Roundup
The OPRF field hockey team finished 2-2 in its own invitational over the weekend.

The Huskies opened play on Friday with a 1-0 loss to Kentucky Country Day despite pelting 13 shots on goal in the first half.

OPRF (11-5-2) came back to shut out Arrowhead (Wis.) 3-0 in the second round. Emma McCall put the Huskies on the board with a one-touch cross ball from junior Maddie Lena in the early minutes of the game. McCall scored again later, as did Lena. Jackie Hutley and Olivia Thompson finished with an assist apiece.

The Huskies fell to St. Joseph (Mo.) 3-1 in a physical contest. A yellow card was issued five minutes into the second half.

Senior Ali Brozek scored OPRF’s lone goal.

OPRF edged Stevenson 1-0 in its final game of the tournament. Megan Rogers scored the game-winner in the last two minutes of the first half.

“It is encouraging that the girls never give up,” said head coach Jane Graham. “They keep the pressure on no matter what the score. We know we can score, we just need to get scrappier in the circle and finish strong.”

The Huskies host Glenbard West today (Sept. 30, 4:30 p.m.) and Deerfield on Saturday (11 a.m.) as part of Homecoming week.

OPRF soccer

Jordan Golz scored a hat-trick to help lead the Huskies to a 5-1 victory over Downers Grove South last week. Corey O’Donnell and Chris Fitch each scored goals for OPRF (9-3-1) as well in the West Suburban Conference crossover game.

In a Silver Division match-up also last week, the Huskies fell to Hinsdale Central 2-1 Fitch scored for the Huskies at the 26-minute mark. The goal was assisted by Golz.

Fenwick swimming

After defeating cross-town rival OPRF 118-62 earlier in the week, the Friars finished second (521 points) at their own invitational on Saturday.

Ryan Kelly led the Friars by winning the 200-yard freestyle in 1:56.36 and the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.34. Kelly was also a part of the 400-yard freestyle relay squad that finished first in 3:39.09. Stephanie Ovalle, Casey Dollard and Veronica Gibson were the other members of that group.

St. Charles North finished first with 546 points.

Fenwick volleyball

Fenwick defeated area-rival Trinity 25-13, 25-19 last week.

Sarah Hunt led the way with seven kills and four blocks, while Jenna Vondrasek added 17 assists. Carri Soukal contributed 10 digs in the win.

The Friars lost to Carmel 21-21, 25-19 last week despite 10 kills from Hunt.

But the team dominated St. Joseph 25-12, 25-18. Vondrasek dished out 20 assists in that win, while Kelly Brennan tallied eight kills and eight digs. Hunt finished with six aces and nine kills.

OPRF swimming

Kimmy Stefanik swam a lifetime best of 2:01.8 in the 200-yard freestyle against Fenwick last week. The junior finished third in the event.

Paul Vesely finished second and scored a lifetime best time of 1:05.11 in the 100-yard butterfly.

The Huskies fell to the Friars 118-62.

Fenwick soccer

The Fenwick soccer team bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Mt. Carmel by shutting out Notre Dame 2-0.

Albano Latifi and Alex Holterman scored for the Friars (6-5-1, 1-1).

In the loss to Mt. Carmel, Will Rigali scored Fenwick’s lone goal with an assist by Mark Finan.

The Friars also edged St. Ignatius 2-1 in overtime last week. Jack Alberts scored the game-winner on an assist by Matt Parrilli, who scored Fenwick’s first goal. Latifi assisted on Parrilli’s goal.

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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...