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OPRF, Fenwick water polo and softball teams rack up wins

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By Marty Farmer

Sports Editor

OPRF girls water polo sinks three squads at York

The Huskies dominated the competition at the York tournament with convincing wins against Whitney Young, York and Latin. Kevan Casson and Anna Vogel scored three goals apiece and goalie Jordin Hale chipped in two goals and five saves in a 20-1 victory against Latin. In a 12-5 victory over the tournament host Dukes, seniors Katie Appell and Maura Dahl tallied three goals each, while sophomore Genevieve Curry starred with five goals, five steals and four kickouts drawn. Mia Andreoli added two goals. Appell, who left the Latin game due to a nose injury, had four goals, two steals and three kickouts drawn in the Huskies' 9-2 win over Whitney Young. Curry (three goals, four steals), Jilly Cronin (goal, five steals) and Elena Levi D'Ancona (goal) also played well for OPRF (21-2). Hale finished with 13 saves and two steals against the Dolphins.

OPRF girls soccer

Ruby Gonzalez and Kaitlin Price each scored a goal in the second half of the Huskies' 3-2 loss against Glenbard West. Wheeler's goal came off a Gonzalez corner kick with 7:25 left in the game to tie the score at 2-2; however the Hilltoppers' Zoe Pearson scored the game-winner on a penalty kick. Pearson finished with two goals against OPRF (7-6-2).


Friars' bats come alive in three wins

Jim Madormo (4-1) tossed a three-hitter and struck out six in the Friars' 11-1 Saturday win over St. Joseph. Bob Hogan went 2-for-2 with two RBIs for Fenwick (12-9). Fenwick also cruised to a 10-0 victory against Gordon Tech on Friday. Winning pitcher Quinn Snarskis allowed just three hits and fanned 10 hitters. The Friars overwhelmed the Rams via the long ball with a three-run homer from Hogan and a two-run blast from catcher Justin Rodriguez. In another lopsided victory, Gino Cavalieri was 2-for-4 at the plate with a double as Fenwick defeated St. Joseph, 9-2, on April 30.

Fenwick girls soccer

Nora Madden scored the lone goal as the Friars edged St. Ignatius 1-0. Momo Chapa assisted Madden's game-winning goal for Fenwick (8-7-2).

Fenwick boys water polo

The Friars won a pair of matches over Lyons Township and Palatine at Saturday's Stevenson Invite. Danny Farmer (five goals) and Andrew Bertschy (two goals) led offensively, while Will Skowron had 11 saves in the Friars' 11-5 win over LTHS. Farmer scored six goals and Omar Calderon chipped in four goals to power the Friars' 20-7 win over Palatine. Bailey Wendt contributed three goals for Fenwick, which improved to 24-3 this spring.

Fenwick girls softball

Marian Catholic swept the Friars 12-5, 8-1 in an East Suburban Catholic Conference doubleheader. In Game 1, Jenna Cairo and Michaela Monaco both went 2-for-4 for Fenwick. Jessica Mrozek and Giselle Diaz collected two hits apiece in the second game for Fenwick (8-14, 2-10 ESCC).

Fenwick boys tennis

No. 1 singles player Colin Fitzpatrick rolled to a 6-2, 6-1 win against St. Ignatius' Crofton Kelly in a Chicago Catholic League dual match. The Wolfpack defeated Fenwick 7-1.

Zelasko enters IBCA Hall of Fame

Fenwick basketball coach Dennis Zelasko was recently inducted into the 2014 Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Prior to joining the Fenwick basketball staff, Zelasko enjoyed a successful stint as the head boys basketball coach at Notre Dame High School in Niles.


Four Blazers sign letters of intent; Lappe retires

Congratulations to Lindsay Dodovich (Bucknell University/golf), Natalia Francisco (North Central College/golf), Carrie Shere (Eckerd College/softball) and Tara Quinlan (McKendree University/bowling), who signed national letters of intent to play a college sport last week.

After a 14-year stint as the Trinity tennis coach, Mary Ann Lappe is retiring following this school year. Lappe coached all-state player Amana Nunez and also her three daughters, Bridget, Emily and Lauren, during their four years with the Blazers. Alice Tebbutt will take over the tennis program as the Blazers' new head coach.

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Burt from La Grange  

Posted: May 6th, 2014 10:17 PM

Great recap Marty. Just wondering why there is little to no coverage of the OP-RF Baseball team?

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