The Big Northern sent four teams to the 1-A Mendota sectional, with one conference representative guaranteed a trip to the Hampshire Super-Sectionals next week.
Stillman Valley defeated Lutheran, 2-1, to advance to Friday's final in Mendota. Sara Shelburne powered the go-ahead and game-winning goal with four minutes left in the contest. She also assisted on the game-tying goal for Lauren Lyons with 13 minutes to play.
The Lady Cardinals will draw their Route 72, Ogle County rivals from Byron in the title game. The Lady Tigers defeated Rockford Christian by a 2-0 shutout in Mendota to advance. Sarah Hopkins and Meghan McCarey each collected one goal and one assist.
The big school regionals kicked off, and saw Harlem beat NIC-10 neighbor Auburn by a 6-2 final to advance to the 3-A regional final in Machesney Park against Huntley.
The 3-A Guilford regional final pits the host Lady Vikings against Hononegah. They each won their semifinals on Tuesday.
2-A regional semifinal action featured Freeport defeating Woodstock North, 7-2. The Lady Pretzels face Boylan or Woodstock in Saturday's regional final.