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  State Championship Blog         

  By Aaron Brown

  May 18, 2013

 

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SEMIFINAL ROUND GAME RECAPS (Saturday, May 18)

 

 

 

SEMIFINAL #1

Fenwick 12 Naperville North 10

Matt Bresnahan scored 5 goals and both Omar Calderon and Matt Farmer each added 2 scores as the Friars pulled away from the Huskies in the second half and held on for a 12-10 victory on Saturday. Andrew Bertschy, Justin White, and Trevor McLean each scored once in the win for Fenwick, as they advanced to the state title game on Saturday night. Eric Curia and Nolan Roberts both registered 4 goals while Adam Nyland and Drake McClure each tallied one score in the loss.

 

The Huskies had an early 3-2 lead before the Friars' 4-0 run in the second quarter put them ahead 6-3. Curia scored two straight goals to trim the advantage to one, but that was as close as North could get. The Friars built an 11-6 lead late in the game before Curia and Roberts combined to score 3 consecutive goals to get to within 11-9. A double-ejection led to a Matt Bresnahan goal that essentially put the game away for Fenwick, while Roberts added a last-minute goal that finished the scoring.

 

 

SEMIFINAL #2

Stevenson 8 St Ignatius 5

The Patriots used a 5-0 run in the second half to claim an 8-5 comeback win over St Ignatius to move on to the state title game on Saturday. Varun Mummadi scored 3 second-half goals and Remy Dalloul put in the game's last 2 goals to help Stevenson complete their monumental turnaround. The Patriots' Mitchell Sokolsky scored the game-winner by converting a penalty shot in the fourth quarter. Mummadi scored 3 times, Sokolsky and Dalloul each scored 2 goals, and Taylor Baretz added a key score late in the third period. John Reyes and Shane Hughes both scored 2 goals and Billy Barth netted one score in the loss for the Wolfpack, who seemed to run out of steam late in the game.

 


 

SEMIFINAL ROUND GAME RECAPS (Saturday, May 18)

 

 

 

SEMIFINAL #1

Lincoln-Way Central 8 Mundelein 7

LWC responded to an early 3-0 deficit with a 6-0 run and the Knights fought off a late Mundelein rally to advance to the state title game with an 8-7 win over the Mustangs. Danijela Jackovich and Kristi Howe both scored 3 goals and Beth Senese and Liz Klock both tallied one score in the winning effort. Allison Boothe and Karrie Kozokar both recorded 2 goals while Courtney Perrault, Michelle Barron, and Emily East all put in one goal in the loss for the Mustangs.

 

Barron, Perrault, and Kozokar scored the first three goals of the game for the Mustangs. Jackovich's second period goal stopped the run and sparked a huge turnaround for the Knights, as Klock, Howe, and Jackovich scored before the half and put LWC ahead 4-3. Jackovich started the scoring on LWC's first possession of the second half and Howe also scored again to increase the lead to 6-3. That's when the Mustangs climbed back in it, as Kozokar scored from mid-pool, Boothe tallied her first goal, and Emily East raced towards the net to score a rebound goal to tie the game. Howe instantly responded to put the Knights ahead 7-6, then Senese was left open midway through the fourth quarter to score what would be the eventual game-winning goal. Boothe cut the lead to one late in the final period and the Mustangs had a chance to tie the game in the final minute, but Central goalie Caroline Foglton made a key save and the Knights ran out the clock to secure the win.

 

 

SEMIFINAL #2

St Ignatius 8 Mother McAuley 7

Karen Juarez earned a penalty that Tammy Stelnicki converted in the final period and the St Ignatius defense made five straight stops to earn an 8-7 victory over Mother McAuley to advance to the state title game on Saturday. Stelnicki's goal came just moments after Amy Kopale had tied the game at 7-7 in a tightly-defended game by both teams. Becky Insalaco scored 4 goals, Stelnicki added 2 scores, and both Diana Fernandez and Rebecca Martinez each tallied one score. Kristen Kleist led the Mighty Macs with 4 goals and Kopale, Clare Bryar, and Fran Williamson each scored once in the losing effort.

 


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FINAL ROUND GAME RECAPS (Saturday, May 18)

 

 

 

CONSOLATION GAME

Naperville North 20 St Ignatius 7

Eric Curia recorded 7 goals and Nolan Roberts notched 4 scores in the first half as the Huskies cruised to a 20-7 win over St Ignatius in the third-place game on Saturday night. BD Chapman and Gianmarco Duin also scored 2 goals in the North victory. Shane Hughes scored 3 times and Billy Barth scored 2 goals in the loss for SICP.

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Fenwick 10 Stevenson 4

Justin White totaled 3 goals and Matt Bresnahan, Matt Farmer, and Trevor McLean each scored 2 times as Fenwick reclaimed the state championship after a one year hiatus by beating Stevenson 10-4 on Saturday night. Andrew Bertschy also scored once in the win for the Friars. Josh Weisberg, Mitchell Sokolsky, Taylor Baretz, and Varun Mummadi each scored once and Rob O'Brien made 28 saves and blocked 2 penalty shots in the loss for the Patriots.

 

The Patriots kept things close early on, as O'Brien saved an early penalty shot by Matt Farmer and the teams ended the first period tied at 2-2. White and Bertschy added goals in the second quarter as the Friars held the hosts scoreless in the second frame. White scored two more times in the third period and Farmer scored his second goal to give Fenwick a 7-3 lead entering the final period (Mummadi broke the drought for Stevenson with a goal in the third period as well). McLean and Baretz traded goals as the Patriots trailed by four midway through the last quarter, but McLean and Bresnahan sealed the win with late goals for the new state champions.

 


 

GAME RECAPS (Saturday, May 18)

 

 

 

CONSOLATION GAME

Mother McAuley 11 Mundelein 9

Kristen Kleist recorded 5 goals and both Amy Kopale and Clare Bryar netted 3 scores to help Mother McAuley beat Mundelein 11-9 on Saturday in the third-place game. The teams were tied at 1-1 after the first period before the Mighty Macs outscored the Mustangs 7-3 over the next two periods. McAuley built an 11-6 advantage in the final period before Mundelein closed the game with a 3-0 run. Allison Boothe scored 5 goals, Karrie Kozokar added 2 scores, and both Hannah Davidson and Kasia Wienckowski put in one score in the losing effort.

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

St Ignatius 12 Lincoln-Way Central 9

Becky Insalaco and Tammy Stelnicki both scored 4 goals and Karen Juarez added 2 key scores as the Wolfpack claimed their first state championship by beating LWC 12-9. Diana Fernandez and Rebecca Martinez each added one tally in the win for SICP. Danijela Jackovich scored 8 goals and Beth Senese put in one score in the loss for the Knights.

 

The game was close throughout, as the Knights took a 4-3 lead in the second quarter and later tied the game at 5-5 by halftime. The Wolfpack put together a 3-0 run in the third quarter after Stelnicki scored two straight goals and Insalaco added another. Senese and Jackovich narrowed the gap to one with two straight scores, but Juarez put in masterful backhand from the left post to put the Wolfpack ahead 9-7 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Insalaco then drew an ejection and assisted Martinez on a goal that gave Ignatius a 10-7 lead. Jackovich answered from two meters to make the score 10-8, but a backhand by Fernandez and a penalty shot by Stelnicki put the game away for St Ignatius. Jackovich added a late goal to cut the advantage to 12-9, but it was too little, too late for the Knights.

 


 

BOYS' STATE TOURNAMENT GAMES

 

FRIDAY  -  QUARTERFINAL #1 | QUARTERFINAL #2 | QUARTERFINAL #3 | QUARTERFINAL #4

SATURDAY -  SEMIFINAL #1 | SEMIFINAL #2 | CONSOLATION GAME | CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

 

GIRLS' STATE TOURNAMENT GAMES

 

THURSDAY  -  QUARTERFINAL #1 | QUARTERFINAL #2 | QUARTERFINAL #3 | QUARTERFINAL #4

SATURDAY -  SEMIFINAL #1 | SEMIFINAL #2 | CONSOLATION GAME | CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

 


 

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