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THE ILLPOLO REPORT

Week 2

 

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

Aly Ahmed (Conant)

Tony Romo (Whitney Young)

 

GIRLS

Kaela Codo (Naperville Central)

Rebecca Dabrowski (McHenry)

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

 

Biggest Impact Plays

BOYS

Mitchell Sokolsky (Stevenson)

Sokolsky's late goal proved to be the game-winner as the Patriots held off Loyola 8-7 on Tuesday.

 

Mike Tamulonis (Andrew)

Tamulonis scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in a 13-12 triumph over STC East on Saturday.

 

Paul Vysotsky (Mundelein)

Vysotsky's goal with two seconds left in regulation sent Mundelein's game with Hoffman to overtime, which the Mustangs eventually won 12-11.

 

Tom Dowling (St Ignatius)

Dowling's goal with seven seconds left in regulation helped the Wolfpack stun Brother Rice 11-10 on Monday night. He outdid himself two days later by scoring the game-winner in overtime in SICP's 7-6 victory over St Patrick.

 

GIRLS

Katie Appell (Oak Park)

Appell scored the game-winning goal and added an extra score to lift the Huskies past York 12-10 on Monday night.

 

Megan Hofer (Andrew)

Hofer spearheaded the T-Bolts late rally that sent their game with Whitney Young to overtime, then scored the game-winning goal in a 7-5 win on Tuesday.

 

Top Goalie Performances

BOYS

Collin Bawolek (STC North)

The North Stars' goalie allowed just one goal and stopped 12 shots in a 5-1 win over Schaumburg and made 12 saves to help North clinch third-place in Saturday's draw with Oakville. Bawolek also made three key saves in the closing minutes of the team's 10-9 win over Waubonsie Valley on Tuesday.

 

John Goetz (Lockport)

Goetz made 41 saves to help the Porters finish 3-0 at the Hinsdale South Tournament; Lockport beat Andrew, STC East, and the hosts to remain undefeated in 2013.

 

GIRLS

Amber Forbes (Bradley)

The Boilers' goalkeeper made total 43 saves in wins over Bremen, Hinsdale South, and Morton to help her team win the Bremen Tournament over the weekend.

 

Anna Shirer (H-F)

Shirer blocked 41 shots and helped the Vikings earn wins over Mundelein and STC East in a third-place finish at the Naperville Central Tournament. Her defense has been vital in keeping H-F in games so far this season.

 

Hannah Horsfall (STC North)

The North Stars' goaltender denied 33 shots to help lead her team on the defensive end as they won their own event on Saturday. She allowed just 9 goals in the three-game set.

 

Meredith O'Brien (Loyola)

O'Brien saved 35 shots and blocked 4 penalty attempts to help the Ramblers win the Naperville North Tournament with wins over the hosts, Neuqua Valley, and R-B.

 

Biggest Surprises

BOYS

Lincoln-Way Central

The Knights have quickly turned things around in 2013, as evidenced by Saturday's wins over both Lincoln-Way North and Schaumburg. LWC went just 1-24 last season.

 

St Viator

The Lions quadrupled last season's overall win total at the Evanston Tournament over the weekend by beating GBN, Bremen, McHenry, and the hosts.

 

GIRLS

Bradley

The Boilers earned impressive wins over Bremen, Morton, and Hinsdale South to win the Bremen Tournament over the weekend.

 

News and Notes

IHSA Announces Sectional Hosts

Earlier in the week, the IHSA announced seven of the eight sectional hosts, with one location deemed "TBA". Keep an eye out for the eighth and final location within the next two weeks.

 

Fenwick Reigns Superior In Week #2

The Fenwick boys' team beat defending champions Lyons 6-5 on Saturday to win their own tournament. The Fenwick girls' team upended second-ranked Mother McAuley 5-3 on Wednesday night to remain this year's favorites to win the state title.

 

Super Ballers

BOYS

Matt Bresnahan (Fenwick)

Matt Farmer (Fenwick)

 

GIRLS

Nicole Guyett (STC North)

Sarah Stern (STC North)

For a complete description, see Week 2 Super Ballers Information

 

 

 

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