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Libertyville opens with win against McHenry

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Mia Hollingsworth scored twice in the second half, as Libertyville's girls soccer team and new head coach Andy Bitta opened the season with a 2-1 win over visiting McHenry on Wednesday night.

Ali Urbanski and Annie Thompson had assists for the Wildcats.

Krista Erlandson (1 save) and Laura Janousek (5 saves) shared the net for Libertyville.

New Trier 6, Stevenson 0: The Trevians spoiled the debut of Kevin Heffernan as Patriots head coach.

New Trier converted a pair of corner kicks in building a 2-0 lead by halftime.

Grayslake North 5, Antioch 0: On Tuesday, the Knights opened their season on a winning note.

"We were able to show a lot of positives for the season ahead," Grayslake North coach Adam DeCaluwe said. "The girls worked hard for each other for the entirety of the game and managed to control the majority of possession throughout. We created a lot of scoring chances and managed to capitalize on several of those for some good goals to start our scoring ways."

Grayslake North's first goal came from a quick counter attack when junior midfielder Maggie Fish was able to play sophomore Kelley O'Brien into space down the right wing. O'Brien carried the ball a good 40 yards before hitting a good shot from distance across the goal to the back of the net.

The Knights' second goal came from some good defensive work when they put Antioch under pressure in their defensive third, DeCaluwe said. Senior midfielder Chelsea Olson created the turnover and put a shot into the back of the net.

The third goal of the first half was scored by junior midfielder Teagan Johnson. She received a centering pass from sophomore forward Meghan McCue and redirected the ball into the back of the net.

"The second half was better in terms of purpose to our possession, as we continued to create quality goal-scoring chances," DeCaluwe said.

Olson scored her second of the game when she got on the end of senior Kendall Detweiler's cross and headed the ball down into the bottom corner of the goal. With only two minutes left in the game, the Knights got their final goal when McCue played a give and go with Sydney Paez that put McCue in behind the defense. DeCaluwe said McCue took a nice touch toward goal, picked her head up and slotted her shot low and hard, past the keeper.

Grayslake North's standouts included senior Kelly Meyer, Olson, Fish, junior Kayla Hartigan, McCue and O'Brien.

Knights junior keeper Megan Davis made 5 saves in earning the shutout.

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