Sports Recap: September 9-24


Photo by Olivia Donnelly

Girls volleyball is current;y suffering from a five game losing streak but hope to break it with their upcoming game vs. Stevenson.

Olivia Donnelly, Staff Writer


After losing the first two games of the season, the team has secured their first two victories against Zion-Benton and Lake Forest. 

With a 45-0 win, the Bears triumphed in their defeat against the Zee-Bees. Five minutes into the first quarter, Jack Moses, senior, scores the first touchdown of the game. Minutes later, Jack Dwyer, junior, sets the score at 14-0 by pulling through with another touchdown. Yet another touchdown by Dwyer and an extra point from Jack Rigby, junior, brings the team closer to a victory. A final field goal by Rigby brings the game to a close. 

The victories didn’t end there. The team pulled through with a 39-7 win against Lake Forest as well. Just seconds into the game, Moses scores a 60+ yard touchdown run with Rigby bringing the score to 7-0 with his PAT. An interception by Anthony Mangano prompts Moses to send Dwyer to the endzone, scoring the second touchdown of the game. With five minutes left in the 1st quarter, Lake Forest scores a touchdown. By halftime, the Bears lead against Lake Forest, 25-7. By the end of the game, the team pulls out a win of 39-7 sending them back home to LZ to prep for their next home game vs. Stevenson. 

Boys Soccer

The team’s rocky start to the season hasn’t seemed to begin to evening out just yet. After the two losses and one win in the Barrington Classic, the team has since then lost to Cary-Grove 1-3 in a non-conference game as well as a loss of 0-2 to Zion-Benton in a conference game. 

Looking on the brighter side, the team won 2-1 in an away conference game against Lake Forest. However, another win was taken from the Bears by Stevenson with a score of 3-2. The team can look forward to competing against Warren Township up in Gurnee.

Girls Volleyball

With still many games to come, the team is 6-15. Recent wins have included Zion-Benton in a conference game as well as Taft in a tournament. 

However the team is suffering from a five game losing streak at the moment and hopes to break it and pull out a win in their upcoming game vs. Stevenson. Upcoming games after Stevenson include Loyola Academy, Warren Township, and a rivalry match against Libertyville.

Girls Cross Country 

Continuing into their so-far accomplished season, the team took the win at a Dual Meet at Zion with Waukegan. At another dual meet Stevenson vs. Warren, Brooke Johnston, freshman, won against a state qualifier and the team came in second.

At the Peoria Notre Dame Richard Spring Invitational at Detweiller Park, Johnston came in 14th place out of 454 girls and the team came in 20th out 66 schools. The team is looking ahead to the Palatine Invitational next Saturday.  

Boys Cross Country

The team pulled out a win at the dual meet Stevenson vs. Warren. Of the runners, Jack Gilboy, junior, Jacob Myers, junior, Corey Brend, senior, Danny Burns, sophomore, and Patrick Hart, senior, all placed in the top 10. 

In the Peoria Notre Dame Richard Spring Invitational at Detweiller Park, the team took eighth place out of 66 teams. Along with the girls cross country, the team can look forward to the Palatine Invitational. 

Girls Tennis

The girls tennis team had a busy couple of weeks of tennis, playing in many conference matches and a couple of invites.

The team played Lake Forest, Stevenson, Zion-Benton in their conference slate, and Rolling Meadows as well. Lexy Selof, senior, placed second at the Buffalo Grove invitational.

Girls Golf

The girls golf team played some strong golf on wet courses for these two weeks, playing duals against Libertyville and Warren.

In the dual against Libertyville, Bryana Hogan, junior, posted a low score of 35 which was one-under par. In the dual against Waukegan, the team came out with a win, led by Hogan and Kiana Pouyat, sophomore, who both shot 37.

Boys Golf

The boys golf team also played their share of tough conference matches in these two weeks.

The team played Lake Forest, Libertyville, Barrington, and Warren in duals, and they also played in the Zion-Benton invite at Shepherds Crook Golf Course.