Softball keeps their win streak at crosstown game


The Naperville North High School varsity softball team won their crosstown game against Naperville Central Tuesday night.

The Huskies (10-0) defeated Central’s Redhawks (4-5) with a final score of 2-1.

Naperville North came into the game with a nine game win streak. This, coupled with the fact that they were playing North’s rivals, gave players extra motivation to win.  Junior Kristina Donaldson commented on how it feels coming into a game undefeated.  

 “I try not to think about our record as much when we play, instead I try to take it one inning at a time,” Donaldson said. 

Although North won the game, they struggled to keep their energy up at points. Overall, players were slightly disappointed in their performance, which shows the high standard that North softball holds themselves to. Players were proud that they won and made goals to improve before their next game. Head Coach Jerry Kedziora was happy with his team and each player’s ability to contribute. 

“Am I happy? Yes. They came up with the win and they did every little thing they could to win this game. I just wish that they came with more urgency,” Kedziora said. 

Kristina Donaldson got the team their first run after being brought in by Chelich, but the Redhawks scored a run shortly after, tying up the game. Laurel Anstine had the game winning hit, allowing Kendall Kedziora to score from second base. But the Huskies wouldn’t have been able to pull out the win without amazing catches from Molly Burke and consistent pitches from Shayna Woolwine and Charlotte Chelich. Chelich spoke on what goes through her head while at the mound. 

“If you overthink it, you don’t throw a strike,” Chelich said.

Overall, the Huskies were happy to beat the Redhawks and are determined to continue improving. 

The Huskies will play their next home game on Thursday, April 21 at home against Metea Valley High School at 4:30pm.