THE ILLPOLO REPORT
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
Aly Ahmed (Conant)
Tony Romo (Whitney Young)
Kaela Codo (Naperville Central)
Rebecca Dabrowski (McHenry)
For a complete description, see
Players to Watch:
Biggest Impact Plays
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
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
Top Goalie Performances
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.
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
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.
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.
The Lions quadrupled last season's overall win total at the Evanston
over the weekend
by beating GBN, Bremen, McHenry, and the hosts.
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
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.
Matt Bresnahan (Fenwick)
Matt Farmer (Fenwick)
Nicole Guyett (STC North)
Sarah Stern (STC North)
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Week 2 Super Ballers
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