Alex Guarino's hat trick and Liam Fagan's three assists led the Marian Catholic soccer team to a 6-0 win over Rich East Tuesday in one semifinal of the Class 2A Rich East Regional.
Luiscarlo Avila and Carlo Falcioni had a goal and assist each. Jeff Molitsky added a goal.
The Spartans (14-6-5) will play the winner of today's Oak Forest-Washington match at 4 p.m. Friday for the championship.
Crete-Monee 5, Bogan 2: Jake Cogan's two goals led the Warriors (14-4-1) past the Bengals in one semifinal of the Class 2A Lincoln-Way West Regional.
Crete-Monee will play Lincoln-Way West at 3 p.m. Saturday for the championship.
Homewood-Flossmoor 18-25-25, Bolingbrook 25-20-20: Candace Tate's nine kills and Helena Vallar's 14 assists helped the Vikings (24-10 overall) to the SouthWest Suburban Blue win over the Raiders.
Annalise Robinson had 11 assists and two digs, and Skylar Hildebrand had 23 digs. Lexi Jung added five kills.
Joliet Catholic 23-25-25, Marian Catholic 25-17-11: Amber Clay had 14 kills and Maddie Huekels had two kills and 24 assists, but the Spartans (18-17, 4-5) fell to Angels in an East Suburban Catholic Conference match.
Kendyl Todd has six kills and Dana Zavesky had five.
Playoff pairings on TV: The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) football playoff pairing show will be broadcast locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
The show will air from 8-10 p.m. Saturday.
CSN anchor Jen Lada will host the show. The program will once again feature coach and media guests from around the state, while CSN camera crews will catch live reactions from school parties around the state.
One of the coaches expected to be interviewed is Homewood-Flossmoor's Craig Buzea.
Mount Carmel, H-F cited: Mount Carmel is now the No. 1 team in Class 7A, while Homewood-Flossmoor (7-1) moves up a spot to No. 3 in Class 8A in the latest Associated Press poll.
The Caravan (7-1) replace Lake Zurich (8-0), which fell to No. 2. In Class 8A, Loyola Academy remains No. 1.
In Class 6A, Crete-Monee (7-1) is ranked No. 3.