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THE ILLPOLO REPORT

Week 5

 

The following is a summary of what took place during the fifth 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

Brandon Luke (Schaumburg)

Jakub Sierzputowski (Mundelein)

 

GIRLS

Colleen Barron (Fenwick)

Lisa Echeverria (Northside)

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

 

Biggest Impact

BOYS

Kenny Witt (Lincoln-Way North)

Witt scored the game-winning goal in LWN's 10-9 victory over Lincoln-Way East on Tuesday night.

 

Erik Niemeier (Sandburg)

Niemeier helped the Eagles finish with a 7-0 record during Week 5, totaling 23 goals throughout the week and drawing 17 ejections at the Naperville North Tournament.

 

Luke Dobben/Shay Banton (H-F)

The Vikings' duo combined to score 33 goals and led H-F to the St Patrick Tournament title with wins over Brother Rice, Evanston, LWE, and Loyola.

For a complete description, see Super Ballers 5

 

GIRLS

Stephanie Fernandez (St Ignatius)

Fernandez was the leading scorer at the Fenwick Tourney, scoring 18 goals to help lift St Ignatius to a 3-1 record at the event.

 

Cara Borkovec/Gena Wendt (Fenwick)

Borkovec and Wendt combined to score 13 goals to help Fenwick win their own tournament with wins over Loyola, Mundelein, H-F, and St Thomas.

For a complete description, see Super Ballers 5

 

Top Goalie Performances

BOYS

Jacob Bodnar (H-F)

Bodnar allowed just 15 goals as the Vikings won the St Patrick Tournament by beating Brother Rice, Evanston, Loyola, and LWE.

 

GIRLS

Mackenzie Bonk (Fenwick)

Bonk spearheaded a Friars' defense that allowed just 17 goals in four games at their own tournament, which they won with wins over H-F, Loyola, Mundelein, and St Thomas.

 

Biggest Surprises

BOYS

Loyola Stuns Ignatius

The Ramblers put an exclamation point on their midseason surge with an 11-10 win over #3 St Ignatius on Wednesday.

 

GIRLS

Andrew Upsets Sandburg

Kelly Baumgartner and Leah McCarthy helped lead Andrew to an 11-10 comeback win over #11 Sandburg this week. The T-Bolts trailed 7-5 in the second half before making a late run to earn the upset over the Eagles.

 

McAuley Defeats Lyons at Fenwick Tournament

The Mighty Macs handed Lyons their first loss since 2009 in a 7-6 thriller in the first game of the day on Saturday at the Fenwick Tournament.

 

News and Notes

Loaded Tournament Schedule

There were nine tournaments on the docket last weekend, but Week 6 sees thirteen events on the calendar for this coming Friday and Saturday.

 

Teams Head Elsewhere For Competition

Fenwick and Stagg both travel to Missouri to play in the DeSmet Tournament on the boys' side, while Naperville Central's girls will look to stay perfect in 2011 when they head to Michigan to play in the Jenison Tournament.

 

Super Ballers

BOYS

Erik Niemeier (Sandburg)

Luke Dobben (H-F)

Shay Banton (H-F)

 

GIRLS

Cara Borkovec (Fenwick)

Gena Wendt (Fenwick)

 

Week 5 Super Ballers Information

 

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