Trevian Sports Roundup: Girls Cross-Country Outpaces Foes
Both golf teams dominate on the links while the football squad wins its third straight game.
Girls Cross-Country - Cross-country can be seen as an individual sport, but New Trier is successfully using team tactics to put itself in contention for a state championship.
The Trevians (34 points) blew away their competitiors in the nine-team Libertyville Invitational on Sept. 17, beating Lockport (53) and Prospect (59), which also featured strong teams. Fellow Central Suburban League (CSL) member Niles North (145) finished in fifth.
Courtney Ackerman, Jessica Ackerman and Mimi Smith finished second, third and fourth, respectively, all crossing the line within less than a second of each other. Prospect’s Brooke Wolf won the invitational in 17 minutes, 46 seconds, while Ackerman finished 6 seconds later.
Girls Volleyball - New Trier defeated Evanston 25-22, 25-16 for its second conference victory of the season. Brittani Steinberg had 12 kills for New Trier, and the Trevians moved to 12-3 on the season and 2-0 in the CSL South.
Boys Cross-Country - New Trier placed third at the Libertyville Invitational despite resting its top runners. Prospect (54 points) and Libertyville (60) beat out New Trier (84), whose top finisher was Dominic Gattuso in ninth place. Gattuso finished the course in 16:18 and was followed by teammates Carter Kofman (16:31) and Andrew Murdoch (16:36).
Boys Golf - New Trier won a pair of CSL South dual matches last week, defeating Maine South and Niles West by double-digit margins.
Ian Wright shot a 37 to lead New Trier in its 156-170 victory over the Hawks. Fitz Bowen also shot 37 to take home medalist honors in the Trevians’ 152-166 win against Niles West.
On Sept. 20’s highly competitive Highland Park quad, New Trier (158) took second to Lake Forest (150). Loyola (161) and Highland Park (165) took third and fourth, respectively.
Football - New Trier won its third consecutive game after its season-opener loss, trouncing Maine West 62-0. Quarterback Jack Nykaza completed 8 of 8 for 74 passing yards that included a touchdown. He took in the ball for two rushing touchdowns on the night.
The Trevians will host three-time defending Class 8A state champion Maine South on Friday in their conference opener.
Sept. 15 - New Trier 7, Waukegan 0
Sept. 15 - New Trier 153, Deerfield 177
Sept. 19 - New Trier 159, Loyola 165
Sept. 17 - New Trier 126, Hinsdale Central 46
Sept. 13 - New Trier 4, Maine South 0
Sept. 17 - Hinsdale Central 4, New Trier 3
Sept. 20 – Evanston 3, New Trier 1