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Naperville North 12 Ignatius 8 (FINAL)

Live play-by-play


Quarter 1

Neither team can score on their first possession

Conor Handley starts the scoring for North with a goal from the left post at the 6:17 mark of the opening quarter

Brian Jucas draws a penalty shot for the Wolfpack, and he ties the game with a shot into the right corner

Matt Noonan blocks a shot by Bryan Kimbrell and Ignatius goalie Alex Gestevich recovers the loose ball

After a turnover, Mark Tatara draws a penalty shot and Handley hits the shot to put North ahead 2-1

Brandon Glynn steals a pass on the defensive end for North, but Gestevich saves an outside shot by Landon Savino

Jucas draws an ejection but North goalie Christian Flessner makes a save with 2:04 left in the period

GT Wrobel makes a steal, but Flessner makes another save for North late in the quarter

Wrobel's last second shot from across the pool is stopped by Flessner as North leads 2-1 after one quarter



Quarter 2

Matt Middleton starts the period with a steal, but Ignatius cannot get a shot off on the offensive end

Alex Buck shoots from outside but Gestevich tips it over the net

Buck lobs a shot in from 2m to put the Huskies on top 3-1 with 5:30 remaining in the half

Middleton connects from outside 7m on the left side to cut the lead down to 3-2

Flessner makes a save on Ignatius' next possession; Noonan with a steal on the other end for the Wolfpack

Gestevich blocks a skip shot by Handley on North's man advantage situation and the Huskies canot score on their second chance

Middleton draws an ejection, but Flessner saves an outside shot by Jucas to keep North ahead by one goal

Jucas tries a left-handed shot from 2m, but Flessner knocks the ball out-of-bounds

Jucas scores from the left wing to tie the game at 3-3 as Naperville North calls a timeout

Gestevich blocks a deflected shot by Buck, then passes ahead to Jucas, who scores on the breakaway to put Ignatius ahead 4-3

Mrk Tatara makes a steal and goes the distance and scores to tie the game in the final minute of the half

Buck hits the post on North's next possession and Ignatius has a chance to take the lead in the final seconds of the period

Gestevich misses with :00.8 seconds left and Flessner scores from his own goal to give North the lead and the momentum heading into halftime



Quarter 3

Handley hits the crossbar on the first scoring chance of the second half and Noonan clears the loose ball

Jucas drives with the ball from the right wing and gets the ball into the lower corner to tie the game at the 6:00 mark of the third period

Buck scores from outside 5m on the man-up situation as North reclaims the lead

Jucas draws an ejection on Handley; Tatara makes a steal to prevent a scoring chance for Ignatius

Buck drives in with the ball from the right side and scores to put the Huskies ahead 7-5 as Ignatius takes a timeout

Ignatius draws an ejection and Jucas scores from the left side, assisted by Wroblel, to cut the lead to 7-6

Noonan blocks a shot by Kimbrell at 4m; Buck with a steal at 2m for North

Giovanni Wrobel leads Jucas on a drive down the right side, and Jucas scores his sixth goal of the game to tie the score

Jackson Hill puts North ahead on a shot from the point during a man-up situation

Jucas draws an ejection but Ignatius cannot take advantage

Gestevich makes a save on Savino's shot from the right post to keep the Wolfpack within one

Handley causes a turnover but Noonan blocks a shot by Glynn on the other end

Middleton draws an ejection for Ignatius but Flessner blocks a shot by GT Wroblel with 0:10 left in the period



Quarter 4

Glynn with a steal at 2m to prevent a scoring chance for Ignatius

Buck scores from 5m, assisted by Handley, and North pulls ahead 9-7 with 5:59 left in the game

Handley draws an ejection; Gestevich blocks a shot by Buck but Tatara is there for the rebound goal and Ignatius calls their final timeout

GT Wrobel draws an ejection but misses on a shot from the left wing with 4:36 left in the final quarter

Handley forces a turnover and passes to Glynn in transition, who assists Buck with a goal from inside 4m to make it 11-7 in favor of North

Middleton responds with a goal from 4m out to make the score 11-8 with 3:28 remaining

Giovanni Wrobel forces a turnover and Middleton recovers the loose ball for Ignatius; Middleton drives to 2m but has the ball taken away by two defenders

Buck draws a penalty shot and Handley scores to make the score 12-8 with 2:29 left

Buck scores on a drive to make it 13-8 with 2:00 left

Noonan draws an ejection; Flessner makes a save on a shot by Noonan from outside

Buck draws a penalty shot; Handley scores on the shot to make it 14-8 with 1:28 left to play as North takes a timeout

North runs out the clock and advances to the semifinals with the 14-8 win



Naperville North - Alex Buck 6, Conor Handley 4, Mark Tatara 2, Jackson Hill 1, Christian Flessner 1

Ignatius - Brian Jucas 6, Matt Middleton 2



State Tournament Blog, Day 2

Updated 5.18.07 - 2:00pm



Updated 5.18.07 - 8:00am

The state tournament blog will cover all of the action on Friday night from Stevenson High School. Starting with the 4:30pm game between Fenwick and Lincoln-Way East, 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 Fenwick vs Lincoln-Way East

5:45pm Brother Rice vs Stevenson

7:00pm Naperville North vs Ignatius

8:15pm Loyola vs Conant