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By Aaron Brown

April 16-17, 2010




Lyons Tournament

St Ignatius 14 York 4

Mark Alvarado recorded 7 goals as St Ignatius knocked off York 14-4 in the opening round of the LT Tournament. Marc Krolikiewicz scored 2 times in the loss for the Dukes.


Loyola 9 Stevenson 5

TJ Considine scored 3 goals and Frank Toops added 2 scores to lead the Ramblers to a 9-5 win over Stevenson.


York 11 Stevenson 8

Dan Groch, Marc Krolikiewicz, and Mark Olalde each scored 3 times to help lift the Dukes to an 11-8 win over Stevenson in the 5th place game at the Lyons Tournament.


Latin Tournament

Latin Goes 3-0 At Own Tourney To Claim Title

AJ Galainena totaled 13 goals in three wins over Homewood-Flossmoor, Waubonsie Valley, and St Viator to lead the Romans to their own tournament title on Saturday. Jacob Himmel led Latin with 7 scores in a 13-7 win over St Viator, while Galainena led the way with 5 goals in a 16-12 win over H-F and also scored 5 times in a 15-9 victory over Waubonsie Valley. Eddie Wickes also added 5 goals in the win over H-F, while Parker Wilkie chipped in with 2 goals in the win over Waubonsie.


H-F placed second at the tournament, narrowly edging Waubonsie Valley 8-7 and topping St Viator 21-10. Russell Maanum scored 13 goals and Shay Banton added 9 scores to lead the Vikings to a 2-1 performance at Latin.


Sandburg Tournament

Neuqua Valley 16 Hinsdale South 6

Seven players (AJ Quebbemann, Andrew Bratsos, David Lesniak, Kevin Patterson, Matt Bishop, Mike Rooney, and Robert Vechiola) scored 2 goals apiece for the Wildcats as they defeated Hinsdale South 16-6.


STC North 21 Lane 8

Michael Nield totaled 6 goals and Eric Stoffregen made 11 saves to lead the North Stars to a 21-8 victory over Lane.


Prospect 20 Lane 7

Mike McPartlin scored 9 goals and Ed Martin added 5 scores to help lift Prospect past Lane 20-7.


Neuqua Valley 15 Riverside-Brookfield 4

Jason Koberstein and Mike Rooney both scored 4 goals to lead Neuqua Valley to a 15-4 win over R-B.


STC North 14 Prospect 13

Andrew Pruesse scored 5 goals, Joey Chokran and Justin Jacobson each added 3 scores, and goalie Eric Stoffregen stopped 11 shots as the North Stars held off Prospect 14-13. In the loss, Tyler Bengsten recorded 5 goals and Brian Johnston made 12 saves and scored a goal.


Neuqua Valley 19 Andrew 10

Mike Rooney totaled 7 goals and David Lesniak, Kevin Patterson, and Robert Vechiola each scored 3 times in the Wildcats' 19-10 win over Andrew.


DeSmet (MO) Tournament

Stagg Finishes With 2-2 Record at Missouri Tournament

Drew Stoffel totaled 11 goals and goalie Shane Krivanec recorded 32 saves as the Chargers finished 2-2 at the DeSmet Tourney in Missouri on Friday and Saturday. Stagg earned wins over Lindbergh and SLUH on Saturday, then fell to Parkway North 7-4 in the championship round on Saturday night.


Other Boys' Recaps

Lincoln-Way East 13 Conant 8

Ryan Rys totaled 5 goals and 3 assists to lead Lincoln-Way East to a 13-8 nonconference win over Conant on Saturday morning.


Stevenson Tournament

Lincoln-Way East 9 Stevenson 8

Alyssa Toland recorded 5 goals, 4 steals, and 3 assists to lead the Griffins to a 9-8 tournament-opening win over Stevenson. The Griffins overcame an 8-5 fourth-quarter deficit to steal the win in the final three minutes.


Fremd 8 Young 3

Erika Lauraitis scored 3 goals and Megan Kennedy added 2 scores in Fremd's 8-3 win over Young. Gabi Cabrera scored 3 times in the loss for the Dolphins.


Stevenson 9 Young 8 (OT)

Karen Lowry scored the game-winning goal in the first minute of overtime and recorded 7 goals in the game to lead the Patriots to a 9-8 win over Young. Gabi Cabrera scored 6 times in the loss for Young.


Fremd 10 Lincoln-Way East 2

Erika Lauraitis scored 5 goals and goalie Julie Conrath stopped 14 shots as Fremd beat Lincoln-Way East 10-2. Alyssa Toland scored both goals in the loss for the Griffins.


Young 11 Lincoln-Way East 7

Gabi Cabrera totaled 5 goals and Yadi Casimiro added 3 scores to lead the Dolphins past the Griffins 11-7.


Fremd 9 Stevenson 6

Erika Lauraitis tallied 5 goals as Fremd knocked off Stevenson 9-6 on Saturday. Cheyenne Montijo scored 3 goals and Karen Lowry added 2 scores in the loss for the Patriots.


Jenison (MI) Tournament

Naperville Central 8 Rockford (MI) 3

Abbey Kerth scored 3 goals and Claire Fleming recorded 3 scores and 3 assists to help lift the Redhawks to an 8-3 victory over Rockford (MI) 8-3.


Naperville Central 6 Hudsonville (MI) 4

Claire Fleming tallied 5 scores and Emily Sejna added another score as the Redhawks won their second game at the Jenison Tournament, beating Hudsonville 6-4.


Naperville Central 12 East Kentwood (MI) 6

Claire Fleming scored 5 goals and Abbey Kerth added 3 scores as Naperville Central beat East Kentwood 12-6 to advance to the title game of the Jenison Tournament on Saturday.


Naperville Central 11 Ann Arbor Pioneer (MI) 2

Abbey Kerth, Claire Fleming, and Tori Davis each scored 3 goals and Sam Virella made 12 saves to lead the Redhawks to an 11-2 win over Ann Arbor Pioneer in the championship game of the Jenison Tournament in Michigan.


St Viator Tournament

Lincoln-Way Central 17 STC North 4

Danijela Jackovich scored 7 goals and added 10 steals, Jessica Graf scored 3 times, and Kelsey Martiniak made 11 saves and added a goal as the Knights beat STC North 17-4.


Lincoln-Way Central 15 Prospect 7

Jessica Graf recorded 5 goals and Danijela Jackovich added 3 scores and 5 assists as the Knights won the St Viator Tournament by beating Prospect 15-7 in the title game.


Vernon Hills Tournament

Bremen 16 Conant 8

Catherine Vivado scored 5 times and Emma Martinus and Cassie Jo Miller both recorded 4 goals to lead Bremen to a 16-8 win over Conant that helped them clinch the Vernon Hills Tournament title on Saturday afternoon. Bremen also earned wins over the hosts and Hoffman Estates to improve their record to 22-2 on the season, as Vivado scored 12 goals and Martinus added 10 scores in the three-game tournament.


Conant 11 Vernon Hills 8; Conant 10 Hoffman 9 (OT)

Conant clinched a second place finish with two narrow victories on Saturday, including an 10-9 overtime thriller over conference rival Hoffman Estates. Hannah Duke totaled 13 goals at the tournament, leading the team in scoring in all three games, plus drew a foul and scored the game-winner in sudden-death overtime in the win over the Hawks. Lucie Buchanan registered 30 saves during the three-game set for the Cougars.


York Tournament

Andrew 11 Barrington 8

Leah McCarthy scored 4 times and Amanda Kuchan registered 3 goals to lead Andrew to an 11-8 win over Barrington.


Other Girls' Recaps

Bremen 13 Lincoln-Way North 2

Emma Martinus scored 6 goals and Julie Velcich made 15 saves and added 4 assists as Bremen beat LWN 13-2.



There are a total of 16 tournaments this weekend, with 8 of them getting underway on Friday night. Two teams travel out-of-state to play in Michigan and Missouri. There are 110 total games being played on Saturday. So obviously, there are a lot of games to update and will try to keep up. Here is what to look for on Saturday...



Mundelein, Naperville Central, and Glenbrook South all advanced to the championship round at the Naperville Tournament after each team posted 2-0 records on Friday night. Look for head-to-head matchups between the three teams on Saturday afternoon. At the Sandburg Tournament, Andrew, Neuqua, Sandburg, and STC North all won their first round games and will look for a few more wins as the preliminary rounds continue on Saturday morning in Orland Park. Finally, the action really heats up early at the Lyons Tourney, as the fourth-ranked hosts take on #11 Loyola at 9:00am to determine who will play in Saturday's title game. The winner will later take on either #1 Oak Park or #8 St Ignatius, as those two teams face off at 9:50am.


Other boys' tournaments - The competition should be strong at the Latin Tournament, as the sixth-ranked Romans play host to #10 H-F, #12 Waubonsie Valley, and #24 St Viator. #15 New Trier also plays host to #9 McHenry, Lockport, and Fremd on Saturday.


Naperville Central won both of their opening-round games at the Jenison Tournament, so they are still hopeful of claiming some hardware from Michigan later today. At UIC, #8 Homewood-Flossmoor stunned #6 Loyola 6-5...the Vikings will have little time to celebrate as they face #1 Lyons at 10:20am. The winner of that game is likely to face either #2 St Ignatius or #17 Waubonsie Valley in the championship game, as those two teams meet at 12:50pm. At the York Tournament, Sandburg and Naperville North play at 10:00am to determine who will advance to the title game; the winner will face York if the Dukes if they can hold off Barrington at 9:00am. Finally, Lincoln-Way Central, Prospect, and St Viator each reported opening-round wins at the Viator Tournament, and all three teams will look to challenge for the tournament title beginning at 9:00am in Arlington Heights.


Other girls' tournaments - #13 Stevenson invites #5 Fremd, #9 Young, and #21 Lincoln-Way East to Lincolnshire for a four-team tourney that gets underway at 8:30am. There are also several other girls' tournaments on Saturday, with the host sites including Elk Grove, Highland Park, Latin, and Vernon Hills.





#13 Glenbrook North at #2 Naperville Central

The 14-2 Spartans have been on a roll, but they face a huge test in the first round of the Naperville Tournament when they take on the second-ranked hosts in a late game (7:50pm) on Friday night.



Lyons Tournament - #1 Oak Park, #4 Lyons, #8 St Ignatius, and #11 Loyola all play first round games on Friday night at the Lyons Tournament against either Stevenson or York, two teams looking to get their seasons headed in the right direction with a big win against a ranked opponent.


Naperville Tournament - The nine-team field at the Naperville Tournament gets underway at either Central or North on Friday night, with #2 Naperville Central, #7 Mundelein, #13 Glenbrook North, #17 Glenbrook South, and #18 Naperville North all in action in first round games. Buffalo Grove (12-2), Hinsdale Central (6-8), Lake Forest (7-4), and Lincoln-Way Central (8-4)  round out a highly impressive field where all but one team enters with a winning record.



#6 Loyola vs #8 Homewood-Flossmoor

The Ramblers and Vikings square off on Friday night at 7:00pm in a game that features two potential state tournament teams in the opening round of the St Ignatius Tournament. The winner will be rewarded with a Saturday morning game against top-ranked Lyons for a chance to advance to the tournament's title game at UIC.



St Ignatius Tournament - One of the brackets at the St Ignatius Tournament features #1 Lyons, #6 Loyola, and #8 H-F, which says plenty about the level of competition heading to UIC on Friday and Saturday. Their bracket also features Catholic League member Marian, while the other bracket includes #2 St Ignatius, #12 New Trier, #16 Wheeling, and #26 Glenbrook North.


St Viator Tournament - The Lions play host to Buffalo Grove, Lockport, Lincoln-Way Central, Palatine, Prospect, Resurrection, and STC North in an eight-team tournament that behinds on Friday afternoon at 4:00pm.


York Tournament - This six-team tournament in Elmhurst is full of evenly matched teams that includes #18 Sandburg, #20 Andrew, #23 Naperville North, Barrington, York, and R-B. Look for some closely contested first round games on Friday night as the games get underway at 5:00pm.














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