After being honored a week earlier by Conference USA for her stellar defense, Colorado College senior defender Katie Uyenishi showed some nifty offensive skills in the Tigers' 4-3 overtime victory against Rice.
The native of Hawthorn Woods and Lake Zurich High School product scored on a header in the 72nd minute to tie the score at 3-3 in regulation to force the extra session.
It was her second goal of the season and helped the Tigers remain undefeated (6-0-1) in C-USA play and 11-3-1 overall.
• Southern Methodist University freshman forward Bari Kesner of Long Grove tallied her second collegiate goal in a 2-1 triumph over Houston in the American Athletic Conference matchup in Dallas.
Kesner's 65th-minute strike came from 20 yards out as she logged an important 53 minutes off the bench for the Mustangs.
• University of Chicago senior forward Natalia Jovanovic of Gurnee scored twice, including the overtime winner, in a 2-1 victory over Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
She single-handedly took care of the scoring for the Maroons. Jovanovic scored the game's first goal in the 23rd minute and her game winner came in the 94th minute.
She now has 5 goals this season as the Maroons (10-3-2) won their third straight and ended UW-Oshkosh's seven-game winning streak.
• Mercer freshman goalkeeper Cristina Mursuli of Inverness split time in the net with Nikki Atkinson, but Mursuli did the brunt of the work to earn her first college victory, a 2-1 win against Stetson in Atlantic Sun Conference play in Macon, Ga.
Mursuli made 8 saves and posted a clean sheet in her 45 minutes of work. She started the second half and replaced Atkinson with Mercer trailing 1-0. It marked Mursuli's second appearance this season as Mercer improved to 4-2-1 in the Atlantic Sun and 9-6-2 overall.
Adult Drop-in Basketball
The Gurnee Park District adult drop-in basketball program at the Woodland Middle School begins Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6:45 -- 8:45 p.m.. The program is open to anyone 21 years of age and older. The nightly fee is $5. For the most up-to-date schedule visit gurneeparkdistrict.com.
Carthage junior forward Michael Dombrowski (Johnsburg) was named a Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Men's Soccer Player of the Week.
He won his second conference award of the season after scoring a pair of goals in the Red Men's 2-1 overtime victory against 19th-ranked North Park. Dombrowski scored the game-tying goal with 52 seconds remaining in regulation, followed by the game-winning goal at 106:05 in the second overtime, giving him 11 goals in 16 matches this season.
Augustana freshman Nicole Morrissey (Lake Zurich) led the Vikings wit 6 kills in a three-game loss to Coe in the Carver Center. She also had 4 digs and an assisted block.
In the same match, Vikings junior libero Amber Dalgaard (Antioch) led the team with 10 digs.
DePauw senior Abby Dickey (St. Viator) shot a team-best 158 as the fourth-ranked Tigers shot a two-round 639 and finished in second place to 11th-ranked Ithaca at Wittenberg's Pat Clouse Invitational. Dickey's score placed her fourth in the individual competition.
Junior Justin Wallace (Fremd) rushed for 103 yards and 1 touchdown on 28 carries to help MIT (4-2) over Western New England University 17-14. Wallace also had 2 receptions for 11 yards.
Millikin sophomore Zach Solorio (Elk Grove) had goals against Macmurray College (7-0 win) and against No. 8-ranked Wheaton College (3-2 loss). He leads the Big Blue with 6 goals this season. Solorio also has a pair of assists for a team-high 14 points.
Former Wheeling boys basketball coach Lou Wool was hardly surprised when he heard that Alex Washington had been hired by his Augustana College as an assistant men's basketball.
Washington was a two-time all-conference player for Wool and the Mid-Suburban East Player of the Year in 2004.
"I am not surprised at Alex being named as an assistant coach at his alma mater Augustana," Wool said. "He has worked very hard since he graduated to be a college basketball coach."
After graduating from Wheeling, Washington was a member of three consecutive College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championship teams during his playing days at Augustana.
Washington is returning to his alma mater from Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb., where he served as an assistant men's basketball coach at the NCAA Division II school from 2010-13.
He earned his master's degree in Organizational and Sports Management before becoming an admissions representative for the college.
"Alex has all the tools of being a great coach," Wool said. " When he played for me he was like a coach on the floor. He truly loves the game of basketball."
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