GAME RECAPS (Thursday, March 15-Saturday, March 17)
Fenwick Remains On Top Against
The State's Best At Own Tourney
Top-ranked Fenwick proved they
are the team to beat in 2012 by emerging from their own tourney unscathed
after several challenges between Thursday and Saturday. The Friars' strong
performance in the title game allowed them to beat #2 Lyons 16-8 at the
end of the night on Saturday. The defending champions also beat Curie,
H-F, and St Patrick during their title run. See below for the game recaps:
Day 1 - Game
Fenwick 15 St Patrick 6
The Friars utilized a balanced
offensive attack and a 7-0 run in the second quarter to pull away from the
Shamrocks to earn a tournament-opening 15-6 win. Justin White, Matt
Bresnahan, Matt Farmer, and Mike Mahoney each tallied 2 scores to lead
Fenwick. Jon Gutierrez and Luis Plascencia both recorded 2 goals in the
loss for Pats.
Oak Park 9 Brother Rice 8
Nate Johnson recorded 4 goals
and Mark Hallman added 2 scores as the Huskies used a 3-0 fourth period
run to grab a surprise 9-8 win over Brother Rice on Thursday afternoon.
The Crusaders, who trailed 3-0 after the opening quarter, outscored the
Huskies 4-1 in the third period to take an 8-6 lead, but they could not
hang on to their slim lead in the closing minutes. Mike Mulcrone
registered 4 goals and Kevin Mayer tallied 2 scores in the loss for Rice.
Curie 14 Homewood-Flossmoor 9
Eduardo Chavez scored 4 goals
to lead the Condors past H-F 14-9 on Thursday. Nick Thiros and Zach
Peterson both scored 3 times in the loss for the Vikings.
Lyons 12 Stevenson 6
Kovas Zygas and Sean McMahon
each scored 3 goals and Joe Shannon added 2 scores to help lift Lyons past
Stevenson 12-6 on Thursday. Mitchell Sokolsky scored 3 times in the loss
for the Patriots.
East 13 St Ignatius 11
The Griffins put together a
strong second half performance to earn a 13-11 victory over St Ignatius in
the tournament opener for both squads. Billy Barth scored 7 goals and
Jesus Juarez added 2 scores in the loss for the Wolfpack.
Homewood-Flossmoor 12 St
Kevin Kuchta recorded 5 goals
and Henry Weeks, Nick Thiros, and Zach Peterson all totaled 2 scores in
H-F's 12-10 victory over St Patrick. Luke O'Callaghan notched 6 scores in
the loss for the Shamrocks.
Day 2 -
Fenwick 13 Curie 8
Matt Farmer totaled 4 goals,
Viken Huening scored 3 times, and Matt Bresnahan notched 2 scores as the
hosts earned a 13-8 victory over Curie in Friday's first game. Tommy
McGuire also stopped 8 shots in the Friars' win. Marcos Hernandez and
Ramiro Almarez both scored 3 goals in the loss for the Condors.
Lyons 17 Naperville Central 4
Joe Shannon and Kovas Zygas
each scored 5 goals and Peter Dore chipped in with 4 scores as LT broke
the game open with a 6-0 run in the opening quarter and cruised to a 17-4
win over Naperville Central. TJ Johnson led the Redhawks with 2 scores in
the losing effort.
Oak Park 6
Neuqua Valley 6
Troy Williams scored 3 goals
and helped OPRF build a 4-2 halftime lead, but Will Russell (3 goals) led
a second-half comeback that saw Neuqua outscore the Huskies by the same
margin to end the game tied at 6-6.
North 19 St Ignatius 3
Eric Curia scored 5 times and
Adam Nyland added 4 scores as the Huskies downed the Wolfpack 19-3. Nolan
Roberts also scored 3 times in the North victory. Billy Barth scored all 3
goals in the loss for St Ignatius.
Central 7 Stevenson 5
Matt Reasons scored 3 goals
and Neal Hosper added 2 tallies to lead Naperville Central to a 7-5 win
over Stevenson on Friday. Alex Shkiler scored 3 times and Kyle Plotsky
scored 2 goals in the loss for the Patriots.
Valley 13 Brother Rice 12
Kevin Patterson scored 5
goals, Robert Vechiola recorded 4 scores, and Will Russell scored 3 times
as NV held off Brother Rice 13-12 on Friday night. Mike Mulcrone scored 4
goals and Dave Jackson recorded 3 goals in the loss for the Crusaders.
North 10 Lincoln-Way East 5
Eric Curia led all scorers
with 5 goals as Naperville North knocked off LWE 10-5 in the final game of
the second day of the Fenwick Tournament.
Day 3 -
Fenwick 13 Homewood-Flossmoor
Viken Huening recorded 4 goals
and both Dan Kelly and Matt Farmer scored 2 times as Fenwick moved on to
the title game of their own tournament with a 13-8 win over H-F. Tommy
McGuire also made 12 saves in the Friars' victory. Henry Weeks, Kevin
Kuchta, and Nick Thiros each tallied 2 scores in the loss for the Vikings.
Curie 13 St
Ramiro Almarez recorded 6
goals and Eduardo Chavez added 4 scores to lead the Condors to a 13-3 win
over St Patrick. Jon Gutierrez led the Shamrocks with 2 goals in the loss.
Brother Rice 8
Kyle Plotsky and Mitchell
Sokolsky both scored 4 goals to help lift Stevenson past Brother Rice 13-8
in the first game of the championship round on Saturday morning. Alex
Shkiler and Hasad Khan combined to score 5 goals for the Patriots, who
raced out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back to earn the win. Kevin
Mayer, Mike Mulcrone, and Mitch Strahlman each scored 2 times in the loss
for the Crusaders.
10 St Ignatius 7
Jon Gutierrez converted 4
goals and Greg Johnson and Luke O'Callaghan both added 2 scores as St Pats
downed St Ignatius 10-7. Angus Tan, John Reyes, and Billy Barth each
scored 2 in the Wolfpack's loss.
Valley 9 Lincoln-Way East 6
Kevin Patterson totaled 4
goals and Will Russell added 2 scores at the Wildcats held off the
Griffins 9-6 on Saturday. David Drewes scored 3 times and Tom Vander Velde
added 2 goals in the Griffins' losing effort.
Central 15 Oak Park 10
The Redhawks outscored the
Huskies 6-2 in the second to pull away and earn a 15-10 decision. Dennis
Herron scored 6 goals and Matt Reasons added 5 scores in the NC win. Troy
Williams scored 5 goals in the loss for OPRF.
Naperville North 5
Chris Withington, Sean
McMahon, and Joe Shannon each tallied 3 goals to help the Lions handle
North 15-5 on Saturday. Eric Curia scored 3 times in the loss for the
Stevenson 9 St Ignatius 4
Alex Shkiler recorded 4 goals
and Kyle Plotsky added 2 scores as Stevenson defeated Ignatius 9-4. Billy
Barth registered 3 scores in the losing effort for the Wolfpack.
Brother Rice 15
Mike Mulcrone scored 6 times,
Kevin Mayer notched 4 scores, and Dave Jackson put in 3 scores as Rice
defeated H-F 15-9. Kevin Kuchta led the Vikings with 4 goals in the losing
Curie 17 Neuqua Valley 6
Ramiro Almarez scored 6 goals
and Eduardo Chavez added 3 in the Condors' 17-6 win over Neuqua.
Oak Park 11 Lincoln-Way East 7
Troy Williams scored 6 goals
and both Mark Hallman and Nate Johnson added 2 scores apiece in OPRF's
11-7 triumph over LWE. Tom Vander Velde recorded 5 goals in the loss for
Fenwick 16 Lyons 8 (1st place)
Matt Farmer totaled 6 goals
and Viken Huening added 4 scores as Fenwick beat Lyons 16-8 to win their
own tournament on Saturday night. Dan Kelly and Rich Mueller each added 2
scores in the Friars' win. Joe Shannon and Josh Hirt each tallied 2
scores in the losing effort for the Lions.
10 Naperville Central 7
Aaron Katz and Eric Curia each
scored 3 goals to help Naperville North wrap-up the Fenwick Tournament
with a 10-7 victory over rivals Naperville Central. Dennis Herron and Matt
Reasons both tallied 3 scores in the loss for the Redhawks.