Week 11 Super Ballers
- 'State Tournament' Edition
Dan Francisco (Fenwick)
The Fenwick goalkeeper made 17 saves and did his best
to make things extremely difficult for Naperville Central in an 11-8 title
game win on Saturday night. He made a huge save in to deny a goal in the
second minute of the game, blocked a penalty shot chance later in the
first period, and stopped a shot from point-blank range late in the
opening period to help the Friars go into halftime with a 4-1 lead. He
also earned wins over Catholic League rivals Brother Rice and St Ignatius
at the state tournament.
Matt Farmer/John Osborne/Will Rigali (Fenwick)
Farmer recorded 13 goals, Rigali registered 10 goals,
and Osborne totaled 6 scores in the three Fenwick victories that led them
to their seventh straight title.
In Thursday night's quarterfinal win over rival Brother
Rice, Farmer scored two goals during a 3-0 run that gave the Friars a lead
they would never relinquish to the Crusaders, while Osborne drew a key
ejection that led to a goal by DJ Gallo in the fourth quarter that helped
Fenwick earn a 10-8 win.
Farmer and Rigali combined to score 10 goals in the
Friars' 16-8 semifinal win over St Ignatius.
In the title game, Osborne broke a 6-6 tie with a sweep
shot from 2m, then assisted Ted Herbstritt on a breakaway goal at the end
of the third period to give Fenwick an 8-6 lead.
Farmer took over in the final period, scoring on a
backhand from 4m, a penalty shot, and on a lob shot late in the final
period to clinch the win for the Friars
Lyons' Starting Lineup (Lyons)
The 2010 Lions served as the perfect example of 'the team concept' at the
state tournament, as every player pitched in to lead the team to their
first-ever IHSA state title win over the weekend.
Katelyn Jacobs scored 8 goals, including the first goal in extra time in a
7-6 overtime win over Naperville Central in Saturday's semifinal game.
Kirby Kaptur tallied 7 goals over the weekend, scoring 3 times in the 13-8
title game win over St Ignatius and adding 3 more scores in Friday night's
11-3 triumph over New Trier.
Lizzy Kosin scored 6 times in the three games, senior Erika Ronning led
the team in scoring with 4 goals in the title game win, and senior leader
Allie Grimes scored 3 goals in their quarterfinal game win over New Trier.
Adriana Hoak also chipped in with 2 goals while handling the swim-off
duties for the Lions.
Goaltender Grace Trilla maintained her perfect record for the 2010 season,
allowing less than 6 goals per game at the state tournament.