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Preview Play-by-play Recap


Box Score

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1 2 3 4

 Total

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 Fenwick 4 2 2 1 9 FINAL 
 Stevenson 1 2 1 2 6

 Goals

 FEN - Collins 4, Borkovec 2, Ovalle, Wendt, Wickham

 STEV - Lowry 3, Montijo 2, McCook

 

Starting Lineups

Fenwick

1-Mackenzie Bonk

2-Mimi Romano

3-Alexa Ovalle

6-Maggie Carey

7-Haley Wickham

8-Cara Borkovec

9-Maureen Barron

11-Colleen Barron

14-Colleen Gartland

15-Nora Sweeney

17-Gena Wendt

18-Paige Kohut

21-Annie Collins

Stevenson

1-Lisa Michalowski

1A-Becky Callen

2-Brittany Gartenberg

3-Jessica Rozemberg

4-Claire Moschavas

5-Karen Lowry

6-Alexis Hummel

7-Erin McCook

8-Alex Kanaris

10-Shelby Kohalmy

11-Laura Larsen

12-Rachel Lauter

13-Karen Gao

14-Cami Haas

15-Jenna Oliver

16-Cheyenne Montijo

17-Ashley Oliver

18-Tori St John

20-Sam Petti

21-Michelle Hou

Live Commentary

QUARTER 1

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Twenty minutes until the girls' state championship will be decided; Stevenson essentially playing host to Fenwick

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Starting lineups

Fenwick: Bonk, Carey, Borkovec, C. Barron, M. Barron, Wendt, Collins

Stevenson: Michalowski, Lowry, McCook, Kohalmy, Montijo, St John, Petti

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The national anthem before a championship probably giving more than a few players goosebumps...just minutes away from the start of the 2011 state championship game!

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It's a home game for Stevenson, but the crowd looks more black than green...which could be expected considering the Fenwick boys play in the next game. The teams are getting in the water and we are about set to to crown a champion!

6:39

M. Barron wins the swimoff, Fenwick works the ball around, then Collins nails a shot from 7m!

6:29

Lowry attempts a shot on the other end that goes over the goal

6:18

Borkovec gets the ball on the right post at 2m and slots a shot into the right corner and it's 2-0 Fenwick!

6:00

Penalty for Stevenson! Montijo scores to the right of the cage and what a start to this one! 2-1 Fenwick!

5:10

Michalowski comes out of the goal for a steal, Borkovec strips her of it, Stevenson all over the place on defense but Fenwick cannot convert Stevenson dodges a bullet

4:15

M. Barron is ejected, Stevenson can tie the game, St John's pass for Lowry is short and Fenwick gets the loose ball

3:55

C. Barron tries to shoot but Michalowski is there to make a save

3:42

McCook shoots from outside but it goes wide of the cage

3:25

Collins finds Borkovec open and she connects on her second goal and Fenwick leads 3-1!

2:54

C. Barron smacks the post with a shot, gets the rebound, but Michalowski makes another save for the Patriots

2:15

Lowry tries to tip a shot in but Bonk makes a solid save

1:48

After an ejection, Wendt scores, assisted by Borkovec, and Fenwick leads 4-1!

1:25

Carey forces a turnover; Stevenson gets it back and Bonk tips Kohalmy's shot off the right post

1:00

Borkovec works her way into 2m with the ball and a strong shot is met by a strong save by Michalowski

0:30

The shot clock expires on Stevenson's next possession

0:02

Fenwick can take the last shot, but Stevenson forces a late turnover

0:00

So there you have it, an explosive start to the title game as Fenwick leads Stevenson 4-1!

 

Fenwick 4 Stevenson 1

 

QUARTER 2

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Exciting start to the game. Stevenson will need to break down the Fenwick defense or they will have a hard time keeping up with Borkovec, Collins, and company. Here we go...

6:41

Collins starts things with a lob that goes over the goal

6:30

Solid response from Stevenson senior Karen Lowry, as she scores from 7m to cut the lead to 4-2!

5:55

Another stop for the Patriots, then St John is double-teamed and the crowd really vocal in wanting a foul call

5:25

Collins with an excellent shot to the corner but Michalowski rises to stop it!

5:00

Lowry draws an ejection, but Kohalmy's shot misses and Fenwick stays ahead by two goals

4:44

Fenwick tries to work it in to Borkovec but McCook with a steal

4:20

Another Fenwick ejection, Lowry is open at 5m but Bonk denies her shot to the bottom left corner!

4:00

Borkovec feeds Collins and she notches her second goal for the Friars!

3:00

Stevenson turnover; Fenwick turnover; Lowry draws an ejection...

2:41

...but McCook's shot is blocked by Bonk, Stevenson gets it back but Bonk again! She denies McCook again!

2:02

Offensive foul called on Fenwick followed by an ejection and Stevenson calls timeout to setup a play

1:53

St John hits the crossbar but a penalty is called on C. Barron during the fight for the rebound

1:53

Montijo makes it look easy with a goal to the right corner and the Friars' lead is cut to 5-3!

1:53

Fenwick timeout

1:39

Carey's shot is just barely tipped away by Michalowski as Stevenson stays within two

1:30

Montijo's lob from 7m looks good but just barely hits the crossbar

0:48

Lowry has her pocket picked by M. Barron and Fenwick counters

0:22

After an ejection, Collins hits the crossbar from the right wing and it JUST crosses the line and it's 6-3!

0:15

Huge late goal for Fenwick...now Sweeney with a steal, and Wendt lets the clock run out as Fenwick leads by three

0:00

Stevenson would have been very happy to be down just two at the break, so that late goal by Collins was huge. Fenwick 6 Stevenson 3 at the half!

 

Fenwick 6 Stevenson 3

 

QUARTER 3

6:55

M. Barron wins the swimoff. It's inevitable at this point, I think she's 11-for-11 this weekend

6:31

Stevenson forces a turnover, but Wendt earns a steal on the other end

6:09

Fenwick turnover; Montijo drives to 2m, Wickham nearly steals her pass, the Petti's wild shot hits the crossbar and just misses...

5:51

...and the Fenwick counter results in a goal for Annie Collins, her fourth of the game!

5:20

Penalty to Stevenson, but the ball slips in Montijo's hand and she won't have a chance to score. Tough...she's been money from the spot all weekend too

4:45

After a Fenwick ejection, McCook shoots wide from the left and Carey grabs the loose ball

4:23

Michalowski forces a turnover as M. Barron tried to top Wickham's pass in

4:10

Kohalmy gets to a rebound on the left post and then HITS the left post and Stevenson nearly had a goal there!

4:10

Fenwick timeout

4:10

The Friars lead by four, but they have multiple players with two ejections and will need to avoid losing any starters

3:54

Fenwick gets an ejection and Michalowski makes a key save to keep Stevenson within four of the Friars

3:33

Montijo tries a lob from the right side that goes past the goal

3:25

Another kickout goes against Stevenson, but the Patriots defense holds up and Michalowski finishes with a save

2:40

Carey with a perimeter steal, draws an ejection on the break, but Ovalle hits the crossbar

1:47

After an ejection, Jack Wagner earns a yellow card, then McCook scores from the left side and it's 7-4!

1:30

What a response from Fenwick! Wendt picks up a loose ball, feeds Wickham, and she scores from 5m!

1:00

Stevenson draws an ejection but loses the ball right away

0:23

Fenwick turnover, then a Fenwick ejection, McCook misses from 7m and Collins gets the rebound

0:00

Neither team scores in the closing seconds as Fenwick takes an 8-4 lead into the fourth quarter

 

Fenwick 8 Stevenson 4

 

QUARTER 4

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Seven minutes left for Fenwick to hold on to a four-goal lead. If anything is going to change that, it will need to be quick for Stevenson. Wish I could bet on something like 'Maureen Barron will win this swimoff' - which she does again

6:30

Both teams can't get anything going on their first possession

6:01

Collins gets a shot off on Fenwick's second time with the ball but Michalowski makes a save

5:25

Bonk denies McCook, then Michalowski earns another save

5:00

Wickham tries a shot and Michalowski makes a key save

4:44

Lowry with a huge goal for Stevenson to cut the lead to 8-5!

4:31

Wendt has a great look but Michalowski with a big save

3:49

Lowry scores again! She connects from outside 5m to make the score 8-6!

3:21

Michalowski makes another big save!

3:00

Lowry tries a backhand from 5m and Bonk makes the save

2:33

Collins shoots over the goal from 7m out

2:10

Fenwick forces a turnover as we approach the final two minutes of the game

1:34

The Friars' defense with a stop and they can kill more time off the game clock as we near the final minute

1:00

Ovalle draws an ejection, now a second ejection on Stevenson, and Ovalle! She scores after taking a pass from Collins and Fenwick takes a 9-6 lead!

0:22

Nearly over as Bonk gets a loose ball and Fenwick can run the clock out!

0:00

Fenwick wins it 9-6! Valiant effort from Stevenson but Fenwick is the 2011 state water polo champions of Illinois!

0:00

The Friars throw head coach Jack Wagner in the water and it's time to celebrate for Fenwick!

 

Fenwick 9 Stevenson 6

 

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