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Girls water polo: Conant tops Palatine for fifth at Pirate Invitational

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The girls water polo teams from Conant and Palatine ended up playing for fifth place in the Pirate Invitational hosted by Palatine on Saturday, with the Cougars winning 10-4.

Olivia Olszewski led Conant with 5 goals, and Ellis Nelson, Maggie O'Brien, Natalia Koval and Hannah Bellof each scored once for Palatine.

Lincoln-Way East edged Evanston 7-5 for the tourney title, and St. Charles North handled Maine South 9-1 in the third-place game.

In the seventh-place matchup, Prospect earned a 10-4 victory over Neuqua Valley as senior Colleen Doyle scored game-best 4 goals.

Earlier, in pool play, Conant edged Prospect 8-7. Olszewski (3 goals) and Nia Tsoulos (2) paced Conant, while Connie Vuong and Monica Sanchez both scored twice for the Knights.

Palatine started its day with a thriller -- a 10-10 tie against Neuqua Valley. Maggie O'Brien (5 goals) and Koval (4) carried the scored load for the Pirates.

• Elk Grove went 2-2 in the tournament it hosted Saturday, blanking Warren and Rolling Meadows 10-0 and suffering a 12-5 loss to Riverside-Brookfield and a 10-9 setback to Maine West.

Alyssa Bonilla and Kaylee Hatfield had 3 goals apiece against Warren. Against Meadows, Bonilla had a game-best 7 goals and Gillian Guerra had 3.

Rolling Meadows finished 1-3, the victory a 13-10 decision over Warren.

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