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Weekend Update (3.17.07)


Stay tuned for a wrap-up from the Fenwick Girls' Tournament, the Naperville Girls' Tournament, updated rankings, Week 2 Ballers, Week 2 Super Ballers, and much, much more. Meanwhile, here are the list of winners this weekend:



Lake County Tournament - For the second time this year, Stevenson held off Mundelein by a small margin, as the Patriots won the Lake County Tournament 6-2 over the Mustangs. Barrington looked strong in a 12-8 win over Libertyville to take third place, Lake Forest edged Vernon Hills 6-4 for fifth place, and Highland Park stopped Deerfield 7-5 to place seventh.

Evanston Tournament - The Wildkits went 4-0 in their own tournament, which included a narrow 7-6 win over Glenbrook South in the title game.

Hinsdale Central Tournament - Naperville North was dominant in winning the Hinsdale Central Tournament, including a 17-6 title game win over Lockport and two more double-digit wins over Andrew and Hinsdale South. Hinsdale Central surprised Andrew 4-3 in the third place game.



Fenwick Tournament - Fenwick and McAuley both went 4-0 to claim a share of the Fenwick Tournament title; for more information, check out the Fenwick Tournament Blog.

Naperville Central Tournament - Naperville Central finished the weekend with a 3-0 record and beats Oak Park 10-8 in the championship game after earlier wins over Schaumburg and Hinsdale Central. York beat Hinsdale Central 9-6 to claim third place.

Bremen Tournament - Marian escaped with the title 11-10 over Richards in a game that was not decided until the final seconds. In the third place game, Morton needed overtime to beat host Bremen 14-13.

STC North Tournament - Fremd beat Andrew 11-2 to win the STC North Tournament; they also had wins over Hoffman Estates and STC North in the preliminary rounds.

Glenbrook South Tournament - Rosie Fischl led GBS to the title with wins over Palatine and Elk Grove, plus a narrow 6-5 title game victory over Hersey.

Updated 3.18.07 - 9:31am


Fenwick Tournament - Girls (3.17.07)


Click here for the Fenwick Tournament Blog, which contains standings, leading scorers, and game recaps from the Fenwick Girls' Tournament held in Oak Park on March 16-17, 2007. The following is an excerpt from the above Fenwick Tournament Blog, a game recap from the Fenwick-Ignatius matchup for first place in Bracket A:


Fenwick 10 Ignatius 7

Morgan Bonk had 6 goals and 2 assists and Alison Pavlik scored 3 goals and added 5 steals to propel Fenwick to a 10-7 win over St Ignatius on Saturday evening. Lisette  Calderon also added a goal in the Friars victory.


Game Recap: Pavlik started the scoring with an outside shot after an Ignatius ejection, and Bonk made the lead 2-0 halfway through the opening quarter. Kathleen Maloney cut the lead in half with a score to make the score 2-1 at the end of the first period. Fenwick scored two straight goals in the second quarter, as Bonk added her second and Calderon scored her only goal of the game to make it 4-1. With 2:30 remaining in the half, Nora Kennelly scored on a man-up situation to make the score 4-2, and Bonk and Kennelly traded goals before the end of the half to make the score 5-3 at the break. The Wolfpack got to within one goal early in the third period as Kennelly scored her third goal of the game, but Bonk put in a rebound off a penalty shot miss to make the score 6-4 with 4:57 left. Kate Brankin got Ignatius as close at they would get with her first goal, but Pavlik scored two straight goals before the quarter ended to put Fenwick in control with an 8-5 lead. Kennelly scored her fourth goal midway through the final quarter, but Bonk responded with two more goals and put Fenwick ahead 10-6 with less than two minutes to play. Maloney scored her second goal in the final minute, but Ignatius would not get another chance to score and fell 10-7.

Fenwick: Morgan Bonk 6, Alison Pavlik 3, Lisette Calderon 1

Ignatius: Nora Kennelly 4, Kathleen Maloney 2, Kate Brankin 1

Updated 3.17.07 - 3:34pm


Naperville Central Tournament - Girls (3.17.07)


Click here for the Naperville Central Tournament Blog, which contains standings, leading scorers, and game recaps from the Naperville Central Girls' Tournament held in Naperville on March 16-17, 2007. The following is an excerpt from the above Naperville Central Tournament Blog, a game recap from the Naperville Central-Oak Park matchup for first place overall:


1st place game


Kara Wilson led the Redhawks to a 10-8 title game win over Oak Park with 4 goals. Goalie Haley Nelson came up big with a penalty shot save in the opening quarter and recorded 10 saves in the win. Nikki Nelson added 3 scores and Heather Gardner scored 2 times in the victory, which helped the Redhawks improve to 11-0 on the season.


Oak Park jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening quarter in a game that stayed close the entire way. Val Poulos led the Huskies with 4 goals, while Audrey Reardon and Megan Rigali each scored 2 goals in the loss. Poulos added an assist and drew one kickout, while Rigali also added 2 steals and drew one ejection. Goalie Melissa Maslowski made 5 saves in the losing effort.

Updated 3.17.07 - 10:44pm



Thursday Game Recaps (3.15.07)



Brendan Connolly scored 5 goals and Mike Varga added 4 scores to pace the Cougars in a 14-6 win over Prospect in the Mid-Suburban League Conference matchup. Goalie Gregg Longo recorded 14 saves to help Conant improve to 4-0 in the conference and 7-1 overall. Sean Hansen led the Knights with 5 goals in the loss.



Kathleen Patterson led the Wildcats with 4 goals and Kayley Provow allowed just 2 scores as Neuqua Valley upended Waubonsie Valley on Thursday 10-2. Provow also had 11 saves to bring her overall total to 61 after just five games this season.



-Mitch Tucker (Palatine) scored 12 goals in a 17-6 win over Buffalo Grove; goalie Spencer Blackham (Palatine) made 11 saves in the win. (BOYS)

-Jeff Davis and Chris Corbett (Schaumburg) each scored 5 goals in a 16-4 win over Elk Grove on Thursday night. (BOYS)

-John Mikuzis (Neuqua Valley) scored 14 of the Wildcats' goals as they upset Waubonsie Valley 18-14. (BOYS)

-Jack Oliver (H-F) tallied 4 goals to help the Vikings defeat St Charles North 14-9 on Thursday. (BOYS)

-Katie O'Hara (Naperville Central) scored 2 goals and Colleen Young drew 4 ejections as the Redhawks beat Hinsdale South to improve to 8-0 on the season. (GIRLS)

Updated 3.15.07 - 9:44pm


Wednesday Game Recaps (3.14.07)



Lyons continued to dominate on Wednesday night with a 16-6 victory over Hinsdale Central in the West Suburban Conference matchup. Pete Cosentino led the way on offense with 5 goals, while Scott Nemecek added 3 goals and 9 assists in the win. Also scoring for the Lions were Paul Busse (3 goals), Mike Castro (3 goals), Peter Bruton (1 goal), and Tim Cosentino (1 goal). Goalie Spencer Ellison also made a difference in the outcome with 8 total saves.


Rick Farmer scored 5 goals and Ben Wampler added 3 scores as New Trier defeated Mundelein 18-10 on Wednesday night. Sam Lopez also scored 3 goals in the win for the Trevians.


Nate LeRoy scored 6 goals and added 10 steals and 4 assists as the Ramblers rolled to a conference win over St Viator 17-6 on Wednesday. Also starring for Loyola was goalie Adam Weissert, who recorded 8 saves, 3 assists, and 3 steals and also added 2 goals on the offensive end in the victory.


Blake Bartter made a steal and scored the game-winning goal with ten seconds remaining as New Trier stunned Mundelein 7-4 on Wednesday night. The ninth-ranked Trevians led at halftime 6-4 before the Mustangs narrowed the gap and eventually tied the game in the final period. But Bartter's steal and third goal of the game helped New Trier improve to 6-1 on the season, while Mundelein fell to 2-3 in 2007. Kate Hilbrant and Bartter each scored 3 goals in the victory for the Trevians, while Maura Coughlin scored 3 goals and Alice Denny tallied 2 goals in the loss for the Mustangs.



Kara Wilson scored 3 goals and Nikki Nelson added 2 scores as #6 Naperville Central held off #8 Evanston 7-4 in Naperville on Wednesday night. Sam Virelli made 12 saves in the win, while Heather Gardner and Elisa Menis each scored a goal to round out the scoring for the Redhawks. Sydney Eder led the Wildkits with 2 goals in the loss.


Katherine Delacey scored 5 goals and Megan Kono added 3 scores as Lyons improved its' record to 5-1 on the season with a 12-1 win over Hinsdale Central in the West Suburban Conference matchup. Goalie Emily Bornhoff (4 saves) kept the Red Devils off the scoreboard in the first quarter as the Lions held an early 2-0 lead, while goalie Carrie DeBoer (6 saves) only allowed one goal in two quarters of action. Also scoring for Lyons included Kathleen Ellison, Joanna Curran, Meghan Januska, and Kathleen Brosnan, who all scored once in the victory.



Kelly Kuchta led Sandburg to an 8-4 victory over Waubonsie Valley with 4 goals on Wednesday night. Hannah Ciurej also added a goal and drew 2 ejections to help the Eagles improve to 4-3 on the season.

Updated 3.14.07 - 11:33pm


Wednesday Update (3.14.07)


Quick site update...at the end of each day, any unreported scores will be taken off the boards and stored away until I either receive the game score or can actually find out myself. If a game has been played and disappears from the schedule, please send the score as soon as possible so the standings remain accurate.


Next, the more information sent in to the site should mean there will be more information reported on the site. In addition to scores, things like leading scorers, goalie saves, or any information about the game, such as quarter-by-quarter scores or play-by-play updates is greatly appreciated.


As for videos, we've been filming a few games here and there but the editing takes a good amount of time, so you are likely to see less daily videos and will probably see a whole mess of video footage after a few weeks of the season, designed mostly for a DVD at the end of the year.

Updated 3.14.07 - 1:03pm


Tuesday Night Recaps (3.13.07)


Mark Nemecek led a balanced attack from the third-ranked Lions, scoring 4 goals in a 16-9 win over Sandburg in a rematch of the 2006 sectional final game. Scott Nemecek, Peter Cosentino, and Peter Bruton all scored 3 goals apiece as Lyons remained undefeated in 2007.

Kevin Kledzik, Jeff Davis, and Chris Corbett all had 2 goals in the Saxons' 8-3 win over Buffalo Grove in the Mid-Suburban League battle. Mike Kehoe and Aaron Johnson also scored goals for Schaumburg, who improved their record to 3-0 in the conference and 4-1 overall.


The Trevians ran out to a 9-0 lead in the first quarter and beat Glenbrook North 14-9 in the Central Suburban Conference matchup on Tuesday night. Rick Farmer led the way with 4 first-quarter goals, Sam Lopez added 3 scores, and Ben Wampler and Ben Stein both added 2 goals in the win.


Greg Seymour scored 5 goals and added 3 steals as Stagg beat Morton 19-8 to improve to 3-3 on the season. Joe Borczyk added 4 goals, Nate Hicks scored 2 times 
and Stavros Tsitsopoulous contributed 6 assists and 4 blocks in the victory.
Max Saltzman scored 4 goals and Tyler Kelley recorded 11 saves as Naperville Central won the nonconference affair on Tuesday night over Homewood-Flossmoor 10-7. 
Bobby Rickert added 3 goals for the Redhawks, who also got scores from Andy Blank and Ryan Giuliani in the victory. The Vikings were led by Jack Oliver's 4 goals on 
the offensive end, as H-F kept things close but fell short in the end.



Val Poulos' scored 8 of the team's 10 goals, as #14 Oak Park cruised to a 10-2 victory over #11 Mundelein. Lauren Gumbel, Megan Rigali, and Beth Anderson also tallied goals for the Huskies in the win, as OPRF led 7-1 at halftime and never looked back.



The Lions came from behind to pull off an 8-7 road win over #7 Sandburg on Tuesday evening. The Eagles led 5-3 at halftime, but the 13th-ranked Lions scored 4 straight

goals in the second half to take an 8-5 lead into the final two minutes of the game. Sandburg scored twice in the last period to get to within 1 goal of the Lions, but they were never able to score the equalizer in the final minute. Katherine Delacey led all scorers for the Lions with 4 goals, while Megan Kono also added 2 scores in the win.



Colleen Shaw poured in 8 goals and Carly Levison added 4 scores to lead Loyola to the 17-9 nonconference win over Lake Forest on Tuesday night. Liz Clarke and Francesca Palmer also scored 2 goals apiece, Heather Klein scored once, and goalie Grace Arbuckle made 7 saves in the victory. Joy Corona had a strong offensive game for the Scouts, as she scored 8 goals in the loss.



-Brendan Connolly (Conant) recorded 5 total goals as the Cougars went on to beat Hersey 10-7 to stay perfect in the MSL Conference. (BOYS)

-Joe Armour (Hersey) led his team in scoring with 4 goals and he added 3 assists in a 10-7 loss to Conant. (BOYS)

-Greg Schroeder (Barrington) scored 3 goals to lead the Broncos to a 13-2 win over Elk Grove in the MSL contest. (BOYS)

-Mitch Tucker (Palatine) continued to excel with an 8 goal performance on Tuesday night in the Pirates' 11-6 victory over Wheeling. (BOYS)

-Mark DeGreef (Buffalo Grove) tallied 3 goals as the Bison jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead and beat Lake Forest 9-3 on Tuesday night. (BOYS)

-Claire Fleming (Naperville Central) led the Redhawks to a 10-7 win over H-F with a 4-goal performance on Tuesday night. (GIRLS)

-Andrea Peterson (H-F) led the Vikings with 5 of their 7 goals in a 10-7 loss to Naperville Central. (GIRLS)

Updated 3.13.07 - 11:53pm



Monday Night Recaps (3.12.07)


Week 1 links that have been posted include Week 1 Ballers and Week 1 Super Ballers. Here are some of the recaps from Monday night:



Ryan Torri scored 4 goals and Mike Barry added 3 tallies as St Viator improved to 2-3 on the season after a 13-4 victory over Schaumburg on Monday. The Lions jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter and led 7-1 at halftime before cruising to the win in the second half. Goalie Matt Vavrik added 7 saves in the win and Billy Clifford added a goal and 3 assists on offense for the Lions.



Mundelein got 6 goals from Maura Coughlin and held off a late surge by #22 Rolling Meadows to come away with a 9-8 victory at home on Monday evening. #11 Mundelein trailed early (down 2-1 after the opening period) but took a 7-4 lead into the final quarter and withstood a 4-goal period from Meadows to earn the hard-fought win. Kendall Hylton scored 6 goals for Meadows and Colleen Briggs added 2 goals in the loss.



Lindsay Mills recorded a shutout in goal and Stephanie Khatcherian scored 4 goals to lead Wheeling to their first win of the season over Palatine 9-0 in the Mid-Suburban League contest.



-Mitch Tucker (Palatine) scored 8 goals in an 11-7 MSL conference win over Wheeling. (BOYS)

-John Mikuzis (Neuqua Valley) tallied 13 of the Wildcats' 17 goals as they held off Hinsdale Central 17-16 to earn their first win of the season. (BOYS)

-Kayley Provow (Neuqua Valley) stopped 14 shots and allowed just 3 goals in Neuqua's 11-3 win over St Charles East on Monday night. (GIRLS)

-Amanda Croix/Melissa Wright/Heather Bullerman (Bradley) all had 6 goals in a 24-4 victory over Bremen on Tuesday. (GIRLS)

-Paige Quinlan/Enjoli Rodriguez (Stagg) scored 3 goals apiece in the Chargers 15-1 win over Morgan Park. (GIRLS)

Updated 3.12.07 - 11:45pm



New E-mail Address (1.12.07)


Due to some security issues (mainly because someone stole my credit card info and tried to buy a plasma TV with it from Curcuit City), I will be changing the e-mail address for Illpolo.com at this time. The new e-mail address that you can send to is illpolo2007@yahoo.com and this change will be made on the site this weekend.


If anyone has sent an email over the past week, I have been unable to access it; if you have any information or questions that you would like expressed, please send them to illpolo2007@yahoo.com.

Updated 1.12.07 - 1:45am