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Volume #7: 'Coaching the Female Athlete'

Volume #6: 'Starting a New Program'



Volume #5: 'Making It Work'

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LWE 8 New Trier 7 (OT)

Q1: Eli Cohen, Matt Ghiselli & Nick DiPatri each scored once in the opening period as New Trier leads LWE 3-2 after Q1. Adam Hudson and Bryce Wyma each scored once for the Griffins.


Q2: Patrick Rossetto scored the lone goal of the period after an ejection and a timeout in the final minute of the half and the teams head to halftime tied at 3-3.


Q3: Ghiselli gave the Trevians a 4-3 lead early in the period, but Rossetto, Wyma and Hudson scored consecutive goals to give the Griffins a 6-4 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.


Q4: LWE took a 6-4 lead over New Trier into the fourth quarter. Matt Ghiselli cut the lead to 6-5 early in the period and that's where things stand with three minutes left. The Griffins' held the Trevians at bay into the final minute. New Trier gets the ball with 0:20 left and calls timeout trailing by a goal. Nick DiPatri scored from set with :07 left in regulation to tie the score at 6-6 as New Trier & LWE will head to overtime with a state semifinal spot on the line!


OT: Hudson strikes first for East at the 2:02 mark of the first overtime period. Neither team can convert for the rest of the first overtime but the Griffins drew an ejection that will carry over into the second overtime period. The Griffins won the swim-off, called timeout, and Noah Schor scored from the left post at 2m to increase the lead to 8-6. Will Clark converts a penalty shot on the other end for New Trier to cut the lead to 8-7. Adam Hudson and Noah Schor gave LWE an 8-6 lead over New Trier. Will Clark converted a penalty shot to trim the lead to 8-7, but the Griffins' defense held the Trevians the rest of the way to emerge with an 8-7 victory and a spot in Saturday's semifinal round.




Lyons 11 St Ignatius 5

Q1: Victor Perez scored 3 goals and Bobby Bolan scored once as the Lions have built a 4-2 lead over St Ignatius at the end of the first period. Luke Hunneke and Luke Siwik each scored once in the frame for the Wolfpack.


Q2: Perez scored early in the period for LT, but Siwik scored midway through the period to trim the lead to 5-3. Bolan added his second goal of the contest with one minute left until halftime.


Q3: Hunneke trimmed the Lions lead to 6-4 with an early goal, but Perez responded with three straight goals to increase LT's lead to 9-4 by the end of the period.


Q4: Moises Lopez opened the fourth quarter scoring for SICP as the LT lead is cut to 9-5. Bolan and Perez each added goals to boost the lead to 11-5 and the Lions advance to Saturday's semifinal round to take on LWE.




Naperville Central 6 Stevenson 5

Q1: Sean Stablein and Mark Laboe each scored once as the Redhawks took a 2-0 lead early in the opening period. After a timeout, Drew Wangard and Dima Kobets scored consecutive goals to even things up at 2-2. Cam Daugherty scored with :33 left in the period to give the Redhawks a 3-2 edge.


Q2: Luke Klein-Collins converted a penalty shot midway through the period and Central leads 4-2 at halftime.


Q3: Alex Mitchell blocked a penalty shot and made four key saves to keep the Central lead at 4-2 after three quarters.


Q4: Beno Maya drew an ejection and scored quickly from 2m to cut the lead to 4-3. Stevenson draws another ejection but cannot convert and Daugherty scores on the other end to make the score 5-3. Kobets answers quickly for the hosts after an ejection and the lead is back to one (5-4) with 3:02 left to play. Stevenson ties it up at 5-5 with 1:13 left! Mark Holzer from 2m! Turnovers for both sides before Central calls timeout with 0:25 left to setup a play. Luke Klein-Collins delivers from 5m with :03 left and Central leads Stevenson 6-5. One final play for the Patriots...lob shot is off the mark and the Redhawks advance to the semifinal round.




Fenwick 17 Conant 13

Payton Comstock recorded 6 goals and Nate Fisher scored 4 times as the Friars outlasted Conant 17-13 to advance to the sectional semifinals. Alex Figus and Dan Lynch both added 2 scores while Dan Bajda, Ramses Flores and Wil Gurski each tallied one score in the win. Alex Hirjoi registered 5 scores, Noah Lawson scored 4 times and Spencer Urban notched 3 scores in the loss for the Cougars.









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