TOURNAMENT RECAP (Saturday,
Metea Valley Comes On Strong To Win OPRF Tournament
Metea Valley returned to their pre-Spring Break form, winning three
straight games on Saturday to win the Oak Park Tournament. The Mustangs
earned wins over the hosts, LWN, and Wheeling; the 7-6 title game victory
due in large part to the 26-save performance of goalie Sean Birkholz.
Wheeling took second place with wins over Marian and Schaumburg, while Oak
Park edged the Saxons in overtime in the third-place game. LWN topped
Marian 16-4 to claim fifth place.
Saturday's Game Recaps
7 Oak Park 4
Lindsay Raczek and Mia
Palladino both scored 2 times to help lead Metea Valley past the hosts 7-4
in the first game of the OPRF Tournament. Katie Appell scored 3 times and
Zoe Erickson made 8 saves in the losing effort.
12 Marian 8
Kristy Bessler scored 5 goals,
Haven Aldridge added 4 scores, and Ashley Johnson totaled 8 steals to lift
Schaumburg past Marian 12-8 in the opener for both teams at the Oak Park
9 Lincoln-Way North 6
Lizzie Hollopeter scored 4
times and both Lindsay Razack and Mia Palladino netted 2 scores in Metea's
9-6 win over LWN.
Leah Malsom scored 6 goals to
help lead Wheeling past Schaumburg 15-7. Rebecca Brow scored 3 times in
the loss for the Saxons.
Park 6 Lincoln-Way North 5
Elizabeth Williams and
Samantha Robbins both notched 2 scores and Zoe Erickson made 9 saves
to lift the Huskies past LWN 6-5 on Saturday.
Oak Park 7
Schaumburg 6 -OT- (3rd)
Katie Appell scored 5 goals as
the hosts won a 7-6 overtime thriller over Schaumburg in the third-place
game on Saturday. Casey Houts scored 2 goals, Ashley Johnson totaled 4
steals, and Robin Heitman made 9 saves in the losing effort for the
7 Wheeling 6 (1st)
Sean Birkholz blocked 26
shots in the title game of the Oak Park Tournament, helping the
Mustangs edge Wheeling 7-6 on Saturday afternoon. Mia Palladino
tallied 4 goals and Alex Conti added 2 scores for the Metea Valley
offense in the win.
Wheeling d. Marian
LWN 16 Marian 4 (5th)
Metea Valley (3-0)
Oak Park (2-1)
Katie Appell (OPRF) - 9
Mia Palladino (Metea) - 8
Kristy Bessler (SHS) - 6