The Trevs enjoyed sunshine and great competition on their trip to California. New Trier defeated St. Ignatius on Friday 14-11, then played a double header Saturday, beating Carondelet 14-8 and losing to Novato 20-6.
After going up 7-5 against the Wildcats, St. Ignatius scored twice in the closing two minutes of the half to make it 7-7 at half. The Wildcats kept up their momentum and took a 11-9 lead with 14:50 left in the game. But the defense stepped up and posted a shutout the rest of the way and Lucy Murray tied the game at the 13:15 mark when she dodged and rolled the crease. Claudia Shevitz then scored off a fast break goal to take the lead. Courtney Kaskey added two late goals to seal the win. Murray and Shevitz finished with three goals each. Annie Thompson and Kaskey each had two goals. Olivia Zaban also added a goal and assist. Gabby Malnati and Sophie McGinnis led the defense. Olivia Tragos did a nice job directing the draws, grabbing two herself.
On Saturday, Novato hosted New Trier for a double header. Against Carondelet, the Trevians had to overcome some penalty card trouble and play some tough defense. After going up 10-3, the Trevs let Carondelet get back in the game, committing two fouls on defense and then two on offense on following through and hitting a defender on a goal that was called back, and then hitting a defender on a shot. The last card resulted in New Trier playing down a player for the last 10 minutes of the game. Then with 5 minutes left the Trevs had another defensive pushing foul that was carded and played down two players. However, the defense held Carondelet scoreless the last 5:44 of the game and the offense scored three short handed goals.
The Trevians dominated the draws 17-6, with Kaskey and Mulhern each grabbing six. Mulhern also had a big interception that led to a fast break goal. Murray had 4 goals and 4 assists to lead the offense, Kaskey had 2 goals and 3 assists. Charley Meier had 2 goals and an assist and Shevitz had 2 goals and an assist. Izzi King also added a goal. The defense was led by Mulhern, Gottreich (who had two ground balls and a caused turnover) and Katie Busch.
Against Novato, the Hornets dominated the draws, and capitalized on several turnovers and penalties to jump up 12-1. The three time defending Northern California state champs controlled the ball most of the half. The Trevs showed a lot of fight in the second half, scoring the first two goals of the half when Shevitz drove the crease and Thompson fed to Murray inside. Meier had 2 goals and an assist. Thompson and Kaskey had a goal and assist. Shevitz and Murray each added a goal. Lydia Kaup played very tough on crease defense and had two hustle ground balls after chasing shots by Novato.
New Trier will face Glenbrook North, Glenbrook South and Michigan power Rockford this week.