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home : sports : sports   February 6, 2016

10/2/2013 10:45:00 AM
Roundup: L-P tennis opens new complex with victory


La Salle-Peru No. 2 singles player Tara Ketner hits the ball Tuesday during the Lady Cavaliers’ 5-0 victory over Dixon in Peru. The match was the first contest held at L-P’s new sports complex.NewsTribune photo/Chris Yucus
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La Salle-Peru No. 2 singles player Tara Ketner hits the ball Tuesday during the Lady Cavaliers’ 5-0 victory over Dixon in Peru. The match was the first contest held at L-P’s new sports complex.
NewsTribune photo/Chris Yucus
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The La Salle-Peru girls tennis team opened the school’s new athletic complex in style Tuesday with a 5-0 victory over Dixon in a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division match.

In singles play, Ali Kutz earned a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 1, while Tara Ketner was a 6-4, 6-0 winner at No. 2.

L-P’s No. 1 doubles team of Katie Wellner and Anna Konczak were 6-1, 6-1 victors, No. 2 doubles team Katherine Kaszynski and Jena Argubright picked up a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory and No. 3 doubles team Bre Aubry and Olivia Pearson won 6-1, 6-3.

The Lady Cavs are 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the conference.

Sterling 3, Ottawa 2
The Lady Pirates earned one win in singles and one in doubles, but it wasn’t enough as they lost a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division match Tuesday in Ottawa.

Molly Angell earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles, while Mariah Cavanaugh and Bailey Bradish were 6-1, 6-0 victors at No. 1 doubles.

GIRLS GOLF
At Rochelle
Three La Salle-Peru players finished in the top 10 Tuesday to help the Lady Cavaliers to a second-place finish at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Meet.
L-P finished with season-low 377 strokes to finish behind Geneseo Green (369).

Rachel Gunia led the Lady Cavs by placing fifth with a 91, while teammate Kalie Sudaj was right behind her in sixth place with a 93.

Rachel Senica finished eighth with a 95 for L-P, while Jackie Somolski rounded out the Lady Cavs’ scoring with a 98.

Kaneland’s Toni Guyton won the individual title with an 85.

Princeton 194, St. Bede 208
Arraia Hicks and Sophia Suarez shared medalist honors Tuesday as the Tigresses ended the regular season with a victory over the Lady Bruins at Chapel Hill Golf Course in Princeton.

Hicks and Suarez each carded a 45, while teammates Julie Miller and Audra Reidner each shot a 52.

Gabby Mendoza led St. Bede with a 47. Rounding out the scores for the Lady Bruins were Sydney Eustice (49), Aiko Mendoza (52) and Tess Montez (60).

CROSS COUNTRY
At Erie
Hall junior Al Baldonado ran the three-mile course at Lake Erie Country Club in 16:17.7 to win the Three Rivers Conference title.

Baldonado’s performance helped the Red Devils to a third-place finish with 88 points.

Sterling Newman won with 20 points and Bureau Valley was second with 71.

Amboy-LaMoille was sixth with 155, Princeton finished eighth with 211 and St. Bede was ninth among the nine teams with 248.

Daniel Trone led the Storm by placing eighth in 17:38, while teammates Kane Eastwood (17:54) and Andrew Smith (18:12) also earned all-conference honors by finishing 11th and 15th, respectively.

Hall’s Sandro Aldana earned all-conference honors with a 13th-place finish in 18:07, while Princeton’s Cody Workman finished a spot out of all-conference by placing 16th in 18:13.

Skylar Wheeler paced A-L by finishing 24th in 19:12, while Leo Lopez led the Bruins by placing 53rd in 21:24.

In the girls race, A-L’s Megan Grady ran a 19:19.7 to win the individual title and lead the Lady Clippers to the team championship with 48 points.

Bureau Valley placed third with 82, St. Bede was seventh with 182, Hall took eighth with 191 and Princeton was ninth with 210.

Grady’s teammates Jennifer Popovich (fourth, 21:00), Erin Hosto (10th, 21:57) and Caitlin Boers (15th, 22:31) also earned all-conference honors.

Princeton’s Zoe Mead placed third in 20:50, while Helena Arnadottir led the Storm by finishing 12th in 22:08.

Laura Sickley took 28th in 23:38 to lead St. Bede, while Kaylee Olivares paced the Lady Red Devils by finishing 16th in 22:38.

At El Paso
Fieldcrest’s Levi Schmillen ran a 17:02 on Tuesday to place fourth individually at the El Paso-Gridley Invitational while helping the Knights to a ninth-place finish with 235 points.

El Paso-Gridley’s Jacob Ludy won the event in 16:45 and also helped the host school to the team victory with 53 points.

In the girls race, Fieldcrest’s Maria Baldwin placed fourth in 20:09. St. Teresa’s Rachel Devereux won in 19:03.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
La Salle-Peru def. Streator 25-17, 25-9
Abby Turczyn had 11 points and nine digs Tuesday as the Lady Cavaliers rolled to a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division victory in Streator.

Rachel Hunt had 10 points, six kills and three blocks, Cierra Johnson put down seven kills and Katie Olson added 22 assists and eight points for the Lady Cavaliers (16-0, 5-0 NIB 12 West).

St. Bede def. Kewanee 25-14, 25-19
Morgan Bosnich had 21 assists, 10 points and three aces Tuesday to lead the Lady Bruins to a Three Rivers Conference South Division match in Peru.

Hanna Bima had seven kills, while Olivia Mueller added six kills and 2 1/2 blocks for St. Bede (11-12, 3-3 TRC South).

Mendota def. Byron 17-25, 25-17, 25-22
After dropping the first set, the Spikers rallied to win the next two to stay undefeated in Big Northern Conference West Division action.

Brooke Carroll led Mendota (15-6-1, 6-0 BNC West) with 32 assists, while Elivia Ambler had 22 digs and JoEllyn Parks put down 13 kills.

Princeton def. Rockridge 25-10, 19-25, 25-14
Michelle Kelly dished out 33 assists to go along with 10 points, nine digs and an ace Tuesday as the Tigresses stayed perfect in Three Rivers Conference South Division play with a victory in Edington.

Ashley Farraher added 12 kills and seven digs for Princeton (19-5, 6-0 TRC South).

LaMoille-Ohio def. Hiawatha 25-17, 25-17
The Lady Lions remained unbeaten in Little Ten Conference play with a win Tuesday in Kirkland.

Ragen Forbes had 15 digs and 13 points, Rae Schultz contributed 15 assists, Shiela Browning put down nine kills and Madi Walker added 10 digs for L-O (12-4, 5-0 LTC).

Ottawa def. Dixon 25-16, 25-16
The Lady Pirates earned a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division victory Tuesday in Ottawa.

Newman def. Bureau Valley 25-21, 20-25, 25-22
Valerie Reuter put down 10 kills and dug up seven kill attempts Tuesday as the Storm fell in a Three Rivers Conference North Division match in Sterling.

Sydney Lebahn added 26 assists and seven digs for BV (10-4, 6-2 TRC South).

Leland-Earlville def. Newark 25-17, 25-20
Carissa Miller had 11 points, five aces and three assists Tuesday as the Lady Panthers dropped a Little Ten Conference match in Leland.

Olivia Walsh added six digs and a kill for L-E (3-14-1, 1-4 LTC).

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
IVCC def. Highland 25-16, 25-10, 25-20
St. Bede graduate Kayla MacDavitt had 19 points, seven kills and five blocks Tuesday as the Lady Eagles cruised to an Arrowhead Conference victory in Freeport.

Ottawa alumna Lisa Lukkari had 13 digs, eight assists, seven kills, seven points and a pair of aces for IVCC (13-7, 5-2 Arrowhead).

BOYS SOCCER
Princeton 4, Hinckley-Big Rock 1
Tyler Marvin scored a hat trick Tuesday to help the Tigers to victory in Hinckley.
Dylan Schaefer scored Princeton’s first goal with 30:28 left in the game and assisted Marvin’s first goal.

Jacob Estrada had two assists for the Tigers (11-2-5).

Roanoke-Benson 3, DePue 0
The Little Giants outshot R-B 13-5 but did not manage to score Tuesday as they lost in DePue.

DePue (10-3) allowed all three goals in the first half.

La Salle-Peru 3, Dixon 1
The Cavaliers picked up a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division victory Tuesday in Dixon.












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