The Riverside-Brookfield volleyball team went 1-1 in Metro Suburban Conference action last week, defeating Ridgewood in three games before falling to Illiana Christian in three games.
Elena Duve led the Bulldogs to a 25-15, 22-25, 25-22 victory over Ridgewood. Duve finished with 15 kills, two aces, four digs and two blocks. Alleigh Vandermerkt added 29 assists, three kills, a dig and a block in the win, while Maggie Zeleny contributed 10 digs and four aces.
The Bulldogs fell to Illiana 29-27, 23-25, 24-26. Zeleny’s impressive play nearly led to another RB conference victory. She served six straight points to tie Game 1 at 24-24.
Riverside-Brookfield entered the week 10-8 overall and 3-4 in the conference.
RB girls cross-country
The Bulldogs finished second at the Whitney Young Invitational last week. Maggie McLaughlin led the Bulldogs, finishing 13th overall in 20:03.01. Jacki Grisafe took 17th in 20:14.24.
Gabby Ulloa (20:33.18) and Clare Bollnow (20.34.14) finished 23rd and 24th respectively for the Bulldogs.
Riverside-Brookfield finished with a score of 54, while Hinsdale Central took first with 28.
RB boys cross-country
The Bulldogs finished seventh at the 28-team Whitney Young Invitational. Jeremy Baicchi finished 40th overall in 17:07.37, while Shawn Hwang took 45th in 17:16.51.
Lyons shut out West Suburban (Silver) Conference foe Glenbard West 3-0 last week.
Kyle Kurfirst, Haratio Sanchez and Sean Davy all scored for the Lions (7-1-2).
LT girls golf
The Lions finished second at the Sandburg Invitational last week. Emma Pasquinelli led the Lions with an 81.
The Friars capped off a strong week of swimming by winning its own invitational on Saturday.
Fenwick, coming off a 130-56 victory over cross-town rival OPRF, took first at the Lady Friars Invitational with 613 points. Mimi Schneider won both the 50 (24.75 seconds) and 100 (53.57) freestyle events, while Paulina Kaminiski took first in both the 200 individual medley (2:10.45) and the 100 breaststroke (1:08.21).
“We have been training very well and are getting into a rhythm,” said head coach Renee Miller of her team that won every varsity event against OPRF. “I think everyone is starting to settle into a schedule.
“The girls are focusing on training and getting ready to take on Rosary again this coming weekend at Sandburg. We know we are about half way through the season and we have to stay focused on the end goal.”
The Friars pummeled Bishop McNamara 25-19, 25-7 behind Kelly Brennan’s 14 kills, seven digs and three blocks. Rachel Best finished with six blocks and Carly Kenny added 12 digs for Fenwick.
Also last week, the Friars fell 17-20, 19-20 to Joliet Catholic Academy. Sarah Hunt finished with six kills in the loss.
In Chicago Catholic League action last week, Fenwick fell to Loyola 2-0.
To open CCL play, the Friars blanked Brother Rice 2-0. Joe Fahey and Jack Alberts scored for Fenwick.
The team is now 7-5-1 overall.