Roy Gummerson Cross-country Invitational That stress fracture to Brendan Murphy's shin seems to have fully healed. The senior, bogged down by the injury for the bulk of last season, raced his way to first place overall and led his team to the top spot at the Roy Gummerson Invitational held at Schiller Woods on Saturday.
It may have been just a simple off-the-cuff comment when Downers Grove North coaches told OPRF head coach Paul Wright after the Trojans edged the Huskies 1-0 on Sept. 20 that his team is going places, but it was information Wright already knew.
Oak Park and River Forest field hockey's first time hosting a large regular season tournament went off without a hitch, except for maybe the Huskies having to settle for second place after a 2-1 loss suffered at the hands of Assumption High School, a team from Louisville, Ky., in the title game on Saturday.
Due to a punishing run-game and a fearless defense, there was no letdown for OPRF at Morton Friday night. The Huskies followed up a shocking 10-7 upset of West Suburban (Silver) Conference foe Hinsdale Central with an 18-0 blanking of the Mustangs in Berwyn.