Senior captain Lauren Miller scored her first goal of the season and Shannon Ehrhardt added a pair of goals to power Fenwick past Crystal Lake Central 3-1 in the Navy Bracket championship game of the PepsiCo Showdown on Sunday. Senior Morgan Hosty had two assists on Ehrhardt’s goals and standout junior midfielder Anissa Nourse assisted Miller’s score.
The Friars (9-2-2) also battled St. Ignatius and Providence to a pair of scoreless draws in Girls Catholic Athletic Conference matches last week.
Defensively, Fenwick has eight shutouts and only six goals allowed. Senior goalkeeper McKenzie Blaze and defenders Lauren Stibich, Tess Shannon, Ehrhardt and Miller are the leaders in the backfield. Midfielders Kaylie Fredian, Molly Griffin, Anna Waring and Natalie Brennan have been key contributors as well this spring.
The Friars face host Trinity on Monday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m.
OPRF boys track & field
The Huskies fared well at the Bob Cohoon Invite hosted by Downers Grove South. OPRF finished third with a score of 69 in the 19-team field. Neuqua Valley (120.5) won the championship and Minooka finished second (96.5).
In individual events, OPRF senior Myles Molette-Hughes won the triple jump at 46 feet, while senior Matthew Vietzen was the runner-up in the 1,600 at 4 minutes, 16.38 seconds. In pole vault, seniors Noah Kowal came in third, clearing 14-0, with John Sreenan fourth at 13-6. Nathan Sykes also placed third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.58.
The Huskies recorded a pair of third-place showings in the relay races. In the 400 relay, Kwame Thomas, Sykes, Jonathan Mitchell and Tyrone Clarke finished the race in 42.80, while Thomas, Mitchell, Clarke and Cory Poe posted a time of 1:31.09 in the 800.
Fenwick girls track & field
The Friars placed ninth (28 points) at the Lake Park Invitational. Margaret O’Brien won the 1,600 with a time of 5:15.95 and Claire Gatermann won pole vault at 10-9.
In the 3,200 relay, Fenwick finished third with a time of 10:02.72.
OPRF girls track & field
OPRF finished ninth with a score of 42.5 at the Glenbard West Invitational on Saturday. The Huskies’ Rachel Rowe won the triple jump (36-03.50).
The Huskies (9-2, 1-0 West Suburban Silver) picked up three victories as their power-packed offense led the way with 33 runs, including eight homers.
On Saturday, Maeve Nelson (3-for-4, 4 RBIs), Fiona Girardot (2-for-3, 2 RBIs), Carli Tucci (2-for-3, 3 RBIs) and Mary Jones each hit a home run in a 12-2 win over Sandburg. Olivia Glass went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Zoe Prouty (2-0) picked up the win, allowing two runs (1 earned), four hits and two walks with four strikeouts.
OPRF cruised past Glenbard West 10-3 in its conference opener on Friday. Girardot had a perfect day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a 2-run homer, three RBIs and four runs scored, while Jones and Glass both had two hits and an RBI. Karly Cantrell belted a 2-run homer as well. Winning pitcher Cassie Metzger (3-1) scattered six hits and struck out six in 5.1 innings of work.
Winning pitcher Taylor Divello tossed a one-hitter over five innings in an 11-0 win over Waubonsie Valley. Divello (4-1) allowed no runs or walks and struck out seven.
The Huskies provided more than enough offense as Nelson (2-for-2, 3 R) and Jones each hit a two-run home run. Carli Tucci (2-for-2, 2 RBIs) and Girardot (2-for-3, RBI) also fared well at the plate.
OPRF (7-2) hosts Downers Grove North on Wednesday, April 25 (4 p.m.) and Schaumburg on Saturday, April 28 (11 a.m.).
It has been a frustrating season for the Friars. Fenwick has a 5-10 record overall and had 10 games cancelled due to weather.
The Friars lost three games over four days last week. On Saturday, Fenwick fell to Taft 8-7 in Chicago. Gianna Amundsen and Alyssa Stramaglia had two hits apiece and Cassandra Lee contributed a home run and three RBIs.
In the other games, Amundsen (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) and Rachel Martinez (1-for-2, R) led the Friars in a 4-3 loss against Mother McAuley. Fenwick also lost to Providence 6-2 as Amundsen hit a solo homer and Nora O’Connor went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Fenwick hosts Resurrection on Thursday, April 26 at 4 p.m. The Friars also welcome area rival Trinity Monday, April 30 for a 4:30 p.m. game. Both games will be played at the Priory in River Forest.
The Blazers went 0-3 with losses against Sherrard, Metamora and East Peoria at the Metamora Showcase.
The Blazers’ best shot at victory occurred against East Peoria in their opening game. Trinity trailed the Raiders 3-1 after four innings until single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings put them ahead 4-3. But East Peoria scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the game. Rachel McGovern and Sammy Nelson had two hits apiece. Nelson, who took the loss, pitched 6 and 2/3 innings.
In its last game, Nicole Romano had a team-high three hits and Juliana Morini added two hits and an RBI for Trinity in an 8-2 loss against Sherrard.