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By Aaron Brown

April 20, 2010



Rankings...Why They Matter and Why They Don't

By Aaron Brown



The following updates are now available on as the sixth week of the season has come to an end:




Super Ballers

The Illpolo Blog - Week 6 game recaps and news (including this past weekend's tournament recaps)

The Illpolo Report - Summary of the sixth week of the season




Buffalo Grove 18 Elk Grove 5

The Bison nearly clinched the MSL East title with an 18-5 win over Elk Grove on Tuesday night. With an 8-0 record in the conference, they need a win over Prospect (6-2 conference record) on Thursday to officially advance to the Mid-Suburban League title game in the final week of the regular season. Dan Striev scored 5 goals and Matt O'Rourke added 4 scores in the win for BG.


Curie 18 Young 8

Eduardo Chavez scored 8 goals to help keep the Condors perfect in the Chicago Public League in an 18-8 victory over Young.


Hersey 11 Rolling Meadows 10 (OT)

Kevin Pedersen and Stephen Petro both scored 3 times as Hersey beat Meadows 11-10 in overtime on Tuesday. Damian Fitzsimmons scored 6 goals and Danny Briggs added 3 scores in the loss for the Mustangs.


Homewood-Flossmoor 14 Lincoln-Way East 6

Shay Banton scored 6 goals and Russell Maanum added 4 scores to help keep the Vikings perfect in the SouthWest Suburban Blue with a 14-6 win over Lincoln-Way East. Kevin Kuchta added 2 scores and Jake Bodnar made 10 saves in the victory for the Vikings. Kenny Hultquist scored 2 times and goalie Tom Vandevelde stopped 7 shots in the loss for the Griffins.


Latin 11 Lyons 7

The sixth-ranked Romans earned what could be their biggest win of the season thus far on Tuesday night as they went to LaGrange and beat #4 Lyons 11-7. Jacob Himmel scored 4 times, James Ruggiero added 3 scores, and AJ Galainena scored 2 goals in the win for Latin. Romans' goalie Sam Sheahan also made 10 saves in the victory.


Loyola 16 Evanston 6

Charlie Dowdle recorded 5 goals to lead the Ramblers to a 16-6 win over Evanston in a nonconference rivalry game in Wilmette. TJ Considine and Frank Toops each added 3 scores in the victory, while Jimmy Nickele and Pat Stein each scored 2 times in the win.


Mundelein 19 Libertyville 4

Pat Falconer scored 5 times, Frank Lukacs added 4 scores, and Will Davidson scored 3 goals in Mundelein's 19-4 win over L'ville.


Neuqua Valley 15 Hinsdale South 6

AJ Quebbemann and Mike Rooney both tallied 4 scores and David Lesniak added 3 scores to help lift the Wildcats to a 15-6 victory over Hinsdale South.


New Trier 12 Glenbrook South 11

Eric Robb drew an ejection in the final minute and Jordan Palmer connected on a shot from the right wing to give New Trier a 12-11 victory over Glenbrook South on Tuesday night in Winnetka. Palmer, Konrad VonMoltke, and Matt McClone each scored 3 times in the win, while Trevians' goalie Sam Buchman recorded 11 saves. Zach Demertzis recorded 6 goals, JJ Connor added 3 scores, and goalie Tom Meyer blocked 15 shots in the loss for the Titans.


Palatine 12 Fremd 9

Brad Ferris scored 6 goals and Jeremy Stanton and Kamil Mulawa both scored 2 times as Palatine edged Fremd 12-9. Zach Zambelli scored 3 goals to lead the Vikings in the losing effort.


Barrington 11 Conant 8

Catherine Byron and Yessica Buenrostro each scored 3 times while Erika Elliott and Victoria Waring each added 2 goals in an 11-8 Barrington win over Conant in the MSL West. Hannah Duke scored 5 times in the loss for the Cougars.


Bremen 20 Bradley 3

Emma Martinus poured in 9 goals and Cassie Jo Miller and Nora Plank both added 4 scores as Bremen topped Bradley 20-4.


Buffalo Grove 13 Elk Grove 3

Kathryn Emerson and Kristi Harris both scored 3 times and Nicky Delaney added 2 goals to lead the Bison past Elk Grove 13-3.


Evanston 8 Latin 3

Ellis O'Connor recorded 4 goals and Rosy Capron added 2 scores as the Wildkits defeated Latin 8-3 in a nonconference contest. Evanston goalie Claire Strunk made 20 saves in the victory. Ashley Henderson scored 2 times in the loss for the Romans.


Fenwick 10 Naperville Central 9 (3 OT)

#4 Fenwick emerged with a from triple-overtime with a 10-9 win over #2 Naperville Central on Tuesday night in Oak Park, handing the Redhawks their first loss of the season in dramatic fashion. Central trailed by a goal with one possession left, but Abbey Kerth scored with three-tenths of a second left in regulation to send the game to extra time. The Redhawks used their momentum to take a 9-7 lead into the second overtime period, but the Friars tied the game to send the game to sudden death. At the end of the third OT period, Fenwick's Emma McKernin connected on a lob shot to give Fenwick their biggest win of the season. Stephanie Ovalle led the Friars with 5 goals, while McKernin scored 2 times in the win. Kerth, Claire Fleming, Tori Davis, and Vanessa Lin all scored 2 goals in the loss for the Redhawks.


Fremd 15 Palatine 7

Fremd improved to 8-0 in the MSL West and to 22-0 on the season after beating Palatine 15-7 on Tuesday. Erika Lauraitis scored 9 goals and Megan Kennedy added 2 scores in the win for the Vikings. Kate Brown led the Pirates with 2 scores in the loss.


Homewood-Flossmoor 8 Lincoln-Way East 7 (OT)

Michelle Mayer drew a penalty in the second overtime period and Rebecca Mathews (3 goals) converted the penalty shot to give the Vikings a hard-fought 8-7 win over Lincoln-Way East on Tuesday night. Mayer and Tess Adamonis also scored 2 times in the win, while Anna Tenny added one score for H-F. Alyssa Toland recorded 2 goals in the loss for the Griffins.


Lake Forest 13 Vernon Hills 4

Emily Nowlin recorded 11 total goals, surpassing 100 scores for the season, as the Scouts defeated Vernon Hills 13-4 on Tuesday.


Lincoln-Way North 8 Richards 6 (OT)

The Phoenix used a 2-0 run in overtime to emerge with an 8-6 nonconference win over Richards in Oak Lawn on Tuesday afternoon.


Loyola 14 Northside 2

Maeve O'Connor totaled 7 goals to lead the Ramblers past Northside 14-2 on Tuesday. Cecile Franke made 19 saves in the loss for Northside.


Mother McAuley 14 Sandburg 10

Trailing 6-5 at halftime, Mother McAuley put together a 5-1 run in the second half to break the game open and beat Sandburg 14-10. Yuri Chavez totaled 7 scores in the win for the Macs, while Tara Capouch led the Eagles with 4 scores in the losing effort.


Mundelein 13 Libertyville 3

The Mustangs jumped out to a 10-0 halftime lead en route to a 13-3 victory over Libertyville on Tuesday. Alexis Jones scored 6 times and Evelyn Kurzac added 5 scores for Mundelein in the win. Kaitlin Liss, Katelyn Amedio, and Stefanie Lyjak each scored one goal apiece in the loss for the Wildcats.


New Trier 11 Glenbrook South 6

The twelfth-ranked Trevians kept a firm hold on the top of the Central Suburban League on Tuesday night with an 11-6 victory over Glenbrook South. Anna Horstkotte and Maddy Urban both tallied 3 scores in the win for the Trevians,


Oak Park 7 Hinsdale Central 3

Alison Coogan recorded 3 goals, Claire Helwig totaled 2 scores and 5 assists, and Vicki Maslowski stopped 16 shots as Oak Park beat Hinsdale Central 7-3 to earn their first West Suburban Conference win of 2010.


Prospect 9 Wheeling 8

The race for the MSL East title tightened on Tuesday after Prospect held off Wheeling 9-8 on Tuesday, giving both teams a 7-1 mark with two games remaining for each team in conference play. Meg Dix (5 goals) scored the eventual game-winning goal in the final period, and the Knights' defense prevented a game-tying goal in last minute to even the season series at 1-1 between the two teams. Amy Wilson scored 5 times and Christa Khatcherian added 2 scores for the Wildcats in the losing effort.





#6 Latin at #4 Lyons

Both teams won their own tournaments last weekend, earning key wins over ranked opponents in the process. Expect a tightly contested game between two teams with state title hopes in just under one month's time.



#12 Waubonsie Valley at #9 McHenry - This nonconference battle between the Warriors and the...umm, Warriors, should get both teams better prepared for a run at a state tournament berth when the state playoffs come around. UPDATE: The game has been postponed and rescheduled for May 4, 2010.


#17 Glenbrook South at #16 New Trier - The Titans and Trevians meet up in a game with big sectional seeding implications on Tuesday night in Winnetka; GBS will also look to stay perfect in the conference, while New Trier could make the CSL conference race much more interesting with a win tomorrow evening.


#29 Lincoln-Way East at #10 Homewood-Flossmoor - The Vikings will look to extend their lead in the SouthWest Suburban Blue Conference on Tuesday when they play host to the Griffins, a team that beat Sandburg early last week but fell to LWC two days later.


#31 Evanston at #11 Loyola - The Ramblers host the Wildkits in a rivalry game that also has major seeding implications for next month's GBS Sectional.



#3 Naperville Central at #4 Fenwick

The Redhawks seek their first-ever win over fourth-ranked Fenwick on Tuesday night, as they put their perfect record to the test on the road against an improving Friars team. In recent play, Central won the Jenison Tournament over several Michigan teams, while Fenwick held off St Viator on Monday night. The clash between two top five teams is just the first of many this week.



#6 Homewood-Flossmoor at #19 Lincoln-Way East - The Vikings look to stay perfect in the SouthWest Suburban Blue Conference when they travel to Frankfort to battle #19 Lincoln-Way East. The Griffins earned a big win over #13 Stevenson over the weekend, while H-F beat Loyola and Waubonsie Valley at UIC on Friday and Saturday.


#8 Mother McAuley at #18 Sandburg - Both the Macs and Eagles could use a win in this nonconference matchup that takes place in Orland Park on Tuesday. McAuley won two conference games last week and would like to continue their momentum with a win, while Sandburg will look to bounce back after falling to #15 Lincoln-Way Central in a tough conference battle last night.


#17 Wheeling at #22 Prospect - The MSL East division is up for grabs on Tuesday night when #22 Prospect hosts #17 Wheeling. The Wildcats won the first round on March 30 by a score of 11-8, and they can put some distance against one of their rivals with a win in this contest. The Knights won a big divisional game over #25 Hersey in overtime last week, so they will seek another solid effort in order to create a tie at the top of the division if they can earn a home win.


#14 Latin at #20 Evanston - The Romans nearly tipped #3 St Ignatius last night, falling by a goal in overtime, so they'll be looking for another strong performance when they travel to Evanston to take on the Wildkits in a nonconference affair.
















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