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High School/Local College Sports Roundup for Oct. 12, 2013

Girls Volleyball

St. Charles East Mizuno Cup: Taylor Nirchi chalked up 102 assists in three matches for Lincoln-Way East (15-11), which fell 15-25, 25-17, 25-21 to Naperville North in the fifth-place match of the weekend tournament. Jessica Lindsey added 48 kills for the Griffins and Macie Lawrence chipped in 68 digs. Kayla Pfeiffer had 41 kills over two days as Lockport (15-10) fell 27-25, 25-21 to Naperville Central in the contest for seventh place. Lindsey Visvardis aided the cause for the Porters with 63 digs. Lincoln-Way Central (18-6) took 11th after losing to Edwardsville 25-16, 28-26. Mariel Leibovitz chalked up 53 assists over three matches for the Knights, who also received 21 kills and 20 digs from Maria Brown. Oak Forest (9-19) closed with a 25-23, 25-23 win over Bloomington to finish the invitational with a 2-3 record. Alyssa Kolecki (38 assists) and Alex Lambros (22 kills, 14 blocks) were among the standouts during the Friday and Saturday matches for the Bengals.

Boys Soccer

Bremen 3, Lincoln-Way West 0: David Strom scored twice and Manny Esparza posted the shutout to lead host Bremen (15-3-1).

St. Rita 2, Oak Lawn 0: Goals by Nick Goldsmith and Nick Stallina propelled host St. Rita (7-10-1).

Sandburg 1, Bolingbrook 0: Tom Nie scored and Alan Garcia recorded the shutout to pace visiting Sandburg (11-5, 3-2) in the SouthWest Suburban Blue.

WAUBONSIE VALLEY INVITATIONAL

Lemont 3, Hinsdale South 0: Teddy Trifunovski provided one goal and one assist for host Lemont (11-8-2).

Girls Golf

Class A Aquin Sectional: Mount Assisi (415) finished seventh out of 12 teams at Park Hills in Freeport. Richmond-Burton (363) won the championship, while Ridgewood’s Sabrina Bonanno (71) captured medalist honors. Byron (394) and Rosary (399) also qualified for the state tournament.

Girls Tennis

South Suburban Red Tournament: Ashley Galason and Katelyn LoRusso won the No. 1 doubles crown as Reavis (22) edged Oak Lawn by one point for the team championship. Shepard (16) and Richards (15) also participated. Oak Lawn’s Alexis Fletcher topped Reavis’ Alexis Kasper 6-0, 6-2 in the No. 1 singles final. Other winners included Oak Lawn’s Paulina Kotwiea at No. 2 singles and Shepard duo of Taylor and Kelsey Domina at No. 2 doubles.

East Suburban Catholic Tournament: Marian Catholic’s Gaby Rosales won the crown at No. 1 singles by defeating Benet’s Leah Tzakis 6-4, 5-7, 6-0. The top area team was Providence (45), which tied for fourth in the 10-team meet. The Celtics were led by sisters Maggie and Kelly Ruane, who lost 6-3, 6-4 to Carmel’s Michelle Kannenberg and Kathleen Felicelli in the championship at No. 1 doubles. Marian (36) and Marist (27) finished sixth and eighth, respectively, in the event won by Benet (78).

Boys Cross Country

De La Salle Invitational: Medalist Steve Sismelich (16 minutes, 23 seconds) boosted Providence (56) to the team title ahead of runner-up Eisenhower (64) and third-place Bremen (74). Eisenhower’s Ken Palmer (17:04) was second, followed by Providence’s Michael Davis (17:04), Crete-Monee’s Bryce Stluka (17:06) and Leo’s Sirlaurence King (17:09).

Wheeling Invitational: Brother Rice (392) was 15th in the 20-team meet won by Barrington (66). The Crusaders were led by James Durkin (16:48.5), who crossed the finish line 31st.

Girls Cross Country

De La Salle Invitational: Providence (24) produced the top three runners in winning first place. Shepard (51) and Bremen (76) were the closest pursuers to the Celtics, who were led by Clare O’Donnell (20:04), Rebecca Tompkins (20:14) and Kelly Schultz (20:16). Shepard’s Alondra Delfin (20:27) and Crete-Monee’s Chasity Powell (21:18) rounded out the top five.

West Aurora Invitational: Casey Jensen (19:21.70) was seventh in the 3.1-mile contest as Sandburg (109) finished fourth in the 13-team meet. Meghan Mokate (19:41.60) was next for the Eagles, placing 15th.

Girls Swimming & Diving

Andrew Invitational: Adrienne DiFoggio captured first place in four events, including the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.4) and 500 freestyle (5:20.70), in guiding Stagg (246) to second place out of 13 teams. DiFoggio also helped the Chargers win the 200 free relay (1:42.84) and 200 medley relay (1:55.28). Lincoln-Way Central’s Kim Bernhard was the other local standout, posting the top times in the 100 backstroke (1:01.24) and 200 individual medley (2:14.30). Winners for Andrew included Emma Ruchala (391.20 points) in diving and Caily Friel in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.87). Lincoln-Way North (157.50) was third in the team standings, followed by Andrew (145), Riverside-Brookfield (124.50) and Lincoln-Way Central (122). Glenbard West/South (254) won the team championship.

St. Charles North Invitational: Clare Lawlor won the 100 freestyle (53.74) in pacing Sandburg (216) to fourth place in the 11-team meet won by St. Charles North (283). Lincoln-Way East (210) came in fifth.

Hinsdale Central Diving Invitational: Lincoln-Way East (33) finished second thanks to Rachel Criscione, who was runner-up in the relay event (259.35 points) and college event (194.55). Sandburg (23) was fifth in the event won by Hinsdale Central (60).

Mens’s Soccer

Olivet Nazarene 1, St. Xavier 0: Kyle Held made five saves for host St. Xavier (4-7, 4-2) in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Women’s Soccer

Olivet Nazarene 4, St. Xavier 1: Morgan Graves scored on a penalty kick for host St. Xavier (3-8-1, 1-5) in the CCAC.

Compiled by Josh Krockey



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