Senior Rory Cronin had a huge afternoon, April 16, with a combined 16 goals for the Oak Park and River Forest High School girls’ water polo team as the Huskies (9-9) won all three of their matches at the Mundelein Quad Tournament.
In OPRF’s first match against Metea Valley, Cronin tallied eight goals in a 9-7 Huskies’ victory. Cali Weber added six saves.
In the next match, Cronin scored three goals and seniors Ava Massman and Ashby Steward-Nolan each added two as OPRF defeated the host Mustangs 8-3. Weber had 12 saves and Ella Homrock had eight.
In the final match against Fremd, Cronin had five goals, Steward-Nolan three, and senior Eliie Raidt two as the Huskies prevailed 11-5. Homrock had seven saves and Weber six.
The Mundelein Quad capped a 5-0 week for OPRF, which also won matches at Neaqua Valley, April 11 (18-5), and at Hinsdale South, April 12 (14-0).
Patrick Carmody, Jack Chambers, and Jack Gooch each went 4-for-5 at the plate as OPRF baseball routed host Leyden Township 20-5, April 16.
Carmody had a double and a triple with four RBI, Chambers had a double to go with three RBI, and Gooch scored three runs as the Huskies (7-3) pounded out 23 hits against Eagles’ pitching.
OPRF also received notable contributions from Ethan Moore (three hits, two RBI) Ezra Moore (three hits, three RBI, three runs scored), Mason Phillips (triple, three RBI), and Calvin Roe (three RBI).
Two days earlier, Calvin Proskey pitched a two-hit shutout as the Huskies defeated host Hinsdale Central 3-0. Proskey struck out 11 Red Devils and issued two walks, while Dan Michaud had two hits — including a triple — and one RBI.
OPRF girls soccer
OPRF entered its home non-conference matchup, April 16, against one of the area’s top programs (Benet Academy) on a seven-game winning streak and having cracked Chicagoland Soccer’s Top 25 poll.
Julia Daun got the Huskies (7-2) off to a great start in the eighth minute with an unassisted goal. But the Redwings’ Mariana Pinto countered with two goals in a five-minute span later in the first half, and despite dominating possession in the second half, OPRF couldn’t get the equalizer and fell 2-1.
Even with the loss, the Huskies actually rose in the Chicagoland Soccer poll. After debuting last week at #25, OPRF is now #18.
Junior Paige Smith scored 10 goals and added two assists as Trinity routed Resurrection 19-5 at Dominican University, April 12, in a Girls Catholic Athletic Conference matchup.
Smith’s outing gave her 39 goals in seven matches as she continued her impressive spring. The Blazers (3-4) also received valuable contributions from freshman Rian Smith (three goals, one assist) and senior Kylie Sullivan (two goals).