One goal, another win for Huskies

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By BRAD SPENCER

The OPRF soccer team was able to enjoy a weekend off after edging St. Ignatius 1-0 on Thursday.

Sarah Bunch scored the winning goal for the Huskies (9-3-1) just a minute, 10 seconds into the game.

Goalkeeper M. G. Huth snagged 13 saves for her seventh shutout of the season.

Blazers hot and cold

The Trinity softball team dropped a doubleheader over the weekend to Argo with scores of 2-1 and 4-1.

Allison Hernandez had 11 strikeouts and Kelly O'Brien had an RBI double in Game 1 for the Blazers (11-12).

Rena Maritote pitched the nightcap and fanned four while allowing an earned run. Christina Carbonaro went 2-for-3 and had a RBI double for the Blazers.

Earlier in the week Hernandez pitched a shutout against area rival Elmwood Park. She had nine strikeouts and gave up five hits in the 2-0 win.

In the first inning, Marissa Bertolli singled and then scored on a double by Kelly O'Brien, who went 2-for-3 on the day. The Blazers added another run in the second inning when Christi McNamara scored on a double by Carbonaro. Senior Karen Wagner went 2-for-2 in the much needed win.

The team is in the midst of a six-game home stand this week.

OPRF wins two

The OPRF girls' water polo team geared up for the Fenwick sectional this weekend by defeating both Morton and Lyons Township on Saturday.

The Huskies (15-9-3, 5-1) downed Morton 10-5 and edged Lyons, a team they could face again in the sectional, 7-6.

Lauren Daggett led the Huskies with four goals in each of the wins. Val Poulos added three goals and Rachel Velasquez chipped in two in the win over Morton.

The Huskies take on Riverside-Brookfield tonight (Wednesday, 8:15 p.m.) in the first round of the Fenwick Sectional. The Huskies could also face the Friars, a team they lost 12-2 against on April 25.

Huskies suffer first loss

The OPRF baseball team suffered its first West Suburban (Silver) Conference defeat of the season last week with a 7-4 loss to Hinsdale Central.

The Huskies (17-4, 9-1) held a 4-4 tie until the sixth inning when Hinsdale Central's Mark Noth ripped a 3-run homer.

OPRF bounced back on Monday by crushing the Red Devils 7-2. Ian Berger struck out 10 and allowed five hits to earn his fifth straight win of the season.

The Huskies host Addison Trail on Thursday (4:30 p.m.), before welcoming York for a doubleheader on Saturday (11 a.m.).

Cynthia White contributed to this report.

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