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Plenty of fall highlights for Lemont sports

Published: Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 4:11 p.m. CDT
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Sarah Minor file photo - sminor@shawmedia.com Bridget Lynn putts the ball during Lemont's regional tournament on Oct. 9. Lynn made it out of the regional and sectional tournaments and placed 83rd in the state.

With the winter sports season is in its early stages, it’s a good time to look back at some memorable achievements from the fall sports season for Lemont student-athletes.

Bridget Lynn made it back to the state golf tournament, Annette Lesnicki made state in swimming, and the girls volleyball team continued its recent run of success. Here are a few highlights from the Indians’ fall sports season, listed in no particular order.

1. Lynn excels on links

After making her first appearance at the IHSA state meet last year, senior golfer Bridget Lynn made a return trip this fall. Carding an 82 at the regional the Indians hosted and a 75 at the Homewood-Flossmoor sectional, Lynn went on to finish in a tie for 83rd at the Class AA state event. She carded an 85 in the opening round and finished with a stroke total of 176.

2. Lesnicki swims to state

Annette Lesnicki became the second individual in program history to advance to the IHSA state girls swimming meet. The junior qualified in the 100-yard butterfly out of the Neuqua Valley sectional, recording a time of 58.47. In the prelims at state, Lesnicki placed 42nd after touching the wall in 59.29.

3. Seniors spark volleyball success

The Lemont girls volleyball team continued its run of success under coach Chris Zogata. The Indians compiled a final record of 27-9 on the year, which included identical 4-1 marks at the Wheaton Warrenville South and Rich East tournaments. The squad also went 12-1 in the South Suburban Blue conference, tying for first place with Thornton Fractional South. A senior class of seven led the way, paced by Austin Peay-bound Kelly Ferguson.

4. Gawron goes to state

Lisa Gawron represented Lemont at the IHSA girls state tennis meet this fall. The senior punched her ticket by placing fourth in the singles bracket at the Downers Grove South sectional. At state, Gawron lost her opening round match before bouncing back to outlast Annie Rivera of York 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 in the consolation bracket. She wrapped up the season with an 18-8 record and helped the Indians to the South Suburban Blue title.

5. Soccer scores regional title

Led by all-sectional selection Teodor Trifunovski, Lemont’s boys soccer team added another successful campaign to its resume. Finishing with an overall mark of 14-9-2, the squad went 9-2 and finished second in the South Suburban Conference behind Bremen. The Indians also captured the championship at the Class 2A regional they hosted, beating Tinley Park 3-0 in the title game. Trifunovski wrapped up the year with 24 goals and nine assists.

6. Campos cruises in cross country

Taylor Campos improved immensely over the past year, going from Lemont’s seventh runner at the 2012 regional to a cross country state qualifier this fall. Coming in 11th at the Wheaton Academy regional and 19th at Wheaton Academy’s sectional, the sophomore qualified for the Class 2A main event in Peoria.

Campos then put fourth an outstanding effort at state, coming through the chute in 60th place with a time of 19:03.

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