The following is a summary of what took place during the
first 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.
Lopez is pictured above scoring the game-winning goal in sudden-death overtime
as St Rita defeated DeLaSalle 7-6.
Simon Shatinsky (Neuqua Valley)
Shatinsky's backhand goal in the final minute helped the Wildcats edge
Waubonsie Valley 9-8 on Saturday.
Zach Zdanavicius (Bremen)
The Bremen sophomore scored with four seconds left to give the Silver
Snakes a 13-12 victory over LWC.
Nya Wilkins (Whitney Young)
Wilkins blocked a shot and scored from her own end at the end of overtime
to give the Dolphins a 6-5 win over Wheeling on Saturday at the Stevenson
Top Goalie Performances
Robbie O'Brien (Stevenson)
O'Brien blocked a Fremd breakaway chance at the end of regulation in Stevenson's
eventual overtime win over the Vikings on Saturday. He totaled 39 saves in three
wins as the Patriots won their own event.
Jessica Fox (Naperville Central)
Fox recorded two shutouts in her first week as the starting goaltender for
the Redhawks, who started the season with a perfect 5-0 record.
Kelly Pender (Lincoln-Way North)
The Phoenix goaltender allowed six goals in three games and made 29 saves as Lincoln-Way
North won the Hinsdale Central Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
The Pirates' rebuilding process is complete as they looked impressive over
the weekend in finishing tied for second place with last year's state
tournament runner-up, Loyola.
The Fillies edged Stevenson by one goal in the first game of the Patriots'
own tournament on Saturday morning en route to winning the event with a
News and Notes
Timid Opening Week
Just over half of the 170 water polo teams have gotten their first game
under their respective belts; look for a handful of teams to make their
2013 season debut during Week 2.
Excess snow forced the cancellation of most area schools and left all but
one of the 20 games on Tuesday's schedule either postponed or cancelled.
It also forced most teams to miss a day of practice.