Weekly sports update from April 18th to April 24th
The Lancers attended Rockwood Summit on April 19 and won 6-3. Junior Austin Campbell and fellow junior Cannon Stuckley both had two RBIs during the game. Junior PJ Rogan was credited with the in-game save. The Lancers then faced Rockwood Summit again on April 21, winning 5-2. Senior Jude Tenny drove in two carries during the game and junior Jack Stauss threw six innings and had 10 strikeouts. The Lancers then faced Jackson High School in a doubleheader, losing both games 10-5 and 12-3 respectively. Junior Aiden Cizek had three RBI in the first game. During the second game, Senior Drew Fick hit a home run. The Lancers were also beaten during the second game, 11 hits to four. The Lancers meet Kirkwood on April 26 at 4:30 p.m. and then play Kirkwood on April 27 at 4:15 p.m. Finally, the Lancers will take on Parkway West on April 29 at 4:15 p.m. at Parkway West.
On April 19, the Lady Lancers beat Rockwood Summit 15-11 before heading to Louisville, Kentucky for a tournament at the Louisville Sacred Heart Academy. The Lancers played their first game of the tournament on April 22 against Louisville DuPont Manual and lost 9-6. On April 23, they lost to Sacred Heart Academy 11-3 and Kentucky Country Day 15-4 before beating Castle 9-6. Junior Natalie Tomljenovic scored three goals and had one assist during the game. After the tournament, her record now even stands at 5-5. This week they play three days in a row. First in a home game against Parkway West on April 26, then against Westminster on April 27 in another home game, and finally at O’Fallon on April 28.
The Lancers continued their winning streak and went up against the Marquette Mustangs 12-7 on April 22 in the Chesterfield Valley. Beginning the week of April 26, the Lancers meet Kirkwood at 7:30 p.m. On April 28th at 7:00 p.m. the boys meet SLUH. In a game later this week, the boys take on Houston, Tennessee on April 30 at 1:30 p.m
On April 18, the Lancers finished sixth, level with Chaminade with 320 points from today’s 24 teams in the Webster Cup tournament. Senior Kyle Rinkenberger had a score of 75 shots and was three over par. On April 21, the Lancers defeated Oakville 240-259. Senior Trip Sanfelippo had a score of 31 shots and was three under par. The Lancers next compete in the Lake Forest Challenge on April 25 at 8:00 p.m.
The Lancers had a successful week last week, dominating every game they had. In the game against Orchard Farm, the girls overwhelmed them 6-0. Senior Rylee Howard led the win with four goals, along with seniors Anya Shawke and Mikayla Morales, who scored one goal each. The Lancers then ousted Visitation 1–0 on April 19 with a goal by sophomore Emily Derucki. Back home on April 21, the Lancers faced Rockwood Summit and won the game 4-1. Howard scored twice, Morales scored one, and Derucki also scored. In their last game of the week, the team won a close game against Oakville 2-1. Howard and Morales both scored a goal in the game. On April 25th the team meets Fort Zumwalt South, then on April 26th they meet Francis Howell and on April 28th at Rockwood Summit Field for the Meg Herndon Tournament.
The Lancers attended the Ladue Brusca-Strohbach Invitational. The Lancers finished sixth with 50 points overall. Junior Grace Tyson placed third in the 800m with a time of 2:21.01. Tyson also snatched first place in the 1600m. Fellow junior Elissa Barnard placed sixth in the same event. Barnard also placed third in the 1600 meter dash. Junior Hannah Miriani placed eighth in the 3200 meter dash and sophomore Ashley Rinkenberger placed tenth in the same event. In the 4×100 meter relay, the Lancers finished tenth with a time of 52.58. The Lancers finished eighth in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 4:31.51. The Lancers also finished third in the 4 × 800 meter relay with a time of 10:23.81. Junior Layne Witherspoon placed eighth in the high jump. Witherspoon also placed tenth in the long jump. Junior Caitlyn Little placed ninth in the triple jump. Senior Nicole Linsebardt took sixth place in the pole vault. Junior Emma Durfee placed fifth in the discus and second in the javelin. The Lancers will attend the Kimball/Wintermeyer Girls Invitational on April 28 at Eureka High School.
The Lancers attended the Ladue Brusca-Strohbach Invitational. The Lancers finished fourth with 48 points overall. Senior Alexander Wildt placed third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.91. Senior Samuel Aven placed seventh in the 800-meter dash. Senior Nikolas Malek placed second in the 1600 meters and sophomore Jack Robeson placed fifth in the same event. Senior Euan Brodie finished in the 110m hurdles event and second Isaac Jovceski finished ninth in the same event. Jovceski also finished in tenth place in the 300-meter hurdles. Newcomer Santino Stith placed seventh in the same event. The Lancers finished seventh in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:36.44. The Lancers finished second in the 4×800 meter relay with a time of 8:15.65. Newcomer Thomas Preckel took seventh place in the triple jump. Senior Ryan Swan placed seventh in the pole vault and Senior Landon Oelschlaeger placed tenth in the discus event. The Lancers next compete in the Jim Schumck Patriot Invitational on April 28 at Parkway South High School.
On April 21, the boys’ tennis team traveled to rival Marquette and were knocked out 9-0 by the Mustangs. This was the second time during the season that the Lancers were ruled out. “Marquette is a very good team, but I’m still proud of the guys on our team,” said Senior Gavin Krone. The Lancers had a game against Westminster on April 20 but it was canceled due to bad weather. The Lancers meet Chaminade on April 25 at 4:15 p.m., Francis Howell on April 26 at 4:30 p.m., Parkway West on April 27 at 4:15 p.m. and April 28 at 4:30 p.m to be away at Kirkwood at Kirkwood Park for the renovation of the Lafayette tennis court.
The Lancers competed in the Parkway Central Classic on April 22–23. In the first game of the tournament, the Lancers faced Parkway South and lost in three sets, with Parkway South winning two sets and the Lancers winning one set. The Lancers then took on Francis Howell and lost in straight sets, with the Lancers losing both sets. On April 23, the Lancers faced Fort Zumwalt West and won in straight sets, with the Lancers winning both sets. Eventually, the Lancers took on Parkway North and won in three sets, with the Lancers winning two sets and Parkway North one set. The Lancers will face Seckman on April 26 at 5:30 p.m. and Lindbergh on April 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Lindbergh.
water polo for girls
The Lancers defeated Parkway West again that season on April 17-5, 18. Later in the week, Lafayette defeated Kirkwood on April 9-4, 21. Senior Casey Murphy scored six points against Parkway West and relied on the cooperation of the teams to yield their success. “Everyone talked and communicated with each other throughout the game. The girls all did well and everything we’ve been working on over the last few weeks came together, making it a really good game,” Murphy said.
boys water polo
The Lancers lost 8-21 to undefeated Parkway West on April 18. Senior AJ Ipson, second on the team in goals scored, dislocated his shoulder while Parkway West was already well ahead. Ipson hopes to be back by the finals. In his absence, the Lancers lost in the semifinals of the Summit Invitational. Senior Dylan Vorbeck scored 13 goals in four games. Vorbeck is now third in the district with 89 goals. The Lancers now have a season record of 13-9.