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By Aaron Brown

April 24, 2010



Showdown Saturday!

By Aaron Brown




Fenwick Tournament

Fenwick 11 Oak Park 10

After Oak Park took a 3-2 lead early in the second quarter, the Friars went on a 5-1 run to close out the first half to lead the the break 7-4. DJ Gallo and Will Rigali both scored 2 first half goals to lead the Friars, while Troy Williams scored twice in the opening half for the Huskies.


The Friars continued their run in the second half, as John Osborne and Matt Farmer both notched goals to start the third period, before Luke O'Connell scored midway through the period to make the score 9-5. The teams traded goals before heading to the fourth quarter.


After the teams traded possessions to start the last quarter, Luke O'Connell made a steal and scored unassisted on the other end to cut the lead to 10-7, then Armando Lee drew an ejection and Tommy Poulos assisted Troy Williams on a goal from the left side at two meters to make the score 10-8 with 4:50 remaining as Fenwick called a timeout. On the Friars' next chance, and the both teams could not score over the next two minutes of play. As the final minute neared Dylan O'Connell made a steal and scored on a breakaway to make the score 10-9. Fenwick responded as Matt Farmer scored from two-meters out with 0:42 seconds left in the game, but Luke O'Connell connected on a shot from seven-meters out just six seconds later to make the score 11-10. After an Oak Park timeout, Fenwick ran the clock down but gave the Huskies one last chance after a turnover with 0:11 remaining. Rigali earned a key steal as Oak Park tried to run the game-tying play, as the Friars held on to earn a hard-fought 11-10 win over the top-ranked team in the state.


Naperville Central 17 Mundelein 6

Kyle Rickert and Mark Menis both scored 3 times to lead the Redhawks to a 17-6 victory over Mundelein. Central, who led 10-2 at the break, also received 2 scores apiece from Dennis Herron, Jay Howenstine, Kristian Altuve, and Ryan Stanley. Will Davidson scored 3 times in the loss for the Mustangs.


Fenwick 10 Mundelein 5

The Mustangs kept things close in the first half (6-4 at halftime) but Fenwick had too much ammunition as the Friars beat Mundelein 10-5 for their second straight win of the tournament. Matt Farmer recorded 3 goals and both John Osborne and Will Rigali tallied 2 scores in the victory for the hosts. Will Davidson led the Mustangs with 2 goals in the losing effort.


Oak Park 13 Naperville Central 5

Top-ranked Oak Park bounced back from an earlier loss to Fenwick by putting in a dominating performance against #2 Naperville Central, winning 13-5 on Saturday afternoon. Dylan O'Connell led the Huskies with 4 goals, while Armando Lee, Tommy Poulos, and Troy Williams each added 3 scores in the victory. Mark Menis and Ryan Stanley both scored 2 times in the loss for the Redhawks.


The game was closely-contested in the early stages, as the teams finished the first period tied at 2-2. Williams started the scoring with a goal after a Central ejection, but Stanley evened things up with a goal from the left side of five-meters midway through the first period. The Redhawks claimed their only lead of the game moments later, as Stanley recorded his second goal on a drive, assisted by Jay Howenstine. Lee tied the score on Oak Park's next possession, however, scoring from five-meters out with two minutes left in the quarter.


Williams nicked his second goal on a 2-on-1 breakaway off a pass from Dylan O'Connell early in the second quarter, then he added his third score by tipping a pass from Luke O'Connell into the goal from the left post to make the score 4-2. Menis scored his first goal from five-meters to cut the advantage to 4-3, but Dylan O'Connell connected on two straight outside shots to put Oak Park in front 6-3 at halftime.


The Huskies' took over the game in the second half, putting a great deal of pressure on the Redhawks on the defensive end and capitalizing with goals on the other end. Lee assisted Poulos on his first goal on a pass from the right to left post early in the third period, then O'Connell scored his third goal of the game from five-meters to make the score 8-3 as the teams headed to the final quarter.


Poulos added the to Huskies' lead on their first possession of the fourth quarter. Central then scored their first goal of the half when Menis drew an ejection and Stanley assisted Howenstine on a goal that cut the lead to 9-4. Poulos and Menis traded goals in the next minute after ejections on both ends of the pool, then Lee scored two straight goals that finally put the game away for Oak Park. Dylan O'Connell added his fourth goal with one minute remaining to seal a 13-5 win for the Huskies.


Fenwick 12 Naperville Central 6

The Friars continued their impressive weekend, beating #2 Naperville Central 12-6 in their third straight win over a Top 10 team on Saturday. John Osborne totaled 6 goals and Connor Brown and Matt Farmer each added 3 scores as Fenwick knocked off the #2 team in the state just a few hours after beating #1 Oak Park. After Central had taken a 2-1 lead early in the game, the Friars used a 5-0 run throughout the rest of the first half to pull away from the Redhawks. Kristian Altuve and Mark Menis both scored 2 times in the loss for Naperville Central.


Oak Park 10 Mundelein 7

Dylan O'Connell scored 5 goals and Tommy Poulos added 2 scores as the Huskies fought off an early challenge from #7 Mundelein to emerge with a 10-7 win in the last game of the Fenwick Tourney on Saturday. The Mustangs held a 3-1 lead early in the second quarter before Oak Park went on a 4-0 run before the end of the half and extended to run to 8-0 by the end of the third quarter. The Mustangs made a late surge to get within three goals, but could not get any closer than that as the Huskies ended the weekend with their second win. Will Davidson scored 3 goals to lead the Mustangs, while Pat Falconer also scored 2 goals in the losing effort.


GBS Tournament

Palatine Goes 4-0 To Win GBS Tournament

The Palatine Pirates finished off a perfect week of play with a 4-0 record at the GBS Tournament, winning the title by holding off the hosts 12-11 in the championship game on Saturday afternoon. Brad Ferris, who was named the tournament's official MVP, finished the weekend with 20 goals, 14 steals, and 8 assists, as the Pirates also earned wins over Evanston, Prospect, and Vernon Hills. Jeremy Stanton also totaled 13 goals over the weekend, while goalie Dan Sommerfield racked up 43 saves in the four-game event.


Other Boys' Recaps

Lyons 18 St Ignatius 9

David Sekula recorded 9 goals and Kovas Zygas added 2 scores as LT beat St Ignatius 18-9, their second win over the Wolfpack in as many weeks.


York 8 Parkway West 7

Marc Krolikiewicz scored 3 goals and Mark Olalde and Mike Rosati both tallied 2 scores as York won their first game at the Lafayette Tournament in Missouri on Saturday afternoon.


Naperville Central Tournament

Naperville Central 11 Evanston 3

Abbey Kerth and Emily Sejna both scored 3 goals and Claire Fleming and Tori Davis each recorded 2 scores to lead the Redhawks to an 11-3 win over Evanston. Ellis O'Connor scored 2 times in the loss for the Wildkits.


Jenison 10 Sandburg 6

Dena Visser totaled 3 scores and Alena Anderson, Hayleigh Bosmeyer, and Jillian Walcott each added 2 goals as Jenison earned a 10-6 win over Sandburg. Arianna Ringold also made 12 saves in the victory for the Michigan-based squad. Jamie Pappanastos and Melanie Czerwinski each scored 2 times and Korey Flynn made 8 saves and 4 steals in the loss for the Eagles.


Evanston 7 Sandburg 6

Ellis O'Connor scored 3 goals and Abby Bailey added 2 scores as Evanston held off Sandburg 7-6. Jamie Pappanastos, Melanie Czerwinski, and Tara Capouch all scored 2 times in the loss for the Eagles.


Naperville Central 9 Jenison 6

Abbey Kerth scored 4 goals, Claire Fleming added 3 scores, and Julia Campbell stopped 12 shots as the Redhawks won their tournament after beating Jenison (MI) 9-6. Heyleigh Bosmeyer scored 3 times and Dena Visser added 2 goals in the loss.


Naperville North Tournament

Naperville North 12 Stagg 5

Audrey Chien and Katie Lechowicz both scored 4 times and Lindsay Jansen added 3 scores as the Huskies won their tournament opener over Stagg 12-5. Liz Hadhazy tallied 3 scores in the loss for the Chargers.


Hinsdale Central 12 Lockport 3

Lexi Gross and Steph McKay both totaled 3 goals and Maggie Melving added 2 scores in the Red Devils' 12-3 victory over Lockport.


Young 18 Stagg 0

Gabi Cabrera tallied 8 scores and Yadi Casimiro scored 3 times as Young shutout Stagg 18-0 on Saturday.


Marian 11 Lockport 7

Maggie Andres scored 3 goals and Ashley Buttron and Carlee Weiser each added 2 scores to lift Marian to an 11-7 victory over Lockport. Kathleen Reaney and Jamey McLaren each scored 2 times in the loss for the Porters.


Naperville North 7 Young 6

Lindsay Jansen registered 4 goals to help lift the Huskies to a 7-6 victory over Young. The win helped Naperville North advance to the title game of the tournament against Marian. Gabi Rusca and Tiare Esquivel each scored 2 times in the loss for the Dolphins.


Marian 10 Hinsdale Central 7

Amanda Jonikaitis, Carlee Wieser, and Devin Green each scored 3 times as Marian advanced to the tournament title game after beating Hinsdale Central 10-7. Sara Shaner recorded 4 goals in the loss for the Red Devils.


Stagg 12 Lockport 7

Stagg earned their first win of the Naperville North Tournament in the fifth-place game, beating Lockport 12-7 to close the weekend. Chrissa Dremonas led the Chargers with 5 goals, while Liz Hadhazy tallied 3 scores and Anisa Shalabi added 2 goals.


Young 14 Hinsdale Central 2

Gabi Cabrera scored 6 times and Yadi Casimiro added 4 scores as Young held Hinsdale Central scoreless for the entire second half and earned a 14-2 win in the third place game of the tournament.


Naperville North 7 Marian 3

The Huskies finished off the weekend with a 3-0 record by beating Marian 7-3 to win their own tournament. Lindsay Jansen led the way with 3 scores, while Kathleen Fultz and Sofi Prorock each added 2 scores in the victory. Carlee Wieser, Jori Walan, and Maggie Andres each tallied one goal apiece in the loss for the Spartans.


Other Girls' Recaps

Lyons 9 St Ignatius 7

The top-ranked Lions used a 5-0 second half run to break a 4-4 halftime tie en route to a 9-7 victory over #3 St Ignatius in LaGrange on Saturday morning, keeping their perfect record intact in the process.


Katelyn Jacobs opened the scoring in the first quarter to put LT ahead 1-0, but Ignatius' freshman Rebecca Insalaco tied the game with an outside shot midway through the opening period. The Lions reclaimed the advantage when Allie Grimes found Adriana Hoak open at two-meters, and she connected on her first goal of the game to make the score 2-1.


Jacobs started the next quarter with her second goal from the right post, but Kate Stelnicki cut the advantage to 3-2 with a goal from outside seven-meters. After two straight possessions with no scoring, LT's Madelon Craig lofted a shot from nine-meters out into the back of the net as the shot-clock expired to put Lyons ahead 4-2. Yvette Leon countered that score with a goal of her own on an outside shot, then Stephanie Fernandez tied the game at 4-4 with a goal in the final minute of the half.


The third quarter belonged to LT, as they started their 5-0 run early in the period Hoak took a pass from Jacobs at two-meters and scored her second goal of the game to Lyons on top 5-4. Grimes nailed a shot off the left crossbar that bounced in on LT's next possession, then Jacobs fought for a loose ball on the right side of the cage and assisted Hoak on another goal from two-meters to make the score 7-4. Both Grimes and Hoak would add goals to close the period, with Grimes scoring on a 6-on-5 situation and Hoak scoring from the left side late in the period.


The Wolfpack fought back midway through the final period, as Hannah Cronin broke the drought with a goal from seven-meters to make the score 9-5. Stelnicki would add her second goal of the game after drawing an ejection, then Leon added her second score with a lob shot with just over one minute remaining. The St Ignatius' defense got a stop on the other end, but Jacobs earned a key steal to prevent the Wolfpack from getting within one goal and Lyons was able to run out the clock on a 9-7 victory.
















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