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Prep roundup: Benet soccer keeps on rolling

Benet's Liz Miller defends against Glenbard West's Molly Becker in a March 27 game. The Redwings recently won two games via shutout against Glenbard South and Wheaton Academy.
Benet's Liz Miller defends against Glenbard West's Molly Becker in a March 27 game. The Redwings recently won two games via shutout against Glenbard South and Wheaton Academy.

Benet’s girls soccer team kept its winning ways going with two recent wins.

The Redwings defeated Wheaton Academy 3-0 Monday behind two goals from Loretta Elder.

The squad was coming off a 5-0 win Saturday against Glenbard South.

Kate Hennessy scored twice for Benet, and Claire Elenteny, Michelle Morefield and Jackie Kaufman each added a goal and an assist. Christina Stopka stopped all of Glenbard South’s shots
and recorded the shutout for Benet.



Kelsey Kretman’s rebound goal off an Amy Tromp shot late in the first half held up as the game winner Saturday in the Lions’ 3-0 win against Westmont in the first round of the Timothy Christian tournament.

Cali Tomko scored just after halftime and Tromp scored the third goal midway through the second half as Lisle improved to 6-2-1 overall.

Lisle was coming off a 5-0 win Thursday against Plano. Kretman scored the game’s first goal, and Tromp scored twice in the first half before Kretman completed the hat trick with a pair of goals after halftime as Lisle improved to 3-0 in the Interstate Eight Conference.



The Redwings lost April 16 to Waubonsie Valley.


Lockport got the better of the Raiders April 16 and 17 in a SouthWest Suburban Blue series, defeating Bolingbrook 5-0 and 6-2, respectively. Oswego East topped the Raiders 5-1 Saturday.

In the 6-2 loss against Lockport, Bolingbrook scored twice in the first inning. Lovell Chandler scored a run and drove in Demarco Mong, who doubled to start the first. Tuf Borland drove in Chandler.

Markus Landry plated Jacob Nagel in the Oswego East game.



The Lions got production up and down the lineup Monday in a five-inning, 13-3 win against Coal City.

Lauren Holub drove in three runs and scored a run, Summer Stitt scored twice and plated two runs and Bella Daly scored three runs and plated one.

Erica Krause scored twice, and Julia Ullmann, Erin Johnson, Megan Carlson, Catherine Coppin and Melissa Ericson each scored one run. Coppin finished with two RBIs, and Stitt earned the pitching win after giving up just three hits and one earned run.


The Redwings survived a 16-14 slugfest April 16 against Naperville North and kept right on scoring in their next three games.

Benet swept a weekend doubleheader Monday against East Suburban Catholic Conference foe Joliet Catholic, winning 12-0 and 12-3, then defeated Fenwick 7-0.

In Monday’s game, Benet led 5-0 after two innings and tacked on two insurance runs in the sixth. Rowan McGuire drove in two runs, and Julianne Rurka and Emily York both scored twice.

Against JCA, Stephanie Abello plated four runs and Rurka drove in three in the 12-3 win. McGuire’s four RBIs powered the 12-0 win.



Jared Arellano, Kyle Hendzel and JD Webb all had fourth place finishes Saturday as the Lions scored 12 points and finished eighth at the Yorkville invite.

Arellano recorded a mark of 119 feet, 10 inches in the discus, Hendzel cleared nine feet in the pole vault and Webb went 5-6 in the high jump.

Game to watch

BASEBALL: Two heavyweights in the East Suburban Catholic Conference meet as Benet hosts Joliet Catholic at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Numbers to know

2.4 Average runs per game for Bolingbrook's baseball team early this season. The Raiders scored 22 runs in their first nine games.

16.88 Time clocked by Benet's Emma Jones as she finished tied for second in the 100-meter hurdles in the A flight at the Gus Scott ABC invite.

162 Points scored by Bolingbrook's boys track and field team as it placed fourth at the Ottawa invite on Saturday.

7 Place Benet's boys track and field team finished in for all three flights at Naperville North's Gus Scott ABC invite, where three different team scores were kept.

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