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Prep roundup: Benet soccer rebounds from first losses of season

Benet's Katie Gesior settles the ball in a game against Glenbard West earlier this season. The Redwings suffered their first losses of the season last week at the Naperville Invitational.
Benet's Katie Gesior settles the ball in a game against Glenbard West earlier this season. The Redwings suffered their first losses of the season last week at the Naperville Invitational.

Benet's girls soccer team finally found out how most of their opponents this season have felt after playing the Redwings. After cruising through the early part of the season, Benet suffered its first losses of the season at the Naperville Invitational tournament.

Sandburg topped the Redwings 2-1 on Thursday and New Trier defeated them 3-0 on Saturday.

Benet bounced back with a 1-0 win against Evanston in action at the tournament on Thursday



The Redwings' offense got into a groove with three decisive wins last week. They swept a weekend doubleheader against Glenbrook North, winning 18-8 and 11-8, after defeating Conant 7-1 on April 22.

Anthony Rendina drove in three runs and Chris Whelan, Jonathan Kruppe, and Mike Ryan each had two RBIs in Game 1 against Glenbrook North. Brian Dusatko and Josh Crosby each plated three runs and Dan Minik drove in a pair to make a winner of Brendan McDonnell in Game 2.


The Lions posted a 2-1 record at their own tournament over the weekend starting with a 12-9 win against Guerin on Friday. Fenton defeated Lisle 4-3 Saturday morning before the Lions defeated Latin 10-3 later in the day.

George Swedie was 2-for-4 with a run and three RBIs against Latin to help Ryan Joyce to the complete-game pitching win.

Kevin Coppin hit a pair of home runs and drove in five runs in the win against Guerin. Alec Van Volkenburg earned the pitching win.


In the finale of a two-game series against Sandburg on Thursday, the Eagles won 9-4. Jacob Nagel drove in two runs and scored once. Tuf Borland and Lovell Chandler drove in one run apiece.



It was a tail of two games in Saturday's doubleheader against Providence. The Redwings scored 12 times in the seventh inning of a 23-7 win in Game 1, then eked out a 1-0, 10-inning victory in Game 2. Emily York plated Shannon Mills with the winning run in the nightcap.


Lisle went 2-1 at Saturday's Byron tournament, defeating North Boone 9-4 and Pecatonica 2-0 after starting the tourney with a 6-4 loss against Elmwood.

Melissa Eriscon earned the pitching win against North Boone and Bella Daly drove in four runs.

Single RBIs from Erica Krause and Catherine Coppin helped Summer Stitt earn the pitching win against Pecatonica.



The Lions suffered back-to-back defeats against Manteno (5-0 on Thursday) and Francis W. Parker (4-1 on Saturday) before they faced Westmont on Tuesday.

Amy Tromp scored against Francis Parker.



Aaron Harris helped the Lions score 58.5 points and finish fifth at Saturday's Plano invite.

Harris was second in the 200-meter dash, placed third in the 100 dash, and helped the 4 x 100-meter relay take second.

The 4 x 800 relay was second (9:08.66) and Alex Lange was fifth in the open 800 with a time of 2:16.14. Jared Arellano was third in the discus with a throw of 114 feet, one inch.



Jessica Watkins won the 100-meter dash in 12.61 seconds at Thursday's Hinsdale South invite. The Raiders won both the 4 x 100 (48.24) and 4 x 400 (4:15.09) relay races.

In the 300 hurdles. Kendall Miller (51.56), Hailey Provo (52.43) and Camille Jordan (52.54) finished second, third and fourth, respectively.

Arianna Amil was third in the 800 (2:30.83), and Marie Brown (17.52) and Kiahna Davis (17.70) finished 3-4 in the 100 hurdles.

In field events, Jaleesa Deshazer won the long jump with a mark of 16 feet, .75 inches. Emoni Woods was second in the high jump (4-10), and Mikayla Houston third in both the shot put (33-6) and discus (79-3).

Games to watch

GIRLS SOCCER: Lisle celebrates senior night when it hosts Coal City at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Benedictine University.

SOFTBALL: Bolingbrook will see exactly where it stands when it hosts Lockport, one of the top teams in the state, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Numbers to know

17 Runs scored by Benet's softball team as it defeated Fenwick in a pair of recent games. The Redwings won 7-0 and 10-0.

2 Matches won by Lisle's boys tennis team in a dual against Chicago Christian on April 24.

19-5 Distance, in feet and inches, of Brad Krc's long jump at the Plano invite on Saturday. It was the longest jump of the season by 11 inches for the Lisle junior.

106.5 Points scored by Bolingbrook's boys track team as it placed third at Eisenhower's Terry Englund Relays.

4:30 Start time today as Bolingbrook's boys volleyball team begins play at the two-day Lincoln-Way East invite.

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