April 17, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gordon Tech RamsSoftball Shuts out Walter Payton in Pitching Duel
The Gordon Tech Rams Softball team won their home opener over Willows Academy on Monday. The Rams (6-5) jumped out to a huge lead in the first inning by scoring double digit runs. Every Ram in the starting lineup had at least one RBI in the bottom half of the first. Seniors, Mika Morgan, Larissa Panczyszynand Jazmyn Lopez each scored three runs, while Murielle Vansach, Alyssa Ryanand Nikki Acevedo scored two runs a piece. Also, scoring two runs on the day were juniors, Sabrina Rivas, Melanie Claudio, sophomores, Jackie Cuebas and Emily Malarski, as well as, freshman,Shania Gaspard and Jessy Evans. Malarski went 2-for-3 while driving in 5 runs, Acevedo went 3-for-3 with 3 RBI’s and Lopez went 2-for-2 while also driving in three runs. Melanie Claudio pitched 5 complete innings; allowing just 2 hits,while striking out 12 batters.
The Gordon Tech Rams (7-5) softball team scored five runs in the first and never looked back in defeating Parker 16-3 on the road on Tuesday. Leading the way for the Rams were seniors Alyssa Ryan and Murielle Vansach. Ryanwent 3-for-3, scoring a run with 3 RBI’s. Vansach drove in two runs with a home run in the first. Freshman Jessy Evans and junior MelanieClaudio had two RBI’s each. Claudio added three stolen bases. Senior Nikki Acevedo had three stolen bases as well. Claudio struck out seven in picking up the win.
The Gordon Tech softball team dropped to 7-6 on the season with a loss at the hands of St. Francis. The Rams managed four hits on the days, three of them in the fourth inning when they scored their only run. In the fourth, seniors Larissa Panczyszyn and Jazmyn Lopez singled, and that’s when sophomore Emily Malarski also singled to drive in the lone run. Junior KiaraMoyett added a single in the fifth.
The Gordon Tech softball team had an impressive hard fought victory over the Grizzlies of Payton, Monday on the road. The Rams (8-6) and the Grizzlies were involved in a pitchers duel for the first three innings, before the Rams broke through in the top half of the fourth inning with a pair of runs.
With one out, senior Murielle Vansach singled and then stole second. Junior Melanie Claudio then walked to put runners on first and second. Vansach and Claudio then each advanced a base on a passed ball. Senior Jazmyn Lopez then grounded out to first base to drive in the first run of the game with Vansach scoring from third. Sophomore Emily Malarski then singled in Claudio giving the Rams the 2-0 lead. The Rams added to their lead in the fifth, when again with one out, junior Kiara Moyett singled and senior Mika Morgan walked. Vansach then doubled to drive in both runners making the score 5-0 Rams. Claudio then singled in Vansach capping the scoring for the day. The Rams played excellent defense and got superb pitching from Melanie Claudio. Claudio went the distance, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk, and striking out 11 to get the winfor the Rams.
The Gordon Tech Rams (8-7) softball team dropped a tough decision to theLions of St. Viator.
St. Viator grabbed a quick 2-0 lead in the first. The Rams had an opportunity to cut the leadin half in the bottom half of the second, the Rams had runners on first and third, but couldn’t push a run across.
The Lions added a run in the third to make the score 3-0. The Rams could not muster any offense and St. Viator added a run in the fifth, 4 in the sixth and finished the scoring with a run in the seventh. Seniors Jazmyn Lopez went 2-for-3 and Murielle Vansach 1-for-3. Sophomore Isabel Vargas hit the ball hard each time at bat and also went 1-for-3.
Gordon Tech Rams Girls Soccer Off to the Best Start in School History
The Gordon Tech Rams Soccer team faced CICS North Township on Tuesday, April 3 and returned to Gordon with their third straight win. The final score was 2-0 with the first goal coming from sophomore Jennifer Haslwanter in the first half and the second goal coming from Jillian Conneely in the second half. The defense led by Senior Kathleen Wallain did a great job helping Gordon Tech win the possession time for both the first and second half. Great job ladies.
Wednesday,April 4 Gordon Tech played rival St. Benedict. Gordon Tech scored off of a Jillian Conneely penalty kick in the first half to give the Rams the lead going into the second half. In the second half St. Benedict answered witha goal to tie the game within the first 3 minutes. With St. Benedict’s pressuring the Rams during the second half goal keeper Sarena Marwah-Blanke had 8 great saves to keep the game tied at 1-1 for regulation time. In overtime both teams played well, but neither teams could place the ball in the back of the net. Gordon Tech leaves Wednesday’s game with a record of 3-1-1.
On Tuesday,April 10 the Rams faced the Guerin Prep Gators. The first half was hard nose battle between the defenses. By the first half the score was 1-2 with a goal from Jennifer Haslwanter assisted by Nicole Patino. The Rams defense could not hold up against the fast moving offense of Guerin Prep and let in 3 more goals during thesecond half. The end score was 1-5 with the Rams coming up short.
On Friday,April 13 Gordon Tech faced Universal and returned home with their 4th victory. Within two minutes of the game Jillian Conneely scored immediately. She returned in the second half to send another to the back of the net with an assist by Alyciah Gutierrez. Freshman Alyciah Gutierrez also scored her first goal as a Gordon Tech Ram during the second half, leaving the score 3-0 at the end of regulation.
On Saturday,April 14, the Gordon Tech Rams traveled with their 4-2 record to Holy Trinity for a conference game. Jillian Conneely started the Rams on the right foot by scoring at the 11th minute of the first half. Holy Trinity immediately responded by scoring on a penalty kick. Before the end of the first half Jillian Conneely pushed the Rams to a 2-1 lead with agreat strike from a long ball by Ally Biegel. During the second half the Rams extended their lead with an strong header by Jennifer Haslwanter that was set up by Alyciah Gutierrez. The Rams held on to the lead to finish the game with a score of 3-1. The GordonTech Rams are now 5-2-1.
Gordon Tech Rams Baseball Continues its Dominance and improves to 11-4
The Gordon Tech Rams Baseball Team started off the season on a great note with a very dominating pitching performance by senior Dakota Pisarek. TheRams defeated Ridgewood 7-1. Dakota pitched 6 strong innings striking out 10 and allowing 1 run on 2 hits. Senior Kyle Bodeker ptched the 7th inning striking out 2 batters. The offense got started early, the Rams scored 4 in the first and 3 in the second. Alan Osinski led the way with 2 triples and 4 RBI.
The Rams won the second in a row, 7-4 over Elmwood Park, getting off to another fast start scoring 3 runs in the top of the first. In the top of the 7th Mike Malave gave the Rams some breathing room with a pinch hit 2 out 2 RBI single. Senior Noe Arteaga pitched 5 strong innings striking out 5 batters. Senior Kyle Bodeker came in to record his 2nd straight save in relief.
The Rams improved to 3-0 jumping on Proviso East, 16-0 in 5 innings,scoring 2 runs in the first and 7 in the 3rd and 7 in the 4th inning. The Rams were led by Julian Russell with 2 triples and 5 rbi. Justin Garvy had 3 hits. On the mound Seamus McDonagh earned a win with wonderful pitching performance allowing only 1 hit while striking out 7 batters.
The Rams got the week started on a high note avenging last season’s I.H.S.A. Regional Championship Game loss to Riverside by beating them 12-5. Senior Noe Arteaga led the Rams with a complete game striking out 13 batters and allowing 6 hits and 5 runs. Julian Russell sparked the Rams on offense scoring 2 runs on 2 hits with a walk. Alan Osinski had 3 hits including 2 doubles and Adam Vignola had 2 hits and 2 rbi.
The Rams kept the winning streak alive behind another strong pitching performance by Dakota Pisarek, defeating Niles North 14-3. Dakota struck out 4 and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits. The Rams were quick to start the scoring with Julian Russell knocking the first pitch off the wall in left for a double. When the dust settled the Rams put 5 runs on the board in the first inning with Jorge Garcia driving in 2 of those runs. The second inning would be even better as the Rams tacked on 9 more runs with Justin Garvy delivering the big blow with a tape measure 3 run home run, Justin also had 2 more doubles.
Junior lefty Nick Huber led the Rams with another strong pitching performance. Nick went 5 innings striking out 8 to earn the win. Senior closer Kyle Bodeker came in to hold El Paso down for a 2 inning save. The Rams started hot again with 3 runs in the first inning and 5 more in the 2nd to jump out to an 8 run lead. Justin Garvy, Noe Arteaga and Adam Vignola led the way combining for 5 RBI. The Rams beat El Paso 8-4.
The Rams started off the week traveling to LaGrange to play the I.H.S.A. 2011 state runner up and E.S.C.C. powerhouse Nazareth. Dakota Pisarek took the mound and gave a great effort pitching 5 innings allowing 5 runs on 7 singles. Noe Arteaga pitched in a scoreless inning. The Rams on offense struggled with 4 hits and 1 run. The Rams had runners on base but did not have enough timely hitting to stay unbeaten losing 5-1.
The Rams opened up conference play against Seton Academy with their home opener. Junior lefty Nick Huber notched his 2nd win with tossing a complete game. Nick allowed 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 10. Elliot Igunbor led the Rams attack going 2-3 with 4 rbi. The Rams won 6-1.
The Rams improved to 2-0 in conference play with a 14-1 win over St.Francis de Sales. Noe Arteaga was the starting pitcher and earned his third win, throwing 3 innings striking out 5 allowing 0 hits. Mike Malave came in to pitch the last 2 innings allowing 1 run. The Rams offense went on the attack scoring 13 runs in the first 3 innings. Everyone pitched in on offense Noe Arteaga led the way with 3 hits, 3 RBI and a 2 run home run. Alan Osinski had 2 hits and Sam Colon had 3 hits and scored 3 times.
The Rams improved their overall record to 9-1 with a 10-0 win over Francis Parker. Once again the win was on the strength of Noe Arteaga’s dominating pitching. Noe took the hill and earned his 4th win and 2nd of the week. Noe pitched 5 innings allowing 1 hit and striking out 12. Freshman Stephon Milotovic gave the Rams a strong inning of relief striking out 1 hitter. Sam Colon led the Rams attack scoring 3 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks. Sam was a terror on the base paths stealing 4. Adam Vignola had 2 hits, NickHolzman 1 hit, 2 walks, 1 run and 2 stolen bases and Alex Guerrero had an RBI single.
The Rams traveled to Loyola to open CCL Crossover Games against the Blue Division. The rams came ready to play and got a huge 6-1 win over Loyola. Gordon Tech (10-1, 3-0 Catholic League White) was led by WP Dakota Pisarek (3-1) 2 H, 11 K, 2-for-3, 2B, RBI; Adam Vignola 2-for-3, RBI; Sam Colon 2-for-4.
Nick Huber got the start pitching 2 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball. Mike Malave (1-0) kept Gordon Tech (11-1) on the winning track with 4 2/3innings of work, scattering four hits and striking out two in a 4-0 game overMaine East.
The Mustangs of St. Rita invaded Horner Park and found themselves in a dog fight with the Rams. Rita got on the board first with 2 runs in the 3rd and the Rams would tie it up in the 4th on the strength of Dakota Pisareks 2 rbi double. St. Rita put a 4 spot on the board in the 5th and the Rams could only get 1 back. Senior flame thrower Noe Arteaga did a great job but lost some control in the 4 run 5th for the Mustangs. The final score was 6-3 for theMustangs.
The Rams invaded #2 Mount Carmel (13-0, 3-0 Catholic Blue) with Junior Nick Huber on the mound. The game stayed scoreless until the Caravan scratched 2 across in the 3rd, 4th, 3 in 5th and 2 in the 6th. The Rams were held scoreless for the first time this season. Nick Huber would surrender only 4 earned runs in a 9-0 loss.
The Rams then took on #1 St. Laurence (14-1, 4-0 Catholic Blue) at Horner Park on Saturday to find that the host Rams would not be to kind to the Vikings. The Rams had their ace Dakota Pisarek pitching. The Vikings scored 2 in the 1st and the Rams would answer with 1 run in the bottom of the 1st with Dakota Pisarek driving in Sam Colon with a rbi single. The bottom of the 2nd the Rams scored twice on a Davis single and Colon hard hit ball to take a 3-2 lead. St. Laurence tied it up in the 4th and would take the lead in the 5th scoring once and again scoring twice in the 6th. The Rams had their chances with runners in scoring position but could not get the big hit needed in a 6-3 loss to the Vikings.
Gordon Tech RamsBoys and Girls Track and Field Place 5th at Luther North Invite
The Gordon Tech Rams Boys Track and Field finished 5th out of the 19 teams competing at the Luther North Invite. Ian Headtke placed 2nd in the discus with a PR of 121’7″ and Anthony Augustin finished in 6th place with a PR of 97’8 1/2″. Ian Headtkealso took 4th place in the shot put with a throw of 41’0″ In the high jump, Marwan Smith 4th placed with a jump of 5’4″ and in the long jump Habeeb Durojaiye took 1st place with a jump of 20’5″ In the 4×100 Relay, Byron Finley, Nick Palos, Habeeb Durojaiye, Marwan Smith took 2nd place with a PR of 48.84 seconds. In the 100 meter dash Marwan Smith tied for 3rd place and lost the tie in a coin toss with a time of 11.82. In the 200 meter Dash Marwan Smith 5th place with a time of 24.65.
The girls finished 14th out of 19 thanks to Jenny’s Carroll’s 4th place finish in the triple jump with a PR jump of 29’4 1/2″. Janel Almeidaqualified for the finals in both the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash and Persephone Garcia hit a PR in the 1600 meter run with a time of 7:58.62.
The next meets for the boys are the Notre Dame Relays on Friday, April 20thand the Frosh/Soph Fenwick Relays on Sunday, April 22nd. The next meet for the girls is at Maine West on Monday, April 23rd.
Contact: Reed Rawhouser