Blazers settle for 4th at Bandit tourney

The Trinity volleyball team finished fourth at the prestigious Bandit Tournament at Resurrection on Saturday.

The Blazers went 3-2 in the tourney, falling to Niles West 25-20, 16-25, 25-21 in the third place game. Senior Nicole Paneque recorded an impressive 79 assists and 29 digs on the day. Leading the Blazers at the net was junior outside hitter Amada Macchione (34 kills), senior outside hitter Jackie Marzullo (21 kills, 8 aces), senior middle hitter Lykendra Johnson (21 kills, 16 blocks), and senior middle hitter Marissa Garbacz (17 kills, 7 blocks).

Trinity received strong defensive support from sophomore Annie Logisz (69 digs, 12 aces), senior Allison Mazurek (52 digs) and senior Carolyn Rutili (8 blocks, 31 digs).

On Thursday, the Blazers recovered from their loss to Mt. Assisi on the previous night by edging Regina 25-18, 24-26, 25-18. Macchione led the team in kills with nine, while Johnson and Caroline Brander combined for a total of 14 kills and five blocks. Trinity’s offensive attack was sparked by Paneque, who finished with 22 assists and two blocks. Logisz added 22 digs, and Mazurek scored 15 service points for the Blazers.

On Sept. 6, Trinity fell to Mt. Assisi 25-18, 25-21.

Friars open with splash

The Fenwick swim team opened its season by defeating Marist and Regina on Saturday. The Friars scored 322 points, while Marist tallied 184 and Regina 100.

Fenwick dominated the meet, winning every event. Morgan Bonk took first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:05.09. Meghan Barron took first in the 200 individual medley (2:15.18) and the 100 free (:55.34). Sylvia Knap won both the 50 free (:25.27) and the 100 butterfly (1:03.97).

OPRF golf 1-4

It hasn’t been a great start to the season for the OPRF golf team. The Huskies fell to 1-4 after losing to Batavia on Saturday. But OPRF head coach John Gann is optimistic his squad will turn things around shortly.

“I believe that the ability on the team is more in the 320’s or low 330’s (for a team score),” said Gann. “A team that is looking to make it to sectionals out of our regional is going to have to be around 320 to make the cut.”

Sophomore Dan Kowalczyk led the Huskies in the loss to Batavia with an 82. Ben Brown finished with an 83, while Matt Linder tallied an 85 and Connor Roche a 90.

Maccione shoots 39

Michelle Macchione led the Trinity golf team to a 184-186 victory over Resurrection at Indian Boundary Golf Course last week. Macchione medaled the match with a score of 39, her lowest thus far in the season.

Monica Albano finished with a 42, while Marisa Trzebny shot a 49, and Annalis Matta a 54.

Fenwick tennis off to favorable start

The Fenwick tennis team made up for a 5-0 loss to Benet on Sept. 5 by edging past ESCC foes Nazareth and St. Viator last week. The Friars downed Nazareth 3-2, and St. Viator 3-2, pushing their record to 5-1.

On Saturday, Fenwick placed third (58) at the Hinsdale Invitational. Rachel Dillon placed fifth overall at No. 1 singles, while Catherine Maloney took sixth at No. 2 singles.

-Compiled by Brad Spencer

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