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Saturday Recaps (4.07.07)

Updated 4.07.07 - 4:01pm



Naperville Central 10 Fremd 4

Nikki Nelson scored 4 goals and both Elisa Menis and Kara Wilson added 2 scores as Naperville Central won their tournament opener over Fremd 10-4 on Saturday morning. Sam Shamburek and Erin Lamb added one goal apiece for the Redhawks, while Anna Finis scored 2 goals for the Vikings in the loss.


Stagg 10 Richards 7 (OT)

Sofia Pappanastos scored 2 of her 5 goals in overtime to lead the Chargers to the opening round win over Richards 10-7. Richards' Lindsey McCool tied the game at 6-6 late in the fourth quarter, but Pappanastos put Stagg back on top 7-6 with just over two minutes to play. Stephanie Grant sent the game to overtime by scoring with six seconds remaining in regulation, but Stagg quickly jumped on top and outscored the Bulldogs 3-0 in the extra period. Pappanastos led all scorers with 5 goals, while Ashley Rampick scored 3 goals for Richards in the loss.


Naperville Central 15 Marian 8

Kara Wilson tallied 5 goals to lead the Redhawks to a 15-8 win over Marian to advance to the title game of their own tournament on Saturday afternoon. Sam Shamburek scored 3 goals and Emily Wooten and Nikki Nelson both scored 2 times in the win for Naperville Central. Megan McDonell led the Spartans with 4 goals in the loss.


Loyola 15 Stagg 9

Liz Shewchuck scored 5 goals and Colleen Shaw and Francesca Palmer each scored 3 times to lead Loyola to a 15-9 victory over Stagg. Sofia Pappanastos scored 3 goals in the loss for the Chargers.


Fremd 10 Marian 5

Fremd scored 5 goals in the fourth quarter to break a 5-5 tie and emerge with a 10-5 victory over Marian for their first win at the Naperville Central Tournament. Both Erika Lauraitis and Carolyn Wright scored 3 goals in the win, while Ana Kotsakis added 2 goals and Anna Finis and Krysti Ruiz scored once for the Vikings. Megan McDonnell led the way for Marian with 4 goals in the loss.


Loyola 13 Richards 3

Colleen Shaw scored 6 goals to lead the Ramblers to a 13-3 victory over Richards as Loyola advanced to the title game of the tournament. Liz Shewchuck added 2 scores for Loyola and five other Ramblers tallied one goal apiece. Angie Drwal scored 2 goals to lead Richards in the loss.


Richards 12 Marian 7 (5th place)

Richards claimed fifth place at the Naperville Central Tournament after a 12-7 victory over Marian. Markie Walztoni and Angie Drwal each scored 5 goals to lead the Bulldogs to the win, while Ashley Rampick added 2 goals. Jenna Ellis tallied 4 goals for the Spartans, while Joanna McDowell, Annie Anderson, and Megan McDonnell each scored once for Marian in the loss.


Fremd 13 Stagg 6 (3rd place)

Fremd used an 8-1 run in the third quarter to pull away from Stagg to claim third place in a 13-6 victory. Anna Finis scored 4 goals, Colleen Grady and Krysti Ruiz scored 3 times, and Carolyn Wright, Janelle Huddleston, and Ana Kotsakis each scored once in the win for the Vikings. Sofia Pappanastos led the Chargers with 3 goals in the loss.


Loyola 8 Naperville Central 7 (1st place)

First Quarter

Colleen Shaw put Loyola ahead 1-0 on Loyola's first possession on a goal from 2m out...Ramblers goalie Grace Arbuckle makes a steal and Loyola eventually draws an ejection on the offensive end, leading to a goal from the left side by Jackie Sershon...Arbuckle makes another steal and Shaw fires a shot off the crossbar, but Loyola's Carly Levison grabs the rebound and scores from the right side as Loyola takes a 3-0 lead at the end of the first period.


Second Quarter

After both teams trade steals early in the quarter, Naperville Central's Kara Wilson draws a penalty shot and scores at the 3:07 mark to cut the lead to 3-1...Nikki Nelson draws another penalty shot on the counterattack for Central and scores to make the score 3-2...Colleen Shaw draws two ejections on the same play but the Ramblers are unable to convert...Heather Gardner makes a steal and draws an ejection but Carly Levison denies her scoring chance...Shaw draws an ejection but Loyola's Francesca Palmer misses from the left side...Jackie Sershon makes a steal, but Nikki Nelson steals it back and draws an ejection, then feeds Sam Shamburek on the right post for the game-tying goal with :06 seconds left on the clock in the first half.


Third Quarter

Nelson draws a kickout but Arbuckle makes a save to keep the game tied in the first minute of the period...After a turnover, Nelson drives down the left side of the pool but hits the left post and Arbuckle recovers the loose ball and Loyola calls a timeout...Shaw scores from 2m on two straight possessions to put Loyola back in control with a 5-3 lead...Sershon denies a breakaway attempt by Emily Wooten and Loyola goes on the counterattack...Shaw draws a foul outside 5m and hits the left corner to give the Ramblers a 6-3 lead with 3:11 to play in the third period...Naperville Central's Claire Fleming draws an ejection and Nelson scores from outside to cut the Ramblers' advantage down to 6-4...Fleming draws a penalty shot but Arbuckle denies Shamburek to keep the Ramblers ahead by two goals in the final seconds of the period.


Fourth Quarter

On their first possession of the final period, Claire Fleming sets to Kara Wilson who scores from 2m out to get Central to within one goal...Shaw responds with an outside shot to make it 7-5 Loyola at the 5:17 mark...Arbuckle tips a shot by Wilson but Nelson puts in the loose ball in front of the net with 4:54 left to play and makes the score 7-6...Wilson makes a steal and Nelson scores on a breakaway to tie the game at 7-7 with 4:15 remaining...Shamburek draws an ejection on a Central counterattack and the Redhawks take a timeout with 3:15 left in the period...Nelson hits the crossbar after an ejection, then Central's Emily Wooten hits the post and Arbuckle recovers the loose ball...Levison makes a steal on a drive by Shamburek to deny the game-tying goal...Nelson makes a steal but Wilson's sweep shot from 2m goes wide left...Jackie Sershon hits the right corner from the left side to make it 8-7 Loyola with 1:30 to go...Central does not score on their next possession and Loyola has a chance to run the clock down...Central gets the ball back with :06 seconds remaining but their last-second shot is tipped by Arbuckle and Loyola hangs on for the 8-7 victory.


Loyola - Shaw 5, Sershon 2, Levison 1

Naperville Central - Nelson 4, Wilson 2, Shamburek 1



Colleen Shaw (Loyola) - 14

Nikki Nelson (Naperville Central) - 10

Kara Wilson (Naperville Central) - 9

Megan McDonnell (Marian) - 9

Angie Drwal (Richards) - 8

Liz Shewchuck (Loyola) - 7

Anna Finis (Fremd) - 7

Jenna Ellis (Marian) - 6

Sofia Pappanastos (Stagg) - 6

Carolyn Wright (Fremd) - 5

Ashley Rampick (Richards) - 5

Markie Walztoni (Richards) - 5

Sam Shamburek (Naperville Central) - 5

Jackie Sershon (Loyola) - 5

Krysti Ruiz (Fremd) - 4

Colleen Grady (Fremd) - 4



First Team

Colleen Shaw (Loyola)

Liz Shewchuck (Loyola)

Jackie Sershon (Loyola)

Nikki Nelson (Naperville Central)

Kara Wilson (Naperville Central)

Anna Finis (Fremd)

Sofia Pappanastos (Stagg)

Angie Drwal (Richards)

Megan McDonnell (Marian)

Grace Arbuckle (Loyola)


Second Team

Carly Levison (Loyola)

Francesca Palmer (Loyola)

Sam Shamburek (Naperville Central)

Elisa Menis (Naperville Central)

Carolyn Wright (Fremd)

Ana Kotsakis (Fremd)

Jessica Gajewski (Stagg)

Ashley Rampick (Richards)

Jenna Ellis (Marian)

Darla Digangi (Fremd)


Friday Recaps (4.06.07)

Updated 4.06.07 - 8:00pm



Richards jumped out to a 9-5 halftime lead and held off a late surge from Lincoln-Way Central to win 13-12 on Good Friday.


Thursday Night Recaps (4.05.07)

Updated 4.05.07 - 9:19am



Sandburg took an early 2-1 lead in the first quarter and held off a late rally from Homewood-Flossmoor to win the SouthWest Suburban Conference showdown 5-4 on Thursday night. Max Kryzminski tallied 4 of the 5 goals for the Eagles in the win, while goalie Robert Pozdol made 6 saves and limited H-F to just 4 goals. For the Vikings, Greg Nelson recorded 3 goals and goalie Mark Leluga stopped 15 shots in the loss. Sandburg improved to 4-1 (6-4 overall)  in the conference with the win, while the loss dropped H-F to 3-2 (6-7 overall) in the SWSC.



Ryan Golden recorded 14 saves as the Griffins improved to 5-1 in the SouthWest Suburban Conference with a 10-6 victory over Andrew on Thursday. LWE improved to 5-1 in the conference and 10-5-1 overall, while Andrew dropped to 4-3 in the conference and 8-5 for the 2007 season.



Palatine used a 7-0 run in the second half to pull away from Hoffman Estates and earn a 13-2 win in the Mid-Suburban League matchup on Thursday night. Mitch Tucker scored 10 goals for the Pirates and Spencer Blackham made 10 saves in the win. Palatine improved to 8-0 in the MSL and 13-0 overall, while Hoffman fell to 4-4 in the conference and 8-14 for the season.



Paul Ivnik scored 7 goals to lead Lockport to a 17-13 victory over Lincoln-Way Central in the SouthWest Suburban Conference contest on Thursday. Ryan Oldendorf and Kevin Moran each scored 3 times in the win, Ben Bentley added 2 goals, and Mike Pedroni and Pat Cavanaugh each added a goal in the victory. Lockport improved to 11-6 on the season and remains undefeated (5-0) in the conference, while the Knights dropped to 3-5 in the conference and 6-6 overall.



Mike Nickels scored 8 goals as Oak Park won the West Suburban Conference matchup over Hinsdale Central 16-6 on Thursday evening. Tommy Poulos and Doug Fischer each scored 3 goals in the win while Dylan O'Connell chipped in on the offensive end with 2 goals as well. Huskies' goalie Isaac Rothernbaum stopped 13 shots in goal to help OPRF improve to 3-1 in the conference and 7-5-1 overall. Hinsdale Central (4-7 overall) fell to 0-2 in the West Suburban Conference after the loss.



Buffalo Grove went on a 4-0 run in the second half and held Wheeling scoreless in the final two periods to earn a 7-4 win on Thursday night. Mike Covello, Jon DeGreef, and Mark DeGreef each scored 2 goals in the win for the Bison. Ade Nolla led Wheeling with 3 scores in the loss.



Drew Ruggiero scored 5 goals to lead Fremd to the Mid-Suburban League win over Conant 10-7 on Thursday. The Vikings improved to 7-1 in the conference and 9-5 overall, while the loss dropped the Cougars to 7-1 in the MSL and 13-5 for the season.



Hersey defeated Elk Grove 18-6 to earn their first conference win in the MSL on Thursday night, as Joe Armour led the Huskies with 7 goals and 2 assists in the win. Chad Mikesell also scored 6 goals and drew 7 ejections, while Tony Ponzo and Matt Adams each scored twice in the victory.



Audrey Reardon and Megan Rigali each recorded 3 goals to lead Oak Park to a 9-7 nonconference win over Neuqua Valley on Thursday evening. The Huskies led from start to finish after jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the contest. Val Poulos scored 2 goals and drew 3 ejections in the win, while Lauren Gumbel also added a goal and 2 steals. Freshman goalie Vicki Maslowski earned the win in goal for Oak Park after making 7 saves in the win.



Blake Bartter scored 3 goals to lead the Trevians to a 9-8 win over Prospect on Thursday night in nonconference action. Charlotte Harris and Kate Hilbrant also chipped in with 2 goals apiece on the offensive end in the win. Prospect was led by Sarah Sohn and Laura Fairburn, who each scored 2 goals in the loss.



Erin Reilly scored 6 goals and Rachel Japp added 4 scores to lead Lincoln-Way East to a 15-6 win over Andrew on Thursday afternoon. Griffins' goalie Christine Menzenberger also made 7 saves in the win, which helped Lincoln-Way East improve to 4-1 in the SouthWest Suburban Conference and 11-2 overall for the season.



Sam Cody led the way for the Eagles with 6 goals as Sandburg defeated Homewood-Flossmoor 12-9 to remain undefeated in the SouthWest Suburban Conference. Goalie Jenn Pasciak recorded 9 saves in the victory for Sandburg, who improved to 6-0 in the conference and 12-7 overall. Andrea Peterson scored 4 goals in the loss for teh Vikings, which was their first defeat in the conference (4-1), as they also fell to 6-6 on the season.



Both Mundelein and Stevenson advanced to the title game of the Lake County Tournament after finishing the opening round of action with 3-0 records. The Mustangs, who beat Barrington earlier in the week 9-6, added wins over Glenbrook North and Vernon Hills on Thursday night. Siobhan Larsen led the way offensively with 8 goals in the two games, while Maura Coughlin came up big in the Mustangs' 12-9 win over Glenbrook North by scoring 5 goals. Stevenson advanced to Saturday's championship game by beating Deerfield 15-6 and Lake Forest 13-2.


Barrington will take on Lake Forest in the third place game on Saturday, as both teams earned 2-1 records in the opening round. Christa Pappas led the Fillies with 6 goals in a 16-4 victory over Glenbrook North on Thursday, while Christine Byron led the team with 5 goals in a 13-1 win over Vernon Hills. For Lake Forest, Joy Corona tallied 8 goals to lead the Scouts to a 10-5 win over Libertyville after she scored 9 goals in Wednesday night's 13-7 win over Deerfield.


Libertyville will face Glenbrook North in the fifth place game after each team escaped with one win after three games, while Vernon Hills will battle Deerfield in the seventh place game.


Wednesday Night Recaps (4.04.07)

Updated 4.04.07 - 11:56pm



#2 St Patrick handed #1 Fenwick their first loss of the season and remained undefeated in the process after an 8-6 win on Wednesday night. James Ridgeway led the way on the offensive end with 5 goals (6 steal) while Brandon Skelton also recorded 3 goals for the Shamrocks. Goalie Pat Syszka recorded 14 saves in the net for the Shamrocks in the win, which helped St Patrick improve to 6-0 in the Catholic League and 9-0 overall for the 2007 season. The loss dropped Fenwick into second place in the MCAC with a 5-1 conference record (10-1 overall).



Palatine fought back from a 6-2 first quarter deficit and got 8 goals from Mitch Tucker on the offensive end to beat McHenry 14-11 on Thursday night in the nonconference matchup. After falling behind early, the Pirates went on a 3-0 run to close out the half down by only one goal, and they outscored McHenry 12-5 over the final three periods to escape with the victory. Austin Dickerson added 3 goals in the win, while Mike Nocella chipped in with 2 goals for the Pirates. McHenry was led by Jon Lesniak (5 goals) and Bill Dabrowski (4 goals) on the offensive side, while goalie Dusty Lang recorded 15 saves in the loss.



Mike Nickels recorded 3 goals and goalie Isaac Rothenbaum stopped 10 shots as the Huskies won the West Suburban Conference matchup over York 7-4 on Wednesday night. Kevin Hallman added 2 goals in the win for Oak Park, while Chris Lingner and Doug Fischer each scored once for the Huskies.



Matt Stonequist scored 6 goals and Nate LeRoy added 4 scores as the Ramblers defeated St Ignatius in the MCAC matchup on Wednesday.



Hersey earned its' second win of the season by holding off Vernon Hills 8-7 on Wednesday evening. Chad Mikesell led the way for the Huskies with 3 goals, Mike Fesl added 2 scores, and Joe Armour, Tony Ponzo, and Steve Austin all added one score in the victory. Hersey improved to 2-12 on the season with the win and head to Elk Grove tomorrow night in an MSL matchup.



The Trevians dominated in the first half as they jumped out to a 12-1 lead behind 6 goals from Bill Farmer as they cruised to a 17-6 win over Highland Park in the Central Suburban League matchup on Wednesday night. Farmer also added 5 assists in the win, while Mark Saleh and Sam Lopez each scored 2 goals for the Trevians. Brendan Nyhan, Jimmy Bolling, and Grant Adams all contributed one goal apiece for New Trier in the win, which improved the Trevians' record to 9-0 in 2007.



Sophomore Max Saltzman scored 4 goals to lead the Redhawks to a 14-5 victory over Latin on Wednesday evening.



Joy Corona scored 9 goals for the Scouts as they won their first game of the Lake County Tournament by a score of 13-7 over Deerfield on Wednesday. Lake Forest improved to 2-4 with the win and moves on to play Libertyville and Stevenson in the tournament on Thursday night.



Liseli Baich tallied 4 goals to lead Wheeling to a 13-2 nonconference win over Maine East on Wednesday night. Agelica Staniczewska and Stephanie Khatcherian both scored 3 goals each for Wheeling in the victory, which improved their record to 5-3 on the season.



Lauren Fairburn scored 7 goals to lead the Knights over the Mustangs 11-9 in the Mid-Suburban League contest on Wednesday. The win helped Prospect improve to 8-1 on the season, while Rolling Meadows fell to 6-5 overall.


Tuesday Night Recaps (4.03.07)

Updated 4.03.07 - 11:37pm



Palatine battled back from an early 4-1 deficit to knock off crosstown rival Fremd 9-8 in Mid-Suburban League action on Tuesday night. Mitch Tucker scored 4 goals and drew 3 ejections in the win, while Whitaker Davis added 3 goals and goalie Spencer Blackham recorded 9 saves. Fremd also led 5-3 at halftime, but the Pirates used a 3-1 run in the third period to even the score at 6-6 heading into the final quarter. The win kept Palatine undefeated in the MSL and improved their overall record to 11-0. Fremd fell to 5-1 in the conference and 7-5 overall for the 2007 season.



Oak Park defeated Latin 8-7 as Mike Nickels, Doug Fischer, Tommy Poulos and Kevin Hallman each scored 2 goals in the win for the Huskies. Nickels also had 4 field blocks in the victory. Latin's Grant Wilkie recorded 3 goals, while Tim Wickes and Conor Allen each scored 2 goals in the loss for the Romans. The win helped Oak Park move to 5-5 on the season, while Latin dropped to 3-3 overall in 2007.



Sandburg goalie Robert Pozdol led the Eagles to an 11-2 win over visiting Andrew on Monday night as he stopped 13 shots and allowed just 2 goals and also recorded 4 steals and 3 assists.



Mark Leluga recorded 11 saves to lead the Vikings to a 15-8 victory over Lincoln-Way Central in the SouthWest Suburban Conference. 8 players scored goals in the win for H-F, who improved to 3-1 in the conference and 6-6 overall. The Knights dropped to 3-4 in the conference and are now 6-5 overall.



Bill Dabrowski scored 6 goals and goalie Dusty Lang stopped 20 shots as McHenry knocked off Wheeling 12-5 in nonconference action on Tuesday evening. Jon Lesniak also scored 3 goals in the win, while Ryan Forner, David Peck, and Graham Olson each recorded a goal in the win for McHenry (3-3).



Rolling Meadows jumped out to a 6-0 first quarter lead and escaped with an 11-10 win over Hersey in the MSL on Tuesday evening. Trailing by six goals early on, Hersey's Chad Mikesell (7 goals) and Joe Armour (3 goals) combined for 6 goals in the second period to cut the Mustangs lead to one at halftime. The two combined for all 10 Hersey goals, but the Huskies fell short by one goal and dropped to 1-12 on the season. With the win, Rolling Meadows improved to 2-5 in the conference and 4-5 overall.



Loyola used a 3-0 run at the end of the third quarter to pull away from Oak Park in a 13-8 nonconference victory on Tuesday night. Carly Levison scored 4 goals and Colleen Shaw added 3 scores to lead the Ramblers to the win, while Jackie Sershon and Liz Clarke also added 2 goals apiece for Loyola. The Huskies were led on the offensive end by Audrey Reardon (5 goals) and Val Poulos (2 goals), while goalie Melissa Maslowski recorded 8 saves in the loss. Liz Shewchuck and Ann Marie Schweihs rounded out the scoring for the Ramblers with one goal apiece, while Oak Park senior Alison Kutska scored one goal for the Huskies in the loss.



Bailey Gucinski and Tyler Crittenden each scored 4 goals to lead the Warriors to a 13-2 win over St Charles East on Tuesday. The win helped Waubonsie Valley improve to 4-9 and dropped STC East to 0-4.



Kathleen Patterson scored 5 goals and Chelsea Reczek added 3 scores as the Wildcats emerged victorious against St Charles North 15-1 on Tuesday night. Neuqua Valley goalie Kayley Provow blocked 13 shots overall and allowed just one goal in the win. Anna Bultema scored the lone goal for STC North in the loss.


Monday Night Recaps (4.02.07)

Updated 4.02.07 - 8:07pm


Quick Updates...York cancelled their scheduled game with Hoffman Estates on the boys' side this evening. For girls', Evanston vs Mundelein has been rescheduled for next Monday night, as Mundelein started off the Lake County Tournament with a 9-6 victory over Barrington instead. If there are mistakes or some teams are doubled up on the listed schedule, please send corrections to illpolo2007@yahoo.com. I get the schedules from team web sites or schedules that coaches have sent, and there are conflicts in many situations as well as changes made as the season progresses.



Game Recap

First Quarter

-Andrew McKernin draws an early penalty shot; Luke Baldwin denied but Chris Wendt scores on the rebound and Fenwick leads 1-0

-Loose ball in front of the Fenwick net, Ignatius' Chris Tracz picks up the loose ball and scores at the 4:11 mark to tie the game at 1-1

-Tom Parolin scores on an outside shot from 5m to give Fenwick a 2-1 lead

-Ignatius' goalie Alex Gastevich denies a backhand attempt by Parolin with 2:29 to go in the opening quarter

-John Barrett connects from the right side from 5m as Fenwick takes a 3-1 lead at the 2:02 mark of Q1

-Barrett makes a steal, passes ahead to Wendt who draws an ejection, Wendt passes out to Barrett who passes back to Wendt who scores from 2m, 4-1 Fenwick

-In transition, Barrett assists McKernin for a 2m goal and a 5-1 Fenwick lead with 0:29 remaining in the first period

-McKernin with a steal and passes ahead to Barrett for the breakaway goal and a 6-1 Fenwick lead at the end of the quarter

Second Quarter

-Chris Bonk passes in from the left wing and assists Wendt on a 2m goal, 7-1 Fenwick

-Matt Middleton makes a steal at 2m to deny a Fenwick goal

-Ignatius' Brian Jucas nets his first goal on a shot from the right side, 7-2 Fenwick

-Jucas connects again from the left side from outside 7m as Ignatius cuts the lead to 7-3 at the end of the first half

Third Quarter

-GT Wrobel assists Jucas on his third goal to cut the lead to 7-4 in favor of the Friars

-Parolin draws an ejection and scores from 2m to make the score 8-4 Fenwick

-Parolin scores again from 2m out, 9-4 Fenwick

-Jucas' lob hits the post and McKernin recovers the loose ball

-Dan Barron scores from 2m out, 10-4 Fenwick

-Jucas draws an ejection, Fenwick goalie Kegan Daugherty makes a save on Matt Noonan's outside shot, then Jucas misses wide right on an outside shot

-Tracz makes a steal, passes to Noonan who assists Jucas on a goal from 2m out, 10-5 Fenwick

-Wendt draws an ejection and scores on a penalty shot later in the possession, 11-5 Fenwick

-Noonan makes a steal at 2m to deny a goal, but Wendt makes a field block and Daugherty makes a save at the end of the third period

Fourth Quarter

-Gestevich makes a save on an outside shot by Wendt

-Barrett draws a penalty shot and Gestevich makes a save, but Wendt rushes in to grab the rebound and scores on a shot over his shoulder to make it 12-5 Fenwick

-Barrett assists Baldwin on a counterattack goal with a pass from the right side in to 2m, 13-5 Fenwick

-Barrett makes a steal but Gestevich makes a save in the man-up situation

-Bonk tips away a pass at 2m after a defensive switch with 3:00 left to play in the game; the steal leads to a counterattack goal by McKernin (assisted by Wendt)

-Baldwin addes a goal from 2m with 2:17 remaining to make the score 15-5 Fenwick

-Gestevich makes a save but Brian Barron puts in the rebound with 1:10 left as Fenwick finishes the evening with a 16-5 victory over St Ignatius


Fenwick-Wendt 5, Parolin 3, Barrett 2, McKernin 2, Baldwin 2, Dan Barron 1, Brian Barron 1

Ignatius-Jucas 4, Tracz 1



Special thanks to Maggie Maloney for contributing statistics for this report

Game Recap

First Quarter

-Fenwick goalie Laurel McCarthy denies Lydia Ridgeway on an early opportunity for Ignatius and assists Morgan Bonk on a breakaway goal and a 1-0 Fenwick lead

-Alison Pavlik (Fenwick) hits the crossbar; Bonk shoots over the goal; Fenwick's Erin Leary with a steal at 2m to prevent a goal

-Leary draws an ejection but Pavlik hits the crossbar and the lead remains 1-0 Fenwick

-Kennelly with a steal at 2m but she misfires from outside 7m and Fenwick regains control

-Bonk with a steal at midpool but Kennelly makes a field block at the 1:58 mark

-Kathleen Maloney evens the score with a sweep shot from just outside 2m with 1:27 left in period one, Kate Brankin with the assist

-Ridgeway hits the post from 5m out and McCarthy makes another save; Pavlik hits the post for Fenwick

-Bonk makes a steal, McCarthy ahead to Pavlik, denied by Hybinette who passes ahead and assists Kennelly on a goal from the left wing, 2-1 Ignatius with :09 left in Q1

-Hybinette makes a late save at the buzzer to keep the Wolfpack ahead 2-1 at the end of the first quarter

Second Quarter

-Meghan Barron makes a steal on Ignatius' first possession; Hybinette makes a save on Bonk's 2m shot

-Ridgeway's drive gets stopped and Maloney's shot from 5m is wide right

-Barron (Fenwick) scores from the right side and ties the score at 2-2

-Maloney takes a pass from Brankin and scores from 2m out and puts Ignatius ahead 3-2 with 5:42 remaining in the half

-Kennelly fights for a loose ball at 2m and earns a penalty shot; her shot goes off the post and the rebound chance sails over the goal

-Fenwick's Lisette Calderon's outside shot is saved by Hybinette

-Kennelly scores on a 7m shot after Ridgeway drew a foul and recorded the assist; Ignatius leads 4-2 with 3:50 left in Q2

-Fenwick's Stephanie Ovalle draws an ejection but Hybinette denies Pavlik on an outside shot chance

-Calderon draws an ejection but Hybinette denies her try and McCarthy denies a shot from 7m by Ignatius' Nora Kennelly.

Third Quarter

-McCarthy denies Maloney from 2m; Hybinette saves Leary's outside shot

-Bonk steal; Hybinette save; Maloney fires over the net and Durkin makes a steal in her own end

-McCarthy denies Almarez on a chance from 2m but Almarez recovers to grab the ball and score once again; Ignatius leads 5-2 in Q3

-Bonk shoots over the net, Calderon makes a steal at 2m on defense, Hybinette makes a save on Bonk's 5m shot

-Bonk assists Leary on counterattack to make it 5-3, Pavlik arrives and tips in a shot from Bonk to make the score 5-4

-Leary drives down the middle and scores at 2m with 2:09 remaining in the quarter to tie the game at 5-5

-Kennelly with a steal, but Calderon forces a turnover on the other end to keep the game tied

-Pavlik draws an ejection, buy Hybinette tips her shot over the net and the teams trade steals at the end of the period

Fourth Quarter

-Pavlik opens the final period with a goal from 2m to put Fenwick ahead 6-5

-Barron makes a steal, passes ahead to Bonk, who assists Calderon at the 6:19 mark and the Friars pull ahead 7-5

-Calderon scores her second straight goal from outside with 6:00 left in the game to make the score 8-5

-McCarthy denies Brankin on a shot from outside; Pavlik fires over the net for Fenwick; Maloney's shot from 2m goes wide right; Hybinette makes a save on a lob shot

-McCarthy and Hybinette each make saves on the next two possessions; McCarthy makes a steal but Pavlik's chance hits the post

-Maloney scores on a breakaway, assisted by Hybinette, to make the score 8-6 with 2:05 remaining

-Maloney draws an ejection but Kennelly's shot goes over the net with 0:53 left in the game

-Calderon hits the post for Fenwick; Kennelly's lob hits the crossbar with 0:19 to play and Fenwick runs out the clock to win 8-6


Fenwick-Pavlik 2, Calderon 2, Leary 2, Bonk 1, Barron 1

Ignatius-Maloney 3, Kennelly 2, Almarez 1



Siobhan Larsen scored 5 goals to lead the Mustangs to an 9-6 opening-round win over Barrington in the Lake County Tournament on Monday evening. The Mustangs used a 4-0 first half run to build a lead over the Fillies that proved to be insurmountable.


Emily Laning put the Fillies ahead 1-0, but Maura Coughlin and Nikki Andre responded with quick goals and Mundelein took a 2-1 lead midway through the opening period. Janna Nagle evened the score at 2-2 with a goal for Barrington, but Siobhan Larsen put Mundelein back ahead 3-2 at the end of the first quarter. The Mustangs exploded in the second period, as Alice Denny scored quickly, followed by goals from Larsen and Kristen Aucutt to increase the lead to 6-2. Jacie Dick helped the Fillies get closer before the half as she scored her first goal on a man-up situation to make the score 6-3 at halftime.


In the second half, Larsen tallied her third goal to put Mundelein ahead 7-3, but Dick kept things close with a penalty shot goal and cut the advantage to 7-4. Lizzie Stetson made the score 7-5 with score late in the third period, and Christine Byron got the Fillies within one goal of Mundelein at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Larsen would prove to be too difficult to contain for Barrington, as she scored the final two goals of the game to put things away for the Mustangs in their 9-6 win.

Mundelein - Larson 5, Coughlin 1, Andre 1, Denny 1, Aucutt 1
Barrington - Dick 2, Stetson 1, Nagle 1, Laning 1, Bryon 1



Ashley Rampick and Lindsey McCool each scored 5 goals and Megan Reppen added 4 scores as the Bulldogs cruised to an 18-5 victory over Bremen on Monday night. Angie Drwal added 3 goals and Stephanie Grant scored once for Richards in the win. Bremen was led by Stephanie Vivado, who scored 3 goals in the losing cause.


Monday Preview (4.02.07)

Updated 4.02.07 - 1:02pm




Chris DeLetto leads a fast and much-improved Glenbrook South (8-4) team as they look to improve on their #23 ranking against 12-3 Conant on Monday night. The Cougars, led by Mike Varga, are currently undefeated in the Mid-Suburban League and will be looking for a quality win to help get them in the Top 25.


#15 ST IGNATIUS AT #1 FENWICK - 5:00pm

Top-ranked Fenwick looks to remain undefeated in a Catholic League matchup against #15 St Ignatius on Monday in Oak Park. The Friars, led by the senior trio of John Barrett, Luke Baldwin, and Tom Parolin, are 4-0 in the MCAC after a 17-4 win over rival Brother Rice last week. The Wolfpack, who are led by Brian Jucas and Matt Middleton, have posted a 10-3 overall record but are just 2-3 in the conference and will be looking to pull the upset against 9-0 Fenwick.



4:30pm Elk Grove at Wheeling

5:00pm Andrew at R-B

5:00pm Mt Carmel at St Viator

5:00pm Lockport at Naper North

6:00pm Waubonsie at Hins South



#3 ST IGNATIUS at #2 FENWICK - 6:00pm

St Ignatius looks to avenge last season's state championship loss to Fenwick on Monday night at 6:00pm at Fenwick High School in Oak Park. The Friars begin the week as the #2 team in the state, while St Ignatius will look to hand Fenwick their second loss of the season. In their previous meeting this season, Fenwick won 10-7 at the Mike Murphy Tournament. Fenwick is currently 10-1 this season, while Ignatius is currently 8-2.


Fenwick is led by Laurel McCarthy, Alison Pavlik, Morgan Bonk, Meghan Barron, and Erin Leary, while they also get major contributions from Lisette Calderon, Katie Tynan, Allison Borkovec and freshman Stephanie Ovalle.


Nora Kennelly leads Ignatius on the offensive end, while senior goalie Megan Hybinette is the last line of defense for the Wolfpack. Ignatius also led by Ali Durkin, Kathleen Maloney, Kate Brankin, Maisie O'Malley, Lydia Ridgeway, and freshman Celeste Almarez.



5:00pm Bremen at Richards

5:00pm Morton at York

5:00pm Naper North at Lockport

6:00pm Hins South at Waubonsie

6:00pm Wheeling at Elk Grove



New E-mail Address (1.12.07)

Updated 1.12.07 - 1:45am


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.