GAME RECAPS (Saturday, March 16)
Fenwick Tops Lyons To Win Own Tournament
The second-ranked Friars won the latest battle with top-ranked Lyons
on Saturday; the Friars pulled out to a 6-2 lead before a late rally
from the defending state champions nearly tied the game in the final
stages. Six different players scored goals for the tournament
winners, who also earned wins over Curie, H-F, and OPRF at the
event. Lyons finished the weekend with a 3-1 mark after wins over
LWE, Naperville North, and Naperville Central. The third-ranked
Huskies also edged Brother Rice, LWE, and Naperville Central to
claim an impressive third-place finish. Naperville North's Eric
Curia was the event's leading scorer, while Peter Dore led LT with
12 goals and Matt Bresnahan and Matt Farmer combined to score 19
times for the tournament winners.
Bremen, GBS, St Viator All Enjoy Evanston Tournament Weekend
Bremen, GBS, and St Viator all finished the Evanston Tournament with 4 wins, with the
Titans' winning the event via tiebreaker. The Red Jaguars beat the Titans 12-11
on Saturday after a Friday night loss to St Viator, while the loss to Bremen was
the only blemish of the weekend for GBS.
HINSDALE SOUTH TOURNAMENT
Lockport Cruises To
Hinsdale South Tournament Title
The Porters earned three big victories over Andrew, Hinsdale South, and STC East
on Saturday to win Hinsdale South's Tournament. Dan Oldendorf, David Presz, and
Jake Elias combined to register 25 goals and goalie John Goetz blocked 41 shots
in Lockport's impressive Saturday. Andrew grabbed second place after edging STC
East by one goal after Mike Tamulonis scored the game-tying and game-winning
goals. The T-Bolts also earned a convincing 19-8 victory over Hinsdale South.
DeSmet Ends Illinois Visit
With LWN Tournament Title
DeSmet ended their visit to Illinois with a perfect record at the LWN
Tournament, getting past Waubonsie Valley 12-9 to win the event with three
victories. The Warriors got to the title game after wins over St Rita and
Oakville before dropping a three-goal decision to the out-of-state visitors. St
Charles North took third via tiebreaker after beating Schaumburg and tying with
Oakville in the third-place game. Lincoln-Way Central surprised the hosts to win
the fifth-place game, while Schaumburg held off St Rita to finish in seventh
Maine South Repeats As Maine East Tourney Champs
Makai Deneve-Arnam and company earned four convincing wins over the weekend to
win the Maine East tournament title. The Hawks beat Bradley 18-10 in the
championship game after earning wins over BG, Niles West, and Northside.
Deneve-Arnam led the offense with 14 goals, while Matt Kramer (12 goals), Kyle
Christie (11 goals), and Ryan Patullo (10 goals) all made major offensive
contributions for head coach Chris Deger. Bradley finished with three wins to
claim second place, while Andrew Mudreac scored 14 total goals in Niles West's
run for a third place finish.
VERNON HILLS TOURNAMENT
Lake Forest Miles Ahead Of Competition
Lake Forest rolled through the competition at Vernon Hills over the weekend,
posting a 4-0 record and scoring 17 goals or more in all four victories.
Libertyville finished second with a 3-1 mark after a 22-8 loss to the Scouts in
the virtual title game. Barrington bounced back from two losses on Friday to win
twice on Saturday and finish in third place, while the hosts upended Highland
Park on Friday night to finish their own event in fourth place.
GAME RECAPS (Saturday, March 16)
Bradley Claims Bremen Tournament Title
Bradley snuck past Hinsdale South on Friday night in the opening
round and then got past both Bremen and Morton to win the Bremen Tournament on
Saturday afternoon. Drew L'Ecuyer scored 10 goals and Rachel Thorson scored 8
times for the Boilers' during their perfect weekend. Morton earned two wins to
place second, while Marian got past the hosts 13-5 in the third-place game.
Stagg topped Richards for fifth-place, while Hinsdale South grabbed their first
win of the weekend by beating Argo 13-1 in the final game of the day for both
Titans On The Rise After
Winning Own Tournament
Glenbrook South earned close wins over Hersey and Palatine and also
got past Elk Grove on Saturday to win their own event with a 3-0
record. Meanwhile, Elk Grove's Alexa Zajac and Kathryn Noonan each
put in 4 goals as the Grenadiers knocked off Palatine 11-7 to claim
second place. The Pirates, who were led by Rachel Chumbook's 16
goals, knocked off Hersey 5-2 to finish in third place with one
NAPERVILLE CENTRAL TOURNAMENT
Mighty Macs Make Strong
Impression In Naperville
Mother McAuley knocked off
Naperville Central 9-5 in the title game of the Redhawks' tournament to walk
away from Naperville with a 3-0 record over the weekend. Clare Bryar scored 9
goals during the event, which saw the state's second-ranked team earn convincing
wins over Fremd and Mundelein before they downed the hosts in their own pool.
The Redhawks finished in second place after Erin Reagan scored 9 times and
Jessica Fox allowed just 6 goals in wins over H-F and STC East. H-F fended off
Mundelein in the third-place game, while Fremd grabbed their first win of the
weekend by beating STC East 10-7 in the fifth-place game.
NAPERVILLE NORTH TOURNAMENT
Ramblers Successful In Naperville
Evan Swenson scored 15 goals and Meredith O'Brien made 35 saves to
lead Loyola to a 3-0 record and a first-place finish at the
Naperville North Tournament over the weekend. The Ramblers cruised
to a Friday night win over R-B before edging the hosts by a goal on
Saturday morning and then getting past Neuqua 13-6 to finish the
two-day event with a 3-0 record. The hosts started the tournament
off with a 7-5 win over Neuqua Valley and ended it with a 12-1 win
over R-B to claim second place, while the Wildcats got past R-B by a
6-3 margin to finish the weekend in third position.
STC NORTH TOURNAMENT
North Stars Run Away With
St Charles North won their own tournament by earning wins over Andrew, Hoffman,
and Maine West on Saturday afternoon. Nicole Guyett (11 goals) and Sarah Stern
(10 goals) led the way offensively, while goalkeeper Hannah Horsfall blocked 33
shots in the three-game set for the hosts. Maine West earned two narrow wins
over Buffalo Grove and Lake Forest to finish in second place, while Andrew
bounced back from an early loss to win two straight and claim third place.
Hoffman edged Lake Forest 7-6 in the fifth-place game for their first win of the
OTHER KEY GAMES
Lincoln-Way East 16 Resurrection 5
Aimee Schaff scored 5 times in the Griffins' 16-5 victory over Resurrection.
Lincoln-Way West 11 Schaumburg 5
The Phoenix earned their first win of the season as they traveled to
Schaumburg to beat the Saxons 11-5. Ashley Johnson and Krystal
Vezzetti each scored 2 times in the loss for the hosts.
Sandburg 11 Wheeling 2
The Eagles continued their winning streak with an 11-2 nonconference
win over Wheeling on Saturday. Theresa Godlewski scored both goals
for the Wildcats, Kat Dobrowski came up with 8 steals, and Kear
Myatt made 11 saves in the loss for Wheeling.