WEEKEND ROUNDUP: L-P rallies for win on Ottawa’s Homecoming

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: L-P rallies for win on Ottawa’s Homecoming

FOOTBALL

La Salle-Peru 35, Ottawa 14

OTTAWA – Brett Galletti completed 10 of 17 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown in the first half while leading Ottawa to a 14-6 halftime lead Friday night, but the Cavaliers (5-1, 4-0) roared to life with 29 consecutive points in the second half to win its fifth straight overall and reach playoff eligibility for the first time since 2009.

Galletti put Ottawa (1-5, 0-4) on the board with a 1-yard run late in the first quarter, and after L-P battled back with a touchdown and a blocked PAT to trail 7-6 in the second quarter, Galletti connected with Briar Naggs on a 22-yard score with two minutes before halftime to extend Ottawa’s lead.

But it was not to be. L-P scored on its first three drives of the third quarter to build a lead it would not relinquish, and outgained the Pirates 249-58 after halftime.

Galletti finished 15 of 29 for 169 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Naggs added four receptions for 43 yards and a score.

Tyler Hartman threw two touchdown passes and added a rushing TD for the Cavaliers, while fullback Carlos Larios had 31 carries for 208 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Seneca wins Saturday Homecoming game

Streator loses ICE contest

BOYS SOCCER

Ottawa 2-2 Rochelle (Ottawa wins in PK)

OTTAWA – In the Interstate 8 Conference Tournament third place match Saturday, Gio Resendez scored twice in regulation and added a goal in the shootout. Julio Mendez added an assist and a shootout goal for the Pirates (13-6).

VOLLEYBALL

Marquette def. Serena, 25-23, 25-23

SERENA – Lyla Thorpen pushed 10 assists and tallied six digs for Serena (12-7) in Friday night’s contest. Katie Baker added five assists and seven digs, Cheyenne Banister also had seven digs, and Paige Sexton led the offense with four kills. Lexi May added six digs in the loss as well.

No statistics were available for Marquette.

GIRLS TENNIS

Ottawa places fifth at Rolling Meadows Invite

ROLLING MEADOWS – Regan O’Fallon and Ella Marvel won one of three matches Saturday to place fourth in the doubles draw. The duo won its opening match over a Schaumburg opponent (6-0, 6-0), then dropped both the semifinal match to Benet Academy (6-1, 6-2) and the third place match to Glenbard West (7-6 [4], 6-2).

Marta Johnson and Sara Meyer won two of four doubles matches to place 11th, losing the opener to Rolling Meadows (6-1, 6-0) and the consolation semifinal to St. Viator (6-0, 6-0), but winning the opening consolation match over Schamburg (6-0, 6-3) and the 11th place match against another Schaumburg opponent (6-1, 3-6, 10-8).

Mary Riva finished 14th after going 1-3 on the day, with the win coming against Schamburg (6-2, 6-0).

WOMEN’S TENNIS

IVCC splits weekend matches

UNDATED – The Eagles earned a 7-2 win at Milwaukee Area Technical College on Friday, but suffered an 8-1 loss at McHenry County on Sunday.