Montini's softball team continued its trend of dominant postseason performances recently.
The Broncos won a third straight playoff game by the 10-run rule on Tuesday by beating St. Francis 11-1 in a sectional semifinal. In Saturday's regional final, the Broncos beat Riverside Brookfield 10-0 in five innings.
Against St. Francis, Montini racked up 12 hits in five innings leading to Lauren Trojnar's two-run single in the bottom of the fifth. Morganne Evans was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs against the Spartans. Cristina Barrett was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run. Sara Ross and Trojnar each had two hits.
The Warriors fell 7-0 against Glenbard North in a regional final on Saturday at Rolling Meadows. The Panthers were the top seed in the sectional.
Willowbrook finished the season with a 21-11 record, and better things should be ahead for the Warriors, which expect to return much of the core of the team next year.
Junior star hitters Sam Schmidt and Alyssa Ressinger return along with pitchers Delaney Pelsor and Zoe Dannenberg. Juniors Cheyenne Brunig and Erin Sporer and sophomore Jordan Marczewski also started. Seniors Olivia Domin and Carrie McCann were regular starters that leave the program.
In a rematch of last year's state final, Loyola beat the Broncos 17-12 in a state quarterfinal May 30 at Montini.