Oak Park Makes
Early Season Statement With 16-10 Win Over Fenwick; Wins Dan Lynch
The top-ranked Huskies sent a
strong message to the rest of the state this weekend, earning an emphatic
victory over #3 Fenwick 16-10 to win the Dan Lynch Tournament on Saturday
evening. The win comes one day after OPRF knocked off #2 Naperville Central
13-12 and kept the Huskies (6-0) perfect for the season after two weeks.
In front of a beyond-capacity
crowd (with people sitting on stairwells, standing behind the scorer's
table, and literally all over the pool deck), Oak Park kept a manageable
lead throughout the first half before putting more pressure on the Friars in
the second half to win by a six-goal margin. Tommy Poulos recorded 5 goals
and Dylan O'Connell added 4 scores to lead the Huskies, but a balanced
attack that saw Armando Lee, Luke O'Connell, and Troy Williams each score 2
goals made the Oak Park offense a difficult one to contain for the host
Friars. Eric Hallman also added a goal in the win for Oak Park.
John Osborne led Fenwick with 4
goals, while Ted Herbstritt and Will Rigali each scored 2 times in the loss
for the Friars. Connor Brown and DJ Gallo each chipped in with one goal
apiece for Fenwick.
Other recaps from Saturday's
Fenwick 12 Homewood-Flossmoor 6
The Friars jumped out to an 8-1
halftime lead en route to a 12-6 win over Homewood-Flossmoor on Saturday
morning, moving them into the title game of the Dan Lynch Tournament in Oak
Park this weekend. Matt Farmer recorded 5 goals and Connor Brown and Will
Rigali each added 2 scores in the win for the Friars. Shay Banton scored 3
goals and Russell Maanum added 2 scores in the loss for the Vikings.
Curie 13 St Patrick 7
Eduardo Chavez registered 5 goals,
Sam Lopez scored 4 times, and Ramiro Almarez added 3 scores in Curie's 13-7
win over St Patrick. Peter Blume led the Shamrocks with 3 goals in the
Stevenson 18 Neuqua Valley 11
Josh Hodges recorded 7 goals, Alex
Rembialkowski scored 6 times, and Doug Malfar added 5 goals to lift
Stevenson to an 18-11 win over Neuqua Valley. The Wildcats narrowed the
Patriots' halftime lead to 9-8 before Stevenson put the game away with a 9-2
run in the second half. AJ Quebbeman scored 3 goals and Andrew Bratsos and
Kevin Patterson each scored twice in the loss for the Wildcats.
St Patrick 13 Lincoln-Way East
Alec Rourke tallied 5 goals, Peter
Blume added 4 scores, and Julio Rodriguez scored 2 times in the Shamrocks'
13-10 victory over Lincoln-Way East. Steve Swiercz totaled 3 goals in the
loss for the Griffins, while Brandon Spratt, Ryan Stuart, and Steve Walczak
each added 2 goals.
Brother Rice 18 Naperville
Sean Davis registered 8 goals and
Matt Stelnicki added 5 scores to help the Crusaders knock off the Huskies
18-5. Rice built up an 11-0 halftime lead and never looked back in the win.
Austin Katz scored 2 times in the loss for North.
Oak Park 15 St Ignatius 4
Luke O'Connell and Tommy Poulos
each scored 4 times to lift the Huskies to a 15-4 victory over St Ignatius,
advancing to the tournament title game against #3 Fenwick. Armando Lee added
3 goals and Dylan O'Connell and Troy Williams each scored 2 times in the
win. Jack Abernethy recorded 2 scores in the loss for the Wolfpack.
Lincoln-Way East 9
Alex Rembialkowski registered 7
goals to lead Stevenson to a 12-9 win over Lincoln-Way East.
Curie 12 Neuqua
Eduardo Chavez and Ramiro Almarez
both scored 3 times and Eric Hernandez and Sam Lopez each added 2 goals as
Curie beat Neuqua Valley 12-7.
Brother Rice 18
Sean Davis reached double-digits
in the last contest of the night for the Crusaders, scoring 10 times in a
18-9 victory over H-F. Matt Stelnicki and Mike Mulcrone both added 3 goals
for the Brother Rice attack. Russell Maanum scored 3 goals and Alec Wojack
and Luke Dobben both scored 2 goals in the loss for the Vikings.
Central 16 St Ignatius 8
Mark Menis scored 5 goals and
Kristian Altuve and Ryan Stanley each added 3 scores as the Redhawks wrapped
up the weekend with a 16-8 victory over St Ignatius. Brendan Moore and Mark
Alvarado both scored 3 goals in the loss for the Wolfpack.
McHenry Finishes Perfect
Weekend, Wins Evanston Tournament
McHenry defeated Evanston, GBS,
GBN, and Bremen to finish with a 4-0 record and the Evanston Tournament
title over the weekend. On Friday, the Warriors beat eventual second-place
team Glenbrook North 16-6, as Reilly Shanahan scored 9 goals and Tim Briscoe
added 4 scores. Saturday, McHenry defeated GBS 9-8 on a last-second goal
from five-meter goals; Shanahan led the team with 6 scores in the win.
Shanahan added 20 more goals in two wins over Bremen (19-11) and Evanston
(19-6), totaling 35 scores for the four-game tournament.
Meanwhile, Tytus Kwiatkowski
recorded 5 goals to lead Glenbrook North to an 11-10 win over rival
Glenbrook South on Saturday. He also scored 5 times in a 13-12 win over Evanston
and added 5 goals in a 15-9 victory over Bremen as the Spartans finished the tournament in
NAPERVILLE CENTRAL TOURNAMENT
Naperville Central 11 Oak Park
Claire Fleming scored 4 goals,
Abbey Kerth scored 3 times, and Sam Virella and Julia Campbell combined in
goal to earn an 11-0 shutout win. Claire Wirtz, Emily Sejna, Robyn Stanley,
and Vanessa Lin each added one goal apiece in the Redhawks' victory, while
Huskies' goalie Vicki Maslowski made 10 saves in the losing effort.
Naperville North 14 York 2
Audrey Chien scored 5 goals and
Lindsay Jansen and Katie O'Dea each scored 3 times in the Huskies' big 14-2
win over York. Jessica Cleveland scored 2 goals in the loss for the Dukes.
Naperville Central 7 Mundelein
Emily Sejna scored 3 goals and
both Abbey Kerth and Claire Fleming scored 2 times to help the Redhawks
advance to the title game of their own tournament with a 7-5 win over
Mundelein. Evelyn Kurzac led the Mustangs with 3 scores, while goalie Emily
Tylka recorded 13 saves in the loss.
Naperville North 8
Hannah Ongman scored 4 goals,
Rebecca Matthews added 3 scores, and goalie Sophie Schloen recorded 7 saves
in the Vikings' 10-8 win over Naperville North. The win moves H-F into the
title game to face host Naperville Central.
Mundelein 5 Oak Park 2
Alexis Jones scored 3 times and
Evelyn Kurzac added 2 goals as Mundelein knocked off Oak Park 5-2. Katie
Hunt and Paige Gruber both tallied goals in the loss for the Huskies.
Homewood-Flossmoor 16 York 5
Michelle Mayer scored 5 goals,
Hannah Ongman and Rebecca Matthews each scored 3 times, and Maya Holst added
2 goals to lead H-F past York 16-5. Cheryl Skukas scored 2 goals in the loss
for the Dukes.
Oak Park 4 York 0 (5th
Vicki Maslowski scored on a
full-court shot at the end of the first half to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead,
and Alison Coogan, Katie Hunt, and Kimmy Stefanik each added goals in the
second half to help Oak Park claim a 4-0 shutout win over York in the
fifth-place game at NC. Maslowski recorded 8 saves plus a goal and earned
her first shutout of the season.
Mundelein 14 Naperville North 2
(3rd place game)
Alexis Jones totaled 9 goals to
lead Mundelein to a 14-2 win over Naperville North in the third-place game
of the NC Tournament. Evelyn Kurzac added 2 scores in the win for the
Central 11 Homewood-Flossmoor 7
(1st place game)
Claire Fleming scored 5 goals and
Abbey Kerth added 4 scores as Naperville Central won their own tournament
with an 11-7 win over Homewood-Flossmoor. Hannah Ongman scored 4 times and
Michelle Mayer added 2 scores in the loss for the Vikings.
STC NORTH TOURNAMENT
Andrew Knocks Off Buffalo Grove
To Win STC North Tournament
Andrew and Buffalo Grove both went
2-0 on Saturday morning to advance to the title game of the STC North
Tournament. The T-Bolts earned 15-2 win over the hosts as Leah McCarthy led
the way with 3 goals. Later, Andrew beat Hoffman 14-3 as
McCarthy and Amanda Kuchan both tallied 3 scores in the win. Buffalo Grove
advanced to the final game with wins over Lake Forest and Conant.
Update: Andrew beat Buffalo Grove
in convincing fashion (19-7) to win the STC North Tournament. Amanda Kuchan
recorded 7 goals, Katie Fischer scored 4 times, and Leah McCarthy tallied 3
scores in the win.
Remains Undefeated With Three Wins and Wins Lockport Tournament
St Ignatius earned wins over
Mother McAuley, Neuqua Valley, and Lockport on Saturday to improve to 7-0
and win the Lockport Tournament. Stats and score updates to follow.
Meanwhile, Neuqua Valley finished
in second place after they stunned Mother McAuley 4-3 on Saturday; Danielle
Cirrintano scored 2 times and both Chelsea Pesesky and Jen Nehls each
contributed one goal apiece in the victory. The Wildcats also defeated the
host Porters 15-3 as Rachel Lehman scored 4 times and Jordan Julius added 3