Journal class

Roundup of the women’s football playoffs

Here’s a look at how the women’s football teams in the Journal area fared in the sections:

tuesday 24 may

Class 3A

Loyola Academy 2, Maine South 1: No. 3 Loyola Academy (18-4-1) won its eighth straight, eliminating a strong Maine South team in the divisional semifinals. Molly Pistorius (1 goal) scored on an assist from Pola Doliwa for Maine South’s only goal of the game. Pistorius finished his season with a school record 44 goals in just 24 games. The Hawks finished the season 17-6-1.

Libertyville 4, Stevenson 1: No. 2 Stevenson (16-3-1) has mowed down most opponents this year, but No. 3 Libertyville had his number. Libertyville (17-3-2) was led by Avery Gleason (2 goals), Dakota Lyons (1 goal) and Sally Rogers (1 goal) in a tough win over Stevenson. The Patriots shut out Buffalo Grove and Hersey 3-0 in both regional games.

Glenbrook North 3, Freed 0: No. 1 Glenbrook North (20-1-1) showed why they are one of the best teams in Class 3A this year, knocking out No. 6 Fremd (12-7-3) with another shutout . GBN have outscored their opponents 77-16 in 22 games this season. Fremd had six shots, including 3 shots on goal, but couldn’t find the back of the net. Fremd goalkeeper Sam Gary made 4 saves in the loss. Lily Spotak led Fremd in scoring with 14 goals this year, while Anna Schmitt, Gemma Gillespie and Sammie Findysz were tied for second on the team with 7 goals each.

Class 2A

Lake Forest 1, Saint Viateur 0: No. 2 St. Viator (11-7-2) was upset by No. 6 Lake Forest (10-11-1) in the sectional semifinal at Wauconda. Lake Forest lost 3-1 in overtime on Friday to Deerfield (21-3-2).

Friday May 27

Evanston 5, Loyola Academy 1: No. 3 Loyola (18-5-1) was the last Journal area team standing, but fell in the Divisional Championship game against No. 1 Evanston. Surprisingly, Loyola allowed only 10 goals in the first 23 games of the season before allowing 5 in the loss against Evanston. Loyola’s only goal of the game came on a penalty with 3:24 left in the game by Grace Ehlert to prevent a shutout. Evanston were led by Brealyn Viamille (3 goals), Nahla Dominguez (1 goal) and Ellie Oif (1 goal).

Support local news by subscribing to Journal & Topics in print or online.