ROUNDUP
The Lyons Township girls soccer remained unbeaten with a 1-0 win over Andrew last week.

Kelsey Holbert scored the winning goal off an assist from Erin Fitzgerald. Holbert already has four goals this spring. Goalkeeper Maggie Orlowski collected four saves against Andrew as the Lions haven’t allowed a goal this season. The Lions’ defense led by Sarah Mazur, Ari Kowalski, Anna Devine and Emma Meyering has been stellar thus far.

“Our defense again did a very nice job of limiting chances for [Andrew],” LT coach Bill Lanspeary said. “We still have a lot of work to do. We need to get numbers up, play quicker in transition, and generate more scoring chances. The win over Andrew was nice, and we’re off to a 3-0 start which is great.”

Lyons takes on Glenbard West and Lake Forest this week.

RB baseball

Despite solid outings from starters JT Evans and David Tortorici, the Bulldogs could only muster a tie and loss last week against Leyden and St. Joseph, respectively.

On March 21, Tortorici came away with a no decision, working six innings and allowing three earned runs on five hits while striking out seven. Unfortunately, three costly errors by the Bulldogs paved the wave for their 4-4 tie against the Eagles after seven innings (game was called due to darkness).

Tyler Radek (2-for-2, 2 runs scored), Andy Suzuki (2-for-4, RBI) and CJ Duffek (2-for-3, RBI) paced the Bulldogs, who had 10 hits on the day.

On March 23, St. Joseph earned a 7-3 victory in a rematch of last year’s Class 3A regional final. Evans allowed only one earned run and three hits, but porous defense again coupled with leaving runners in scoring position hurt RB against the Chargers.

TJ Bongiorno, Sean Brennan and Duffek had two hits each for the Bulldogs (1-2-1).

“The backbone of our team is defense,” RB coach Dallas Till said. “So far we haven’t received the support we need defensively to win ballgames. The teams we are playing are high quality; we can’t allow them any extra outs.”

The Bulldogs remain busy this week with nonconference games against Nazareth, St. Patrick and Morton.

RB volleyball

The Bulldogs (4-2) performed well at the Joliet West Tournament over the weekend, picking up four wins in five matches. RB closed its solid run with a 25-15, 20-25, 25-19 victory over Metea Valley in a consolation match-up. Mack Fiesler had 12 kills, Ben Bergstrom added nine kills, and middle hitters Alex Dziagwa and Joe Niemiec chipped in six kills apiece. Hrvoje Zolo (29 assists) and Stephen McCroary (13 digs) also contributed for RB.

RB finished 3-1 in pool play with wins over Montini (25-11, 25-12), Gordon Tech (25-13, 25-8), and North Grand (25-23, 25-16). The Bulldogs’ lone loss of the tourney came against the host Tigers. Joliet West edged RB 17-25, 27-25, 15-10.

LT volleyball

Coming off a 25-13 season and sectional final loss to Morton, the Lions return two starters and several seniors intent on another successful run this spring.

Mark Hogan and Jack O’Malley – returning starters – will be supported by setter Jack Gouty, Adam Hass, Dom Dina, Nathan Gornik, Brian Ramm and Elliot Nelson.

“We were not in the top half of the [West Suburban (Silver)] conference last year,” said LT coach Joann Pyritz, “but we will look to improve that performance this year. We should be strong across the next with a number of players 6-4 or taller.”

The Lions visit Morton this week (Friday, 11 a.m.) before opening league play at Proviso West on April 5 at 6 p.m.

Fenwick soccer

Fenwick cruised to a 3-0 victory over Morton last week, pushing its early-season record to 2-0 on the season. Audrey Keifer, Mary Kate Hussey and Lauren Frank all scored for the Friars, while Clare Madden dished out an assist.

Fenwick hockey

The Friars fell 4-2 to St. Rita in the decisive third game of the Kennedy Cup held at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville.

Greyson Feichtinger and Ryan Fleming netted goals for the Friars, who were held scoreless on five power-plays.

The Mustangs, who secured their fourth-straight cup title, scored three goals in the first period.

Fenwick girls water polo

Alexa Ovalle, Maggie Carey and Gena Wendt all scored three goals apiece in Fenwick’s 11-9 victory over Stevenson last week. Cara Borkovec added two for the Friars, who were tied 5-5 at halftime.

The team also received eight saves from goalkeeper Mackenzie Bonk.

Fenwick flew south this week for spring break to compete in a tournament in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Fenwick volleyball

The Friars fell 17-25, 25-19, 25-13 to Hinsdale Central last week.

Fenwick boys water polo

There won’t be much rest for the Friars over spring break as they had a full slate of games scheduled for this week. Fenwick is set to host McHenry this Friday, Mt. Carmel on Monday, and travels to St. Patrick on March 30.

All three levels of boys water polo are currently undefeated. The varsity squad headed into the week with a 6-0 record, junior varsity 8-0 and frosh/soph 9-0.

Brad Spencer contributed to this report.