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Week #1: Friday Updates         

By Aaron Brown

March 9, 2012


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GAME RECAPS (Friday, March 9)


Payton 13 Mather 2

Joseph Spadoro recorded 8 goals to lead the Grizzlies to a 13-2 win over Mather on Friday.



Day 1 Report

Loyola, New Trier, and Latin each went 2-0 on Friday night to advance to the championship bracket of the Palatine Tournament. The Trevians opened the event with a 20-1 win over the hosts and later earned a big 21-2 victory over a depleted St Ignatius side. Meanwhile, the Ramblers knocked off Mundelein 17-3 and defeated Curie 13-8 to make it to the final round. Latin pulled out to an early lead and held off H-F 13-8 and closed the night with a solid 14-6 triumph over McHenry. The three teams will square off on Saturday for a chance to claim the tournament title. Below are the opening night recaps:


New Trier 20 Palatine 1

Jordan Palmer scored 5 goals and both Jacob Dray and Nate Urban added 4 scores to lead New Trier to a convincing 20-1 win over Palatine in the tournament opener. Christian Kalfas notched the lone goal for the Pirates in the loss.


Loyola 17 Mundelein 3

Brendan Hulseman tallied 4 scores Charlie Dowdle, Danny Stauder, Erik Goosman, Jordan Hodur, and Patrick Demetrio scored 2 times apeice as Loyola cruised to a 17-3 win over Mundelein. Dan Cross, Luke Speer, and Matt Marcotte each notched a goal in the loss for the Mustangs.


Latin 13 H-F 8

James Ruggiero recorded 4 goals and Jacob Himmel added 3 scores in Latin's 13-8 victory over H-F. The Romans jumped out to a 7-0 first quarter lead en route to the five-goal win. Nick Thiros scored 3 goals and both Henry Weeks and Zach Peterson each added 2 goals in the loss for the Vikings.


New Trier 21 St Ignatius 2

Joey Ryan registered 6 scores and Jordan Palmer added 5 more in the Trevians 21-2 triumph over St Ignatius. Billy Barth and Joe Imburgia each scored once in the loss for the Wolfpack.


Loyola 13 Curie 8

Charlie Dowdle and Danny Stauder each scored 3 goals and Brendan Hulseman notched 2 scores to help lift Loyola past Curie 13-8. Eduardo Chavez led the Condors with 3 goals in the losing effort.


Latin 14 McHenry 6

James Ruggiero scored 6 times and Jacob Himmel put in 4 goals to lead the Romans past McHenry 14-6. Dylan Clohessy scored 3 goals and Lucas Matthys netted 2 scores in the loss for the Warriors.



Day 1 Report

The first five games of the Stagg Tournament are in the books, with the hosts just one game away from the title game after two Friday night wins. Juan Valdez totaled 14 goals in Stagg's wins over R-B and STC North. The other winners on the night included Hinsdale Central, St Rita, and Whitney Young. Here are a few of the first day recaps:


Stagg 17 R-B 4

Juan Valdez and Ryan Petersen both scored 4 times as Stagg opened their own tournament with a 17-4 victory over R-B.


Stagg 19 STC North 9

Juan Valdez poured in 10 goals to lead the Chargers to a 19-9 victory over STC North, their second win of the evening. Justin Simmonds led the North Stars with 4 goals, while Joey Chokran (11 goals in two games) added 2 scores in the losing effort.



Hinsdale Central 10 Hoffman 4

Samantha Kritzer recorded 3 goals to help lead the Red Devils past the Hawks 10-4 on Friday evening.


Payton 13 Mather 2

Annika Schick, Hannah Francis, and Samantha Blumenthal each tallied 4 goals as Payton topped Mather 13-2 in CPS action on Friday.


Morgan Park 13 Westinghouse 7

Gracie Wenner and Janelle Wenner each scored 6 times in the Mustangs 13-7 win over Westinghouse.


GAME PREVIEWS (Friday, March 9)




The second annual Palatine Tournament gets underway on Friday night and is officially the first tourney of the 2012 season. In addition to the hosts, the field is stacked with #5 Loyola, #6 Latin, #7 Curie, #10 St Ignatius, #11 McHenry, #13 New Trier, #14 H-F and #17 Mundelein. It's anyone's guess as to who will come out on top, so this is one to definitely keep an eye on.


The event kicks off at 4:30pm with a match between New Trier and Palatine and includes six of the nine preliminary games that continue on Saturday morning.




The Chargers host an eight-team field in a weekend tournament that begins on Friday night. The field includes: Bradley, Hinsdale Central, Morton, Stagg, St Rita, STC North, and Young.


The action gets underway at 5:00pm when the hosts take on R-B with four more games to follow.




York at #9 Lyons

The Lions seek their third straight West Suburban Conference win when they play host to York on Friday night, while the Dukes look to respond after a nonconference loss to Naperville North on Tuesday.



Lake Forest at Meadows

Emily Nowlin leads the Scouts in their season opener against Rolling Meadows on Friday evening; the Mustangs seek their second win after beating STC East earlier in the week.





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