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THE ILLPOLO REPORT

Week 9

 

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

Alex Kapecki (Stevenson)

 

GIRLS

Kennedy Baldwin (Whitney Young)

 

Biggest Impact Plays

BOYS

Kyle Strobel (Loyola)

Strobel made a key steal in the final thirty seconds of the Ramblers' 10-9 victory over Brother Rice in the semifinals of the Catholic League playoffs.

 

Robby Liberman (Glenbrook North)

Liberman's fourth quarter goal proved to the game-winner for the Spartans in their 10-9 upset win over Niles West.

 

GIRLS

Becky Insalaco (St Ignatius)

Insalaco scored the game-winner in the final minute of the Wolfpack's 9-8 win over Fenwick in the MCAC semifinals.

 

Katie Appell (Oak Park)

Appell provided the game-winning goal in the final minute as the Huskies got past Marian 6-5 on Wednesday night.

 

Melissa Gartenberg (Stevenson)

Gartenberg's goal in sudden-death overtime propelled the Patriots to a 10-9 victory over LWC on Saturday.

 

Top Goalie Performances

BOYS

Kyle Strobel (Loyola)

Strobel recorded 28 saves as the Ramblers beat Brother Rice, Fenwick, and St Rita to win the MCAC title.

 

Matt Prestinario (Naperville Central)

Prestinario blocked 35 shots on Saturday to help Central win the Stevenson Tournament with victories over the hosts, LWC, and Neuqua Valley.

 

John Goetz (Lockport)

Goetz totaled 40 saves to help the Porters go 3-0 in Week 9 with wins over LWC, Neuqua Valley, and Sandburg.

 

GIRLS

Alona King (Sandburg)

The Eagles' goalkeeper made 48 saves in wins over H-F, Lincoln-Way Central, Lockport, and Neuqua Valley as the team also clinched a share of the SWSC Blue division title.

 

Hannah Caywood (New Trier)

Caywood earned a shutout and allowed just 11 goals in three games as New Trier win the CSL Tournament. She totaled 15 saves in an 8-6 title game victory and also gave up just 4 goals earlier in the week as New Trier defeated Naperville North 6-4.

 

Biggest Surprises

BOYS

Loyola

The Ramblers claimed their first MCAC title since 1978 by beating Fenwick 7-5 in the Catholic League finals.

 

GIRLS

Glenbrook North

The Spartans put together an impressive late-season win streak in 2013, capped off by an 8-7 upset of Maine East in the CSL quarterfinals.

 

Whitney Young

The Dolphins finally put things together to beat Lane 6-5 to win the CPS title with an incredible weekend performance.

 

News and Notes

Sectional Playoffs Begin

The postseason has finally arrived, with two days of play-in games, two days of quarterfinals, one action packed night of semifinals, and Saturday's sectional finals. The complete schedule has all the dates and times.

 

Super Ballers

BOYS

Jack Considine/Kyle Strobel (Loyola)

 

GIRLS

Alexana Astor (New Trier)

Clare Bryar/Kristen Kleist (Mother McAuley)

 

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