The Monmouth-Roseville Titan boys soccer program had already reached heights it had never achieved with an appearance in the super sectionals last night in East Peoria. Now they have stretched those boundaries even further as they will play in the state finals this weekend. Monmouth-Roseville defeated Urbana U-High 5-2 in the supers at the Eastside Center. The Titans jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a Grego Massengo goal with only six minutes gone off the game clock. Urbana would tie things up eight minutes later but four unanswered goals by the Titans to end the first half gave Monmouth-Roseville all the cushion they would need to cruise to their 20th win of the season and the 149th of head coach Aaron Sikorski’s 11 year coaching career. Massengo would score the Titans final goal of the night for his second of the match. Also scoring goals for Monmouth-Roseville was Gilberto Vazquez, Alan Ayala and Robert Lian. The Titans are now (20-3-3) and will play in the state semi-finals at 7:00 on Friday night against (26-1) Elgin St. Edward, who defeated Chicago F.W. Parker 2-1 last night. All state final matches will be played at the Eastside Center in East Peoria.
In IHSA volleyball regional action last night, the United Red Storm beat Mercer County 25-20, 22-25, 25-18 in the West Central Class 2A semi-finals. The (28-7) Red Storm will take on Farmington in the championship match tomorrow night in Biggsville. The Farmers defeated the host West Central Heat 25-14, 25-12.
In the Class 2A semis in Knoxville, the host Blue Bullets beat North Fulton 25-17, 25-12 and it was Illini West over A-Town 25-21, 25-15.
Switching over to Class 1A, the Wethersfield Flying Geese remained unbeaten on the season at (34-0) with a 25-10, 25-5 win over Galva. The Geese will now play their Lincoln Trail Conference mates, Annawan, in the finals. The Bravettes were 25-11, 25-17 victors over Lowpoint-Washburn.
In Sciota, at the West Prairie 1A regional, the defending state champion West Prairie Cyclones defeated Elmwood 25-15, 25-11 and Southeastern moved on to the finals with a 25-20, 25-20 win over Brimfield.
In the Class 3A Monmouth-Roseville regional, Galesburg’s season came to an end with a loss to Richwoods. 29-27, 25-21. Yvonne Mixon led Galesburg in kills with eight. Hannah Huppenbauer led in blocks with nine and Maddie Carlson handed out a team-high 12 assists. Emily Meinert hustled her way to ten digs. The Silver Streaks end the year with a record of (14-17). Richwoods will battle Peoria Notre Dame in tomorrow night’s regional championship. PND beat Macomb 25-23, 25-21.