High School/Local College Sports Roundup for Oct. 19, 2013
October 19, 2013 10:48PM
Updated: October 19, 2013 11:11PM
Glenbard East Autumnfest Invitational: Providence (21-12) defeated Naperville Central 25-17, 25-14 in the Silver Division championship to finish ninth overall. Maggie Turk compiled 52 assists and Annie Cummings 26 kills over the weekend for the Celtics. Rachel Alles (50 assists) also starred for Providence, which went 4-1 in the tournament. Joliet Catholic (19-14) finished 13th after beating Lemont 25-19, 25-19 in the Silver Division consolation final. Madeline Grimm finished with 20 service points, 18 kills and 16 digs for the Angels, who won two of three contests. Julia Shemaitis tacked on 20 kills and 15 service points for Joliet Catholic, which also received 33 assists from Mary Murphy.
Minooka Invitational: Skyler Day compiled 52 kills and 50 digs on the day as Minooka (15-8) outlasted LaSalle-Peru 25-17, 23-25, 25-21 for third place. Kelly Clucas (81 assists), Natalie Yard (73 digs), Megan Bauer (61 assists) and Ginger Perinar (43 kills) also contributed for the Indians in the 12-team tournament.
Maine West Pumpkin Invitational: Lockport topped Lyons 25-23, 22-25, 25-22 in the fifth-place contest. Kayla Pfeiffer led the Porters with 42 kills, 38 assists and 30 digs in the two-day meet. Olivia Witsaman aided the cause for Lockport (19-13) with 64 assists, 30 digs and 19 kills.
Lincoln-Way North Sectional: Lincoln-Way East (27) edged Lincoln-Way North by three points for the team championship. The Griffins produced the singles runner-up in Hope Ritter as well as the second-place doubles team in Stefanie Hunniford and Jacqui Michuda. Lincoln-Way East’s Andie Doyle finished third in singles after topping Lincoln-Way West’s Katie Kaczmarz 6-2, 6-0. Lincoln-Way Central captured third place in doubles as Sarah Florek and Hannah Richardson defeated Lincoln-Way North’s Alex Hodges and Emily Hodges 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
Downers Grove South Sectional: Lemont’s Lisa Gawron advanced to the state tournament by reaching the third-place match in singles, where she lost 6-3, 6-0 to Glenbard West’s Ali Bush. Glenbard West (32) also won the team title, while Lemont (10) came in sixth.
Ottawa Sectional: The Morris twosome of Monica Davy and Leah Lines captured first place in doubles by virtue of a 6-1, 6-1 decision over LaSalle-Peru’s Katie Wellner and Anna Konczak. Megan Davy added a third-place showing in singles for the Redskins, who accumulated 19 points in finishing second to Ottawa (25).
Boys Cross Country
Catholic League Meet: Steve Sismelich (15:38.35) was 10th in the 3-mile race at Turtlehead Lake in Palos Heights. His effort helped the Celtics (135) finish fifth in the 10-team invitational won by Loyola (34).
South Suburban Blue Meet: Lemont (77) finished third behind Bremen (44) and Tinley Park (74) in the seven-team invitational. The top runner for the Indians was Lucas Heatherington (17:05.4), who was seventh on the 3-mile course at Lansing’s North Creek Meadow.
East Suburban Catholic Meet: Conner McNulty (17:55.49) earned the No. 33 position in the 2.98-mile contest at Midlothian Meadows. The Hilltoppers (204) were ninth as Benet (37) claimed the team title.
SouthWest Suburban Red Meet: Lincoln-Way Central (15) swept the top seven spots in cruising to the team championship at Turtlehead Lake. Chris Kaminski (15:25) led the Knights in the 3-mile contest, outdistancing runner-up Ben Zibricky (15:33) and third-place winner Joey Nelson (15:34). Lincoln-Way North (66) was second and Lincoln-Way West (84) third in the eight-team invitational.
Girls Cross Country
South Suburban Blue Meet: Lemont (15) swept to the championship by producing the top six runners, the list headed by Taylor Campos (18:54). Claire Gagen (19:20) was second and Gabby Voltarel (19:24) third on the 3-mile course at North Creek Meadow. Bremen (80) was second and Oak Forest (85) third in the seven-team event.
East Suburban Catholic Meet: Providence teammates Rebecca Tompkins (18:48.20) and Clare O’Donnell (18:53.87) were 12th and 13th, respectively, in the 2.98-mile race at Midlothian Meadows. Their performances sparked the Celtics (113) to fifth place in the nine-team meet won by Benet (52). Joliet Catholic (184) was eighth as Alex Blotnik (19:28.27) crossed the finish line 22nd.
Robert Morris 7, St. Francis 1: Christian Ontiveros had the goal for visiting St. Francis (2-9, 1-5) in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Lewis 112, Missouri S&T 89: Victor Tarin set a pool record in winning the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.14) for host Lewis. He also helped the Flyers establish a pool record in the 400 free relay (3:09.11), as Derick Carlson and Bryant Jacobs also contributed to the first-place finish.
Robert Morris 4, St. Francis 1: Brooke Polus scored on a free kick for visiting St. Francis (8-5, 3-3) in the CCAC.
Lewis 117, Hillsdale 87: Kara Treacy’s victories in the 500 free (5:19.01) and 1,000 free (10:47.66) led host Lewis.
St. Joseph’s triangular: Lewis (15-5, 10-1) defeated St. Joseph’s (16-25, 17-25, 25-14, 25-23, 15-5) in Great Lakes Valley play and nonconference opponent Kentucky State (25-13, 25-17, 25-12). Kim Vertin had 18 kills and Leigh Barea tacked on 42 assists for Lewis in the match against St. Joseph’s. Vivian Pritz provided 13 assists for the Flyers in the second contest.
Compiled by Josh Krockey