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By Aaron Brown

April 10, 2010




Naperville North Tournament

Naperville North Edges Schaumburg To Claim Naperville North Tournament

Austin Katz recorded 4 goals to help Naperville North hang on to a 12-11 victory over Schaumburg in the final game of the Naperville North Tournament on Saturday. The Huskies earned wins over Sandburg and STC North to finish the weekend with a 3-0 record.


Schaumburg's Brandon Kase recorded 19 goals and Mike Gergen added 15 goals in the three-game set as the Saxons finished in second place.


Sandburg finished in third place after beating Stagg in overtime on Saturday.


Stevenson Tournament

Huskies Remain Perfect; Claim Stevenson Tournament Title

Oak Park went 3-0 at the Stevenson Tournament to remain perfect on the season, as they earned wins over Latin, McHenry, and Stevenson on Saturday afternoon. Armando Lee led the Huskies in scoring with 11 goals, while Tommy Poulos and Troy Williams both scored 10 times in three victories. David Anderson and Tom Vogel teamed up to record 41 saves in three wins, as Anderson made 31 saves and Vogel stopped 10 shots.


Latin placed second in the four team tournament, as they eked out a 13-12 overtime win over McHenry and also knocked off the host Patriots. AJ Galainena led the Romans with 15 goals as the finished 2-1. McHenry finished third by beating Stevenson.


Elk Grove/Hersey Tournament

Andrew Improves to 12-2-1 After Winning EG/Hersey Tournament

Tony Marino totaled 15 goals to lead Andrew to a 3-0 record at the Elk Grove/Hersey Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The T-Bolts earned wins over Hersey and Maine South earlier in the day, then topped Maine East 17-4 in the title game.


Fenwick Tournament

Loyola 14 Evanston 4

Maeve O'Connor recorded 8 goals and Ashley Letrich added 3 scores as Loyola won the first game of Saturday's event over rival Evanston 14-4. Ellis O'Connor and Rosy Capron each scored 2 times in the loss for the Wildkits.


Winter Park 16 St Ignatius 5

Winter Park broke a 3-3 tie in the second quarter with a 6-0 run that broke the game open as they defeated St Ignatius 16-5. Summer Creighton totaled 10 goals and Nicole Tobin added 6 scores for the Wildcats in the win. Kate Stelnicki led the Wolfpack with 3 goals, while Celeste Almarez and Stephanie Fernandez each added a goal in the loss.


Homewood-Flossmoor 5 New Trier 4

Rebecca Mathews tied the game early in the fourth quarter and Maya Holst scored the game-winning goal on a lob shot with 2:24 remaining as Homewood-Flossmoor beat New Trier 5-4. Vikings' goalie Sophie Schloen made a key save in the final minute on a drive by Sophia Palmer and the H-F defense held on for the victory. Holst and Matthews both scored 2 goals and Michelle Mayer added one goal in the win for the Vikings, while Palmer scored 2 times and Anna Horstkotte and Caroline Hoff each scored one time in the loss for the Trevians.


Lyons 16 Loyola 1

The Lions built a 7-0 halftime lead and emerged with a 16-1 win over Loyola on Saturday. Adriana Hoak led the Lions with 5 goals, Katelyn Jacobs scored 4 times, and Kirby Kaptur and Lizzy Kosin both scored 3 goals in the win for LT. Krissy Durkin scored the lone goal in the loss for the Ramblers.


Mother McAuley 13 Neuqua Valley 4

Vicky Arciniega scored 4 goals and Amy Kopale and Yuri Chavez each recorded 3 scores in Mother McAuley's 13-4 win over Neuqua Valley. Jessica Zimmerman scored 2 times to lead the Wildcats in the loss.


Winter Park 10 Fenwick 4

Winter Park wrapped up a perfect tournament appearance at Fenwick with a 10-4 win over the hosts on Saturday afternoon. Nicole Tobin scored 5 times and Summer Creighton added 2 scores as the Wildcats broke the game open with a 3-0 run in the second period to emerge with the victory. Maggie Carey, Maureen Barron, Molly Loeffler, and Stephanie Ovalle each tallied one goal in the loss for the Friars.


Lyons 18 Evanston 0

Grace Trilla earned her second shutout of the tournament and Adriana Hoak scored 4 times to lead Lyons to an 18-0 triumph over Evanston. Katelyn Jacobs, Kirby Kaptur, Madelon Craig, and Lizzy Kosin all scored 3 times in the win for the Lions, while Allie Grimes added 2 scores for LT.


St Ignatius 9 Homewood-Flossmoor 5

The Wolfpack used a 5-1 run to break a 4-4 game to emerge victorious over Homewood-Flossmoor 9-5 on Saturday. Kate Stelnicki scored 4 goals and both Stephanie Fernandez and Yvette Leon each added 2 scores for St Ignatius in the win. Hannah Ongman and Rebecca Mathews each scored 2 times in the loss for the Vikings.


Fenwick 9 New Trier 5

Stephanie Ovalle recorded 3 scores and Gena Wendt added 2 scores as Fenwick beat New Trier 9-5 on Saturday afternoon. Emma McKernin and Mary Devereux each added one goal apiece in the victory for the Friars. Sophia Palmer scored 2 times and both Anna Horstkotte and Anna Stern each added a goal in the loss for the Trevians.


Evanston 6 Neuqua Valley 2

After trailing 1-0 after the opening period, Evanston used a balanced attack and strong defensive play to earn a 6-2 win over Neuqua Valley in the final game of the tournament for both teams. Ellis O'Connor recorded 3 goals for the Wildkits, while Rosy Capron, Roxy Capron, and Sarah Thompson each added one score apiece in the victory.


Lyons 12 Mother McAuley 3

The Lions built a 6-1 halftime lead and never looked back as they beat Mother McAuley for the second straight time this season by a score of 12-3. Lizzy Kosin tallied 6 goals and Allie Grimes added 2 more scores in the victory for the Lions. Yuri Chavez recorded 2 goals in the loss for the Macs.


St Ignatius 9 Fenwick 6

St Ignatius won the final game of the Fenwick Tournament over the hosts 9-6 on Saturday afternoon, as Celeste Almarez scored 4 goals and both Kate Stelnicki and Stephanie Fernandez added 2 scores in the win for the Wolfpack.


Kate Stelnicki opened the scoring with a goal from the right side in a six-on-five situation early in the first quarter, then consecutive goals by Almarez and Stelnicki gave the Wolfpack a 3-0 edge. Almarez scored in transition to increase the lead to 4-0, but Molly Loeffler's counterattack goal got the Friars on the scoreboard before the end of the opening period. In the second quarter, Ignatius' Stephanie Fernandez scored the lone goal as the Wolfpack took a 5-1 lead into halftime.


Fenwick's Gena Wendt notched the first goal of the third period to cut the lead to 5-2, but Almarez and Fernandez both scored goals on two straight possessions to give St Ignatius a seemingly comfortable 7-2 lead. The Friars quickly fought back, however, as Mary Bridget Barrett (12 saves) made two key stops in goal and Maggie Carey and Gena Wendt both scored right before the end of the third quarter to trim Wolfpack advantage to 7-4.


Fenwick had the momentum entering the final period, but Almarez and Fernandez had an answer, as the two scored early goals to put the Wolfpack ahead 9-4. Brittany Kulik responded for the Friars, as her first goal of the game made the score 9-5 midway through the last period. Fenwick's Emma McKernin then connected on an outside shot to make the score 9-6 with 2:35 remaining, setting the stage for a tense finish to the day's final contest. The Friars had two late chances to score, but their next possession resulted in a shot off the crossbar and they could not score after a late ejection in the final minute.


The Wolfpack finished the tournament with a 4-1 mark, with their only loss coming on Saturday morning to Winter Park. Meanwhile, the Friars finished 3-2, as they also fell to Winter Park earlier in the day.


Lake County Tournament

Mundelein Earns Second Straight Win Over Stevenson To Capture Lake County Title

Alexis Jones and Evelyn Kurzac combined to score 7 goals and Emily Tylka made 8 saves as Mundelein defeated Stevenson 8-2 in the championship game of the Lake County Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Mustangs went 4-0 over the weekend, finishing things off with their second consecutive win over their rivals. The Patriots' Kim Nolte scored 2 goals in the loss for the Patriots.


In other action, Yessica Buenrostro scored 4 goals and Victoria Waring scored 2 times to lead Barrington to a third-place finish with an 8-2 win over Libertyville. In the fifth place game, Phoebe Del Greco scored 2 goals and Nicole Grevers registered 15 saves as Deerfield held off Highland Park 8-3. In the seventh place contest, Vernon Hills beat Lake Forest 9-7 as Dana Andrea scored 4 goals to lead the Cougars to the win.


Naperville North Tournament

Fremd Cruises To Naperville North Tournament Title

Erika Lauraitis scored 4 goals and Kristina D'Andrea added 3 scores as Fremd defeated Naperville North 9-3 in the title game of the Naperville North Tournament on Saturday. Lauraitis totaled 19 goals over the course of the three-game tournament, helping the Vikings earn wins over Waubonsie Valley and Lincoln-Way East.


LWE beat Northside 14-2 in the third place game and Waubonsie Valley knocked off STC North 13-1 in the fifth place game.





St Patrick Tournament

The second day of action at the St Patrick Tournament starts with three preliminary round games, which features a key contest between #10 Homewood-Flossmoor and #12 Loyola at 9:50am. The results of the day's first three games will determine the final round of action, which also includes #3 Brother Rice, #15 Waubonsie Valley, #17 Young, #22 St Patrick, Evanston, Libertyville, and Lincoln-Way East.



Naperville North Tournament - The #24 Huskies play host to several challenging teams, including #11 Sandburg, #16 Stagg, and #21 Schaumburg. Fremd and STC North round out the six-team field, which begins play at 8:00am at Naperville North's new pool.


Stevenson Tournament - Top-ranked Oak Park will face several challenges on Saturday in Lincolnshire, as they will have to deal with #6 Latin, #9 McHenry, and the host Patriots in a four-team tournament.



Fenwick Tournament - Day 3

Saturday is filled with 12 high-quality games at the Fenwick Tournament, including matchups between Illinois' #1 team (St Ignatius) and one of Florida's top teams (Winter Park), a rematch between #2 Lyons and #4 Mother McAuley, and several other big matchups. The fifth-ranked hosts get their first shot against #1 St Ignatius at the end of the tournament, while #2 Lyons plays #7 Loyola in another potential state quarterfinal matchup. In between, #8 Homewood-Flossmoor, #11 New Trier, #17 Evanston, and #24 Neuqua Valley are also in action as the tournament concludes on Saturday evening.



Lake County Tournament - Mundelein and Stevenson will face-off in the Lake County Tournament's title game just two weeks after the Mustangs defeated the Patriots 9-7. Can Stevenson reverse the last decision or will Mundelein make it two in a row against their rivals?


STC North Tournament - Undefeated Fremd faces two tough opponents in the first round of the STC North Tournament, as they face #16 Waubonsie Valley and #21 Lincoln-Way East on Saturday morning for a chance to advance to the tournament title game. On the other side of the bracket, #22 Naperville North joins the hosts and Northside for three total games that determine the team who will play for first place on Saturday afternoon.












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