Niamh Larson

The Riverside-Brookfield High School girls soccer team overcame a 50-minute lightning delay and a Nazareth Academy comeback to win 2-1 on April 15 in Body Armor Tournament play in Schaumburg, prevailing 4-2 on penalty kicks.

Niamh Larson scored in the first half for the Bulldogs (8-3) with an assist from Ella Caputo for a 1-0 lead. Then Larson converted the clinching penalty following scores by Hazel Hall, Lucy Drenth and Lena Lembcke.

RBHS lost to Downers Grove North 3-0 in the April 16 tournament game to snap a three-game winning streak.

After losing to Downers Grove South 3-0 on April 6, the Bulldogs beat Elmwood Park 5-1 on April 11 in their Metro Suburban Conference opener and University High 2-0 on April 13.  

Hazel Hall scored twice against Elmwood Park. Other goals were from Larson and Michelle Panduro and Abigail Ford, who were promoted from the junior varsity for the game. Cassidy Erb, Ericka Pacheco, Kate Newberry and Madison Bisiules assisted.

Natalie Rubi and Caputo scored Thursday with Nina Bretz and Bisiules assisting.

RBHS softball

Abby Weinert

Ellie Megall’s walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Lianna Noel to give the Bulldogs (8-3, 2-1 in Metro Suburban Conference) a 5-4 victory over York on April 15 for their fifth straight win.

Zoe Levine (3 for 4), Noel (2 for 4, 2 runs) and Megall (2 for 3) had the Bulldogs’ seven hits. Abby Weinert (3-0), who relieved in the sixth, was the winning pitcher.

In MSC play, RBHS beat St. Francis 17-7 on April 13 in five innings.  Kelley Tyler (triple, double, 3 RBIs), Noel (double, 4 runs), and Ella Jurgens (double) each had three hits in a 17-hit attack with six doubles. Levine also had three RBIs.

Luna Lloyd (3 for 5, home run, 5 RBIs), Levine (4 for 4, 3 doubles, 3 RBIs) and Trinity Stevenson (3 for 5, 2 doubles) paced the 19-4 MSC victory over Ridgewood on April 10. Winning pitcher Abby Krueger (2-0) threw a five-hitter with seven strikeouts.

RBHS boys track and field

Jack O’Brien, Zack Gaynor, Brady Norman were multiple event winners as the Bulldogs won the Leyden Invitational 148-146 over Hampshire on April 13.

O’Brien won the 3,200-meter run (9:50.86), was second in the 400 (52.67) and was part of the first-place 1,600 relay with William Kallas, Asa Kahle and Gaynor, who earlier captured the 800 (2:01.71).

Luke Smithing (41.49) and Hayden Marrs (42.86) finished 1-2 in the 300 intermediate hurdles, and Norman (4:43.25) and Brennan Lester (4:47.09) finished 1-2 in the 1,600. 

Luke Schmitz, Charlie Yager, Jackson Drumheller and Samuel Elusoji won the 800 relay (1:37.41). The 3,200 distance medley relay prevailed (7:28.76) with Marrs (400), Luke Berndt (400), Evan McMullen (800) and Norman (1,600).

Smithing was second in the 110 high hurdles (16.69).

Also second were Yager (5-6 in high jump), the 400 relay (Sean Rau, Wayne Torrens, Drumheller, Elusoji in 45.96) and the 3,200 relay (Kallas, Kahle, Lester, William Sessler in 8:38.93).

RBHS baseball

Sam Didio

The Bulldogs (5-7) ended a five-game losing streak April 17 by beating Aurora Christian 13-8 behind an eight-run fifth.

Jaden Despe (double, 3 RBIs), Cooper Marrs (2 RBIs) and Sam Didio (2 stolen bases) each had two hits. Kevin Cronin had three RBIs and Luke Yachnin doubled. Robert Drake (2-1) was the winning pitcher.

Marrs (.459, 9 RBIs this season) had two hits, including a double, in a 6-5 loss on April 14 to DePaul College Prep. Jake Tyler was 2 for 3 with a double in a 5-2 loss to Chicago Christian on April 13.

RBHS girls track and field

The Bulldogs edged Morton 120-129 to win the Leyden Invitational on April 12. 

Quinn Kahle won long jump (4.56 meters/14 feet, 11.5 inches) and was second in triple jump (9.92m/32-6.5).

Bryce Pacourek (800 in 2:29.66), Ava Connerty (100 high hurdles in 16.90), Jorie Eggers (400 in 1:05.19) and Gianna Gelb (3,200 in 13:25.51) also were event champions. 

Sophie Singh (100 hurdles in 18.61), Morgan Anderson (1.42m/4-8 in high jump), Antonia O’Keefe (22.67m/74-4.5 in discus), and the 1,600 relay (Eggers, Pacourek, Jojo Rodriguez, Gelb in 4:30.97) were second.