West Chicago vs. Edwardsville
What: Class 3A state semifinal
When, where: 5 p.m. Friday, Hoffman Estates High School
Records, rankings: West Chicago 22-2-3; Edwardsville 21-4-1, No. 4 in STLhighschoolsports.com large-schools rankings
Super-sectional scores: West Chicago 2, Algonquin Jacobs 0; Edwardsville 3, Lincoln Way-West 2
Next: Winner plays in the Class 3A championship game at 7 p.m. Saturday against either Berwyn-Cicero Morton (22-3-2) or Chicago St. Patrick (25-2-3). Semifinal losers play for third place at 5 p.m. Saturday.
State tournament appearances: West Chicago, first appearance; Edwardsville, 10 (first, 2013; third, 2010; fourth, 2009; second, 2008; DNP, 2004; second, 2001; first, 2000; second, 1997; first, 1995).
Notes: Edwardsville has won five consecutive games. … West Chicago has won six successive games. … Senior forward Cooper Nolan leads three Edwardsville scorers in double figures with 19 goals. … Senior goalkeeper Tyler Frolick owns a 15-0-1 record and a .44 goals against average for the Tigers. … West Chicago senior midfielder Moises Morfin leads a trio of double-digit goal scorers for his team with 14 goals. … Senior Luis Parra has played a little more than half the time in goal for the Wildcats and owns a .73 goals against average.
Also in Class 3A: Berwyn-Cicero Morton and Chicago St. Patrick meet in the rematch of a game Oct. 13 won 3-2 by Morton. … Morton has won eight games in a row since a 2-0 loss Oct. 12 to Gateway Legacy Christian. … Senior forward Edwin Zizumbo leads Morton with 31 goals. … Junior Joshua Torres is listed as a defender but leads St. Patrick with 37 goals. St. Patrick has five players who have scored at least 10 goals. … St. Patrick went 0-2 in the Class 2A state tournament in 2017, its lone state qualification. … Morton is an eight-time state qualifier, its last appearance in 2015, and won the 3A title in 2011.
Crystal Lake South vs. Triad
What: Class 2A state semifinal
When, where: 1 p.m. Friday, Hoffman Estates High School
Records, rankings: Crystal Lake South 19-4-4; Triad 22-2-3, No. 3 in STLhighschoolsports.com large-schools rankings
Super-sectional scores: Triad 3, Morton 1; Crystal Lake South 2, Nile Notre Dame 0
Next: Winner plays in the Class 2A championship game at 1 p.m. Saturday against either Lisle Benet Academy (18-1-2) or Burbank St. Laurence (19-4-1) winner. Semifinal losers play for third place at 11 a.m. Saturday.
State tournament appearances: Triad, 2 (third, 2009); Crystal Lake South, 2 (first, 2018)
Notes: Defending state champion Crystal Lake South has won six in row. … Senior forward Alex Canfield has scored 32 of the Gators’ 77 goals. Senior goalkeeper Carson Hill has been in net for of the Gators’ games. … Triad has five double-digit scorers, led by senior Travis Speer's 18.
Also in Class 2A: St. Laurence, which has won 11 consecutive games, is making its state tournament debut. … Sophomore forward Andres Lemus leads St. Laurence with 22 goals. … St. Laurence has 12 shutouts. … Benet’s only loss this season was a 2-1 setback Sept. 7 to Naperville North. It is 14-0-2 since, with both ties coming against Class 3A qualifiers West Chicago and Chicago St. Patrick. … Benet has 18 shutouts this season, including its last six games. … Sophomore forward TJ McVey leads Benet with 18 goals. … Benet is in the state tournament for the fourth time and seeking its third title but first since repeating in 2000 and 2001 in Class A. Benet finished third in Class 2A in 2016.