OPRF girls' water polo
The Huskies (20-5) rolled to the Lane Tech tournament championship with three wins on Saturday. OPRF edged Wheeling 5-3 in overtime to clinch the title. Katie Appell scored four goals, Samantha Robbins chipped in a goal and three steals, while Jordin Hale finished with seven blocks and Zoe Erickson had five blocks. OPRF also defeated New Trier's junior varsity 9-1 as Appell scored six goals, Grace Martin contributed two goals and Maddie Wolfe had a goal. Hale had eight saves in net. The Huskies routed Latin 15-1 in other action as Appell tallied nine goals, putting her over the 100-goal mark this season. Hannah Smith chipped in three goals for the victors.
Winning pitcher Mike Madormo scattered seven hits and struck out five in the Friars' 5-4 win over Providence on Sunday. Justin Rodriguez went 3-for-4 at the plate and scored a run. Vince Napolitano added a key RBI double for Fenwick (7-8, 4-3 Chicago Catholic League).
On Saturday, the Friars lost 12-4 to St. Joseph. Tied at 3-3, the Chargers scored six runs in the sixth and three runs in the seventh to break the game open. Paul O'Toole, Gino Cavalieri, Bobby Hogan and Teddy Rogozinski recorded an RBI each for Fenwick.
Fenwick boys' volleyball
The Friars outlasted St. Joseph 25-22, 16-25, 25-21 as George Cokinis had a monster game with 16 kills and 31 digs. Pat Koerner led the defense with 24 digs.
The Friars had a tough day in the office Saturday, as highly-regarded Marian Catholic swept an East Suburban Catholic Conference twin bill.
In the opener, Jess Mrozek went 2-for-2 and Jenna Cairo finished 2-for-3 for Fenwick. Marian Catholic pounded the Friars 16-1 in Game 2, but Mrozek hit a home run and Ashley Parenti added two hits for the Friars who are 11-8 overall and 4-5 in the ESCC.
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