Girls Water Polo: Lincoln-Way Central rolls past Homewood-Flossmoor
By Steve Millar For Sun-Times Media March 26, 2013 9:36PM
Lincoln-Way Central has been working hard at not being one-dimensional offensively, even with arguably the best player in the state in Danijela Jackovich leading the way.
Against a short-handed Homewood-Flossmoor squad Tuesday, the Knights used sharp passing to spread the scoring around. Visiting Central jumped out to a 7-0 first-quarter lead and rolled to a 13-3 win in a SouthWest Suburban Blue opener.
“Our passes were working,” Central coach Karen Desruisseaux said. “They’re usually not that pretty. We’ve been working on passing a lot. We’ve been working on some plays, and they only work if the passing is good.”
Jackovich (4 assists) and Liz Klock scored four goals each to lead the Knights (5-1), who won their fifth straight game. Beth Sinese and Kristi Howe added two goals apiece.
H-F (4-4), which was missing four starters and five players overall who were on a spring break trip to Germany, got a goal each from Abby Schultz, Amber Barney and Lauren Roby and eight saves from Jo Edelbrock.
The Knights rolled to a 7-0 lead as Jackovich scored three times and dished out two assists in the opening quarter. Four of the goals came directly off passes, as Sinese also had two assists.
“We were just trying to run our offense and create opportunities for different people to score,” Jackovich said. “It was exciting to see our passes working and a lot of people scoring.”
Down 10-1 at halftime, the Vikings held their own in the second half.
“It was good to get these girls some experience,” H-F coach Pat Duignan said. “Abby Schultz is returning from an ACL injury and stepping up. (Edelbrock) is coming back from a concussion and did a good job. (The first half) was just a case of us getting up to speed. (Central) played aggressive and physical.”
Michelle Dundek added a goal for the Knights.