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ILLPOLO POSTSEASON AWARDS

The 2017 All-Illpolo Teams & Postseason Awards

 

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All-State Teams: Boys & Girls (link)

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Podcast Episode #1: Preseason 2017 Edition

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SEMIFINAL #1

New Trier 12 Fenwick 11

Q1: Danilo Scekic registered the game's opening goal after an ejection and Mason McQuet padded the lead with a goal on the Trevians' next trip down the pool as New Trier leads Fenwick 2-0 after the first three minutes of the period. Kyle Poland got the Friars on the board with :13 left in the frame and the teams head to their respective benches with New Trier ahead 2-1.

 

Q2: Luis Murphy and Matt Hoban each scored early goals in the second period to give the Friars a 3-2 lead. Payton Comstock added another score for the Friars who have put together a 4-0 run. Sam Yavitt answers back for the Trevians to cut the lead to 4-3. Ivan Soto restored the Friars' two-goal lead after an ejection. Scekic added his second goal in response to trim the lead to 5-4. Scekic added his third goal after an ejection with a shot from the right side, but Ivan Soto's lob with seven seconds left until the half gave the Friars a 6-5 lead.

 

Q3: Scekic. Groll. Sam Yavitt. Game tied at 7-7 at the 4:20 mark. The Trevians added two straight goals but Fenwick drew an ejection and called timeout with 1:43 left in the period. Scekic scored his sixth after a stop on the other end and New Trier leads 10-7.

 

Q4: Comstock converted a penalty. McQuet goal. Hendzel and Hoban scored back-to-back goals to cut the lead to 11-10. New Trier drew an ejection and called timeout but could not convert and Fenwick takes a timeout with 1:44 left. Payton Comstock tied the game in the final minute but Remy Musikantow scored with :27 left and New Trier took a 12-11 lead. Fenwick timeout.

 

SCORING

New Trier: Danilo Scekic (6), Sam Yavitt (2), Mason McQuet (2), Remy Musikantow

Fenwick: Payton Comstock (3), Ivan Soto (2), Matt Hoban (2), Kyle Poland, Luis Murphy, Noah Groll, Conor Hendzel

 

 

SEMIFINAL #2

Stevenson 13 Naperville Central 7

Q1: Andrew Shashin started the scoring for the Patriots but Central goalie Kent Emden even the game up with a goal of his own by the middle of the period. Shashin added his second goal, Bender Russo tied the game, and Justin Ginsberg scored a late goal to give Stevenson a 3-2 lead after the first period.

 

Q2: Luke Klein-Collins tied the score at 3-3 after an ejection. Shashin scored two straight goals to give the Patriots a 5-3 halftime lead.

 

Q3: Nolan Vaughn scored after an ejection to cut Stevenson's lead to 5-4 midway through the period. Eric Osuch added a goal for the Patriots and Collin Kapecki scored after an ejection in the final minute to put the hosts ahead 7-4 at the end of the period.

 

Q4: Brad Sanford scored early in the period for the Redhawks but Dan Maleski answered with a goal after an ejection as Stevenson leads 8-5. Cam Dougherty found the back of the net for the first time to cut the lead to 8-6. Eric Osuch added a goal at the 3:45 mark and the Patriots called a timeout with a 9-6 lead. Osuch and Maleski added goals to make the score 11-6, but Nolan Vaughn converted a penalty shot to trim the lead to 11-7. Justin Ginsberg notched his second goal of the contest to increase the lead to 12-7 with the final minute approaching. Ben Lauter sealed the win with a lob shot in the final minute as the Patriots win 13-7.

 

SCORING

SHS: Andrew Shashin (5), Eric Osuch (2), Dan Maleski (2), Justin Ginsberg (2), Ben Lauter, C. Kapecki

NC: Nolan Vaughn (2), Bender Russo, Brad Sanford, Cam Dougherty, Luke Klein-Collins, Kent Emden

 

 

THIRD PLACE GAME

Naperville Central 8 Fenwick 5

Dominic May recorded 3 goals and both Luke Klein-Collins and Matt Reagan scored 2 times as Naperville Central defeated Fenwick 8-5 in the third-place game of the IHSA State Tournament. Cam Dougherty added one goal and Kent Emden blocked 9 shots in the victory. Payton Comstock registered 2 goals and the trio of Conor Hendzel, Kyle Poland and Matt Hoban each scored once in the loss. David Francisco also made 7 saves for the Friars.

 

 

STATE TITLE GAME

Stevenson 10 New Trier 9 (2 OT)

Justin Ginsberg scored the game-winning goal in sudden death overtime as Stevenson outlasted New Trier 10-9 to win their first-ever IHSA state tournament. Ginsberg scored 4 goals, Dan Maleski and Rahul Arun each scored 2 goals and Charlie Day made 11 saves in the victory. Andrew Shashin and Collin Kapecki also scored one goal apiece for the winners. Henry Yavitt and Mason McQuet each recorded 3 goals, Danilo Scekic netted 2 scores and Cole Maizel stopped 13 shots for the Trevians.

 


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SEMIFINAL #1

Naperville Central 11 Fenwick 6

Q1: Kelly Frumkin starts the scoring with a penalty shot conversion after the Friars earned a stop on NC's first possession. Emily Westlove scored three straight goals for the Redhawks in quick fashion as Central leads 3-1 midway through the first period. The defenses took over in the final three minutes and the period ended with the Redhawks leading 3-1.

Q2: Charlotte Albright continued the Redhawks' run with a goal in the opening minute of the period. The teams trade possessions and timeouts until Alli Hansen delivers after an ejection to increase Central's lead to 5-1. Westlove converted a penalty shot to push the advantage to 6-1. The teams traded goals (will add scorers later) before Rylee Brower closed out the period with a goal from 2-meters as Central takes an 8-2 lead into halftime.

Q3: Kelly Frumkin scored on a penalty shot early in the period to trim the lead to 8-3. Officials timeout and a slight delay. After a pretty lengthy delay, Emily Westlove's fifth goal has given Naperville Central a 9-3 lead over Fenwick with 2:21 left in the quarter and neither team can score in the last two minutes of the period.

Q4: Harper Daniels hopes to start the comeback for the Friars after an early Q4 goal cut Central's lead to 9-4. Frumkin followed that effort with a penalty shot conversion to trim the lead to 9-5 as the Friars call a timeout with 3:31 remaining in regulation. Anne Marie Gunn and Sarah Meyer responded with goals for the Redhawks as they increased their lead to 11-5 with less than two minutes remaining.

 

SCORING

NC: Emily Westlove (5), Alli Hansen, Anne Marie Gunn, Charlotte Albright, Emily Rodgers, Rylee Brower, Sarah Meyer

Fenwick: Kelly Frumkin (3), Harper Daniels (2), Ceci Jenkins

 

 

SEMIFINAL #2

Stevenson 13 Mother McAuley 7

Q1: Erin Breakey connected on an outside shot to start the scoring as the Mighty Macs lead 1-0 just two minutes into the contest. The defenses dominated the opening period, but Eileen Hoang and Eleanor Michaud both scored in the final minute of the period to give Stevenson a 2-1 lead.

 

Q2: Fiona Gaffney added to the Patriots lead before Chloe Ryan quickly responded for the Mighty Macs. Michaud added two straight goals and Claire Haas converted a penalty shot in the closing stages of the first half as Stevenson leads McAuley 6-2.

 

Q3: Julia Nicholson started the scoring for the Patriots in the second half as they increased their lead to 7-2 over the Mighty Macs. Jill Mueller responded with a goal midway through the quarter to cut the hosts' lead to 7-3. Claire Haas added her second score of the contest with 1:21 left as McAuley calls timeout.

 

Q4: Jill Mueller and Paulina Correa have helped narrow Stevenson's lead to 9-6 early in Q4. Claire Haas stops the McAuley run with a goal from the left post but Paulina Correa responds to make it 10-7 with 4:56 left. Claire Haas and Julia Nicholson scored back-to-back goals as Stevenson has pushed the lead to 12-7 over McAuley with 1:57 remaining. The Patriots added a goal in the final minute to put the exclamation mark on a 13-7 victory over Mother McAuley.

 

SCORING

MM: Jill Mueller (3), Paulina Correa (2), Chloe Ryan, Erin Breakey

SHS: Claire Haas (5), Eleanor Michaud (3), Julia Nicholson (2), Eileen Hoang, Fiona Gaffney

 

 

THIRD PLACE GAME

Fenwick 8 Mother McAuley 5

Kelly Frumkin registered 3 scores as the Friars built a 5-2 halftime lead en route to an 8-5 victory over Mother McAuley in the third-place game of the IHSA State Tournament. Arianna Dakuras, Millie Sheean, Molly McGuire, Kassy Rodriguez and Kelsey Sullivan each scored once while Sam Rodriguez made 8 saves for the Friars. Paulina Correa recorded 3 goals, Chloe Ryan and Jill Mueller each scored once and MaryKate McKendry blocked 10 shots for the Mighty Macs.

 

 

STATE TITLE GAME

Stevenson 14 Naperville Central 13 (OT)

Claire Haas recorded 5 goals and Eleanor Michaud provided the eventual game-winner as Stevenson won the IHSA State Tournament after edging Naperville Central 14-13 in overtime. Fiona Gaffney netted 3 scores and Anna Mossakowski blocked 10 shots in the winning effort. Emily Westlove and Rylee Brower both scored 4 goals and Sara Campbell made 7 saves in the loss for the Redhawks.

 

The following live blog has been edited from the @illpolo Twitter account: NC vs Stevenson

 


 

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