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  Quarterfinal #1: St Ignatius vs Stevenson

  2015 STATE TOURNAMENT

 

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LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY

 

 

 

QUARTERFINAL #1

Stevenson 9 St Ignatius 7

The top two teams in the state meet in a quarterfinal round clash to kick off the state tournament.

 

The undefeated Patriots are seeking their first IHSA state title after a pair of runner-up finishes over the past decade. They won all three of their sectional games by double-digits and responded to an early goal by Palatine with a 14-0 run that lasted the rest of the game in the sectional finals.

 

The Wolfpack will be looking to get back in the winner's circle after placing second in 2014 just one year after they won the state title for the first time in 2013. They bounced back from their only loss of the year by winning the Catholic League and then getting past Evanston 4-1 to claim their own sectional.

 

The event hosts won the only meeting between the two teams 8-6 in late April and have posted 33 wins to this point, claiming the BG Sectional title with a convincing 14-1 win over Palatine.

 

BOX SCORE

FINAL

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St Ignatius

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7

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Stevenson

9

 


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PLAY-BY-PLAY

PERIOD 1

- Stevenson starts with possession and Allison Travetto lobs one over the crossbar

- Brianna Gist is left alone outside 7m and connects as the shot clock expires, 1-0 Ignatius!

- Both teams with errant shots as we have played the opening two minutes with just the one goal

- Autumn Hoang makes a crucial field block after an ejection but Karen Juarez eventually scores from 7m!

- Jenny Stelnicki makes a save on two straight Stevenson possessions

- Travetto forces a turnover and then scores from 7m to cut the lead to 2-1

- Burns and Jenny Stelnicki each make big saves as the period enters the final two minutes

- Claire Haas sneaks down the left but hits the post after a partial block by Stelnicki

- Stephania Lopez has a shot bounce off the crossbar and over and Stevenson takes over

- Stelnicki comes out of the net to make a steal and prevent an up close chance for the hosts

- Nina Mantich draws an ejection and Juarez scores again from outside to make it 3-1 Ignatius!

- The period comes to an end with the Wolfpack ahead 3-1

ST IGNATIUS 3 STEVENSON 1

 

PERIOD 2

- Stelnicki blocks an outside shot attempt by Gartenberg after an ejection

- Diana Fernandez draws an ejection and Lopez connects from 5m to make it 4-1!

- Travetto takes a pass from Annika Hotchkiss and skips one into the left corner on the 2-on-1 breakaway

- The teams trade possessions with nothing doing before Burns makes a solid save on an SICP attempt

- Joanie Newland lobs a shot just over the bar for Stevenson

- Haas got inside water and drew an ejection but Stelnicki blocks her shot from point blank range!

- Travetto draws an ejection but it comes to nothing as the final minute approaches

- The Stevenson defense has made several stops to keep the Wolfpack lead at two before the half

- Breakaway goal for Melissa Gartenberg with :13 left in the half cuts the lead to 4-3!

- Stelnicki hits the bar as the buzzer sounds and the Wolfpack take a one-goal lead into halftime

ST IGNATIUS 4 STEVENSON 3

 

PERIOD 3

- After a turnover, Lopez finds Nina Mantich open on the left and she delivers to make the score 5-3!

- Triple team on Fernandez and she draws a penalty...Lopez converts to the right and its 6-3!

- Stelnicki blocks Newland's attempt from 7m; Mantich misses wide left from the left side

- Stelnicki comes out of the goal to make a steal for SICP

- Mantich loses possession on the offensive end but makes up for it with a steal on the other end

- Newland has a shot rejected by Stelnicki but Stevenson gets the ball back...

- Gartenberg gets one to trickle across the line from 5m and the Ignatius lead is cut to 6-5!

- Gartenberg then draws a penalty and Travetto converts with :41 left in the third period and we're tied!

- Lopez responds with a goal from outside 5m with :22 left in the period and Ignatius takes a 7-6 lead!

ST IGNATIUS 7 STEVENSON 6

 

PERIOD 4

- Travetto scores on the Patriots' opening possession and the teams are tied again at 7-7!

- Juarez makes a key steal to prevent a close-range shot for Stevenson

- Ignatius forces a turnover and pass back to Stelnicki who is in heavy traffic; SICP gets a timeout

- Burns blocks a shot attempt by Fernandez from 7m after the timeout

- Travetto gets back on defense in time to make a steal but Tara White does the same for Ignatius

- Gartenberg makes a perimeter steal and then Stelnicki makes a steal of her own on the other end

- Mantich drives in and draws an ejection but it comes to nothing

- Stevenson timeout with 2:59 remaining

- Travetto scores a rebound goal after Stelnicki made a save and Stevenson leads 8-7!

- Gartenberg scores quickly on the next trip for the hosts and Stevenson leads 9-7!

- Burns makes a save with 1:09 left and then Stelnicki earns a steal on the other end

- St Ignatius timeout

- Travetto makes a steal after the timeout and Stevenson calls a timeout with :39 left

- Stevenson runs the entire shot clock down and St Ignatius calls their final timeout with :06 left

- The Wolfpack cannot get a last shot attempt off before the horn sounds and Stevenson wins 9-7!

STEVENSON 9 ST IGNATIUS 7

 


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GAME RECAP

 

Stevenson 9 St Ignatius 7

Allison Travetto scored 6 goals and Melissa Gartenberg netted 3 scores as the Patriots responded to a 6-3 deficit to beat St Ignatius 9-7 on Thursday in the first girls' quarterfinal round game. Stephania Lopez scored 3 times and Karen Juarez scored 2 goals in the loss for the Wolfpack.

 

Scoring

St Ignatius: Lopez 3, Juarez 2, Gist, Mantich

Stevenson: Travetto 6, Gartenberg 3

 


 

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