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Crystal Lake South blanks Huntley

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By Dave Hess
Daily Herald Correspondent

Crystal Lake South was offensive during Wednesday night's Class 3A Huntley regional semifinal girls soccer game against Dundee-Crown. In a good way.

Outshooting the third-seeded Chargers 23-8, the second-seeded Gators powered their way to a 3-0 win.

South (13-3-4) advances to the regional championship game to play top-seeded and host Huntley Saturday at 5 p.m.

Senior midfielder Alexandra Siavelis spearheaded the Gators' offensive barrage with 2 goals. Siavelis, off a nifty pass from Elizabeth Massat, scored on a header past D-C goalie Isabel Miranda with 20:54 left in the first half to give South a 1-0 edge.

The Gators gained momentum heading into the halftime locker room with a goal by Kimmy Sulikowski on an assist from Brandie Minogue with only 18 seconds remaining in the first half to give Crystal Lake South a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes.

Siavelis gave South a 3-goal cushion with an unassisted goal with only 1:26 elapsed in the second half.

"I got some great passes on my goals," said Siavelis. "I was in the right place at the right time. We were excited about playing in the regionals. We want this badly. Looking forward to playing Huntley Saturday. They are an outstanding team."

D-C (3-10-3) got a solid effort in the goal by Miranda, who had 15 saves.

'Isabel played very well and as a team we played with great effort," said Dundee-Crown coach Sebastian Falinski. "We didn't lose because of a lack of effort. We made some crucial mistakes on defense and gave them way too many easy shots. We were careless and it cost us. We have three seniors in the program so the future is bright."

South junior goalie Jaclyn Przybylski registered 6 saves for the winners. Przybylski's best save of the night came with 23:55 left when she made a diving stop on a 10-yard shot by D-C's Payton De Luga.

'Jaclyn made some key saves when she had to," said Gator coach Jay Mueller. "We did a good job of creating a lot of good shots. Our passing was excellent. We just need to finish better. We have to score more when we have the opportunity. It was a good way to start the regionals. We are looking forward to playing Huntley Saturday. They are a very good team."

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