STATE SEMIFINALS 2013
Only four teams remain in the state water polo playoffs in 2013. The
quarterfinal round winners meet for a total of two contests to determine which
teams will continue playing on Saturday in the state title game. Here is
your guide to all of the action on Saturday, May 18:
Fenwick vs Naperville North
Matt Farmer's return to the lineup has helped the Friars get in position to
win the state title if they can get past Naperville North in Saturday's
semifinal round. That's no easy task, as the Huskies fought their way back
to fend off New Trier 10-9 on Friday in the quarterfinal round.
Fenwick head coach Kyle Perry has plenty of
other options at his disposal with Andrew Bertschy, Danny Farmer, Omar
Calderon, Matt Bresnahan, Ryan Masi, Tony Perez, Trevor McLean and more all
hoping to make an impact in the teams' next two games.
Eric Curia is the focal point of the offense for the Huskies, but he is
strongly supported by Adam Nyland, Drake McClure, Garrett Nash, Gianmarco
Duin, Luke Landiak, and Nolan Roberts.
12:45pm Stevenson vs St Ignatius
Stevenson and St Ignatius both survived tough encounters on Friday night
after trailing early on to move to the state semifinal round. Who will make
a surprise appearance in the state title game with a win on Saturday
afternoon? The Patriots are playing at home while the Wolfpack looked
convincing down the stretch in their win over Brother Rice.
The Patriots have a plethora of weapons that starts with Remy Dalloul and
Mitchell Sokolsky and continues with Alex Divanyan, Alex Kapecki, Josh Weisberg, Taylor Baretz, and Varun
Mummadi. The Wolfpack blend youth and experience to get things done, as the
likes of Billy Barth, Jesus Juarez, John Reyes, Shane Hughes, Tom Dowling,
and Themio Christy all play key roles for head coach
Luis Martinez' squad.