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THE ILLPOLO REPORT

Week 3

 

The following is a summary of what took place during the third week of the season. This is not a complete list and we can only include a few people in this summary, but the purpose is to recognize a few of the best performances from each week.

 

Players To Watch

BOYS

Connor Black (Mundelein)

John Adams (Foreman)

Juan Laboy (Von Steuben)

 

GIRLS

Claire Bultema (STC North)

Erin McCook (Stevenson) 

Nayeli Langarica (Young)

For a complete description, see Players to Watch: Volume III

 

Biggest Impact

BOYS

Antonio Reyes (Juarez)

Reyes scored the game-winning goal in overtime and scored 3 times in the extra session to lead Juarez to a 12-11 victory over Von Steuben on Saturday.

 

Justin Behrens (Palatine)

Behrens scored the game-tying goal in overtime and then tallied the game-winning score in sudden death to lead the Pirates to a 9-8 win over Wheeling on Thursday.

For a complete description, see Super Ballers 3

 

GIRLS

Alex White (Waubonsie Valley)

White provided the game-winner in the last minute of WV's 8-7 win over Naperville North. She also tallied 2 goals in the win for the Warriors.

 

Lizzy Kosin (Lyons)

Kosin scored 9 goals to lead the Lions in scoring in wins over #9 Stevenson, #13 Evanston, and #15 Waubonsie on Saturday at the Lyons Tournament.

For a complete description, see Super Ballers 3

 

Top Goalie Performances

BOYS

Dan Sommerfeld (Palatine)

The Pirates' goalie made 20 saves in a 9-8 victory over Wheeling in sudden death overtime on Thursday.

 

Robbie O'Connor (Loyola)

O'Connor totaled 12 saves in Loyola's 12-8 victory over New Trier last week.

 

Tom Meyer (Glenbrook South)

Meyer recorded 14 saves to help the Titans beat Loyola 9-8 on Tuesday.

 

GIRLS

Emily Tylka (Mundelein)

The Mustangs' goaltender stopped 13 shots in a 5-4 victory over Stevenson and totaled 12 saves, including three stops on breakaway opportunities, as Mundelein beat GBS 14-5.

 

Kristina Alexander/Meredith O'Brien (Loyola)

Alexander and O'Brien combined to provide the Ramblers with their first shutout in five years when they beat Boone 6-0 in Florida on Monday.

 

Biggest Surprises

BOYS

Maine East Surprises Evanston

The Blue Demons 13-12 win over Evanston in CSL play is their first-ever over the Wildkits and shows how much the team has improved in 2011.

 

Maine South Tops York

The Hawks improved to an impressive 9-2 record after beating York on Tuesday night.

 

GIRLS

Metea Valley Showing Positive Signs

The first year program already has three wins, while an 8-7 loss to Neuqua Valley and a 7-5 loss to Andrew shows that they can compete with several well-established teams.

 

News and Notes

Spring Break Still Lingers

The schedule is relatively light this week, especially on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; there are also only two tournaments next weekend, as several schools are not in session due to Spring Break.

 

Super Ballers

BOYS

Antonio Reyes (Juarez)

Justin Behrens (Palatine)

 

GIRLS

Lizzy Kosin (Lyons)

Week 3 Super Ballers Information

 

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