Chris Fitch celebrated Senior Day by leading the OPRF soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Maine West last week. The senior scored the game-winner for the Huskies (13-5-1) off an assist by Kelly Foran.
Goalkeeper Sam Euler finished with nine saves and recorded his ninth shutout of the season.
The Huskies (13-5-1, 4-2) were coming off a 4-2 West Suburban (Silver) Conference victory over Downers Grove North. Chimela Enogwe scored twice for OPRF in that win, while Elias Mentanni and Stephen Golz each contributed one apiece.
The Huskies began the week by falling to highly-ranked Morton 3-2. OPRF held a 2-0 lead before the Mustangs came back to win the game. Euler, who had 12 saves, scored one of the Huskies’ goals. From about 55 yards out, Euler booted a shot that ended up bouncing over the Morton goalkeeper’s head.
Cody Deitch scored the other goal for OPRF. The Mustangs scored their three goals in the last three minutes of the game.
The Huskies travel to New Trier on Thursday (Oct. 15) before beginning the playoffs at home on Oct. 20.
The Fenwick tennis team finished runner-up at the East Suburban Catholic Conference Meet held at Marist last week.
The Friars garnered 68 points at the 11-team tournament, while Benet won the meet with 99.
Fenwick’s Maggie Saltiel finished second at No. 1 singles, and Gabrielle Dougherty finished fourth at No. 2 singles to procure six important points for her team.
Julie Comfort and Mia Mastrangeli finished second at No. 1 doubles, defeating Marist in the quarterfinals after a bye and St. Viator in the semifinals. The duo fell to Benet 6-3, 6-1 in the championship match.
The Friars now turn their sights to the York Sectional this weekend. Saltiel is expected to be a No. 4 seed, which could lead to her first appearance at the state meet.
The Blazers began last week by downing St. Joseph 25-14, 25-9. Senior middle hitter Tatiana Cooper led the offense with 10 kills, while freshman outside hitter Mikayla Leyden added seven. Senior setter Shelby Vcelka tallied 15 assists in the match. Senior Vivi Castellanos served up six aces and Denise Nelson grabbed 16 digs.
Rain, SAT testing and a Homecoming game delayed much of the West Suburban (Silver) Conference Meet last week. The Huskies ended up finishing in fifth place when it was all over.
Hannah Press and Emma Forman battled York at No. 1 doubles, winning the first set but falling in the second. The duo fell 10-8 in a 10-point tiebreaker.
OPRF girls cross-country
Liz Reyes finished third in the Huskies’ final dual meet of the season against Hinsdale Central and Glenbard West last week.
Reyes finished in 18:53, while Evanglie Zachos came in eighth in 19:59.
The Huskies defeated York 116-70 last week behind some strong seasonal and lifetime best performances.
Kimmy Stefanik won the 200-yard freestyle in a lifetime best 2:00.01 and the 500-yard freestyle in a lifetime best 5:23.18. Paula Vesely swam 1:02.80 to win the 100-yard butterfly, and freshman Miranda Tranmer took first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:25.18.
The Friars snuck past Nazareth 25-23, 14-25, 25-23 last week. Nandi Tense led with 11 kills. Kelley Brennan finished with a superb all-around game of seven kills, 11 digs and two blocks. Carriann Soukal added 17 digs in the win.
Fenwick boys cross-country
The Friars finished first at the Sterling Invitational last week. Led by Martin Grady, who finished second overall in 15:06, Fenwick scored a 71. Minooka finished a distant second with 103.
Bill Toohey finished eighth overall for the Friars, timing out at 15:59.