Varsity The team had their first conference game this Tuesday at home which resulted in a fun 6-0 win over Proviso East. Gina Cavalli led the way with three goals and two assists. Ellie Urbanski, Elena Mazurek, and Sydney Puz also added a goal each. Kendra Reed, Elena Mazurek and Mackenzie Hill rach also added and assist in the win. The hornets then battled hard against Andrew on Friday night but unfortunately feel short in 1-3 loss despite playing a very good game against a quality opponent. The goal was scored by Gina Cavalli off of nice assist ball by Kendra Rees. The team ended the week playing hard and looking ready for Addison Trail on Monday.
JV Even though we were decimated by sickness and injuries, the JV team got another game in. We played at Andrew on Friday to finish out the week. Unfortunately, we started the game with only eleven eligible players so it was a tough and tiring loss. We ended the game with 10 players due to yet another injury. Hats off to all 11 players for not giving up – Izzy, Max, Nevaeh, Angelina, Tyler, Lily, Hailey, Marina, Dom, Ally, and Maaria. Special shouts to Maaria for playing the entire game on the field in 4 different positions even though her true position is goalkeeper.
Week of April 9th
Varsity This week the Hornets began their Pepsi Showdown tournament. We opened the tournament on Saturday with a tough 0-3 loss to Dekalb in 20 degree weather. The girls played hard during the entire game but couldn’t come back against their 3 goals. Then the Hornets had our first home game against Plainfield East. Gina played an excellent game for us and was our player of the game. However two mistakes in the back cost us the game to lose 0-2. On Thursday, the weather finally gave us a nice day to play Homewood Flossmoor. The girls played a great game with great offensive plays from Kendra Rees and Gina Cavalli. Kerry Glimco and Patricija Miskinyte played a great defensive game only allowing one goal. Our player of the game was Taylor Panico who played a great offensive and defensive game for us. We lost 0-1 but the girls never gave up and we were proud of their effort.
JV The Junior Varsity team was able finally play a game after spring break and a couple cancellations due to weather. We played our sister school Hinsdale Central and ended up losing 4-0. We were able to put in a defensive game plan (4-1-4-1) in order to combat the offense of the Red Devils. Although we played a tough first half and held them to a 0-0 draw, Central broke through quickly in the second half and opened up the scoring. Hats off to everyone for playing almost a full game of team defense. The players of the game, as nominated by teammates, were Lily, Bela, and Angelina. Also, special shouts to Izzy, Justina, and Dom for their hard work in the middle of the defense the entire game.
Freshman The Freshman girls soccer team suffered another cancellation on Monday versus Glendbard West! This weather has been terrible! However, on Wednesday, they were able to go out and play their third game of the season against Hinsdale Central. The Hornets were able to keep it to 3-0 at halftime, but by the end of the game it was and 8-0 loss. The girls did a great job fighting until the end, and there could have been many many more goals if it wasn’t for our player of the game, Goalkeeper Maddie Mulligan. Maddie had some phenomenal saves, and she rarely had a break from action. She is a great asset to the team. Harper Roessle had the only shot of the game when she made a nice run up the field to receive a cross from Lillian Sturges.
The Hornets are ready for a week of 3 games and are looking for three wins! Willowbrook Monday, Leyden Wednesday, and Andrew Friday.
Week of April 2nd
Varsity Thursday night the team played a tough game at Glenbard West but unfortunately fell short after one lone goal by West in the 74th minute of the game off of a rebound play. The team warmed hard but couldn’t find the equalizing goal. On Saturday, the Pepsi Showdown stared with a loss to Dekalb, 0-3. The hornets have some injuries and sicknesses and are looking to bounce back next week to continue on in the Pepsi Tourney.
JV The JV squad regrouped, modified our defense, and put in our offensive game plan for the next phase of the season when we start playing conference opponents. Unfortunately, three of our games were cancelled due to the weather. So, we’ve stayed busy working on our defensive shape, offensive philosophy, and team rapport. We recently ate at Blueberry Hill as a team in our new JV fútbol jackets (special shouts to Bela!) and are expecting some injured players to return to the lineup.
Week of March 19th
Varsity The Hornets started their week with a game against Marist. Mackenzie Hill headed in a goal off of a cross to give us an early lead. Despite our best efforts on defense we let up our lead. But that didn’t stop us. Goals in the second half came from Alexis Kotsiantos and Ellie Urbanski to tie the game 3-3. The girls played hard till the end of the game to earn the tie. The player of the game was Alexis Kotsiantos with her free kick goal that gave the hornets the momentum we needed.
That weekend we headed off to Quincy for a 3 game tournament. On Friday night the Hornets beat Quincy 2-0 with goals by Alexis Kotsiantos and Ellie Urbanski. The Hornets has great possession during the entire game that kept ya in control of the game. Our player of the game was Ellie Urbanski with her goal to lock away our lead.
Then on Saturday, the girls had two games. The first was against Quincy Notre Dame which was an off game for the Hornets with a loss of 0-4. The girls bounced back for their second game of the day to play Moline. With tired legs, the girls game all of their efforts to tie Moline 1-1 with a goal by Abbi Mazurek from the left side. The player of the game was Abbi with her goal to tie the game. The Hornets went 1-1-1 in Quincy. JV 3.19 – The JV squad battled the Marist team until then bitter end and ended up losing 0-2. Even though it was a cold one it was our best of the season with solid defense and multiple opportunities to score. Big ups to Marina and Allison for being nominated as players of the game.
Freshman The Freshman girls soccer team had their first week of games before Spring Break. They suffered a 2-0 loss in their first game against Marist, but played well overall. Their second game against Proviso West proved to be a victory as the Hornets netted 5 goals, in their first victory of 5-0. Three goals were scored by Bella Schultz, one by Lillian Sturges, and one by Kylie Marron. Maddie Mulligan kept a clean sheet in goal and defenders Sorayah Ackney, Brooke Lija, Jaylah Mickle, and Emily Meija, kept the defense strong.
The Hornets kick off today April 3rd against the DGS sophomore team, and the DGS freshman team tomorrow April 4th in the back field.
Week of March 12th
Varsity The first week of action was not as exciting as we had hoped but the team worked hard in two tough games in some cold conditions. On Tuesday, the first game at Glenbard South was snowed out and moved to Wednesday, where we ended in a 0-0 tie. The hornets were the aggressor and simply could not finish their chances. Everyone played really hard and defended well, not allowing the Raiders any goals or even many shots on net. The players of the game were Kendra Rees and Mackenzie Hill!
On Friday, the team played on a grass field at Lemont and lost 0-3 to a quality opponent. Kelly Glimco was voted the Player of the game and unfortunately suffered an ankle sprain before halftime which put the Hornets down a key defender. After a scoreless and win-less week one, the team is looking forward to Monday's Game at Marist and the Quincy Tourney next weekend.
JV 3.14 - The Hinsdale South JV crew had a rough snowy start to the season. We traveled to Glenbard South in a blizzard only to call off the game once we got there. Luckily, we were able to reschedule quickly. Unfortunately, we lost 0-5. Big ups to Izzy, Ally, and Max for being selected as players of the game.
3.16 – We travelled to Lemont to battle the always good Raiders. Although we played a tough first half, we ended up losing 0-7. We are still trying to see how all the pieces fit together as far as positions go. Although we lost, the JV squad didn’t give up until the final whistle. Big ups to Izzy, Marina, and Ania for earning player of the game status.
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