Two wins. Two great stories.

That sums up the Pekin girls and boys golf teams’ victories Tuesday over Dunlap in Mid-Illini Conference openers.

Coach Chris Neville’s girls team won 205-238 at the Kellogg executive course in Peoria. Coach Jeremy Crouch’s boys team won 161-163 at Lick Creek.

The Pekin girls team (2-1, 1-0) has a two-match winning streak. It’s the team’s first winning streak since 2015 and the first time it has been above .500 in its season record since 2015.

“We had one of our best days in years,” Neville said about the win over Dunlap.

There are only four girls on Pekin’s roster. That means each time Pekin plays, each of their scores count toward the team’s score.

Medalist Madison Raines shot a career-low 44 for a nine-hole round to lead the Dragons past Dunlap. Summer Dick (47), Sarah Butler (53) and Jaden Rogers (61) rounded out Pekin’s lineup.

Raines had Pekin’s lone two birdies and five of its seven pars. Dick had two pars and the team’s two one-putt greens.

“We putted better, partially because Kellogg’s greens are flatter than Lick Creek’s greens,” Neville said.

Erin Smith (50), Lizzie Howard (52), Addison Smith (59) and Ava Ray (77) scored for Dunlap (0-2, 0-1).

The Pekin boys team (5-2, 1-0) didn’t know it had won a close match against Dunlap until all the scores were reported.

“We were told by Coach McGinnis (former Pekin coach Brett McGinnis) that Dunlap is a formidable opponent, so this was a good win, especially because it was a conference opener,” Crouch said.

Mason Minkel (36), Cooper Theleritis (40), Justin Taphorn (42) and Ethan Sullivan (43) scored for Pekin against Dunlap. Jon Kuethe (47) and Brady Hilst (51) also played for the Dragons.

“We played well,” Crouch. “We got a big boost from Ethan (Sullivan). He hit the ball better off the tee than he’s done lately. He hit five of the nine fairways with his drives.

“We have three or four guys who are capable of getting us a good fourth score to go along with Mason (Minkel) Cooper (Theleritis) and Justin (Taphorn).”

Matt Leist (36), Kyle Fairfield (40), Eddie Zhang (43) and Jack Cekander (44) scored for Dunlap. Eli Lanser (45) and Max Cook (47) also played for the Eagles.

The Pekin girls and boys teams will face Morton on Thursday in conference matches. The girls team will play at Lick Creek and the boys team at Pine Lakes.

The Pekin boys team beat Morton 168-177 last week in a non-conference match at Lick Creek.

SOCCER STARTS: The Pekin boys soccer team is off to an 0-2 start, but there’s hope for the future.

Visiting Normal Community beat the Dragons 3-0 Tuesday at Coal Miners Park, and Pekin lost 1-0 in e heart-breaker at Bloomington on Monday.

“We were dominated, but not outworked,” Dragons coach Gus Kormah said about the loss to Normal Community.

“This is a team that normally beats us 7-0,” Kormah added. “Their junior varsity team has more players than what’s in our entire program.”

Isaac Olson, Ethan Holland and Robert Harris scored Tuesday for Normal Community, which had 22 shots on goal. Pekin goalie Riley Bradshaw stopped 19 shots.

Normal Community goalie Matthew Wells made two saves.

Bloomington’s Jose Alvarado scored with 1:11 left in the game on a deflection off Bradshaw’s hands to beat the Dragons.

“We dominated a game that we lost on a fluke goal,” Kormah said. “Bloomington beat us 6-1 last year.”

Bradshaw made six saves against Bloomington before he was victimized by the fluke goal. Cameron Anderson, his Purple Raiders counterpart, had nine saves.

The Dragons will play host to the annual Pekin Invitational tournament Friday and Saturday at Coal Miners Park.

Steve Stein can be reached at stevestein21@yahoo.com. Follow him on Twitter @SpartanSteve.