The University Lake School/Trinity Academy runners had a great showing at the Indian Trails Conference meet on Oct. 12. Both the girls and boys were crowned league champions.
Katie Sommers was second overall in 23 minutes, 2 seconds. Megan Gass placed third in 23:29, Kate Gehl was fifth in 24:35, and Meg Sommers took sixth in 25:11.
Daniel Bronner was victorious in the boys race with a time of 17:55. Mitchell Horner was second (18:23), Chris Durham placed fifth (19:52) and Joe Gehl came in sixth (20:08).
ULS kickers finish season
At Uihlein Soccer Park on Oct. 18, the University Lake School/Trinity Academy soccer team's season came to an end in the opening round of the Division 4 postseason with a 3-0 loss to Heritage Christian.
"We have been searching for our best lineup," ULS coach John Fritzke said. "Between injuries and exploring what combination create our play, we have not had the same lineup since our third game."
Against Heritage, defender Owen Fitzpatrick-Meyers returned to the lineup and played quite well.
"Owen and freshman Ben Debatin played strong games today," Fritzke said. "They marked well, and de-possessed their man of the ball quite often."
The game was scoreless through the first 40 minutes, but Heritage Christian broke through in the 41st with a goal. Just before the first half concluded, ULS went down by two goals.
The second half began with Heritage taking advantage of some poor spacing by ULS and scoring in the first minute. From there, ULS began with some spirited play.
"Our midfield and forwards began to distribute and attack better," Fritzke said. "We were close on a few forward connections, but not quite accurate enough. From there, we began to play the outside of the field, and Brendan Chang centered a number of nice balls that were not able to finish. Sam Rix and Sam Ehrsam developed some great passing attacks and we really pressed. Despite getting the better of play and shots in the second half, we could not find the back of the net. ... We demonstrated much defensive improvement (this season), and played well in our midfield, but just were not finishing our attacks."