Allison Kruk and Chelsea Gnan each had hat trick as St. Edward opened its girls soccer season with an 11-1 win over Elgin Academy Thursday at Olympic Park in Schaumburg.
Maddie Spagnola, Alex Zeller, Monica Ramirez and Corey Lepoudre each added goals for the Green Wave, and Paige Dykstra had 3 saves in goal.
Veronica Clements scored Elgin Academy's goal and Kaleigh Richetti made 5 saves.
Bartlett 0, Oswego 0: Thanks to stellar goalkeeping, the Hawks (1-0-1) were able hold off Oswego at home in nonconference play Thursday night. Amanda Lozata had a 10 save shutout on the night for a Bartlett team that could not find the back of the net itself.
St. Viator 7, Jacobs 0: The Golden Eagles (0-1-0) were unable to score in their season opener, played on the road in a nonconference matchup.
Elk Grove 4, Dundee-Crown 0: Down two starters because of spring break, the Chargers were held scoreless in their season opener, despite solid goaltending. Isabel Miranda finished with 8 saves in the first half, while Anahi Medina ended the second with 8 as well in a game that Chargers' coach Sebastian Falinski hopes can be a learning experience. "It was a learning experience for some of the newer girls of what it takes to compete against a good, well-coached team." Falinski said.
Cameron LaFerle contributed to this report