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Saturday Updates (Articles, Notes, Previews, and Recaps)                                                         <<<   Previous blog entry

By Aaron Brown

May 8, 2010

 

SATURDAY'S NEWS/NOTES

The state is set for a highly competitive Saturday of water polo action, as several conference titles are on the line all over the state.

 

Check out the game previews for today's action in the next sectional, plus read all about this weekend's action and what it means in the Conference Tournament Previews.

 

SATURDAY'S GAME RECAPS

BOYS

CPL Tournament
Curie 14 Young 10

Sam Lopez recorded a massive 11 goals as Curie won the Chicago Public League title with a 14-10 win over Young on Saturday. In the win, goalie Danny Pantoja recorded 14 saves to help the Condors win their fourth straight Public League title. Mark Wilcoxen, Nader Ammar, and Raul Ariza each scored 2 times in the loss for the Dolphins.

 

CSL Tournament

New Trier 11 Glenbrook South 9 (Shootout)

Sam Buchman made 4 saves in a shootout and recorded 7 saves in overtime to help lift New Trier to a 11-9 victory over Glenbrook South in the CSL Tournament semifinals on Saturday. The Trevians trailed 8-6 with under three minutes to play, but Jake Eaton and James Bartels both scored goals in the final two minutes of regulation to tie the score and send the game to overtime. Each team scored one goal in the two overtime periods before a shootout was needed to decide the winning team. Both Jason Robb and Sam Skinner converted their attempts to start the shootout, while Buchman did the rest of the work in goal to send New Trier to the final game of the tournament against Glenbrook North, who beat Evanston in the first semifinal of the day. Bartels, Konrad VonMoltke, and Matt McClone each scored 2 goals in the win, while Matt Maley made 12 steals on the defensive end for the Trevians. Zach Demertzis scored 5 times in the loss for the Titans.

 

New Trier 8 Glenbrook North 7

Matt McClone scored the game-winning goal with two minutes remaining and the Trevians defense prevented GBN from scoring to win the CSL Tournament title 8-7 on Saturday. McClone totaled 3 goals and Sam Buchman stopped 17 shots in the victory for New Trier. Tytus Kwiatkowski, who had tied the game at 7-7 in the fourth quarter, scored 3 times in the loss for the Spartans.

 

MCAC Tournament

Brother Rice 13 St Ignatius 9

The Crusaders advanced to the Catholic League title game after earning a hard-fought 13-9 win over St Ignatius in the first semifinal at Fenwick on Saturday morning. Rice had an early 5-1 lead, but the Wolfpack cut the lead to 9-8 early in the fourth quarter before the Crusaders closed things out with a 4-1 run. Matt Stelnicki led Rice with 4 goals, while Kyle Pikula added 3 scores and both Mike Mulcrone and Sean Davis scored 2 times in the win. Mark Alvarado led the Wolfpack with 3 scores, while Brendan Moore and Jaime Juarez both scored 2 times in the loss.

 

Fenwick 13 Loyola 7

Fenwick jumped out to a 4-0 leads after the first quarter and used a 5-0 run in the third period to pull away from Loyola in the second semifinal of the Catholic League playoffs on Saturday. John Osborne recorded 4 goals and Will Rigali added 3 scores to help lead Fenwick to a 13-7 semifinal win over Loyola. Chris Dan and Matt Farmer also chipped in with 2 goals for the Friars, while Connor Brown and Mike Deacy each scored once for Fenwick. TJ Considine scored 5 goals and Connory Brennan added 2 goals in the losing effort for the Ramblers.

 

St Ignatius 11 Loyola 9 (OT)

Jack Turek and Jaime Juarez each recorded goals in overtime and the Wolfpack defense did not allow a goal over two overtime periods as St Ignatius beat Loyola 11-9 to claim third place in the Catholic League. St Ignatius held a seemingly comfortable 6-1 lead at halftime, but the Ramblers put together a 4-0 run in the third period to get within one goal and tied the game late to send it into extra time. Turek led the Wolfpack with 6 goals and Juarez added 2 scores in the win. Frank Toops scored 4 goals to lead the Ramblers, while Charlie Dowdle also scored 2 times in the losing effort.

 

Fenwick 13 Brother Rice 9

Will Rigali totaled 5 goals and both John Osborne and Matt Farmer scored 4 times to lead Fenwick to a 13-9 win over Brother Rice to claim the Catholic League title in 2010. Matt Stelnicki totaled 6 goals in the loss for the Crusaders.

Live game commentary


GIRLS

Wheeling 11 Wheeling 7

Cassie Jo Miller and Emma Martinus each scored 3 goals to lift Bremen to an 11-7 win over Wheeling on Saturday morning.

 

CPL Tournament
Young 11 Curie 1; Lane 8 Northside 5; Lane 9 Young 8

Gabi Cabrera scored 4 times, Yadi Casimiro added 3 scores, and Susana Zizumbo tallied 2 scores as Young and goalie Shay Bell held Curie scoreless until the fourth quarter in an 11-1 win in the first semifinal of the CPS Tournament. The Dolphins advanced to play Lane at 4:00pm at UIC on Saturday, as the Indians beat Northside 8-5 in the second semifinal.

 

Lane 9 Young 8

Ana Chavez and Cassidy O'Connell each scored 3 times as the Indians stunned Young 9-8 to win the Public League Tournament on Saturday at UIC. Lane trailed 3-1 at halftime, but they used a 4-0 run in the third quarter to take their first lead and went ahead 9-7 late in the fourth quarter and held on for the one-goal win over Young. Gabi Cabrera totaled 5 goals in the loss for the Dolphins; she also scored in the last two minutes of regulation to get Young within one score of a tie, but the Indians' defense held up down the stretch to earn the win over Young, a team that did not lose a regular season game in the CPS in 2010.

 

CSL Tournament

New Trier 7 Evanston 1

Anna Horstkotte scored 3 goals and Zara Wysockey made 10 saves to help lead New Trier to a 7-1 win over Evanston in the Central Suburban League title game on Saturday. Erisa Apantaku, Maddy Urban, and Sophia Palmer each added goals in the win for the Trevians. Abby Bailey scored the lone goal in the loss for the Wildkits.

 

Earlier in the tournament, Palmer led the Trevians to wins over GBN and Maine South, as she totaled 9 goals in the two games. In addition, Horstkotte also provided New Trier with 6 goals in the two victories.

 

MCAC Tournament

St Ignatius 13 Loyola 7

The Wolfpack outscored the Ramblers 4-0 in the opening period and never looked back as they defeated Loyola 13-7 on Saturday in the first semifinal of the MCAC Tournament. Celeste Almarez recorded 7 goals and both Kate Stelnicki and Stephanie Fernandez each scored 3 times in the win for St Ignatius. Maeve O'Connor scored 6 times for the Ramblers, while Ashley Letrich added one score in the loss.

 

Fenwick 11 Mother McAuley 10 (OT)

The Friars beat Mother McAuley 11-10 in overtime in a back-and-forth game that finished in dramatic fashion. The defenses reigned in the early stages, as the teams went into halftime tied at 1-1. McAuley went on a 3-0 run in the third period to lead 4-1 heading into the final seven minutes, but the Friars outscored the Macs 7-4 to send the game into overtime. Stephanie Ovalle scored 3 goals for Fenwick, while Annie Collins, Emma McKernin, and Maggie Carey each scored 2 times in the win. Yuri Chavez registered 4 scores, Adriana Izquierdo added 3 goals, and Jackie Knightly put in 2 scores for the Macs in the heartbreaking loss.

 

Mother McAuley 7 Loyola 6

Yuri Chavez scored on a lob shot from five meters with 0:17 left in regulation to give Mother McAuley a 7-6 win over Loyola in the third place game of the Catholic League Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Macs trailed 6-5 in the final quarter, but Vicky Arciniega scored early in the period to tie the game and Chavez scored the decisive goal in the final minute. Loyola had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but a shot by Sarah Gross hit the crossbar and McAuley recovered to claim the win. Chavez recorded 5 goals to lead the Macs, while Arciniega also scored 2 times in the win. Maeve O'Connor scored 3 goals and Caitlin Sershon had 2 scores in the close loss for the Ramblers.

 

Fenwick 15 St Ignatius 13 (OT)

Stephanie Ovalle scored 9 goals, including 2 in overtime, as Fenwick came-from-behind to beat St Ignatius 15-13 to win the MCAC Championships on Saturday night. Emma McKernin also scored 3 times in the win, while Maggie Carey's goal sent the game to extra time in with less than two minutes left in regulation. Kate Stelnicki recorded 4 goals and both Celeste Almarez and Stephanie Fernandez scored 3 times in the loss for the Wolfpack.

Live game commentary

 

Mundelein Tournament

Mustangs Sweep Tournament To Prepare For Sectionals

Mundelein went 3-0 at their own tournament, winning games over Buffalo Grove, Latin, and Prospect, as they built up some strong momentum heading into the postseason. Evelyn Kurzac recorded 13 goals, Alexis Jones added 8 scores, and goalie Sarah Tylka stopped 37 total shots in the three-game set for the Mustangs.

 

In other tournament action, Prospect edged Latin 9-8 as Lisa Mazur notched the game-winning goal with 0:12 remaining. Prospect fell to Buffalo Grove 8-6 in a later game, however, as Kathryn Emerson tallied 4 scores for the Bison in the win. Latin win the other tournament game, beating Buffalo Grove 8-2 as the three other teams in the tournament ended with 1-2 records.

 

Stevenson Tournament

Naperville Central 10 Neuqua Valley 1

Abbey Kerth recorded 4 goals, Emily Sejna added 3 scores, and Claire Fleming put in 2 goals to lead the Redhawks to a 10-1 win in the first game for both teams at the Stevenson Tournament. Julia Campbell also made 15 saves in the win for Central.

 

Naperville Central 8 Stevenson 6

The Redhawks jumped out to an 8-1 lead and held on for an 8-6 win over Stevenson in a key matchup between Top 10 teams. Tori Davis scored 3 times and both Claire Wirtz and Vanessa Lin added 2 scores in the victory for Central.

 

Naperville Central 11 Lincoln-Way Central 5

Abbey Kerth scored 5 times and Vanessa Davis added 3 goals as the Redhawks beat Lincoln-Way Central 11-5 to finish the Stevenson Tournament with a 3-0 record. Claire Fleming added 2 scores and Julia Campbell made 12 saves in the win for NC.

 

SATURDAY'S GAME PREVIEWS

BOYS

MATCH OF THE DAY

MCAC Championships

#1 Fenwick looks for another Catholic League title, but will need to get through #4 Brother Rice, #7 St Ignatius, and/or #11 Loyola to do it in what should be a highly competitive set of semifinal and final games. The title game will be played at Fenwick at 3:30pm

 

KEEP AN EYE ON:

11:00am WSC Championship

3:00pm CSL Tournament Championship

5:30pm CPS Tournament Championship

Stevenson Tournament

Vernon Hills Tournament


GIRLS

MATCH OF THE DAY

MCAC Championships

#2 St Ignatius, #3 Fenwick, #6 Loyola, and #7 Mother McAuley all have Catholic League title aspirations, so Saturday's semifinals should be a pair of heated contests. The winners will meet for the championship at 4:30pm at Fenwick.

 

KEEP AN EYE ON:

3:00pm CSL Tournament Championship

4:00pm CPS Tournament Championship

WSC Championship

Mundelein Tournament

Stevenson Tournament

#19 Wheeling at #11 Bremen

#24 Lincoln-Way East at #21 Sandburg

 

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