Girls soccer: Spartans' spectacular season comes to an end at sectional final

  • Glenbrook North's Margy Porta gets between the ball and Libertyville's Riley Brennan during Friday's Warren Sectional in Gurnee.

      Glenbrook North's Margy Porta gets between the ball and Libertyville's Riley Brennan during Friday's Warren Sectional in Gurnee. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbrook North's Dani Gichner, left, and Libertyville's Dakota Lyons pursue the ball during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday.

      Glenbrook North's Dani Gichner, left, and Libertyville's Dakota Lyons pursue the ball during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Libertyville goalie Kate Hompa grabs the ball while being pressured by Glenbrook North's Margy Porta during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday.

      Libertyville goalie Kate Hompa grabs the ball while being pressured by Glenbrook North's Margy Porta during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbrook North's Morissa Lambert, left, kicks the ball past Libertyville's Lauren Rocco during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday.

      Glenbrook North's Morissa Lambert, left, kicks the ball past Libertyville's Lauren Rocco during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbrook North's Lillian Denk, left, and Libertyville's Stella Bechtold make contact as they each try to control the ball during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday.

      Glenbrook North's Lillian Denk, left, and Libertyville's Stella Bechtold make contact as they each try to control the ball during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbrook North goalie Maddy Noll makes a save against Libertyville during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday.

      Glenbrook North goalie Maddy Noll makes a save against Libertyville during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbrook North's Lillian Denk eludes a Libertyville opponent during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday.

      Glenbrook North's Lillian Denk eludes a Libertyville opponent during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbrook North's Annie Philbin gets to the ball ahead of Libertyville's Dakota Lyons during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday.

      Glenbrook North's Annie Philbin gets to the ball ahead of Libertyville's Dakota Lyons during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbrook North's Lillian Denk gets between the ball and Libertyville's Stella Bechtold during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday.

      Glenbrook North's Lillian Denk gets between the ball and Libertyville's Stella Bechtold during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbrook North defender Dani Gichner, left, makes contact with Libertyville's Avery Gleason during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday.

      Glenbrook North defender Dani Gichner, left, makes contact with Libertyville's Avery Gleason during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbrook North's Morissa Lambert kicks the ball as Libertyville's Lauren Rocco rushes toward her during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday.

      Glenbrook North's Morissa Lambert kicks the ball as Libertyville's Lauren Rocco rushes toward her during the Class 3A soccer sectional championship at Warren Township High School in Gurnee Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 6/2/2022 1:15 AM

Jenna Krakowski's second-half goal was the difference for Libertyville Friday in a 1-0 victory over Glenbrook North and the Warren Sectional title.

The Wildcats were able to keep the all-state duo of Margy Porta (21 goals) and Morissa Lambert (16 goals, 13 assists) from prying open a stingy Wildcats back line which saw the Spartans (20-2-1) hit the post once in the first half, but never put anything dangerous on keeper Kate Hopma.

 

The Spartans bench would howl in its disappointment when a 50-50 ball between their keeper, sophomore Maddy Noll, and Wildcats senior Paige Gleason collided the referee did not signal a foul. The ball spilled out of the area where Krakowski unloaded her 30-yard one-timer into the back of the net in the 60th minute.

The loss prevented the Spartans from claiming its first sectional title in program history.

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