BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
The Dukes didn’t take long to show off their prowess once again. In the first invite on the schedule, York won against 62 other teams in the Richard Spring Invitational at the state course, Detweiller Park in Peoria. Alex Bashqawi was fourth overall at 14:40 and Nathan Mroz was two seconds behind in fifth. Matt Plowman (ninth) and Kyle Mattes (26th) also contributed to the invite title.
Philip Roberto was 11th at the Riverside Brookfield Invitational on Sept. 20. Roberto finished the race in 17:33.4. Freshman Tony Gaudio was 24th, and the Knights finished seventh out of eight teams.
The Dukes entered Thursday’s match vs. Wheaton North with a four-game unbeaten run dating back to a 1-1 tie with Addison Trail on Sept. 17. Two days after that York picked up a 2-1 win at Hinsdale South. On Saturday, the Dukes tied Willowbrook 1-1 before they picked up a 3-1 conference win at Downers Grove North on Tuesday.
Jon Cuomo scored both goals in a 2-1 win over U-High on Sept. 20 in Elmhurst.
The Dukes went 4-1 at the Mother McAuley Invite last weekend. York swept Belleville West and Hononegah on Sept. 20 before losing to Lyons Township in three games on Saturday. Later on Saturday, the Dukes swept McAuley’s JV team and beat Chicago Christian in three games.
The Trojans beat Larkin 25-19, 25-17 and Aurora Central Catholic 25-22, 25-18 in pool play of the St. Viator Invitational last weekend. In bracket play the Trojans lost to Elk Grove in the quarterfinals in three games, but rebounded to take fifth place with wins over the hosts and Larkin again.
After getting by Rosary 24-26, 27-25, 25-16 on Sept. 19, the Knights were the runners-up at the St. Viator Invitational last weekend. IC swept Von Steuben and Rolling Meadows in pool play to advance to Saturday’s quarterfinals. Once there, the Knights beat the hosts in three games and Elk Grove in two. In the final IC lost to reigning Class 1A state champ Keith Country Day 20-25, 19-25.
On Monday, IC fell to Chicago Christian 22-25, 25-22, 19-25 despite 14 kills and 18 digs from Delaney D’Amore. Rory Manion had 12 kills and Kimmy Martino contributed 24 assists.
The Knights got back on the winning track Wednesday against Marian Central. Manion had 20 kills and D’Amore had 13 and 17 digs in the 25-20, 14-25, 25-18 win.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
The Dukes were 14th out of 58 teams at the Richard Spring Invitational at Peoria’s Detweiller Park on Saturday. Dayle Mueller was York’s top runner by finishing 37th with a time of 18:19.
Rachel Hill was the Knights’ top runner at the Riverside Brookfield Invitational on Sept. 20. Hill was 18th with a time of 22:15.4. Arianna Estrada and Nicole Cadaos also ran for IC.
Lyons Township beat the Dukes 137-157 on Tuesday.
On Saturday, the Dukes placed second out of 13 teams at Glenbard East’s Ram Invite. Kerri Carlquist’s 90 placed her fourth in the tournament. Maggie Finan was seventh with a 95.