THE ILLPOLO REPORT
The following is a summary of what took place during the
sixth 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
Ryan Masi (Fenwick)
Seamus Heneghan (Glenbrook South)
Shamus Shields (Lincoln-Way North)
Kellie Franke (Elk Grove)
Tammy Saowapak (Northside)
Biggest Impact Plays
Adam Pasnicki (Hoffman)
Pasnicki recorded the game-winning goal late in the fourth quarter in
Hoffman's 10-9 win over Schaumburg.
Brennan Nagorzanski (Conant)
Nagorzanski put home the game-winning goal in the final period of Conant's
7-6 victory over Fremd on Thursday.
Max Romanelli (Niles West)
Romanelli's goal with 0:44 left in regulation helped seal the Wolves' 9-8
victory over Fremd on Friday at the St Patrick Tournament.
Tony Zdanavicius (Bremen)
Zdanavicius scored the game-winner late in the fourth period of Bremen's
12-11 victory over Bradley on Friday night.
Kat Dobrowski (Wheeling)
Dobrowski scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in the final minute
of Wheeling's 6-5 conference win over Prospect on Monday night.
Samantha Padavic (New Trier)
Padavic scored the game-winning goal as time expired as New Trier defeated
Loyola 11-10 on Friday night.
Tammy Saowapak (Northside)
Saowapak netted the game-winning goal with just over one minute remaining
in regulation as Northside edged Whitney Young 8-7 on Wednesday night.
Top Goalie Performances
Matt Leffler (Niles West)
Leffler's 41 saves helped the Wolves finish 3-1 at the St Patrick
Tournament over the weekend.
Mitch Courtney (Hinsdale Central)
Courtney totaled 34 saves, 14 steals, and 8 assists to help the Red Devils
finish in second at the Naperville Tournament over the weekend.
Rob O'Brien (Stevenson)
O'Brien blocked 42 shots at the Lyons Tournament, which included a win
over St Ignatius and a draw with Oak Park. He also blocked 12 shots in the
Patriots' 11-9 victory over Lake Forest on Tuesday.
Erin Reagan (Naperville Central)
Reagan became the Redhawks' new goaltender by helping shut down the Neuqua
Valley offense on Thursday and then saving 27 shots as Central went 3-1 at
the Jenison Tourney over the weekend.
Isabelle Trier (Maine East)
Trier blocked 34 shots to help the Blue Demons earn three wins at the Elk
Grove Tournament on Saturday.
Maddy Demaret (Conant)
Demaret registered 35 saves and scored 3 goals as Conant won the Vernon
Hills Tournament on Saturday, plus she made 25 saves in Thursday night's
5-4 upset of Fremd.
The Phoenix jumped to the top of the SWSC Blue division standings and
dealt a serious blow to the Lockport's hopes for an SWSC Red crown in the
process by earning a 7-4 win over the Porters on Tuesday.
The Wolves nearly won the St Patrick Tournament after beating Fremd and
LWE in the preliminary round, getting past Brother Rice 8-7 in the next
round, before losing by one goal loss to the hosts in their final match
(Niles lost the event via tiebreaker to Brother Rice).
The Cougars handed Fremd a 5-4 loss in a conference game on Thursday,
which will have a lasting effect on the MSL West race as the teams
approach their final three games on divisional play in the next two weeks.
News and Notes
On the Road Again
Fenwick and DeLaSalle went to Missouri and finished in second and tenth
respectively. Naperville Central took third place at the Jenison
Tournament in Michigan, only losing once to The Wolverine State's
top-ranked team in triple overtime.
Still Waiting for the IHSA
The IHSA has yet to announce the brackets for this year's state
tournament, the eighth and final sectional host, or made any changes to
the sectional assignments. Seeding will be determined by Thursday after
the coaches submit their votes on that same afternoon.
Eric Curia (Naperville North)
Kevin Tunney (Sandburg)
Angie Skittone/Carmen Rosas/Maddy Demaret (Conant)
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