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Saturday, April 4 (Update #1)

By Aaron Brown

Saturday, April 4, 2009 9:00pm



Riverside-Brookfield 18 Morgan Park 15

Robby Lebeau scored 8 goals to lead Riverside-Brookfield to an 18-15 victory over Morgan Park. Denzell Blackmon and Zach Wenner each totaled 6 goals in the loss for Morgan Park.


Lincoln-Way East 17 Loyola 10

Karl Zoellick recorded 11 goals to lead Lincoln-Way East to a 17-10 win over Loyola on Saturday, giving the Griffins a chance to claim the St Patrick's Tournament against the hosts later this afternoon. Charlie Shaw scored 3 goals and TJ Considine scored 2 times in the loss for the Ramblers.


St Patrick Tournament Results

1st - St Patrick

2nd - Lincoln-Way East

3rd- Loyola

4th - Brother Rice

5th - Evanston

6th - Homewood-Flossmoor

7th - Waubonsie

7th - Young

9th - Libertyville



Mundelein 3 Stevenson 2

Alice Denny scored 2 times to lead Mundelein to a 3-2 victory over Stevenson on Saturday morning at the Fenwick Tournament. The Mustangs advanced to the 9th place game, where they will take on Evanston.


Lincoln-Way East Tournament

Lincoln-Way Central knocked off host Lincoln-Way East 9-6 to claim the LWE Tournament title on Saturday afternoon. The Knights' Sarah Hanly led the team to the win with 4 goals, while Anna Whyte also scored 2 times for LWC. The goalie tandem of Sam Marotta and Kelsey Martiniak combined to stop 17 shots in the victory. The Knights also beat Andrew 12-6 and Richards 18-11 on Friday night to advance to the title game. Jessica Piry scored 5 goals in the win over Andrew, while Stacy Wymer led the team with 6 goals in the victory over Richards. Goalie Sam Marotta totaled 25 saves for the Knights over the weekend. Andrew beat R-B in the third place game 11-9, while Richards defeated Lincoln-Way North 9-2 in the fifth place game.


Final Tournament Standings

1st - Lincoln-Way Central

2nd - Lincoln-Way East

3rd - Andrew

4th - Riverside-Brookfield

5th - Richards

6th - Lincoln-Way North


Fenwick Tournament

Fenwick emerged from their own tournament with a 4-0 record, earning wins over Mother McAuley and previously undefeated St Ignatius on Saturday, to claim the Mike Murphy Tournament title over the weekend. The Friars beat St Ignatius 10-2 in the championship game and defeated McAuley 8-1 in the semifinals. Earlier in the week, they also knocked off New Trier and H-F. St Ignatius finished in second place, earning a key win in the semifinals over previously undefeated Lyons 8-3. The Lions claimed a third place spot, ending the tournament with a 3-1 mark and  a 6-5 win over McAuley...Megan McNichols scored the game-winning goal in the final seconds to give LT the win. Loyola knocked off New Trier 9-4 in the fifth place game, as Ashley Letrich and Maeve O'Connor each netted 3 goals in the victory.


Final Tournament Standings

1st - Fenwick

2nd - St Ignatius

3rd - Lyons

4th - Mother McAuley

5th - Loyola

6th - New Trier

7th - Neuqua Valley

7th - Boone (FL)

9th - Mundelein

10th - Evanston

11th - Stevenson

12th - Homewood-Flossmoor



Friday, April 3 (Update #1)

By Aaron Brown

Friday, April 3, 2009 11:55pm



Loyola 11 Homewood-Flossmoor 10

Liam Byrne led the Ramblers with 4 goals as they beat Homewood-Flossmoor 11-10 in first-round action at the St Patrick Tournament.


St Patrick Tournament

With two opening-round games remaining to be played on Saturday morning, the field is nearly set for the championship round at the St Patrick Tournament on Saturday. In the host's bracket, St Patrick lost to Evanston 6-4 in the day's first game, bounced back to beat Young 9-6 later in the night, and advanced to the first place bracket by allowing the least amount of goals compared to their two opponents. Evanston earned the win of the Shamrocks but lost to Young 12-11 in a shootout after the teams finished tied at 8-8 at the end of regulation. The Wildkits will play in the second place bracket, while Young falls to the third place bracket. In other action, Loyola beat H-F 11-10 and will look to knock off Libertyville on Saturday morning for a chance to advance to the first place bracket. Brother Rice could also advance to the top level of competition if they can beat Lincoln-Way East in the morning's other game. The Crusaders defeated Waubonsie Valley 12-11, while the Warriors knocked off Lincoln-Way East 10-8 in Friday night's late game.



Andrew 21 Richards 4

Gina Cavato scored 5 goals and Leah McCarthy and Katie Fischer each added 3 scores as Andrew defeated Richards 21-4 at the Lincoln-Way East Tournament on Friday afternoon.


Fenwick Tournament

The second round of competition is set for Saturday morning after two days and 12 games are in the book at the Fenwick Tournament. Fenwick, Mother McAuley, St Ignatius, and Lyons all emerged with 2-0 records and will play in the tournament's semifinal round tomorrow beginning at 10:20am. Fenwick will play Mother McAuley in a rematch of the 2008 state finals, while St Ignatius faces Lyons in the biggest test of the season for both teams (St Ignatius is currently 9-0; Lyons enters the game with a 12-0 record). In the 5th-8th place bracket, New Trier will face Neuqua Valley and Loyola takes on Boone (FL), with the winners and losers facing each other in the final round. All four teams come into their games with a 1-1 record at the tournament. In the 9th-12th place bracket, H-F faces Evanston and Stevenson battles rival Mundelein.



Thursday, April 2 (Update #1)

By Aaron Brown

Thursday, April 2, 2009 9:20pm



Schaumburg 16 Barrington 6

Chris Corbett and Brandon Kase both totaled 5 goals and Neal Salemi made 13 saves and added 4 steals as the Saxons beat Barrington 16-6 and claimed the MSL West lead on Thursday night. Mike Kehoe added 2 goals and 6 assists in the win for Schaumburg. Mike Byron led the Broncos with 3 scores in the loss.


Fremd 13 Hoffman Estates 4

Evan Ruggiero scored 6 goals, Zach Vandelogt added 3 scores, and Ray Raff chipped in with 2 goals as Fremd knocked off Hoffman Estates 13-4.


Buffalo Grove 17 Wheeling 4

Matt Block, Brad Lotzer, and Dan Striev each recorded 3 goals to lead Buffalo Grove to a 17-4 victory over Wheeling on Thursday evening.


Latin 19 St Rita 8

Jacob Himmel scored 8 goals and Eddie Wickes added 5 scores to lead Latin to a 19-8 victory over St Rita.



Fremd 20 Hoffman Estates 4

Erika Lauraitis recorded 5 goals and 5 assists, Allison McCarthy added 4 scores, and both Katie French and Kristina D'Andrea tallied 3 scores as Fremd defeated Hoffman Estates 20-4. Michelle Allen scored 3 goals to lead the Hawks in the losing effort.


Lockport 14 Stagg 9

Jackie Bart totaled 8 goals and Maggie Knowles added 5 scores and 8 assists to lead Lockport to a 14-9 win over Stagg.


Northside 16 Maine East 6

Kelly Buchanan scored 6 goals and Monica Pinkus scored 4 goals and added 4 assists in Northside's 16-6 win over Maine East. Mary Jean Potamites also scored 2 goals and added 3 assists, while goalie Cecile Franke recorded 9 saves and 3 steals in the win. Natalia Bialecka scored all 6 goals for Maine East in the loss.


Sandburg 15 Andrew 7

Lori Dasher and Melanie Czerwinski each tallied 4 goals as Sandburg defeated Andrew 15-7 on Thursday. Alex Bielski also scored 3 times in the win for the Eagles. Ashley Stromberg and Kelly Baumgartner each scored 2 times in the loss for the T-Bolts.


Wheeling 11 Buffalo Grove 1

Amy Wilson led Wheeling with 7 goals in their 11-1 win over Buffalo Grove in the MSL East contest on Thursday.


Lincoln-Way East 12 Lincoln-Way North 3

Kara Nowakowski and Laura Cempel both scored 3 goals to lead the Griffins to a 12-3 victory over Lincoln-Way North.



Wednesday, April 1 (Update #1)

By Aaron Brown

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:20pm



Homewood-Flossmoor 14 Latin 10

The Vikings came from behind to top Latin 14-10 on Wednesday night, using a 9-2 second half run to earn the victory. Russell Maanum led H-F with 8 goals and Shay Banton added 5 scores in the win, while goalie Neal Zoellick recorded 10 saves. Jacob Himmel tallied 5 goals and AJ Galainena scored 4 times for the Romans in the loss.


Morgan Park 18 Bremen 15

Denzell Blackmon recorded 6 goals to help lift Morgan Park to an 18-15 victory over Bremen in nonconference action on Wednesday night.


New Trier 14 Prospect 3

Ben Varick led the Trevians with 4 goals, while Bill Farmer added 3 scores and Konrad VanMoltke and Mike Maley each added 2 scores in New Trier's 14-3 win over Prospect.


St Rita 19 Mt Carmel 9

Mitch Condon scored 6 goals to lead the Mustangs to a 19-9 victory over Mt Carmel.


St Ignatius 12 Loyola 7

Brendan Moore and Garrett Mulchrone each totaled 4 goals and Giovanni Wrobel added 3 scores as the Wolfpack defeated Loyola 12-7 on Wednesday night. Alex Gestevich also recorded 9 saves in the win for St Ignatius. Charlie Shaw and Frank Toops both scored 2 times in the loss for the Ramblers.



Fenwick 17 Resurrection 3

Katie Tynan and Wella Huening each scored 3 goals to lead Fenwick to a 17-3 victory over Resurrection in the Catholic League on Wednesday.


St Ignatius 9 Loyola 2

Lydia Ridgeway scored 5 goals and Kate Stelnicki added 2 scores as St Ignatius beat Loyola 9-2 on Wednesday evening. Ashley Letrich scored both goals for the Ramblers in the loss.



Tuesday, March 31 (Update #2)

By Aaron Brown

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 10:05pm



Sandburg 10 Lockport 4

Cody Siemeck recorded 8 goals to lead Sandburg to a 10-4 win over Lockport in the SWSC contest on Tuesday. Kirk Heitman and Ryan Mann combined to stop 14 shots in goal for the Eagles.


Lincoln-Way Central 22 Lincoln-Way North 11

Joe Caffarini scored 6 goals and Eric Hosty added 5 goals in Lincoln-Way Central's 22-11 victory over Lincoln-Way North.


Schaumburg 21 Fremd 3

Brandon Kase scored 7 goals (4 assists, 9 steals) and Chris Corbett added 5 scores (5 assists, 7 steals) in Schaumburg's 21-3 win over Fremd in the Mid-Suburban League West matchup on Tuesday.


Conant 10 Hoffman 8

Cougars goalie Tony Passaro held Hoffman scoreless in the first half and Conant hung on for a 10-8 win over rival Hoffman Estates on Tuesday.


Barrington 11 Palatine 8

Mike Byron tallied 5 goals and David Poetz added 3 scores as the Broncos knocked off Palatine 11-8.


Richards 14 Shepard 6

Marty Uzzardo scored 8 times and Tim Wodarski stopped 12 shots in Richards' 14-6 victory over Shepard.


Wheeling 4 Hersey 3

Daniel Kubeck scored 3 goals and goalie Shane McDade made 14 saves to lead Wheeling to a 4-3 victory over Hersey.



Homewood-Flossmoor 15 Bradley 5

Maya Holst totaled 6 goals and Michelle Mayer scored 5 times as H-F defeated Bradley 15-5 on Tuesday. Rebecca Matthews tallied 2 wins for the Vikings in the win. Elizabeth Forbes led the Braves with 4 goals in the loss.


Fremd 20 Schaumburg 6

Allison McCarthy scored 10 goals and Erika Lauraitis added 9 scores to lead Fremd to a 20-6 win over Schaumburg in the MSL West matchup on Tuesday. Nicole Mundie led the Saxons with 5 goals in the losing effort.


Buffalo Grove 9 Rolling Meadows 0

Angela Rodriguez recorded 4 goals and goalie Jessica Lundin earned a shutout as Buffalo Grove beat Rolling Meadows 9-0 in the MSL East on Tuesday night.


Lincoln-Way Central 19 Lincoln-Way North 1

Anna Whyte and Sarah Hanly both recorded 4 goals and Jessica Piry, Jessica Graf, and Lauren Dundek each added 2 scores apiece in the Knights' 19-1 triumph over Lincoln-Way North.


New Trier 9 Northside 2

Sophia Palmer scored 5 goals and Ryanne O'Donnell added 3 scores in New Trier's 9-2 win over Northside on Tuesday. Monica Pinkus and Megan Gillespie each scored once in the loss for NSP.


Sandburg 12 Lockport 8

The Eagles raced out to a 9-1 lead en route to a 12-8 win over Lockport on Tuesday. Alyssa Turza scored 6 goals to lead Sandburg, while Melanie Czerwinski added 2 scores in the win.


Wheeling 7 Hersey 5

Amy Wilson scored 3 goals, Liseli Baich added 2 scores, and Christa Khatcherian put the game away with a backhand goal in the final quarter as Wheeling defeated Hersey 7-5 to claim the MSL East lead. Meg Nolan scored 4 times in the loss for Hersey.


Lyons 11 Mother McAuley 6

The Lions grabbed a 6-2 halftime lead and held off Mother McAuley in the second half to win the nonconference matchup 11-6 on Tuesday night. Allie Grimes scored 4 goals and Kirby Kaptur added 3 scores in the win for LT, while goalie Emily Bornhoff earned the win with 9 total saves in the net. Molly O'Connell tallied 3 goals and Yuri Chavez added 2 scores in the loss for the Macs.


Lincoln-Way East 12 Stagg 4

Mary Reilly scored 4 goals, Laura Ralph scored twice, and Maude Kingsbury scored 2 goals and recorded 6 saves in the net to help lead Lincoln-Way East to a 12-4 win over Stagg. Corrine Stoffel scored 2 times in the loss for the Chargers.


Richards 10 Shepard 6

Caitlin Flood scored 4 goals and Lindsay McCool added 2 scores as Richards beat Shepard 10-6 on Tuesday.


Tuesday, March 31 (Update #1)

By Aaron Brown

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 12:05am


Boys Sectional Analysis

Check out our boys' sectional analysis, based on the IHSA's sectional assignments that were revealed on Monday.


Girls Sectional Analysis

Check out our girls' sectional analysis; find out who plays where and who the likely top teams at each location.


Also, see yesterday's post:


Sectional Assignments Released By IHSA






Monday, March 30 (Update #2)

By Aaron Brown

Monday, March 30, 2009 10:15pm



Buffalo Grove 9 Highland Park 6

Brad Lotzer scored 4 goals and Matt Block and Ian Rodriguez each tallied 2 scores as the Bison defeated the Giants 9-6 on Monday night. Matt Cooney also scored once in the win for BG, while goalie Dan Schmitz made 12 saves.


Andrew 19 Bremen 7

Marius Malkevicius tallied 5 goals and Tony Marino added 4 scores in Andrew's 19-7 victory over Bremen.


Fenwick 24 Schaumburg 5

Brian Barron scored 6 goals and Johnny Osborne totaled 5 scores to lead Fenwick to a 24-5 win over Schaumburg. The Friars improved to 10-0 on the season, while the Saxons dropped to 14-2 this year.



Bremen 13 Andrew 7

Cassie Jo MIller and Emma Martinus both scored 4 goals and Julie Velcich recorded 14 saves in Bremen's 13-7 victory over Andrew.


Prospect 10 Elk Grove 0

Giovannina Penze recorded 6 saves in a 10-0 shutout win over Elk Grove; Meg Dix also scored 4 goals to lead the Knights to the victory.


Monday, March 30 (Update #1)

By Aaron Brown

Monday, March 30, 2009 6:45pm


Sectional Assignments Released By IHSA





Sunday, March 29 (Update #2)

By Aaron Brown

Sunday, March 29, 2009 2:30am


Recent updates:

The Illpolo Report - Summary of the third week of the season

The Starting VII - Preview of the fourth week of the season

Super Ballers

Ballers of the Week

Poolside w/Chris Fetterman


Sunday, March 29 (Update #1)

By Aaron Brown

Sunday, March 29, 2009 2:20am


The rankings after the third week of the season have been updated:


Top 25 Rankings






Week 3 Updates


Check out the complete Week 3 Updates from the 2009 water polo season.




Week 2 Updates


Check out the complete Week 2 Updates from the 2009 water polo season.




Week 1 Updates


Check out the complete Week 1 Updates from the 2009 water polo season.




Donations Needed To Support

By Aaron Brown

Sunday, February 21, 2009 9:55am


PLAINFIELD, IL I need your help! My mission is to ensure that the sport gets the proper coverage that these boys and girls deserve, starting with this web site and hopefully moving towards the newspapers. I will do everything I can to make this happen, but if I could get some assistance I would be greatly appreciative.


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