Urbana (7-4) on top 1-0 at the half. Keeper Aubrey Morse made six saves.

Kara Breedlove accounted for the Bulldogs' goal on a penalty kick.

Normal 7, Champaign Central 1. Kimberlyn Vega scored from Amanda Greco in the first half for visiting Central (5-5, 1-2).

Urbana Uni 3, St. Teresa 0. The visiting Illineks (8-3) posted their third straight shutout and got second-half goals from Emma Coverdill, Katherine Buzard and Revathi Maturi. Erika Belmont had two assists.

In baseball:

Danville 6, Urbana 4. Chadd Snyder, Cale Morman and Zack Thomas had two hits to lead Danville to a Big 12 win at Urbana.

David Huff allowed four hits and survived five Vikings (5-5-2, 1-1 Big 12) errors to get the win.

Cody Randolph homered and doubled for the Tigers (3-10, 1-2).

Sullivan 11, Central A&M 1. Paul Hrvol homered and knocked in four runs to pace the host Redskins (8-2, 2-1 Okaw Valley). Tyler Frerichs chipped in two hits for Sullivan.

In softball:

Tuscola 12, Neoga 0. Molly Romine pitched a five-inning no-hitter for visiting Tuscola.

Samantha Ledbetter had a homer among her three hits. Rebecca Swaney drove in three runs, and Liz Anderson added a three-run triple.

South Piatt 8, Sangamon Valley 0. Shelby Lust pitched a two-hitter for the host Wildcats (9-2).

Lust struck out 14 and didn't walk a batter. Kayla Sheumaker had two hits.

In girls' track & field:

At Urbana. Chasity Wright (long jump, 100 meters) and Mandisa Dantzler (triple jump, 400) won two events apiece to lead Danville to victory against Rantoul and Big 12 rivals Central and Urbana.

Urbana's McKenzie White captured the high jump and both hurdles races.

At Mattoon. Amy Clawson won the 1,600 and the 3,200 to lead Mahomet-Seymour at the Mattoon Invitational.

Tajia Cummins captured the triple jump and Dani Bunch the shot put for the Bulldogs, who won three relays.

In tennis:

Centennial 5, Mattoon 4. David Ruedi and Billy Regan's straight-sets win at No. 1 doubles propelled the Chargers.

Ruedi, Regan, Phil Ramsbottom and Akshay Krishnamani earned singles wins.