Hoffman Features Shutouts: Schaumburg's Streak Hits 10

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Hoffman features shutouts; Schaumburg's streak hits 10

Five shutouts provided Hoffman Estates' freshman soccer team with 3 wins in their first 6 Mid-Suburban South games.

Goalkeeper Kelly Vernico was credited with shutout wins of 2-0 and 4-0 over Conant, 2-0 over Rolling Meadows and scoreless ties with Schaumburg and Elk Grove.

The Hawks (3-1-3, 3-0-3) tied Prospect 1-1.

Effie Crambes at sweeper, Michelle Spacone and Georgia Spournis on defense, Baaba Grant at center midfield, and Angie Zodda, who led the team with 5 goals in seven games, were instrumental in the good start.

Junior varsity. The Hawk JV (4-5-2, 3-4-2) made up for a lack of offense with strong defense in a highly competitive season thus far.

Lisa Rambert turned in good efforts as goalkeeper. She has been aided by Schiabahn Hopkins at sweeper, Brianne Brooks at fullback and Stacy Knorr at stopper.

Five games have been decided by 1-0 scores.

Stacy Berngard, Heather Bielek and Olympia "Bia" Angelopoulos have been the top midfielders.

Volleyball. The Hawk junior varsity continued to show improvement despite struggling winless through nine games as coach Lisa Moore tried to prepare the team of sophomores with one junior for the step up to varsity.

John Seiga played well in setting up hitters Dave Harris, Todd Oris, Kevin Rabine, and lone junior Chris Iacullo. Eugene Choe played well in the back row.

Freshmen. In terms of wins and losses, the Hawk freshmen haven't done well (3-16, 0-8), but they continued to show improvement.

The Hawks went to three games in eight of their matches.

Ryan Carl, Dave Florek and Jeremy Bielat at outside hitter, Nick Pierce at middle hitter and Jeremy Bielat as setter played consistently in last week's Schaumburg tournament.

Tony Curcio and Jon Stagl played well alternating at the other setting position.

Alan Alvarez, Eric Hendrickson, Dan Meacham, Frank Moats and Ryan Tiltz all showed improvement as hitters.

-Jeff Clarkson


A school record 10-game winning streak, eight in the Mid-Suburban South, gave Schaumburg's junior varsity soccer team first place in the division.

The Saxon defense posted 9 shutouts in the stretch, led by its three goalkeepers in Jeanette Tourtelot, who played a half in each game, and Laurie Nannini and Amy Theobald, who alternated in the other halves.

Sweeper Brianne McNally, stopper Niki Dugger and Jenny Camp, Amy Bessen and Denise Prokop helped hold the opposition to just 1 goal.

Valerie Haubenriser and Melissa Triplett led the scorers as the Saxons scored 34 goals in the span.

Center midfielder Jessica Kolb led in assists.

Freshmen. Defense propelled the Saxon freshmen (6-3-2, 6-0-2) to first place in the MSL South with two games remaining.

Goalkeeper Sarah Baxter, who averaged 4 saves per game in the MSL South matches, and sweeper Kara Richardson lead the defense.

Amy Cratohuil scored 10 goals in the first 11 games to lead the offense.

Volleyball. With 11 seniors on the South division champion varsity team about to graduate, a sense of urgency prevails with the Saxon JV.

The Saxons dipped to 7-3, 5-3 in the division as coach Jeannette Pancratz prepared the boys for the step up.

Junior Paul Radek leads the team from his setting position.

Tim O'Neill, Dan Vesper and Dave Salgado all played strong around the court.

Dennis Lamantia, Danny Lorenzo and Chris Due played well in supporting roles.

Sophomores Brennan Pomroy, Jon Schmidt, Justin Sienkiewicz, Marcus Klokkenga and Eric Hauswirth have all contributed.

Freshmen. The Saxon freshmen have developed into a strong team through court awareness and fundamentals as they built a 4-4 record in the South division.

Setters Mike Erlander and Jeremy Kitlinski run a 6-2 attack with hitters Matt Fitzgerald, Mike Elkin, Mike Eggers and Harshil Thaker making the most of their opportunities. …