Fenwick boys water polo wins St. Louis tourney

For the third time in four years, the Friars won the DeSmet Tournament in St. Louis over the weekend. Fenwick capped off a perfect 5-0 run through the tourney with an impressive 13-7 win over St. Louis University High School in the championship match. Ryan Masi scored five goals for Fenwick, followed by Danny Farmer (three goals) and Bailey Wendt (two goals). Omar Calderon, David Durkin and Will Skowron added a goal apiece, while goalie Mike Hill finished with eight saves.

Fenwick (19-2) defeated other top teams from St. Louis, including DeSmet, Mehlville, Lindbergh and Parkway West, en route to the coveted title. Farmer earned all-tournament honors.

“In my opinion, Ryan Masi and Omar Calderon probably deserved to be on [the all-tournament team] as well,” Fenwick coach Kyle Perry said. “Obviously, I’m biased toward my Fenwick guys, but there seemed to be one player picked per team from the top six teams.

OPRF boys water polo

The Huskies outlasted the host Lions 10-9 in Saturday’s third-place match of the Lyons Township Tournament. Loyola claimed the championship with a 10-7 victory against St. Ignatius.

OPRF girls water polo

Katie Appell, Maura Dahl and Genevieve Curry scored three goals apiece as the Huskies coasted to a 13-1 win over visiting York. Grace Martin, Maddie Wolfe, Claire Rolfes and Jilly Cronin chipped in a goal each for the Huskies (11-1). Standout goalie Jordin Hale finished with eight blocks and two assists.

Led by Appell’s five goals, OPRF also picked up a 22-3 win over Hinsdale South last week. Elena Levi D’Ancona, Dahl and Curry each scored three goals for ample offensive support, while Hale had 11 blocks and five assists.

Fenwick softball

York defeated the Friars 8-4 in a nonconference game (April 9). Jenna Cairo, who hit a home run, and Ashley Parenti each finished 3-for-3 for Fenwick (6-4).

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The visiting Huskies edged Glenbard North 3-1 in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader to salvage a split with the highly regarded Panthers. OPRF pitcher Emily Richardson improved to 3-0 with a complete-game seven-hitter. She also allowed one earned run and struck out seven while going 2-for-3 at the plate. Sophie Mouros and Libby Foster each finished 1-for-4 with an RBI and Taylor Arends was 1-for-3 with a double and run scored.

In the opener, Glenbard North’s Cece Dopart tossed a complete-game seven-hitter to outduel the Huskies’ top pitcher Emma Baldwin en route to a 3-0 victory. Baldwin fell to 3-2 this spring, while Samantha Linde went 2-for-4 for the Huskies.

In other action last week, OPRF rocked Wheaton Warrenville South 12-2 in five innings (April 9). Baldwin notched the win, allowing two runs (both unearned), four hits and fanning eight. Linde (3-for-4, three runs scored), Foster (2-for-3, RBI), Elaine Warner (2-for-3, RBI) and Annelise Ryan (1-for-3, RBI) triggered the Huskies’ offensive onslaught.

Fenwick baseball

Gino Cavalieri provided more than enough offense Saturday as the Friars cruised past Kenwood 17-4. Cavalieri went 3-for-3 with a triple, two doubles and two RBIs for Fenwick (6-3).

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Penn State-bound Cori Conley scored four goals and Caitlin Wheeler contributed three goals to power OPRF past Naperville North 17-7. Jackie Berens chipped in two goals and eight other Huskies each tallied a goal to overwhelm Naperville North. Goalie Presley Cone had six saves with 13 shots on goal.

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The Huskies dropped their conference opener 21-25, 15-25 to host Glenbard West. David Hancock led OPRF with seven kills and two blocks, while Owen Sorenson and Eric Hameister tallied three kills each. Solli Algozino and Blake Mrozek added two kills apiece for OPRF (5-7).

OPRF/Fenwick girls soccer
The Huskies and Friars both lost matches during Saturday’s games at the Pepsi Showdown. Huntley blanked OPRF 2-0 and Plainfield North edged Fenwick 2-1 on penalty kicks with both matches held at Olympic Park in Schaumburg.

-Roundup compiled by Marty Farmer

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