BOYS VOLLEYBALL: Junior John Hitt had 22 assists to help the Ramblers to a 25-23, 25-17 win over Brother Rice in the Catholic Blue at home Tuesday.
The victory kept Loyola (16-4, 3-1) in contention for the conference championship. St. Rita came into the week leading the league at 3-0. The two teams meet May 7 at Loyola.
Senior Henry Clemons finished with 11 kills, and Jack Howard had five kills. Sophomore Ryan Merk had eight digs.
The Ramblers play at Downers Grove South’s tournament Friday and Saturday.
GIRLS LACROSSE: There was no letdown for Loyola at home Tuesday as the Ramblers beat St. Ignatius 17-1 a day after defeating New Trier. Loyola (11-1) led 12-0 at the half and remained undefeated against in-state opponents.
Sophomore Ellie Lazzaretto scored three goals, while senior Maggie Gorman, senior Brynn Holohan, junior Annabelle Burke and junior Kelsey Koch all scored two apiece.
The Ramblers are off until hitting the road next week to play four games against some of the Midwest’s top programs.
SOFTBALL: After scoring two runs in two losses to Fenwick on Saturday, the Ramblers unleashed their offense Tuesday in a 12-2 win over Trinity in six innings on the road.
Six players had at least two hits as Loyola (10-4, 4-4 GCAC Red) totaled 18. KK Raymond went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs. Emily Molloy finished 3-for-4 with four runs. Marisa Michi had three hits and three RBI, while Nyah Moore finished 4-for-5 with one RBI. Mackenzie Barry and Emily Rivero each had two hits apiece.
Barry earned the win in the circle, going all six innings. She allowed two hits, two earned runs and struck out four.
BOYS WATER POLO: In a rematch of last year’s sectional final at Glenbrook South, the Ramblers earned a 7-4 win over Evanston on the road Tuesday. The Wildkits ended Loyola’s season a year ago with a 4-2 win.
Senior Kenny Sajnaj, junior Kevin Considine, junior Noah Zahn and sophomore David Kolssak all scored goals. Junior goalie Jake Carr had nine blocks for the Ramblers (12-6).
BASEBALL: The Ramblers saw their three-game winning streak come to end Tuesday in a 19-7 loss to Brother Rice in six innings at home in the Catholic Blue. The Crusaders are the No. 4-ranked team by Prep Baseball Report.
Following a scoreless first inning, Loyola fell behind 5-1 after two and never got closer than four the rest of the game. The Ramblers were undone, in part, by four errors that contributed to seven unearned runs.
Seniors Jack Moran and Jake Novak each had two hits apiece. Novak scored two runs. Juniors Ryan Nevins and Colin Summerhill also both finished with two hits.
Loyola (9-5, 3-2) plays at Brother Rice on Thursday.