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Big second half propels New Trier to advance to final four
The Trevs knew they would have to show up and play hard from the opening whistle against a very determined and well coached Glenbrook South team. The Titans never let New Trier pull away early, with the score 2-1, 4-2, 6-4 with 7:21 remaining and then 7-5 with 4:57 left in the half. But the Trevs finally put a together a three goal run in less than two minutes to take a 10-5 lead, and then Noreen Anderson scored to make it 10-6 at half. But Glenbrook South shifted the momentum when they scored two early goals by Anderson and Olivia Eigle to cut the lead to 10-8. New Trier called timeout, and then the team that took the field never looked back after that next draw and the Trevs scored nine unanswered goals and shutout Glenbrook South for almost 18 minutes with tremendous double team pressure in the midfield, knocking down passes and forcing turnovers that sparked fast break goals to give New Trier a 19-8 lead. The Titans scored with 3:50 left to make it 19-9 and New Trier added another goal to make it a 20-9 final. Katy Weeks had five of a season high 17 caused turnovers for the Trevs. Kelsey Murray set single-game school records for nine goals and 14 points (five assists). Claire McCain, Julie Ball and Maddie Hack led the team in controlling the ground balls and possession. Jenny Thompson, Betsey Kvam, McCain and Joanie Merriman each tallied two goals, and Weeks had a goal and two assists. New Trier (16-3-1) will host #3 Montini Catholic next Wednesday at 6:00 pm at the stadium for a berth in the state championship. Montini defeated Neuqua Valley 23-5.
Trevs come out strong to beat Barrington and move on in playoffs
New Trier controlled the ball from the start and never let the Barrington get in a rhythm on offense with tremendous midfield pressure, defeating the Fillies 17-5. The Trevians forced several turnovers that led to both fast break goals and opportunities to run a balanced motion offense, going up 12-1 at half.
New Trier moves on with win over St. Ignatius
The Trevians controlled the ball and time of possession as they rolled to a 21-2 victory of the Wolfpack. Sarah Kennedy was all over the field, grabbing seven draw controls and two ground balls, as New Trier won 20 of 24 draws. The defense pressured the ball, especially on transition, as Jen Miller led the team with four caused turnovers. Eight different players scored for the Trevs. New Trier will face Barrington on Monday at Glenbrook South at 6:30 pm in the sectional final. Check out the 2013 State Tournament Bracket to follow all the playoff action.
New Trier holds off Ohio power Sycamore in tune-up for playoffs
After falling behind 3-0, the Trevs defense shutout the Lady Aves for over 15 minutes to end the first half, while Kelsey Murray led the offense with five goals and an assist to Betsey Kvam to give New Trier a 6-3 lead at half. Sycamore came out strong and made it 6-5, but Murray beat a double team to score and make it 7-5 with 20:08 left. Both teams traded goals until the Aves cut it to 9-8 with 10:38 left. Kvam won the next draw and Grace Hemmer found the back of the net on a free position shot to get the momentum back for New Trier to make it 10-8. On the next possession, the Trevians grabbed the draw and Murray passed to Charlotte McGuire, who drew a shooting space foul and then scored on another free position shot to give New Trier a 11-8 lead with 6:54 left. The Lady Aves scored to make it 11-9 on a very nice pick play, but Murray controlled the next draw and as Sycamore tried to pressure the ball for a turnover, Katy Weeks found McGuire wide open in front of the cage, who beat the goalie to make it 12-9. New Trier won the draw and stalled out the final 4:09 of the game. After Sycamore won most of the first half draws, the Trevs ended up controlling the draws 13-9. Julie Ball, Annie Kenyon and Kvam each led New Trier with two ground balls. New Trier (13-3-1) will now await to see who they face in the state tournament on Thursday.
Trevs take care of Glenbrook North on senior night
It was a special night for the seniors, especially Spencer Moy, who was on the field for the first time this season. Moy suffered a knee injury in the winter and has been rehabing and supporting her teammates all season on the sidelines. Moy joined her senior teammates on the field and started on the draw and was able to catch two passes before coming out of the game. The seniors led the Trevs to a 16-3 win over an up and coming Spartan team. Kenzi Cohen led the offense, grabbing draws and dodging defenders for early scores to get the offense rolling. Cohen, Kelsey Murray, Sarah Kennedy and Caroline Wallace were able to run an effective motion offense that utilized picks to get some great looks on attack. On defense, Lydia Alter, Maddie Hack, Annie Kenyon, Claire McCain, Katy Weeks, Jennifer Miller and Lauren Michalec all helped shut down a young, but talented Glenbrook North attack that looked to push the ball with their speed. New Trier will finish the regular season on Saturday at home against Ohio power Sycamore at 10:00 am in the stadium for "Youth Lacrosse Day".
New Trier has big second half surge in win over Hinsdale Central
The Trevians made a 7-1 run to start the second half and never let the Red Devils get back into the game, defeating Hinsdale Central 14-8. Charlotte McGuire scored 32 seconds into the game on a crease roll for an early lead, but Central answered back to go up 2-1 when Amy O'Grady scored on a free position. Kelsey Murray scored on back-to-back possessions to regain the lead but Jacquie Edwards took the ball on a fast break to the cage to tie the game 3-3. New Trier then scored four straight before Edwards scored with 1:18 left to make it 7-4 at half. The Trevs dominated the draws and possession in the second half, with a 17-7 advantage on draw controls. The defense stiffened and took away fast break opportunities and knocked down several feed attempts to not let the Red Devils get back into the game. After going up 14-5, Hinsdale had a late rally to finish the scoring. Murray had six goals and an assist, McGuire had three goals and two assists and Katy Weeks added two goals and an assist. New Trier (11-3-1) will host Glenbrook North at 6:15 pm for Senior Night on Wednesday.
Trevs defeat Glenbrook South in cancer awareness game
Before the game even started, both teams knew that they were playing for much more in this game. The players posed for a photo that mixed the pink and yellow special jerseys that the teams wore for their annual cancer awareness game. In a game that featured strong defense and a lot of pressure in the midfield, the Trevians came away with a hard fought 13-5 win over a very determined and well coached Glenbrook South team. New Trier was able to control the ball early in the game, but the Titan defense stepped up and held off the Trevs. New Trier led 3-0 with 12:18 left in the first half, but Glenbrook South answered back with a steady defense and a patient offense to cut the lead to 3-2 with 6:07 left in the half. New Trier scored three straight to make it 6-2, but Noreen Anderson tallied her second goal for GBS to make it 6-3 with 1:35 left. In the closing seconds of the half, after missing a shot, Kelsey Murray knocked down a pass and Katy Weeks picked up the ground ball and passed to Betsey Kvam, who drove and dished off to Joannie Merriman, who buried a shot as the buzzer expired. New Trier controlled the second half, and after giving up a goal in a man down situation to make it 8-4, they scored four straight to pull away. The Trevs had a balanced attack with six different players scoring. New Trier (9-3-1) will play at Evanston on Thursday at 6:15. Glenbrook South (9-6) will play at Lake Forest on Friday.
New Trier knocks off Lyons Township
The Trevians eventually beat Lyons 19-2, but the game started out with a very determined and well coached Lyons team playing a very stingy defense that made New Trier work for their first few goals. The score early was 5-2, and Lyons could have only been down one, but they had two goals called back because of crease violations. The Trevs were able to put some pressure on Lions transition and controlled the ball for most of the remainder of the game. New Trier (8-3-1) will play at Glenbrook South on Wednesday in their annual "Fight Kids Cancer" game. The Trevs will wear pink jerseys and are raising money for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation to help provide love, support and encouragment for children with pediatric brain cancer.
Trevs edge defending Minnesota state champs
New Trier defeated Minnesota power Blake 12-11 at University School of Milwaukee on Saturday. Kelsey Murray opened up the scoring with the first of her eight goals, but Blake's Lydia Sutton answered back to tie the game 1-1. That's when Murray took over and netted three in a row to give the Trevs a 4-1 lead. USC bound Sutton led Blake back with two more of her own to make it 4-3. After a defensive stand, Betsey Kvam fed to Julie Ball to give New Trier a 5-3 lead, and the Trevs eventually led 7-3. But the Bears would not back down and scored 3 goals in the last 3:02 of the half to tie the game at 7-7. In the second half, the Trevs dominated the draws and Murray tallied three more goals, and then fed to Claire McCain on a free position shot to give New Trier a 11-7 lead. Again, Blake battled back, to make it 11-10 with 4:38 left. The Trevs won the draw and ran down the clock, until Murray scored on a free position shot to make it 12-11.Duke signee Ann Slussler scored in the closing minute for Blake to make the final 12-11. Murray finished with ten points, McCain had two goals, while Allison Fitzgerald had eight saves in the goal.
New Trier overcomes seven goal deficit to defeat Montini
The Broncos came out strong jumping out to several early leads, and led 8-5 at halftime. Montini then exploded for four straight goals to go up 12-5 with 16 minutes left in the game. The Trevian offense, which had been silent most of the game, finally came alive when Kelsey Murray fed to Charlotte McGuire for a goal to stop the Broncos momentum. New Trier won the next draw and scored, and then the rally started, as the Trevs scored five goals to make the score 12-11. New Trier's defense forced a turnover and Murray fed to a wide open Betsey Kvam, who tied the game 12-12 with 7:50 left. New Trier won the draw and after the offense set up, Murray drove the crease and scored to give the Trevs their first lead 13-12 with 6:37 left in the game. New Trier won the draw and ran down the clock, but Montini had one final chance, when they forced a turnover and took the ball down the field and drew a foul for a free position shot. Allison Fitzgerald came up with the biggest save of the game with just over two minutes remaining, and New Trier ran down the clock and Kvam finished up the scoring with 19 seconds left to give New Trier a 14-12 win over a very strong Montini team.
Trevs fall to Ramblers
New Trier scored the first goal and controlled the ball for the opening 10 minutes of the game, but with the game tied 2-2, Loyola's pressure defense in transition caused several turnoves that sparked a four goal run that gave the Ramblers a 6-2 halftime lead. In the second half, the Trevs answered back with three straight to make it 6-5 with 12 minutes left in the game, but Loyola was able to shift the momentum and took advantage of several turnovers to go up 12-5. New Trier finished the game strong scoring three goals in the closing minute, falling 12-8.
New Trier defeats Lake Forest
After the Scouts scored first, the Trevians answered back and never trailed, controlling the draws and playing great pressure defense, en route to an 11-6 win. New Trier's defense stepped up against a very talented Lake Forest offense to force seveal turnovers that led to Trevian scores. After trailing 1-0, Grace Hemmer forced a turnover on transition that led to Charlotte McGuire drawing a double team and feeding to Kelsey Murray to tie the game. New Trier took the lead 2-1 after Maddie Hack caused a turnover on a double team and Katy Weeks picked up the ground ball and hit Betsey Kvam who scored on the fast break. The Trevians went up 6-2 at half, and led 10-4 before the Scouts got two late free position scores. Murray, McGuire and Kvam each had three goals, while Joannie Merriman and Claire McCain each tallied a goal also. New Trier (5-2-1) will have their "Fight Kids Cancer" game next Wednesday at Glenbrook South at 6:00 pm. All players are selling t-shirts for $15 to raise money for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.
Trevs Lacrosse News and Notes
Congratulations to junior goalie Allison Fitzgerald who tied the New Trier record for most saves in a game with her 12 save effort against Good Counsel, MD last Saturday... The entire program will head to Evanston on Friday for the Northwestern vs. Duke women's lacrosse game, and welcome home New Trier alum Molly Quirke (class of 2010) who starts for the Blue Devils... Next week is the annual "Fight Kids Cancer Week" with the Freshman B team kicking off the week on Monday against Lake Zurich. The Freshman A, JV and varsity teams will all play at Glenbrook South on Wednesday. All of the players will be selling t-shirts for $15 to raise money for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation... A pair of New Trier alums have helped lead Brown to a 9-2 record to start the season. Erin Roos (class of 2010) has started all 11 games and leads the Bears with 17 caused turnovers and Janie Gion (class of 2011) is third on the team with 22 points and has 17 goals... Former New Trier coach Tyler Reimer is now an assistant coach at Conant High School.
New Trier returns from DC trip with a lot to build on
The Trevs knew that playing in Washington DC against some of the top teams in the country would be a challenge that would only make the team better. On Friday, New Trier went up on Lassiter, GA but let some turnovers get Lassiter back into the game, which went into overtime and ended in a 15-15 tie. Against the #2 team in the country, St. Stephens St. Agnes, the Trevs lost 16-6. On Saturday, after falling behind 6-0 to Good Counsel, MD, the Trevs had a great second half, and even though they lost to the Falcons 12-6, they started to force turnovers on transitions and played much better in transition. In their finale, New Trier beat Holy Child, MD 16-9 by controlling the draws, running some great sets on offense and playing stingy defense.
Trevs defeat Deerfield
The Trevs won their first conference game, defeating Deerfield 21-3. New Trier's defense posted a shutout in the second half, after leading 14-3 at half. The Trevs grabbed 16 draws to control possession of the ball for most of the game,while Maddie Hack and Kelsey Murray each forced two turnovers to lead New Trier. Katy Weeks and Grace Hemmer each picked up three ground balls. Murray also set the New Trier single game record for most points in a game with 14.
Trevs open up with win over Oak Park
New Trier went up 6-0 before Oak Park finally scored, as the Trevs went on to a 16-3 win in their first game on the new turf fields. The Trevians forced 13 turnovers and Maddie Hack led the team with four ground balls. Kelsey Murray had five goals and four assists, while Grace Hemmer, Katy Weeks, Joanie Merriman and Sarah Kennedy all tallied two goals each . New Trier (1-0) will host Highland Park next Tuesday and Lyons Township next Thursday.
Trevs Lacrosse News and Notes
New Trier will head to Washington D.C. to play four games April 5-7, including nationally ranked St. Stephens St. Agnes and Good Counsel. This is the second trip to the East Coast for the Trevs, who went 3-2 in 2010, including a 9-8 loss to SSSA in the closing minutes... Congratulations to Coach Kristen Murray, who will be inducted into her high school athletic hall of fame at Friends School of Baltimore. She was a standout field hockey and lacrosse player before playing lacrosse at Brown University… Senior Claire McCain will continue her lacrosse career as a member of the first recruiting class at the University of Colorado. McCain will join former New Trier assistant varsity coach Ann Elliot, who was named the first women's lacrosse head coach for the Buffaloes.