The Oak Park and River Forest High School girls volleyball team went 4-1 and placed fifth out of 32 schools during the Illinois Prep Volleyball Crimson Classic at the Great Lakes Volleyball Center in Aurora last weekend.
The Huskies (5-1) defeated Plainfield Central 25-20, 25-10 and Maine South 25-18, 25-17 on Aug. 26. After losing its opening match the following day to Marist 20-25, 10-25, OPRF prevailed over Loyola Academy and St. Charles North in its final two matches, each going three sets.
OPRF junior Grace Nelson, a recent Kansas commit, was named to the all-tournament team.
The Huskies opened the season Aug. 23 with a 25-16, 25-19 home victory over Jones College Prep. Nelson led the Huskies with 11 kills, seven digs, and two aces. Junior transfer Kinsey Smith made a strong debut with 22 assists and an ace, while sophomore Gaby Towns had six kills, senior Reese Garland five kills and senior Molly Brown two aces.
After hosting Wheaton-Warrenville South on Aug. 30 (post-print deadline), OPRF travels to Winnetka for the New Trier Invitational on Sept. 2-3 and then opens West Suburban Conference Silver Division play at Hinsdale Central on Sept. 6.
OPRF boys golf
The OPRF boys golf team shot a 159 to retain the Huskie Cup on Aug. 23 over Naperville North at Maple Meadows Golf Club in Wood Dale.
Kevin Cortez led OPRF with a score of 36, while Drew Lingenfelter shot a 39.
On Aug. 24, Cortez and Luke Roberts each shot a 41, but it wasn’t enough as OPRF fell to Glenbard West 159-167. At the Champaign Invitational on Aug. 27, Cortez medaled with a round of 77.
Fenwick girls tennis
The Fenwick High School girls tennis team won the Pat Grant Invitational at Niles North on Aug. 27, edging out Sandburg 34-33.
Senior Kate Trifilio and junior Trinity Hardin won the No. 1 doubles for the Friars, defeating Nazareth Academy 6-4, 6-3 in the final.
The No. 3 doubles team of Mae Mae McDonnell and Caroline Gruber also won, prevailing over Nazareth 6-4, 6-1. The No. 2 doubles team of sophomore Rachel Abraham and senior Maeve Paris reached the final but lost to Sandburg 4-6, 5-7.
In No. 1 singles, sophomore Megan Trifilio reached the final, but lost to Amy Park of Rockford-Auburn – the invitational’s top seed — 1-6, 3-6.