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Elizabeth Chialdikas, junior, makes contact with a pitch during a game in Tennessee last week. The team went 1-4 during the trip

Softball

The softball team started their season off their season on March 18 and have not looked back since.

They defeated Deerfield by a score of 16-4, then lost to Barrington later that week by a score of 12-2. They then traveled to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, over spring break where they lost to Smyrna 11-8, Lexington 3-1, Collinsville 11-6, and Andrean 10-2, but then beat Fort Payne by a score of  6-3.

Now the team will look ahead to this week where they have games against Zion-Benton, Lake Forest, Schaumburg, and Prarie Ridge.

Baseball

While most teams had spring break off from competition, the baseball team started their season with a trip to Tennessee.

The team started off their season with an 8-2 victory over Beech High School on March 26, then continued on to shut out Summit High School 12-0 on March 27. On March 28, the team played a doubleheader against Greenbrier High School which they split with a 7-6 loss and a 3-1 victory.

The team, now 3-1, will look to start their conference season off on Monday and Tuesday vs Zion-Benton, then on Thursday they will travel to Cary-Grove for a non-conference matchup.

Boys Lacrosse

The boys’ lacrosse team aimed to keep on their path of destruction, after defeating Conant in their first game, and they did just that by defeating Deerfield 14-2 on March 18.

So far in this young season, the team is 2-0 and they got there by putting on defensive gems. The total goal differential through two games is +31.

They will now look to come off spring break with two more victories this week against Schaumburg on Monday and Lyons on Thursday.

Boys Volleyball

The boys volleyball team had a busy first week of action, with seven games in seven days to start the year.

They started off with a victory against Carmel and Buffalo Grove at home. The team then played in the Vernon Hills/Barrington Invitational where they played five games in two days. The tournament started off with a loss to Deerfield but followed with a victory over Brother Rice. March 23 included three games in the tournament where they lost to Rolling Meadows and Sandburg before finishing the day with a victory against Vernon Hills to finish in the the middle of the pack.

“So far this season has taught me that our team has a tremendous amount of potential. We have a tall lineup and our hitters are the best I’ve seen out of all the teams we’ve played,” said Evan Bajerski, junior.

The 4-3 team will now look ahead to this week where they have New Trier and Zion-Benton lined up.

“Our aspirations are to make a deep run in the playoffs and hopefully win some tournaments,” Bajerski said. “Also, we hope to make our games more exciting and competitive to attract more fans.”

Girls Soccer

After a shaky start to their season, the girls’ soccer team looked to get on the right track before spring break with games against Jacobs and McHenry

They defeated Jacobs on March 19 with a final score of 3-1 and then proceeded to beat McHenry on home turf by a score of 7-0. In the McHenry game, the team was led by Tess Vages, sophomore, who scored four goals, and Haley Brousseau, sophomore, who tallied a goal with two assists.

The team, now 2-1-1, will look to continue this momentum into the game versus Zion-Benton on Tuesday and at the quad on Friday and Saturday at home.

Girls Lacrosse

After a disappointing loss to Deerfield in their season opener, the girls’ lacrosse team looked to bounce back with their next game against Palatine on March 18.

In the end, the team did exactly that. They added a tally to the win column with a victory to put them to 1-1 and in the right direction.

Now the team will look to carry this momentum forward with four games this week which are against Fremd, Sandburg, Fenwick, and St. Ignatius.

 

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