Around the Horn
The Fenwick swim team was able to wipe a negative blemish off its record books last week. Not since 2002 had the Friars defeated Loyola in the Ramblers’ own pool. That changed on Oct. 7 when the Friars won nine events to score 102 points to their opponent’s 84 points.

Morgan Bonk led Fenwick’s efforts, winning both the 200-yard freestyle (1:59.08) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:19.03). Along with Stephanie Ovalle, Casey Dollard and Kelly Ryan, Bonk also helped the Friars take home first in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:38.58.

Other winners at Loyola included Ovalle in the 100-yard freestyle (:54.55) and Ryan in the 100-yard butterfly (:59.85).

“[This] is a great, friendly but highly competitive rivalry,” said Fenwick head coach Renee Miller. “We swam very well overall and were very glad to have that win under our belts. The team knew that this would have to be a team effort and they were ready. They knew that we would need every point. Loyola always comes ready to swim tough.”

Miller said due to having tired swimmers on Saturday for the Barrington Invitational, she moved them around to swim in events they normally might not. The Friars still managed to finish third overall at the invite with 259 points.

Huskies edge Glenbard West

The OPRF soccer team won its fifth West Suburban (Silver) Conference gain last week by edging Glenbard West 3-2 in overtime.

Vidar Durazo scored the game-winner for the Huskies (9-8-1, 5-2).

OPRF hosts York on Thursday (4:30 p.m.) for its final conference game of the season.

Fenwick takes second

The Fenwick volleyball team placed second at the Lake Zurich Invitational on Saturday, going 4-1 on the day.

The Friars’ only loss came at the hands of the host in a 20-25, 22-25 defeat. Fenwick defeated Warren, 25-10, 17-25, 25-14, Waukegan, 25-20, 25-19, Lincoln, 25-17, 25-15, and Deerfield, 25-13, 25-22, to make it to the championship game.

Sophomore Sarah Hunt led the Friars, tallying 35 kills on the day. Kelly Brennan finished with 34 kills and eight solo blocks, while senior Margy Acton had 55 digs.

Blazers down De La Salle

The Trinity volleyball team defeated De La Salle 25-23, 25-18 last week.

Caroline Brander led the Blazers with 12 kills and four blocks. Shelby Vcelka added 16 assists and six digs, while Annie Logisz finished with 11 digs and 15 service points.

Prior to the win, the Blazers trounced St. Joseph 25-12, 25-8. Brander finished with five kills, five blocks, and five aces in that win.

Grady leads Friars to second

Fenwick boys cross-country runner Martin Grady led his team to a second place finish at the Sterling Invitational on Saturday.

Grady finished third overall with a time of 15:18 to help Fenwick secure 115 points. Neuqua Valley won the meet with 51 points.

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Brad Spencer

Brad Spencer has been covering sports in and around Oak Park for more than a decade, which means the young athletes he once covered in high school are now out of college and at home living with their parents...