The Blazers were scheduled to take on highly-ranked Morgan Park on Thursday, but apparently the school cancelled its commitment and Trinity is treating the slight as a forfeit, according to head coach Ed Stritzel.
“Trinity tried to get them to agree to change the dates of the game to no avail,” said Stritzel. “There was a binding, signed contract between the two schools and we consider this a breach and have notified [officials] that we are taking the game as a forfeit.”
The win for Trinity put the Blazers overall record at 21-3 as they headed into the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Tournament this week.
The Huskies edged York in Elmhurst 33-25 last week. Defending state champ Sam Brooks earned his 100th career victory by forcing a technical fall on the Dukes’ Jim Nudera at 189 pounds. Nudera is the son of former OPRF head football coach of the same name.
Other winners for OPRF included Michael Wolfe, Joey Ariola, Eddie Guen-Murray and Marq Brumant.
“It was a good loss. The kids swam out of their minds,” said Fenwick head coach Luke McGuire of his team’s 112.5-67.5 loss to New Trier on Saturday.
McGuire had reason to be upbeat. Eric Bell won the 100 backstroke in 54.62 seconds. Justin White, Connor Brown, Viking Huening and Ryan Greenway took first in the 200 freestyle relay with a season-best time of 1:29.09.
OPRF girls hockey
The OPRF girls hockey team got its revenge on powerhouse New Trier by edging the Trevians 3-2 in a feisty match-up that yielded 11 penalties. The victory was OPRF’s first ever over New Trier, who the Huskies lost to 4-1 back in October.
Tatum Yancey, Josie Moreno, and Anne Gomolinski scored for the Huskies. Goalkeeper Tiffany Wallick racked up 30 saves.
“Beating New Trier was huge not only because it’s the first time we’ve beaten them, but because of the way we won,” said OPRF head coach Cary Shinsako. “New Trier tied the game at 2-2 and we didn’t fold, we never gave up and we fought hard for the game winner.”
Top performers for the Huskies include Jennifer Boniecki (23 points), Anne Gomolinski (22), and Rebecca Shinsako (10). Goalie Samantha Azuma is tied for second among league goalies with 94 save percentage.