The Riverside-Brookfield volleyball team won 5-of-7 matches last week, highlighted by a consolation finals victory over Joliet Catholic 25-18, 25-23 at the Downers Grove North Invitational on Saturday. Riverside-Brookfield (17-7) also defeated St. Ignatius 21-25, 25-22, 25-15 and Payton 26-28, 25-10, 25-23 in other notable matches last week.
Elliott Louthen became the Bulldogs’ all-time career assists record holder – passing Jon Baldermann’s 1,384 assists. Louthen currently has 1,504 assists.
The Lions defeated visiting St. Rita 25-21, 18-25, 25-14 last week. Jack O’Malley and Jason Dolinski each had four kills, while Mark Hogan contributed three kills and six blocks. Jack Gouty dished out 19 assists and had three blocks.
The Lions swept a doubleheader from York 3-2 (8 innings) and 12-1 on Saturday.
In Game 1, winning pitcher Zach Remigas allowed one earned run and eight hits while striking out seven in a complete-game performance. Connor Cuff went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs as LT rolled in Game 2.
The Bulldogs finished in fifth place (21 points) at the Brother Rice tournament on Saturday. Glenbard South defeated RB 7-0 in a Friday dual match.
The Lions’ doubles team of Jake Elliott and Danny Schuster advanced to the championship match at Hersey over the weekend. Ross Putterman and David Packowitz of Stevenson defeated the LT tandem 6-4, 6-3 for the doubles title.
LT boys gymnastics
Lyons scored a 110.95 to register a fourth-place finish at the West Suburban (Silver) Conference tournament on Saturday.
A 1-0 loss to Neuqua Valley in the championship match of the Naperville Invite didn’t diminish the Lions’ superb week. Lyons (14-3-1) advanced to the title game with a 1-0 decision over Waubonsie Valley on Ari Kowalski’s goal, and a 2-0 victory against Naperville North courtesy of goals from Juliet Lusson and Abbie Pasquinelli. LT opened the week with a 2-0 win against Hinsdale Central on Monday.
“We had a great week of soccer,” LT coach Bill Lanspeary said. “I was very proud of the girls’ effort. We’re looking forward to the rest of the season.”
LT girls track and field
Lyons won the Thornton Invitational scoring a team total of 154 points. Lisa Gordon took first in the 1600 with a time of 5:19. Vanessa Connolly won the 3200 (12:25.2), and Julie Dambra won the 400 (59.6 seconds). Nina Madjer also finished first in the high jump (5-feet). The Lions dominated the relay events, capturing the 800 (1:47.2), 1600 (4:22.4) and 3200 (10:13.9) titles.
Lyons picked up three victories at the St. Charles East Invitational on Saturday. The Lions beat Hoffman Estates 4-3, edged Maine South 3-2, and rolled past Harlem 10-1.
Rachel Corcoran scored a goal in the Bulldogs’ 1-0 win against Parker.
The Bulldogs garnered a fifth-place finish at the Independent Conference Meet on Saturday.