Varsity On Tuesday, the Varsity boys soccer team traveled to the Marine Academy for the 2nd game of Pepsico Showdown. The Marine Academy took the lead 0-1, but Dylan Chen got a deflected goal before the half ended and we were tied 1-1. We went into the second half strong looking for the goal and found it when Ryan put the ball in the net giving us the lead 2-1. As time passed Marine Academy pressed our defense and were able to score two more goals, finishing the game 2-3 in favor for Marine Academy.
On Thursday, the Varsity boys soccer team hosted Jones Prep for the 3rd game of the Pepsico Showdown. We seemed to have control for most of the first half and Ryan eventually found the back of the net making the score 1-0 for Hinsdale South. We had plenty of more chances but were not able to find the goal. In the second half, Jones Prep had a free kick outside of the 18 and managed to curl it around the wall making the score 1-1. With around fifteen minutes left in the game we pressed Jones Prep’s backline but were not able to find the goal, hitting the post and their goal making a couple one on one saves. Full time ended 1-1 making the game go down to a penalty shootout. Jones Prep ended up taking the game 3-2 after penalties.
JV The JV team had a busy week with three games against Glenbard West, Hinsdale Central, and Providence Catholic. On Monday, we traveled to Glenbard West and lost 4-2. Matt Uccardi scored his first goal of the season off of a nice through ball by Joe Sheridan to tie the game at 1-1. A couple of mistakes led to goals for Glenbard West. Midway through the second half Sam Hanson scored a goal from 35 yards out to cut the lead to 4-2. Sam had another chance later in the game that missed by about a foot. We created chances, but weren’t able to capitalize on them.
The team played Hinsdale Central on Wednesday It took us about 15 minutes to really settle into the game and create chances. Max Noga made a great 1v1 defensive play, played a quick transition ball to Jake Fulscher who played a great pass over to Julian Saldivar. Julian took a touch and put the ball passed the goalie to cut the lead to 2-1 at halftime. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to put any more passed him and lost 4-1.
On Saturday, the team traveled to Providence Catholic. We fell behind 2-0 after a couple of costly mistakes. Matt Uccardi scored his second goal of the year off of a nice pass from Ibraheem Chahin. We trailed 3-1 at halftime. Early in the second half, Matt Uccardi put pressure on Providence Catholic’s goalie and Tyler Johnson was able to steal the ball and score. We had other chances in the half, but couldn’t score and ultimately lost 4-2. The team gets back at it again next week with three more games.
Week of September 4th
Varsity On Tuesday the Varsity boys soccer played against Downers Grove South for the first conference game of the season. It was an even game for the first 35 minutes until DGS opened up the score before half time. Goalkeeper, Bryan Alcántara, tried his best to keep the score close, but we ended up losing 3-0.
On Thursday, Varsity boys soccer visited Oswego East, the game started off well for our side as we found open spaces in Oswego’s defense. Around fifteen minutes into the game Oswego found themselves leading the game 1-0. Oswego went on a strong ten-minute run and scored 2 more before our goalie, Bryan, had to be subbed out for an injury. We couldn’t find the rhythm of the game and ended losing the game 0-8.
On Saturday, Varsity boys soccer opened the Pepsico Showdown against Garcia. The game was going back and forth, both teams looking for open spaces. A long ball from Garcia that was not correctly defended led to Garcia going up 0-1 in the first half. Going into the 2nd half we pressed Garcia and found ourselves in their half for the first twenty minutes. We leveled the game 1-1 when Luka scored his first goal of the season directly from a corner kick. With ten minutes left in the game Garcia put in a cross that was not taken care of properly by our goalkeeper and Garcia led 1-2. After looking for a goal in the last minutes Garcia won a penalty and finished winning the game 1-3.
JV This week the JV boys soccer team played Downers Grove South on Tuesday. The boys played a great first half connecting multiple passes through the midfield and moving up the field. Unfortunately mistakes on defense let in 2 goals before the half ended. The second half didn't go our way and we ended up losing the game. On Thursday the boys played Owsego East away. Once again the boys were playing extremely well during the first half. Our communication on defense had improved from Tuesday which prevented us from leaving their players open as often. Ricardo Aillon played a great game on defense and Tyler Johnson helped defend from the midfield. Unfortunately we ended up losing 0-5 but are ready to take on Glenbard West on Monday.
Week of August 28th
Varsity After having a break for a week, the Varsity boys soccer team traveled to Downers Grove North. The boys started out tough, consistently trying to break through Downers Grove North's defense. After 30 minutes of back and forth attacking and defending from both teams Downers Grove North broke through our defense and scored a goal. The score was 3-0 when Jack metcalf scored Hinsdale South's first goal of the season. They proceeded to attack our back line, without any response from our attack, and finished out scoring us 7-1.
On Thursday the Varsity boys soccer traveled to Oak Park to take on OPRF at their home field. Our boys worked hard throughout the whole field for the first 30 minutes, not giving OPRF a single inch of space for them to move the ball around. A late free kick in the first half for OPRF that was not cleared efficiently by our defense led to their first goal. Moments later in the first half OPRF attacked our boys on a counter attack and finished off the first half leading 2-0. Our boys started off the second half strong looking for an answer, and that came when Ryan Kuhlman was fouled inside the box leading to a penalty. Karel Ondra took the penalty shot making the score 2-1. With five minutes left on the clock OPRF punished us for lack of defense and finished the game 4-1.
On Saturday the Varsity boys soccer took in Plainfield East at home. Things looked to kick off well as Luka had given two assists Ryan to finish off the half 2-0. Five minutes into the 2nd half Karel assisted Ryan for his 3rd goal of the game. Plainfield East came back with 5 unanswered goals. The game ended 5-3 in favor of Plainfield East. JV The JV team lost both of their games this week. On Tuesday, we took on Downers Grove North and fell 6-0. The team got off to a slow start allowing a goal and giving up a penalty kick within the first 10 minutes. They settled in after the slow start and began connecting some passes. A defensive mistake led to a DGN goal to make it 3-0 at the half. The team played much better during the 2nd half of the game. Jake Fulscher and Tyler Johnson created good chances to score. The team gave up a quick goal in the second half, but played better until the last few minutes of the game when DGN was able to get two more.
On Saturday the team traveled to Plainfield East. The team lost 5-0, but the game could have been much closer. This was the best that the team has played this season. The Bengals were able to capitalize on a few of our defensive mistakes to take a 3-0 lead at halftime. Midway through the first half, Matt Uccardi had a ball cleared off the goal line which would have cut the lead to 2-1. During the second half, Jake Fulscher had a good chance to score, but once again the Bengals were able to clear the ball off of the goal line. Overall, the team played better and will carry that play into games against Downers Grove South at home on Tuesday and away at Oswego East on Thursday.
Week of August 21st
Varsity This week the Varsity boys soccer team started the season against Glenbard West. Our midfield and defense was up against a Glenbard West that that pressed for every ball the second the game started. Their constant pressure and lack of communication from our side led to Glenbard West scoring 5 goals. That score does not take away credit from the great performance our goalie, Bryan Alcántara, had that game. It was a shaky start of the season, but we expect improvement the following games.
The Varsity boys soccer team also played against Curie for the season's home opening game. The boys found rhythm throughout the game, but we couldn't find the target the several times we attacked the goal. Unfortunately, a late mistake coming from the back led to Curie scoring the only goal of the game. JV This week the JV boys soccer team started out their season against Curie. Our defense was put to the test early in the first half when Curie attacked up the center of the field and earned a free kick at the top of our box. Unfortunately multiple errors allowed Curie the first goal of the game. The rest of the first half did not go our way as we ended the half 0 – 3. However, the boys kept their heads up and continued playing in the second half. Our errors in the first half were corrected and the boys began communicating and playing better as a team. We earned multiple corner kicks that Jack Metcalf placed perfectly in the box. Tyler Johnson got on the end of one and finished it in the back of the net to give us our first goal of the season! The hornets finished the game 1 – 5 but are looking forward to another chance to improve next week as they take on DGN on Tuesday.
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