Quarterfinal #1: St Ignatius 16 Schaumburg 6
LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - St Ignatius had too much
firepower for Schaumburg as they earned a 16-6 victory over the Saxons
in the first state quarterfinal game on Friday night. Kevin Barth and
Mark Alvarado each scored 4 times and Jaime Juarez scored 3 goals in the
Wolfpack's win, which moves them into the semifinal round to take on
either McHenry or Loyola.
The Wolfpack started the game with a
methodical 5-0 run, starting with a goal in the opening minute from
Barth and culminating with the first of three goals from Juarez with
just under three minutes left in the first period. Randy Carr got the
Saxons on the board with a rebound goal, but Alvarado's goal from
two-meters out gave Ignatius a 6-1 lead. Carr added his second goal of
the period to trim the lead to 6-2 heading into the second quarter.
The teams traded goals to start the period,
with Alvarado scoring on the first play of the period and Schaumburg's
Mike Gergen scoring a neat goal from the left post early in the quarter.
But foul trouble plagued the Saxons' leading scorer, as Gergen picked up
his third ejection shortly after his only goal of the game, limiting the
options for Schaumburg's offense the rest of the way. Brayden Amendola
and Jaurez each scored consecutive goals for the Wolfpack to give head
coach Brian Drumm's squad a 9-3 cushion nearing halftime. Saxons' sub
Justin Chen scored two straight goals to trim the advantage to 9-5 late
in the half, but Alvarado scored before the break to put Ignatius ahead
10-5 at halftime.
The third quarter belonged to the Wolfpack,
as they put together a 4-0 run to boost their advantage to 14-5. The
teams traded goals early in the fourth quarter before Tom Maloney put
the icing on the cake with a shorthanded goal late in the final period.
Amendola and Maloney both added 2 goals for
Ignatius, while Paul Bouschlicher also scored one time for the Wolfpack.
Carr led Schaumburg with 3 scores, while Chen tallied 2 goals, and
Gergen scored once.