Riverside Brookfield’s girls volleyball team knocked off Timothy Christian in three games on Thursday to hand the Trojans their first Metro Suburban Conference loss. RB won 21-25, 25-16, 25-18.
The main contributors were Natalia Gheewala (23 digs), Monica Kasper (eight kills, 10 digs), Amanda Lelivelt (eight kills), Kayla Noffsinger (seven kills, three aces, nine digs) and Olivia Gyssler (10 assists, four aces, five digs).
The Lions won a pair of three-game matches last week. Cori Hansen had four kills, three aces and two blocks in LT’s 18-25, 25-18, 25-19 win over Hinsdale Central on Oct. 8. Two days later, Celine Jones had eight kills in the Lions’ 21-25, 25-15, 25-20 win against Metea Valley.
Powerhouse Benet knocked off the Friars 25-14, 25-7 on Oct. 8. The Friars lost to Marist 25-12, 25-16 two days later.
Sophomore Thomas Skenandore qualified for the sectional by shooting a 93 to advance individually out of the Brother Rice regional Oct. 8. Morton was seventh with a 386 at Silver Lakes in Orland Park. Skenandore went on to compete in the Marist sectional at Old Oak Country Club on Monday.
Christian Early, Brian Boyle and Jack Mortell advanced out of the Oct. 8 Glenbrook North regional at Sportsman’s Country Club in Northbrook. Fenwick was fifth at the regional.
The Panthers shot a 518 to take 10th at the York regional Oct. 8.
The Bulldogs were sixth at the St. Ignatius regional Oct. 9, but Eleanor Ahlberg advanced to the sectional by shooting a 112. She competed in Monday’s Homewood-Flossmoor sectional at Coyote Run Golf Course.
Seniors Kasey Schaffer (92) and Maddie Waun (100) advanced from the Oct. 9 Lemont regional at Broken Arrow Golf Club in Lockport and competed in Monday’s Homewood-Flossmoor sectional at Coyote Run Golf Course. The Roadrunners took seventh place overall at the regional.
The Friars missed the final team spot to make sectionals by three strokes at the St. Ignatius regional Oct. 9. Six Fenwick golfers advanced individually: Frankie Bell, Katie Rodden, Caroline Green, Meredith Green, Mae Lattner and Meagan Finucane.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Kevin Faje was 18th at the Sterling Invitational on Saturday and the Bulldogs finished 10th out of 25 teams.
Salvatore Flight was fourth at the Sterling Invitational and Brixton Rill placed 13th to help the Friars take sixth place overall.
Mateo Hernandez crossed the finish line in second with a time of 15:50.8 at the Addison Trail Invite on Saturday. Teammates Ryan Loris and Robert Loris also cracked the top-10. The Mustangs were second out of seven teams.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Mailin Struck keeps on winning races this season. Struck continued her near flawless running record by winning the Sterling Invitational by 52 seconds. Sarah Melone was 26th and the Bulldogs placed eighth out of 25 teams.
Freshman Nicole Finn was 32nd to cross the finish line as the first Friar at the Sterling Invitational on Saturday. Fenwick was ninth out of 25 teams.
Sahian Lopez was 11th and Sandy Barrientos finished in 14th to help the Mustangs place third out of five teams at the Addison Trail Invite on Saturday.
Lexie Petrovic was third at No. 1 singles to highlight the East Suburban Catholic Conference tournament for the Roadrunners. Naz tied for fourth in the league standings.
Laura Gutierrez placed fourth at No. 1 singles in the ESCC tournament and the Friars ended the year third in the conference.
The Lions took third at the Barrington Invite on Saturday, finishing behind Loyola and the host Fillies. Kimmy Vitek was LT’s lone winner, placing first in diving.
The Bulldogs placed fifth at the Andrew Invitational on Saturday.