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St Ignatius 11 Loyola 10 (FINAL - OT)


Quarter 1

Hybinette denies Shaw from 2m to start the game

Maloney's shot from 7m nicks the post and goes out of bounds

Levison's shot from the right side is saved by Hybinette

Clarke with a steal but Hybinette makes a save

Maloney hits the crossbar from outside at the 5:38 mark

Maloney makes a steal at 2m and draws an ejection on Shewchuck

Shaw forces a turnover on the man-up situation for Ignatius

Clarke fires wide left from 5m mark with 4:28 to play in the first quarter

Kennelly's 2m attempt goes wide left and Loyola sets up the offense

Shaw hits the left post but Clarke slams home the rebound to give Loyola a 1-0 lead at the 3:52 mark

Shewchuck makes a steal on Ignatius' next possession; Levison denied by Hybinette on the other end

Arbuckle knocks down an open shot by Brankin from outside 5m

Durkin and Kennelly cause a turnover at 2m, and Durkin ties the score with an outside shot from the center of the pool

Levison draws an ejection on Kennelly with 1:45 left in the first

Brankin sets to Kennelly, who scores on a left-handed backhand to give Ignatius their first lead, 2-1 at the 1:04 mark

Both teams come up short on their next possessions, and Arbuckle stops Kennelly's last second shot from midpool at the end of the quarter



Quarter 2

Arbuckle makes a save on Durkin's shot from the left side; Arbuckle stops Ridgeway from the 7m mark for her second save of the quarter

Ignatius' counter attempt is thwarted by Clarke, who swims to the 2m mark to make a steal

Hybinette makes a save, but Clarke puts in the rebound for her second goal of the game to tie the score at 2-2 with 5:14 to go in the half

Durkin connects from outside 5m to put Ignatius ahead 3-2

Almarez with a steal, but Arbuckle makes a save to keep Loyola within one goal

Ridgeway hits the post, Brankin fights for the loose ball, then Durkin hits the post and Arbuckle recovers

Shaw gets a good look from around 4m out but Hybinette tips it out of bouncs; Hybinette makes another save with 1:54 left in the half

Clarke makes a steal and Loyola takes their first timeout with 1:35 left in the half

Hybinette with a save on Shaw's attempt from 2m

O'Malley takes a pass from Ridgeway and fires a shot from outside but aims high and Loyola moves to the offensive end in the final minute

Kennelly finds Brankin open on the left wing and she scores to put Ignatius on top 4-2 with 0:14 left in the half

Hybinette makes a save in the final seconds and Arbuckle stops her length-of-the-pool shot as the buzzer sounds



Quarter 3

Shewchuck misses from outside on Loyola's first possession of the second half; Ignatius comes up short on their first possession

Brankin's double-team leads to a steal; Heather Klein makes a steal for Loyola; Hybinette with a save with 4:43 left

Clarke makes a steal from Ridgeway; Levison's shot from the right side goes through Hybinette's hands and in for a goal to cut the lead to 4-3

Maloney responds for Ignatius with a score from the right side at 5m to make it 5-3 Ignatius

Shaw lobs a shot in from 4m out to make it 5-4 Ignatius

Durkin hits the crossbar from outside with 3:01 left in the quarter; Almarez makes a steal on the right side for Ignatius

Almarez draws an ejection but hits the crossbar with 1:40 left as Loyola remains down by one

Hybinette makes a save on a lob shot but Loyola retains possession; Kennelly steals the ball from Shaw, who steals it back from Kennelly on the other end

Durkin hits the left post from the right side with 0:17 left in the quarter



Quarter 4

Shaw draws an ejection on Maloney on Loyola's first possession; Levison's shot deflects off the post, but Loyola keeps possession

Shaw draws a foul and scores as the shot clock expires from outside 5m to tie the game at 5-5

Kennelly responds from the right side from outside 5m to make it 6-5 Ignatius with 5:20 to play

Arbuckle makes a steal but Kennelly draws an ejection on Levison in a fight for the loose ball

Maloney scores from inside 5m with 4:32 remaining as Ignatius pulls ahead 7-5

Ridgeway fires from outside 7m and Arbuckle knocks the shot out of bounds; Durkin misses wide left with 3:42 to go

Loyola calls a timeout while trailing 7-5 with 3:20 left to play in the game

Clarke's shot from 2m is stopped by Hybinnette after the timeout

Almarez misses wide right with 2:46 left in the game

Hybinette makes a save on a lob by Shaw from outside 5m

Loyola draws an ejection on Maloney on the defensive end after a steal, but Shaw's lob just misses the right corner from outside 5m

Durkin attemps to feed Maloney on a drive but the ball travels over her head and Shewchuck recovers for Loyola

Shaw scores from outside 5m after recovering a loose ball after Almarez knocked the ball away from Clarke with 1:01 remaining in the game

Ignatius takes a timeout with 1:03 remaining with a 7-6 lead and the ball

Clarke forces a turnover; Klein assists Shaw who drove down the left side, took a pass at 2m and found the right corner with 0:36 left to tie the score at 7-7

Ignatius takes a timeout with 0:36 remaining with the score tied 7-7

Kennelly's shot from 4m goes over the net and Loyola takes a timeout with 0:26 remaining

Almarez forces a turnover as Clarke set up at 2m and Maloney recovered the loose ball; Ignatius takes their final timeout with 0:16 left

Clarke makes a steal at 7m and drives down the middle of the pool before passing to Klein; Ridgeway makes a steal with 0:04 remaining and time expires




Overtime - Period 1

Shaw scores from outside 5m on Loyola's first possession as the Ramblers take an 8-7 lead

Brankin responds with a skip shot from the right side to tie the game at 8-8

Kennelly and Clarke trade steals, and Shaw misses from outside with 1:21 to go

Arbuckle makes a save; Almarez with a steal on the defensive end

Almarez skips a shot past Arbuckle to the right corner as Ignatius pulls ahead 9-8 with 0:18 left in the first overtime period



Overtime - Period 2

Kennelly recovers a loose ball inside 2m and scores from the left post to put Ignatius ahead 10-8 with 2:36 left

Shaw scores from 2m and gets Loyola to within one at 10-9

Brankin responds with a goal from the right side near 5m and Ignatius goes up 11-9 with 2:06 left

Levison scores from 7m out with a hard shot that gets past Hybinette with 1:52 to go and the Ignatius lead is cut to 11-10

Almarez makes a steal but Arbuckle comes out of the net to deny Kennelly a chance to put Ignatius ahead by two

Shaw fires wide left from 5m on top with 0:48 left to play; Ignatius takes a timeout with 0:30 left and possession of the ball

Brankin misses off the left post with 0:21 left

Shaw is triple-teamed at 2m and Durkin comes away with a steal with 0:06 left and Ignatius runs out the clock to win 11-10 in overtime



Leading Scorers

Ignatius - Kennelly 3, Brankin 3, Durkin 2, Maloney 2, Almarez 1

Loyola - Shaw 6, Clarke 2, Levison 2



State Tournament Blog

Updated 5.17.07 - 1:39pm


The state tournament blog will cover all of the action from Thursday to Saturday from Stevenson High School. Starting with the 4:30pm game between Loyola and St Ignatius, this page will show live play-by-play for the current game in progress. Links will be provided for games that have already been played with play-by-play from all previous games on individual pages.


We have updated to broadband wireless this year, so the site should be updated more frequently than in previous years. As always, send any comments or questions directly to illpolo2007@yahoo.com and we will either try to respond right away or mention/add something in the blog. And just to let us know you are following along, please send any "shout outs" from wherever you are checking up on what is going on at the state tournament.



4:30pm St Ignatius vs Loyola

5:45pm Fenwick vs H-F

7:00pm McAuley vs Neuqua

8:15pm Stevenson vs Barrington