Girls water polo: Palatine, Elk Grove, Meadows and Wheeling advance
Senior Ashley Helminski scored 6 goals and also had 6 steals to help host Palatine top Warren 11-0 on Monday in a first-round girls water polo game in the Deerfield sectional.
Martika Theis had 2 goals and goalie Meghan Woell stopped 12 shots in earning the shutout for the Pirates, who next meet No. 2 seed Mundelein in quarterfinal play Wednesday at Deerfield.
Wheeling 6, Vernon Hills 4: Talia Khan (3 goals) and Meghan Hergert (2) led the way as host Wheeling won its first-round game in the Deerfield sectional.
Elizabeth Wargo made 16 saves in goal for the Wildcats.
Wheeling next meets top seed Stevenson in Wednesday's quarterfinals.
Elk Grove 11, St. Viator 2: Alyssa Bonilla had a team-best 5 goals and also had 4 steals as the Grenadiers won their first-round game in the Hoffman Estates sectional.
Hannah Sallenback had 3 goals, 3 assists and 4 steals and Abby Farmer contributed 7 steals and 1 assist.
Grenadiers goalie Melena Herrera made 20 saves and also had 3 assists.
Elk Grove advances to meet No. 1 seed Prospect in Wednesday's quarterfinals at Hoffman Estates.
Rolling Meadows 13, Hoffman Estates 3: The Mustangs won in Hoffman Estates sectional play to earn a matchup against No. 2 seed Conant in a Wednesday quarterfinal.