A pair of goals separated by less than two minutes gave the Crystal Lake South girls soccer team the only breathing room it needed Thursday.
The host Gators shut out Grayslake Central for a 4-0 Fox Valley Conference crossover win.
In the 28th minute, South senior Mackenzie Taldone struck first, and sophomore Kim Sulikowski followed with a goal not long after.
Bianca Miceli and Amy Sulikowski scored insurance goals for the Gators in the second half.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kiley Bitten made six saves to earn the shutout for South (2-1-1).
Woodstock North 2, Dundee-Crown 1: At Woodstock, Shelby Nicholson recorded an unassisted goal for the Thunder in the first half of their FVC crossover win, and Tabitha Jakic capped the scoring with a second-half goal. Ana Ortiz had the assist.
Thunder (1-1) goalkeeper Shanen Laabs had four saves in the win over the visiting Chargers.
Prairie Ridge 3, CL Central 0: At Crystal Lake, the Wolves (1-1-1) scored two goals in the second half to push the FVC crossover out of reach.
Bri Fenton scored in the first half for the Wolves, and Allyson Walsh and Shannon Patinella each scored in the second half. Prairie Ridge goalkeeper Whitney Whitehouse had six saves in the win.
Jacobs 3, Grayslake North 0: At Algonquin, the Golden Eagles scored twice in the second half of their FVC crossover win on goals from Kylie Dennison and Kelly Grady. Danielle Blanchard and Amy Rigby had the assists.
Jacobs (2-3) also scored in the first half on a goal from Margaret Rivera.
Cary-Grove 2, Hampshire 0: At Cary-Grove, Kate Boyd scored two goals for the Trojans (3-1) in the FVC crossover win.
She scored on an assist from Monica Weber in the first half. Boyd scored again in the second half on a feed from Cory Levels. Goalkeeper Krystal Felderman recorded a shutout.
Huntley 3, Woodstock 0: At Huntley, Katie Costantino, Jessica Brock and Taryn Jakubowski each scored in an FVC crossover win for the Red Raiders (5-1-1).
Rachel Tobias and Marissa Krueger combined for 20 saves for Woodstock (1-1).
Richmond-Burton 3, Rockford Christian 0: At Richmond, Liz Werz, Amanda Hoglund and Halley Havlicek each scored in a Big Northern Conference East Division win for the Rockets (2-0, 2-0).
Byron 3, Harvard 0: At Byron, Julissa Muralles made 13 saves in the BNC crossover loss for the Hornets (1-1).
Burlington Central 3, Marengo 0: At Burlington, the Indians committed five errors in the BNC East loss and didn’t manage a run on Burlington Central’s pitcher, who recorded seven strikeouts.
Abby Kissack, Veronica Ruelius, Susan Anthony and Shae Karsten each had hits for Marengo.
Woodstock North 6, Alden-Hebron 3: At Woodstock, the Thunder rode big nights at the plate from Paige Busch, who went 3 for 3 with three doubles and two RBIs, and Rachael Vela, who also had three hits in the nonconference win.
Pitcher Rebecca Einspahr pitched seven innings of three-run ball for the Thunder.
Rockford East 8, Woodstock 2: At Rockford, the Blue Streaks had four hits in a nonconference loss, two of which came from Hannah Jacobs, who singled twice. Third baseman Shea Carzoli had the only RBI for Woodstock.
Conant 11, CL Central 6: At Crystal Lake, the Tigers found themselves down by two runs heading into the bottom of the seventh and rallied to push the game into extra innings with two runs.
But the Cougars scored five in the top half of the eighth to win. Megan Mahaffy had a big night going 4 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs.
Michelle O’Keefe went 2 for 3 with two doubles and 2RBis.
Fremd 2, Prairie Ridge 1 (8 inn.): At Palatine, Kirsten Stevens fanned 14 batters, walked none and allowed one run on three hits but took a nonconference loss for Prairie Ridge (2-1). Claire Bowman contributed a double and scored the Wolves’ lone run.
Harvard 8, North Boone 3: At Poplar Grove, Kaylee Bischke went 2 for 4 with a home run in the BNC East Division win for the Hornets (2-0, 2-0). Maty Brincks struck out seven and picked up the win.
• Patrick Mason and Chris Burrows contributed to this report.