Varsity On Wednesday, the Hornets started regionals against Mansueto. The team was fired up and ready to go. We created chances at the beginning of the game, but all were saved by Mansueto’s goalie. Audrey Atkinson stole the ball around the 30 and chipped a long shot in over the goalie’s head. Grace Raatz dribbled the ball down the left sideline and crossed it to Grace Cvengros who poked the ball in the goal to score our second goal of the game. Grace Raatz generated more offensive plays for our team with another serve that was saved by the other team’s goalie but she gave up a rebound that Audrey scored! Keely Sullivan played a long ball out of the backline over the top of Mansueto’s backline to Audrey who used her speed to get into the box. Then Audrey made a cross to Grace Cvengros instead of shooting and assisted Grace Cvengros’s second goal of the game. Our fifth goal of the game came from a free kick from Belle Camacho who played the ball in to Audrey and she scored! This earned Audrey a hat trick for the game and brought the score at halftime to 5 – 0. During the second half a small defensive mistake allowed Mansueto their only goal of the game from a cross to a player on the back post that was open. This didn’t stop our team from moving forward and continuing to play. Zia Karim played a through ball to Makena Camden that she shot low and past the goalie scoring her first goal of the game! Our next goal came from a cross from Grace Cvengros to Deirdre Cranley who shot high and scored our 7th goal of the game. Makena scored her second goal of the game on a pass from Audrey. Our player of the game was Grace Raatz for her amazing offensive plays and assists that helped create our many goals of the game! The Hornets won 8 – 0 and advanced to the regional final game.
On Friday the Hornets played for the regional championship against Benet Academy. Our team was moving the ball forward during the beginning of the game, but a small mistake allowed Benet their first goal of the game. The team didn’t let down. Olivia Fulton was everywhere on defense, pressuring their center forward, anticipating the ball and stepping to win it, and covering when anyone got past her teammates. Belle Camacho tried to start our offense from the back connecting passes with Deirdre Cranley and Grace Raatz. Deirdre, Makena Camden, and Zia Karim worked hard all game winning the ball in the midfield and working offensively and defensively. Another mistake allowed Benet their second goal making the score 0 – 2 at halftime. We regrouped at half and started out the second half strong with a shot on goal. The girls played tough until the very last whistle and never gave up. The Hornets suffered a tough 0 – 7 loss. Our player of the game was Olivia Fulton who made great defensive plays all game to prevent Benet from scoring. She was everywhere, covering for her teammates, and making it difficult for Benet’s forwards to keep the ball. The Hornets ended the season 9 – 11 and 3 – 3 in conference which earned us 4th place in the conference. We are so thankful for our 8 seniors and all of their hard work and dedication they have given over the last 4 years!
Week of May 9th
Varsity On Tuesday the Hornets finished conference play against Addison Trail. On a hot day the team conceded 2 goals on mistakes. The girls regrouped during the water break halfway through the first half to bring more energy to the game. We earned a corner kick that Belle Camacho kicked right on the frame of the goal and Amelia Lavarato headed it into the goal. Deirdre Cranley and Makena Camden we’re every where at center mid winning the ball and trying to connect passes to their teammates. Audrey Atkinson dribbled into the box and was fouled which earned us a PK. Audrey took the PK and scored! The Hornets had tied the game 2-2 to enter halftime.
During the second half Makena dribbled down the left side of the field to attack the sideline and slotted the ball in the box to her teammates. After a few deflections Grace Cvengros passed to Deirdre at the top of the box who shot and scored! Amelia directed her teammates into space and played great through balls and passes to feet. Mia Yen helped keep the ball forward by playing the ball out of the backline over the top of Addison Trail’s defense. On one play Mia hit it over their whole team to Audrey who headed it over their goalie to score! The Hornets won 4-2! Our player of the game was Amelia Lavarato for working hard all game, winning 50-50 balls, controlling the midfield, and scoring an awesome header goal off the corner kick!
Week of May 2nd Varsity This week the Hornets continued conference play with a game on Tuesday against Willowbrook. An early goal from Willowbrook really woke up the Hornets. Our back line led by Tessa Frank, Olivia Fulton, Belle Camacho and Tian Schulte held a high line to force Willowbrook offsides numerous times during the first half. This really halted Willowbrook’s offensive attacks. A horrible missed offsides call from the side line referee allowed Willowbrook their second goal of the game lowering our spirits of coming back. Late in the game Sarah Tauber crossed the ball to Audrey Atkinson who shot and the goalie deflected the ball, Amelia Lavorato got the rebound and scored our only goal of the game. The team worked hard all game until the last second. Unfortunately the Hornets lost 1 – 5.
Later in the week the Hornets had another conference game against DGS. The backline once again held a high line to force DGS into an offsides trap and throw them off of their game. Makena Camden did a great job winning the ball in the middle of the field. The Hornets were tied 0 – 0 at the end of the first half. After a hard fought game the final score was 1 – 4. The team worked hard all game to try and earn back some of the goals we had given up, but could only put one away. Our one goal of the game was a pass from Amelia Lavorato through to Audrey Atkinson who scored!
Our third game of the week was our senior night against Riverside Brookfield. Our 8 seniors started the game and they all played great throughout the entire game. A mistake on defense allowed RB their first and only goal of the game during the beginning of the first half. Leslie Cervantes, our goalie, made huge saves during the first half to prevent RB from scoring any more. Mia Yen did a great job at outside back, winning the ball and joining the offensive play. Grace Cvengros dribbled past RB’s defense so many times, they started to double and triple team her on the outside and she still got past them to get serves off. Zia Karim was winning the ball in the center of the field and connecting passes to teammates. Sarah Tauber did a great job on the outside, helping defensively when out team needed it and getting forward to join our attacks. Grace Raatz worked hard as our center forward and outside forward to take on RB’s defense and try to score. Our players of the game were our seniors for battling the entire game and for everything they have done for our team and soccer program over the last four years.
Week of April 25th
Varsity The Hornets started off the week with a game against Glenbard South. The team overall played a great game. Our defense really stepped up this game and made sure they were anticipating the ball and winning it before the other team. They held high pressure on Glenbard South’s forwards which prevented them from scoring. Tessa Frank and Olivia Fulton kept our defense organized throughout the first half. Belle Camacho had numerous throw ins that helped her join the attack. We had a great opportunity to score during the first half when Audrey Atkinson passed the ball across the face of the goal and we just missed it on the back post. During the second half Makena Camden and Deirdre Cranley made sure to win the ball in the air on every punt and goal kick. Tian Schulte joined the attack from our backline with great passes to Amelia Lavorato who tried to slot the ball to her teammates in the box. We had a few chances that we just missed the goal on. Unfortunately one mistake defensively allowed Glenbard South their only goal of the game in the last 5 minutes. The game ended in a 0-1 loss. The player of the game was Tessa Frank for playing great defensively all game.
The next day the Hornets had to bounce back from a tough loss and continue conference play against Leyden. During the first half Grace Cvengros passes to Audrey Atkinson who scored our first goal of the game! Then during the second half Leyden scored first which gave them momentum and they scored again making the score 1 – 2 in Leyden’s favor. Our girls had to work extremely hard to now score multiple times to be able to win the game while Leyden had more players sitting back on defense. Audrey Atkinson was everywhere on the field trying to win the ball and score goals. Our backline kept a high line at half to help keep pressure on Leyden. Keely Sullivan took a free kick near the right corner that she placed in the box and Audrey Atkinson scored our second goal of the game and tie the game! With only a few minutes left in the game, Belle Camacho took a corner kick that was perfect, but none of our girls in the box could find it to place it in the net. Luckily, we earned a second corner kick right after that. Belle scored off of her corner kick this time putting us in the lead 3 – 2. Grace Cvengros dribbled the ball to the corner to try to waste time off of the clock near the end of the game and ensured that Leyden didn’t get any more chances. Leyden got through once and was going to goal, Tessa Frank made a slide tackle to win the ball and prevent them from scoring. The Hornets won 3 -2. Our team decided that it was a team effort that won the game and did not have a player of the game.
On Thursday the Hornets played a non-conference game against Proviso West. The team was caught off guard at first by Proviso’s offsides trap, but quickly learned how to get past it. Makena Camden dribbled through and took a shot on goal, Zia Karim followed up on the rebound and scored our first goal of game! Sarah Tauber played great passes to her teammates, Audrey Atkinson took the ball into the box to create multiple chances but Proviso’s goalie made great saves to prevent us from scoring. Later in the first half, Sarah passed the ball into the center of the field to Zia who shot a chip shot over the goalie from a rebound making the score 2 – 0. Then in the second half the team was on a scoring streak. Keely Sullivan threw the ball in to Audrey who dribbled down the right sideline and crossed the ball to Deirdre Cranley who shot and scored! Next was a corner from Keely Sullivan that Sarah was able to get on the end of and shoot and Zia scored off of the rebound. Then Zia and Amelia Lavorato made a few combo passes in the center of the field that led Amelia to shooting range, so she shot and scored. Makena Camden was winning every ball at center mid. She won one and played a pass on the wing to Keely. Keely cut past their defender on the end line and shot and scored with her left foot. Sarah played a through ball with perfect weight to Amelia who made a move past their goalkeeper and scored. Then Amelia made a great pass to Makena who shot and scored. Our last goal of the game came from a through ball from Amelia that Makena dribbled in, beat the goalie and scored! Our team won 9 – 0! Zia Karim was the player of the game. Zia was everywhere on the field, had one assist and scored 3 goals during the game!
JV The JV Girls soccer team had a tough week of weather and games. On Monday in a freezing rain/sleet game against DGS, we lost the game but held them to only two goals in the first half.
Wednesday, we played at York and although we lost the game we played the best half of soccer we have played all season against a very strong team. Judy Khair, Quinn Isberg and Rory Angelo led the way with some great offensive attacks. Maeve Rafferty made multiple diving saves as the goalkeeper. It was possibly the coldest game of the season but the girls fought hard.
This week we have three important games against Proviso East, Addison Trail, and a rematch with Riverside Brookfield on Friday.
Week of April 18th
Varsity On Tuesday the Hornets continued conference play with an away game against Morton. Our team came out ready to play and created a few chances early against Morton. Makena Camden, Audrey Atkinson, Grace Cvengros, and Grace Raatz all combined passed to generate opportunities on goal. Makena made great runs into the box, but we couldn’t get the pass to her. Unfortunately, a few mistakes defensively allowed Morton 2 goals in about 45 seconds halfway through the first half. The girls tried to keep playing their best and get to halftime, but another mistake allowed Morton their third goal of the game. During the second half, Deirdre Cranley played even tougher at center mid, challenging the other team for every 50-50 ball and ensured that she never got knocked off of the ball. Zia Karim tackled every play and worked hard to cover space all over the midfield. Keely Sullivan worked hard at center back to clear the ball and prevent Morton from scoring any more goals. The Hornets played better during the second half and never gave up on the game. Our team lost 0 – 4. The player of the game was Zia Karim. Zia worked hard all game and was everywhere on the field trying to create plays to get the ball forward and defending Morton all across the field.
Week of April 11th
Varsity The Hornets continued tournament play against East Aurora with an away game on Monday. A slow start with some mistakes allowed East Aurora an early goal. The team tried to pick up the intensity on the first half. Grace Raatz, Grace Cvengros, and Audrey Atkinson we’re ready to play but we struggled passing them the ball. Amelia Lavarato subbed in the game and passed to Makena Camden who dribbled past their defense and scored a great goal to bring the game to 1-2 at half time. During the second half Olivia Fulton stepped higher on defense to start winning the ball before the other team could which helped prevent more of their attacks. The Hornets lost 1-3. Our player of the game was Audrey Atkinson, who was everywhere on the field trying to win the ball and generate some offensive plays.
On Thursday the Hornets played Oswego. Makena Camden won the ball and dribbled across the field beating multiple girls with speed and earned our team a corner kick. Keely Sullivan took the corner kick and placed the ball near post to Grace Raatz who scored! Oswego picked up the pace in the second half and put a few more goals away. Unfortunately we lost 1-4 but the girls fought hard all game trying to score more goals. The player of the game was Grace Raatz for her goal and never give up attitude all game.
On Saturday, we finished the Plainfield tournament against Stagg. Grace Raatz dribbled past her defender, passed the ball back to Makena Camden who served the ball into Grace Cvengros. Grace Cvengros shot, got her rebound off the goalie, and scored! Makena Camden had good speed in the midfield that she used to carry the ball forward at her feet and to connect passes to her teammates. Leslie Cervantes made some saves to keep the shut out. Tessa Frank did great in the second half keeping everything out of our box and ensuring the other team didn’t score. The Hornets won 1-0. Our player of the game was Deirdre Cranley for hustling the whole game and challenging every 50/50 ball.
JV The JV girls soccer team had two games last week against Glenbard West and Willowbrook. We had a rough start to the Glenbard West game and didn’t come out ready to play. We talked at halftime about leaving it all on the field and working hard 100% of the game. In the second half, we had a couple of chances to score and we only allowed 1 goal. We were proud of the efforts in the 2nd half leading us to our Wednesday game.
Wednesday was RAINY!! The girls played the whole game in a downpour. Some points it was difficult to see the ball or the players on the field. We are proud of the girls for working hard and getting OUR FIRST WIN!! We won 2-0 and scored a fantastic goal in the last 5 minutes of the game off of a cross from Quinn Isberg to Rory Angelo who put it in the back of the net!!
This week we have two games and then our tournament at RB on Saturday. Looking forward to continuing to improve as a squad!
Week of April 4th
Varsity The Hornets started conference play on Tuesday against Proviso East. The girls were ready to score goals right from the kick off. Only a few minutes in Makena Camden passed the ball down line to Audrey Atkinson who shot and scored our first goal of the game! A few minutes later Grace Cvengros dribbled down the right sideline and crossed it to Grace Raatz who placed the ball in the next for our second goal of the game. Our next goal came from Makena’s through ball to Audrey who took a few touches at the top of the box and scored our 3rd goal of the game! Our team was playing great and making sure we won every 50-50 ball to continue our attacks. Amelia Lavarato played a through ball to Makena who shot and scored! Belle Camacho joined the offensive play this came connecting passes from the back line. Belle played a ball to Grace Cvengros who scored our 5th goal of the game. Charlotte Old dribbled past Proviso’s defense and scored her first goal of the season! Grace Raatz dribbled down the left side of the field past their players and was fouled hard in the box. Belle took the PK and scored her first goal of the season! Our last goal of the half came from Makena. The Hornets went into halftime winning 8-0. During the second half the team worked on possessing the ball and connecting passes making sure to keep a shut out. Grace Cvengros served the ball in the air in the box to Deirdre who scored an awesome header goal to bring the final score to 9-0! The girls played a great offensive game. Our player of the game was Makena Camden for her 2 assists and 2 goals during the game.
The Hornets started the Plainfield North Invite tournament with a game against Waubonsie Valley. The Hornets had the kickoff. Makena Camden played a perfect ball that Keely Sullivan raced down line to get to off a deflection from their defender. Keely played the ball the Audrey who shot and scored putting our team up 1-0 only 20 seconds in. The girls were fired up from scoring so early and defended tough on every play. Makena, Keely, and Deirdre Cranley we’re everywhere at center mid winning the ball and connecting passes to their teammates. Grace Cvengros worked on the outside to get open for her teammates, get the ball, and pass to her teammates to create more chances. Audrey ran hard on every single play, constantly challenging the other team for the ball. We gave up a corner kick that took a weird deflection and allowed a goal to make the score 1-1. Late in the half Audrey Atkinson won the ball down line, dribbled past their defense into the box and played a perfect slot pass to Makena who shot and scored our second goal of the game to bring us into halftime winning 2-1. During the second half, Waubonsie came out with a lot of energy. Our girls tried to match their pace but unfortunately with low subs we were tired. On a breakaway attempt by Waubonsie, Olivia Fulton played great defense and slid to win the ball in our box and prevent them from scoring. The Hornets lost 2-4 but they played till the last second trying to score again. Our player of the game was Keely Sullivan who played center mid, center back, and outside mid throughout the game. She was wherever the team needed her and worked hard the entire game. JV The JV Girls soccer team had a tough 3 games last week in some incredibly crummy weather. We are proud of the girls for toughing it out in the elements! We started the week with a tough loss against Lyons Township. The girls fought hard and only let in 3 goals in the second half. The OPRF game was a good matchup. We played really tough in the second half and had our best attacking half of the season! Finally, we played Marist on Thursday in what was the worst weather possible. We only lost 2-0 and had our first offensive shots of the season by Rory Angelo and Judy Khair. We are proud to see the improvement of our team and look forward to more games and better weather! Shout out to Maeve Rafferty and Izzie Pescatore for playing in goal!
Week of March 21st
Varsity The Hornets played their final game of the Windy City Classic tournament against Morton. The girls played a tough game but gave up multiple goals to Morton. Deirdre Cranley did a great job defensively winning the ball and competing in every challenge. Grace Cvengros played tough on the outside, stealing the ball from the other team and trying to generate some offense for our team. Olivia Fulton and Tian Schulte covered the goal on defense to save multiple goals by clearing the ball out of our box. The Hornets lost 0-4 but are eager to play Morton again later in the season and put up a tougher fight. The player of the game was Grace Cvengros for never giving up and playing multiple positions during the game.
Later in the week the Hornets played Stagg away. The girls were on Stagg’s half of the field almost the entire first half. The team was trying to connect pass to get through Stagg’s back line. A few good combinations of passes generated changes for Grace Cvengros who shot on goal and hit the cross bar two times. Later in the half, a free kick outside of the box from Belle Camacho also hit the cross bar of the goal. The girls kept trying to score with good opportunities from corner kicks that we didn’t finish. Fatima Mendoza Lopez, Olivia Fulton, Belle Camacho, and Tian Schulte kept everything away on defense to make sure they didn’t allow any goals in the first half. Grace Cvengros and Audrey Atkinson combined passes on the right side of the field to try and score. Crossing the ball into Makena Camden who took multiple shots to try and score. Later in the second half the team was still struggling to score a goal, so we changed our formation slightly to have more players wide instead of centrally. Mia Yen and Sarah Tauber came in as an outside midfielders which helped us play the ball wide to spread out Stagg’s defense and then make passes centrally to provide us more chances to score. Mia Yen played a great ball to Deirdre Cranley who took a few touches around a defender then took a shot and scored our first goal of the game! We earned a free kick on the left side of the box and Makena Camden played a great ball into the box that skimmed Charlotte Old, bobbled off the goalie, and was finally kicked into the goal by Audrey Atkinson to score our second goal of the game. The Hornets won the game 2 – 1. Our player of the game was Olivia Fulton for keeping everything organized on defense and making multiple stops.
JV In our second game we played Stagg. We played strong in the first half and held a high back line. Hafsah Muneer, Katelyn Trush, and Maggie Vacek worked hard to get the other team offsides at least 8 times. The second half, we struggled more and didn’t maintain our high line. Without our defensive efforts and our amazing goalkeeper Maeve Rafferty, we would have definitely let in a goal. We were proud to end the game at 0-0! There is still a lot we need to work on but we are excited to start playing more games in April and May!
Week of March 14th
Varsity The Hornets started their season off against Reavis as part Windy City Classic tournament. The team came out strong putting high pressure on Reavis’s backline. Keely Sullivan, Makena Camden and Zia Karim connected great passes in the midfield to generate our attacks. Using our triangle passing between our center mids and forwards created our first goal by Audrey Atkinson assisted by Makena Camden. This fired the team up and the girls continue to push forward. Grace Cvengros and Grace Raatz both created chances from the outside beating their defenders down line to cross the ball in the box. Tian Schulte helped keep a high defensive line and pressure Reavis on their side of the field. Keely Sullivan placed multiple corner kicks in the box but we couldn’t finish them. We earned a free kick in the center of the field, Belle Camacho crossed the ball to Audrey Atkinson who shot and scored our second goal of the game, and her second of the game! During the second half Makena Camden had her second assist of the game when she passed to Deirdre Cranley who shot and scored! Fatima Mendoza Lopez did an excellent job stepping up and winning the ball in our back line. Later in the half Amelia Lavarato dribbling down the side line past Reavis and assisted Makena Camden’s goal that she shot past the goalie. Our team gave up one free kick just outside of our box that Reavis capitalized on to score their only goal of the game. The Hornets won their first game 4-1! Our player of the game was Audrey for her two goals and presence all over the field!
After winning the first game of the tournament the Hornets moved on to play Providence. The girls had slower start and took some time to figure out how to beat their offsides trap. Makena Camden played a through ball to Audrey Atkinson who took a touch to beat the goalie and score our first goal of the game! Belle Camacho and Fatima Mendoza Lopez played great defensively to prevent Providence from scoring. Leslie Cervantes came out of the goal multiple times to win any ball that got past our back line. The Hornets ended the half up 1-0. During the second half the girls picked up the energy to create more offensive chances and get past the offsides trap. Audrey Atkinson drew a foul outside of the box to earn a free kick. Belle Camacho took the free kick and scored a beautiful goal to increase our lead to 2-0. Grace Cvengros used her speed on the outside to dribble past their defense multiple times to try to score. Near the end of the game Grace used her speed to get a pass to Deirdre Cranley who got past the defense and scored our third goal of the game! Olivia Fulton and Tian Schulte played great defense along with Fatima and Belle to help us earn our first shutout with the help of our goalie Leslie Cervantes. Our player of the game was our goalie Leslie for her saves and helping us earn a shut out!
The Hornets continued tournament play on Saturday against Andrew. Andrew was a tough opponent than the team had played earlier in the week. The team rose to the occasion at the beginning of the first half and defended tough against their pressure. Leslie Cervantes did a great job coming off her line to save the ball and had great punts. Belle Camacho and Grace Raatz tried to combine on the side line to generate some offense. Grace Raatz tried to play the ball down line to Audrey Atkinson. Grace Raatz keep pressuring their team and was fouled hard in their box earning our team a PK. Audrey scored the PK to put our team ahead 1-0! Unfortunately Andrew didn’t give up and scored twice before the first half ended on some of our defensive mistakes to end the half with us trailing 1-2. We re grouped at halftime to strategize ways to break through the or defense and how to win the ball off of goal kicks and punts. With a few injuries during the game a few players had to step up and take on new roles on the field. Keely Sullivan became a center back and did a great job helping her team defend and clear the ball. Amelia Lavarato helped out at center mid. The Hornets lost 1-5. Our players of the game were Belle Camacho and Deirdre Cranley for their defensive presence and leadership to their younger teammates to help them navigate a tough game!
JV The JV Girls soccer team were off to a tough start with a loss to Downers Grove North. For many of the players, it was their first soccer game ever. We learned from the game and specifically worked on our goal kicks for the next game because this was an area of weakness. The girls worked very hard and played tough.
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