Athletics Weekly Roundup 8/28

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JCA girls tennis players pose for a photo after Wednesday night’s victory over Plainfield South.

Boys and Girls Cross Country

On Wednesday, the boys and girls cross country teams competed in the Providence Catholic Invitational Meet. The girls team took first place behind strong performances from second overall finisher junior Alyson Egizio, third overall finisher freshman Emma McSteen, fifth overall finisher junior Kelly Testin, and eighth overall finisher junior Madeline Blotnik.

The boys finished second as a team and were led by senior Harry McSteen, who finished second overall, and sophomore Tyler Hinthorn, finishing ninth overall. Both teams will be competing in the Plainfield North Tiger Conditioner on Tuesday and will be traveling to compete in the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic in Memphis, TN on Sept. 5.

Boys Soccer

At Leland HS – War on 34 Tournament

Joliet Catholic – 2, Kankakee Bishop-McNamara – 0

The JCA boys varsity soccer team was led by senior Jared Olson’s two goals in a 2-0 victory over Bishop McNamara at the Leland High School “War on 34” Tournament. Senior Ben Gabor and junior Manny Alvarez both added assists. JCA sophomore goalkeeper Jimmy Folino notched the shutout, giving the Hillmen their first victory on the year. Coach Tom Cranmer’s squad improves to 1-2 on the season.

Girls Tennis

Thursday 8/29

Joliet Catholic Academy varsity girls tennis won their Thursday match at Providence 3-2.

#1 Singles: Nina Bertino  Win  6-1, 6-1
#1 Doubles: McCoy Hutchison & Maddie Bauer  Win  6-0, 6-0
#2 Doubles: Lauren Ziegfreid & Annie Payne Win  6-4, 6-3
#4 Doubles: Katie McSteen & Zoe Fischer  Win   9-7

Wednesday 8/28

Joliet Catholic Academy varsity girls tennis won their Wednesday afternoon home opener against Plainfield South 6-1.

#1 Singles Nina Bertino  Win   6-0, 6-0
#2 Singles  McKenna Earl  Win  6-2, 4-6. 6-3

#1 Doubles Maddie Bauer & McCoy Hutchinson  Win  6-0, 6-0
#2 Doubles Lauren Ziegfreid & Annie Payne Win  6-2, 6-1
#3 Doubles Michelle Roberts & Olivia Pyzowski  Win  6-1, 6-4
#4 Doubles  Katie McSteen & Zoe Fischer  Win 6-0, 6-2

The Angels dropped their season opener on Tuesday night at Carmel (Mundelein). No final score was given, but Nina Bertino won in two sets for #1 singles.

Girls Volleyball

(Game story from Tuesday 8/25)

Megan Cladis contributed four kills, nine digs, two service points and a block kill and Andriana Acosta made her varsity volleyball debut a good one with four kills and a block kill, but Joliet Catholic Academy girls volleyball opened the season Tuesday night with a 25-16, 25-14 non-conference loss against nationally ranked Mother McAuley. Senior setter Jessica Simon, an Augustana, S.D. recruit, added nine assists, two points and a block kill and Meghan Harrison led defensively with 11 digs. The highlight was the sophomore team, in coach Kim Vertin’s high school debut, beating the host Mighty Macs in three games. As for the varsity match, Angels coach Christine Scheibe said: “Our offense ran well when were able to pass, but our passing was too inconsistent. McAuley has a lot of height and firepower that we could not match up with.”

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