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Saturday, May 23 | 10:15am | Lincolnshire, IL



         Naperville Central       vs          Loyola


Girls State Semifinal #2

Box Score


1 2 3 4


 Naperville Central 1 1 4 2 10 Final 
 Loyola 0 1 3 0 5  


 NC - Nelson (4), Fleming (2), Kerth (2), Sejna, Wooten

 Loyola - Letrich (2), O'Connor (2), Ansani

Starting Lineups

Naperville Central

1-Sam Virella

4-Tori Davis

6-Haley Nelson

7-Emily Wooten

10-Emily Sejna

14-Abbey Kerth

18-Claire Fleming



1-Kathleen Servatius

3-Ashley Letrich

10-Maeve O'Connor

11-Nicole Pinelli

12-Caitlin Sershon

14-Olivia Le Compte

19-Erin Dowdle


Live Commentary


----- Both teams are currently warming up, they'll get started at 10:15am...a state title appearance is on the line in this one.
----- The teams are in the water and waiting patiently for the referee's to signal the start of play. And here...we...go!
6'40 Swimoff win for Davis of NC; O'Connor with a steal on the perimeter; Wooten returns the favor on the other end.
6'10 NC turnover; O'Connor hits the crossbar from 2m, gets her own rebound, but Loyola can't get another scoring chance.
5'20 Servatius blocks a shot off the crossbar by Fleming from 2m and the game remains scoreless. Brilliant save!
4'50 Tightly contested game early...Pinelli forces a turnover for Loyola.
4'40 Wooten gets a steal; her pass is taken back by Pinelli on the other end and she lobs a shot over the goal from 7m.
4'10 Breakaway chance for NC denied by Dowdle, who earns a steal.
3'40 Fleming draws an ejection; Nelson's shot hits the crossbar and dies on the goalline...Servatius swats it away but right to Fleming, who connects to the left corner for a 1-0 lead!
3'10 Virella save; Wooten shoots high and wide from the right.
2'40 A Loyola turnover results in a breakaway opportunity for Davis, but Servatius pressures her into shooting over the goal from close range!
2'10 Sarah Gross draws an ejetion for Loyola, but Davis gets a steal to keep the Ramblers scoreless.
1'40 Servatius with a fine save on a quick shot by Davis.
1'20 Virella comes out of the net to earn a steal.
1'00 Fleming drives to 2m but O'Connor eventually outlasts her and gets a steal.
0'33 Dowdle misses from outside 7m late in the period.
0'10 Gross with a steal at the end of the quarter with NC ahead by a goal.


Naperville Central 1 Loyola 0


----- Looks like we are in for a low-scoring, tightly-contested battle between two quality sides this morning. Central has had a few more chances but only Fleming's rebound goal has them ahead at the end of one period.
6'40 Davis wins it for NC; Wooten finds Fleming who gets an open look at 4m but it's saved by Servatius.
6'30 Le Compte forces a turnover and Loyola goes on offense.
6'00 Letrich draws an ejection but Virella gets a save at the end of the Ramblers' possession.
5'30 Fleming's shot is tipped out by Servatius; Kerth shoots from 5m but misses to the right of the goal.
5'00 Virella wins a loose ball as Letrich got near the goal, she starts the NC counter, and Nelson scores on an outside shot to make the score 2-0.
4'31 O'Connor responds for Loyola, scoring from 2m to cut the lead in half.
4'00 Le Compte with a steal; both teams trade possessions without a solid scoring chance.
3'15 Virella with a steal; scrappy play on the other end as both teams fight for several loose balls in the Loyola end. The Ramblers eventually settle things down, win possession, and call a timeout.
2'40 Loyola timeout
2'20 Sejna with a steal; Servatius forces a turnover on the other end for Loyola.
1'40 Nelson rocks the right post with a 5m attempt, then Virella denies Le Compte on the other end.
0'45 Servatius with a save on a shot by Davis, who drove to the right post; Sejna hits the post and Dowdle makes a nice defensive play to keep Fleming from getting the rebound.
0'02 Virella with a late save and starts the counter but Servatius denies Davis once again as the half comes to an end! Big play at the end of the half from the Loyola keeper, who has helped the Ramblers stay within one goal of NC.


Naperville Central 2 Loyola 1


-----  This is it for these two teams; the winner goes to the title game so they must lay it all on the line here.
6'40 Pinelli wins the race to the ball; Letrich has the touch as she scores from 5m out, slotting her shot into the left side of the goal to tie the score at 2-2!
6'15 Loyola forces a turnover; can they build some momentum now in this half?
5'50 Steal by Nelson; save by Servatius.
5'20 NC forces a turnover and earns an ejection in transition.
5'15 Naperville Central timeout
5'00 After the timeout, Central runs a play for Sejna and she finds the right corner from 7m on top and it's 3-2 Central.
4'36 O'Connor draws an ejection, has her first shot blocked by Virella but grabs the rebound and ties the score, finding the right side of the goal to her liking.
4'22 Breakaway chance for Letrich with a defender on her back and surely she can't score from that angle BUT SHE DOES! AMAZING GOAL for the Ramblers' senior as she beat Virella to the right corner.
4'04 AWESOME REPONSE FROM KERTH, as she hits the back of the net from outside 5m even the score again at 4-4.
3'40 Servatius makes a great play to prevent a Central goal, making a save and then tossing the loose ball out of harm's way with the Redhawks converging on her goal.
3'00 Steal by Wooten on one end and she finds Nelson open on the right side; he shot goes cross-cage and in and the Redhawks lead 5-4.
2'24 O'Connor draws an ejection but hits the crossbar with her shot.
2'00 Sershon's lob shot lands on the goalline and it just won't go in as Virella gets to it to save the day!
1'34 O'Connor shoots over the net for Loyola.
1'20 Nelson assists Kerth on a goal from the right side and it's a 6-4 Central lead.
0'38 Le Compte tries a lob from the right wing but Virella catches it and clears.
0'00 Loyola gets one last chance on goal but O'Connor's lob attempt is parried away by Virella as the period ends.


Naperville Central 6 Loyola 4


...  If the last quarter is like the previous one, we could be in for a real treat in this semifinal. Loyola jumped in front before Central responded in a big way to take a two-goal lead.
6'10 Nervous start to the fourth period, as the next goal could go a long way in deciding the outcome of this game.
5'40 O'Connor with a steal and Loyola earns an ejection, can they score here and cut the lead to one? The answer is...
5'20, as Virella makes a save on a shot by Le Compte.
5'00 BRILLIANT GOAL FROM FLEMING! She fought for the entry pass at 2m, tipped the ball to herself and scored as Central goes ahead 7-4.
5'00 Loyola timeout
4'40 O'Connor snaps a shot from 5m that Virella brings down for a save.
4'20 Wooten battles two defenders on the left post, picks up a loose ball after her first attempt was batted away, and scores at 2m to give NC an 8-4 advantage.
4'05 Ejection drawn by O'Connor, but the Redhawks force a turnover.
3'20 O'Connor's backhand attempt misses and Virella sends a pass down the pool to Nelson, who calmly places the ball in the left side of the goal. 9-4 Naperville Central lead.
3'00 Servatius comes out of the goal to steal an errant pass from Virella.
2'25 Surely that must be it, as Nelson comes wide-open on the other end and Virella assists her fourth goal of the game.
1'33 Beautiful lob shot by Ellie Ansani from the right side of the pool, bringing the score to 10-5 with under two minutes to play.
0'50 Virella with a late save on Claire Sullivan's attempt.
0'00 Central forces a turnover and that will be it as Central advances to the title game to take on undefeated defending champion Fenwick at 6:30pm!


Naperville Central 10 Loyola 5




Fremd 9 Lyons 8 (3 OT)

Fenwick 11 St Ignatius 3

Loyola 7 Stevenson 6

Naperville Central 15 LWE 7



Fenwick 9 Fremd 3

Naper Central 10 Loyola 5

Fremd 10 Loyola 9

Fenwick 15 Naperville Central 5

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