MAROON MADE Volume 1, Issue 3 Sept 5-10, 2017 Recap & LOOKING AHEAD

Volleyball, men's soccer and women's soccer all had perfect weeks, the cross country teams recorded strong finishes in a tough field and the Maroon football team saw its defense excel in a loss at WashU last week.
Scenes from Volleyball's 3-0 sweep over Carthage in Saturday's Gargoyle Classic. Photos by Patrick Gorski.


  • Tuesday, Sept. 12: UChicago at Illinois Wesleyan, 7pm CT
  • Friday, Sept. 15: UChicago vs Concordia-Moorhead (at Eau Claire, Wis.), 5pm CT
  • Saturday, Sept. 16: UChicago vs Gustavus-Adolphus, 12pm CT; UChicago at Wisconsin Eau-Claire, 2pm CT. (at Eau Claire, Wis.)
The Maroon volleyball team put together a strong showing in its home opener (s) Sept. 9, topping both Carthage (3-0) & Dominican (3-1) to improve to 5-1 on the season!


UChicago 3, Carthage 0 | UChicago 3, Dominican (Ill.) 1

Full recap video with post-game interviews from Audrey Scrafford & Emma Griffith in below video!

Audrey Scrafford had a big day at the net for the Maroons, totaling 25 kills across two matches.
Freshman Emma Griffith directed the UChicago offense in both matches, totaling 82 assists and added 29 digs. She was tabbed the UAA's Setter of the Week for her efforts!
Junior Sarah Muisenga aklso had a big day for the Maroons, recording 25 kills and 29 digs across both matches.


Ryan Cutter and Khia Kurtenbach swept Week 1 of the UAA's Athlete of the Week award season -- and Kurtenbach earned her second-straight weekly award with the release of Monday's Week 2 honors!
Senior Khia Kurtenbach had her second-straight Top 3 finish in Saturday's Vic Godfrey open in Somers, Wis., leading the Maroon women to a third-overall placing.
  • The UChicago women scored 99 points to take third place in a field that featured four NCAA Division I teams and three Division II teams. Marquette won the event with 28 points and Northern Michigan took second with 99.
  • The Maroons had three runners in the top 30: Khia Kurtenbach (third), Kelsey Dunn (20th), and Emma Dyer (27th).
  • Kurtenbach's 17:51.7 5K time was just .2 seconds off the second-place finisher Jennifer Parker (17:51.5) of Marquette and four seconds off the winner, Jessica Parker (17:47), also of Marquette.
Senior Kelsey Dunn ran a 5K time of 18:55 to place 20th overall in Saturday's 163-runner field.
Ryan Cutter, far left, ran his first collegiate 8K race in a time of 26:13, good for 15th place.
Underclassmen again led the way for the Maroon men's team, as Ryan Cutter (15th) was the top finisher to lead UChicago to a fifth-place showing in a strong 8K field at the Vic Godrey Open Sept. 9.
  • Freshman Ryan Cutter was the top overall finisher for the men, recording a 8K time of 16:13 to place in the top 15.
  • Sophomore Ralph Patejunas (24th, 26:30), freshman Charles Gardner (31st, 26:43) and sophomore Joe Previdi (35th, 26:49) were the next three finishers for the Maroon men's squad.
Sophomore Ralph Patejunas completed a strong race with an 8K time of 26:30 to cross the line in 24th place Saturday.


  • Saturday, Sept. 22: UChicago at Augustana Invitational, 5pm CT


Scenes from UChicago's 4-0 win over Concordia. Photos by Patrick Gorski.


  • Wednesday, Sept. 13 : Carroll (Wis.) at #3 UChicago, 7pm CT, Stagg Field.
  • Saturday, Sept. 22: #3 UChicago at MSOE, 4pm CT
Junior forward Jenna McKinney scored three goals last week, two in a 4-0 win over Concordia (Wis.) and one more in a 3-1 win at Illinois Wesleyan.
The #3-ranked UChicago Women's Soccer team remained unbeaten with two more convincing wins, topping Concordia (Wis.) 4-0 in the Maroons' home opener and then defeating a solid Illinois Wesleyan team on the road, 3-1.
Senior Caroline Olivero delivered two assists in the Maroon's 4-0 win over Concordia Sept. 6.
Senior Kelsey Moore netted the game-winner -- her first goal of the season -- in the 40' in the Maroons' 3-1 win at IWU Saturday.


  • Sophomore keeper Katie Donovan improved her record to 4-0 with both wins in goal for the Maroons. She carries a 0.40 goals against average in 225 minutes played.
  • Freshman Katie Jaminski scored again this week, notching the game's second goal in UChicago's win over Concordia. She has two goals and an assist on the year.
  • Jenna McKinney (3), Adrianna Vera (1), Madori Spiker (1) and Kelsey Moore also notched goals for the Maroons last week. McKinney leads the way with four goals on the year.


The Maroons defense made some incredible plays -- including a game-high five interceptions -- but WashU was able to outlast UChicago in a 28-12 loss in St. Louis Sept. 9.
Andrew Beytagh recorded the Maroons' lone TD when he intercepted a WashU pass and raced 62 yards for the pick-six midway through the game's second quarter.
  • Freshman Ryan Montgomery proved to be a monster for the Maroons' defense, recording two interceptions and 14 tackles and teammate Peter Casey had a solid nine tackles -- including SIX for loss -- and a sack.
  • Andrew Beytagh, Zach Atiyeh, and Bill Rotnicki each had one interception apiece to account for the rest of the Maroons' five interceptions in the game. Five was just one off the record of six for interceptions in a game, set by the 1987 Maroons in a game against Lawrence.
  • Jamie Rieger had nine catches for 68 yards, Andrew Falk had four catches for 33 yards and Sharad Crosby brought in six catches for 33 yards to lead UChicago's pass catchers.
  • Campbell Garrett went 23-42 with 137 yards and 2 INTS and Brian Collis was 6-12 for 70 yards to lead the Maroon quarterbacks.
Rookie Ryan Montgomery totaled a team-high 14 tackles AND had two interceptions for the Maroons Saturday at WashU. He was named the UAA Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts!
Senior Peter Casey recored six tackles for loss and had a sack to bolster a strong Maroon defensive front.


SATURDAY, SEPT. 23: UChicago at Illinois College, 6pm CT



  • Wednesday, Sept. 13: #9 UChicago at Loras College, 7pm CT
  • Saturday, Sept. 16: #9 UChicago at Aurora, 2:30 pm CT
Men's Soccer continued its dominant offensive play last week by exploding for 10 total goals in two victories, topping St. Norbert 7-1 & coming back in the second half to win at Carthage, 3-1.
Max Lopez was named the UAA's Offensive Athlete of the Week not once, but twice with Monday's release of the most recent award. He now has seven goals and two assists on the year.
Freshman Carter Romero was the hero in the Maroons' comeback win at #22 Carthage, scoring the game-winner in the 58' and adding an insurance goal in the 85'. The goal was his first career score.


Patrick Gorski, Nicole Watkins

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