JV Tuesday, we went to Willowbrook and played their JV senior team. It was senior night so they combined their two JV teams into one and we played almost all seniors. It was a physical game and I was proud of the girls for playing tough against a bigger and stronger Willowbrook team. Vivian Ling scored first putting us up 1-0. She then had a deflection of a corner from Ariana Campos that went in as an own goal off of a Willowbrook defender. Finally, in the second half Jessican Aillon scored after dribbling the goalkeeper. Heather Stephens kept a clean sheet in goal and we secured a 3-0 victory.
Wednesday, we went to Proviso West and played on grass for the first time this season. We were able to win the game 5-1 with goals by Vivian Ling, Mia Garcia, and Sereen Abdel Moneim. Hope Bassali, Vivian Ling, and Mia Garcia played Goalkeeper for us at different points in the game as well. We didn’t play our best soccer but I was proud of the effort and the way the girls cheered each other on during the game.
Thursday, we went to DGS and played against one of the strongest JV teams we have faced all season. We were missing 3 of our starters due to AP testing, an injury, and also missing our goalkeeper to track. It was definitely a team effort and I was proud of the way the girls worked together in the game to keep it close. We ended up losing 6-1 but we had really good points in the game where we had good attacks. Sereen Abdel Moneim scored a penalty kick after Jessica Aillon was fouled in the box. Elena Rahman and Britzali Galindo stepped into the starting lineup and played well while Ariana Campos played goalkeeper with a hurt ankle!
Week of April 24th
Varsity Leyden 4/25 (W 2-1) The Hornets came out swinging on a crisp Tuesday night to earn a solid conference win. The girls had a strong start scoring a textbook through ball played by senior captain Makena Camden right to sophomore leading goal scorer Audrey Atkinson to put the Hornets in the lead in the first five minutes of the game. The girls connected passes swiftly while the defense held it down keeping the score 1-0 throughout the first half. The hornets were testing the keeper but missed a few power shots wide. The eagles did not let down as they tied it up at the very start of the second half. As the hornets battled to refuse a tie, senior captain Keely Sullivan played a beautiful cross to Atkinson finding the back of the net, gaining the lead. The hornets battled to protect their turf and came out on top with a 2-1 finish. Senior goalkeeper Ella Hardman kept the score to a minimum with four phenomenal saves for the hornets.
Proviso West 4/27 (W 8-0) The Lady Hornets came out ravenous for a big Thursday night conference win against Proviso West. Finding the back of the net eight times, and allowing senior goalkeeper Ella Hardman a shutout, the tone of the game allowed the girls to find their rhythm and play beautiful soccer. Freshman Kennedy Ruff and sophomore Audrey Atkinson put on a show each having a hat trick. Senior captain Makena Camden had two goals, one being a textbook volley, while the other senior captain Keely Sullivan helped along the way with three assists. Freshman Alyssa Watson had a gorgeous cross finished by Ruff to count for an assist from the outside back position. The Hornets were on fire as they protected their home turf. The defense held it down and played great possession pinging it to their different targets without skipping a beat. The ladies look forward to traveling next week to get two huge conference victories over the Willowbrook Warriors and the rival of the Downers Grove South Mustangs.
JV The JV girls had a positive week of soccer. We had a tough 2-0 loss to Leyden on Tuesday but ended the game with the best 15 minutes of soccer we have played the entire season. We were ready to get after it on Thursday against Proviso West and quickly took the game out of reach with goals from Jessica Aillon, Ariana Campos, and Sereen Abdelmoneim. Kaleia Lin scored her first goal of the season with a one-time shot outside of the box off of a corner. The Hornets went on to win the game 6-0. Next week we have 3 back to back away games against Willowbrook, Proviso West, and DGS.
Week of April 17th
Varsity Morton L 3-1 The Hornets played with heart and grit for a full 80 minutes, but faced a tough loss in the end against a conference rival, the Morton Mustangs. The team faced many challenges throughout the entire game, with Morton combining set pieces and playing at a high intensity from the first whistle. The hornets matched their intensity and it was a battle for the back of the net every possession. Both sides were competing with all they had for a conference game victory. Morton scored a goal early, but the Hornets responded at the 19 minute mark with a phenomenal equalizer from sophomore Audrey Atkinson. Atkinson flew in, scoring off her head from a lengthy throw-in assist from freshman Jossylynn Farrare. After a hard fought battle, the Mustangs took the lead, and finished the game with a 3-1 win over the hornets. The Hornets battled with strength and determination for a full game, but fell short for a conference loss. The Lady Hornets look forward to taking on IC College Prep for a weekend battle and getting back on the winning streak after improving everyday at practice.
IC Cathloic Prep 4/22 (L 3-1) A wild weather Saturday called for a solid battle between the lady hornets and IC Cathloic Prep to kick off the weekend with a morning match. Although the game resulted in a 3-1 loss, there were many small victories to be proud of throughout the game. While working through injuries, tough calls, and very strong opponents, the girls never stopped fighting with 100% effort and heart. Senior goalkeeper Ella Hardman had an astounding twelve saves, and was critical to the defense. The midfield had great combinations and worked together to play “pretty” soccer with the ball on the ground. The girls persevered to get a point on the board as Atkinson scored off a perfect through ball from senior captain Makena Camden. The Hornets will rest on Sunday in preparation for a conference win against the Leyden Eagles this coming Tuesday.
JV This week we played Morton and Fenton. Morton was a tough opponent and despite some saves from Heather Stephens, we lost 4-0. It was not our best performance and we were physically outmatched. At practice we worked on switching the field quickly and shifting our point of attack. Thursday we tied Fenton 0-0 because it got called early due to lightning! We were against 20 mph winds in the first half and the second half we were controlling the game when it ended early due to weather. Friday we continued to work on switching the field and our quick passing skills so we can use them in the upcoming week!
Week of April 10th
Varsity Romeoville 4/11 (W 9-1) The hornets came out buzzing against Romeoville hungry to score. Six minutes in, senior Captain Keely Sullivan unleashed a whizzing shot that resulted in an own goal by Romeoville. Thirty seconds following, freshman midfielder Kennedy Ruff played a crisp pass to senior captain Makena Camden to quickly put the Hornets at a 2-0 lead. Just ninety seconds following, sophomore leading goal scorer Audrey Atkinson finished a beautiful ball floated in by Sullivan. Six more goals were scored by the aforementioned players, along with freshman Sloane Kiefer and assists by freshman Dulce Serna.The hornets were capitalizing on their opportunities, and connecting well throughout the entire game keeping the opponents on their heels. The game concluded at a solid 9-1 win for the hornets. The Hornets will continue fine tuning through practice and focus the next two days in preparation to keep on their winning streak against Glenbard South this coming Friday.
Glenbard South 4/14 (W 2-0) On a perfect, warm Friday night for soccer, the Hornets fought for 80 minutes to earn a 2-0 win against Glenbard South. Sophomore Audrey Atkinson put the Hornets in the lead finding the net off a fearless cross from freshman Molly Curley. The team battled to keep the lead while possessing the ball and connecting passes swiftly. At the 39th minute, freshman Kennedy Ruff put the hornets at a 2-0 lead assisted by Atkinson. The hornets defended their home turf for the remainder of the game, earning a shutout for senior goalkeeper Ella Hardman. The team played with poise and class while the defense held it down on their half with confidence and grit. A solid win to continue their streak and fine tune as they prepare for upcoming conference matches.
JV This was a busy week with three games against Romeoville, Willowbrook, and Glendbard South. We lost to a strong Romeoville team on Tuesday but bounced back to beat Willowbrook 5-0. Friday, we lost 3-0 to Glenbard South but could have played a lot better. We gave up goals from our own mistakes and communication in the back. However we did have plenty of opportunities to score and just couldn’t find the back of the net! Sereen played some great crosses and Jessica, Ariana, and Vivian were able to get shots on goal. We were unlucky not to score in the game. Jessica Aillon scored a hatrick followed by goals from Ariana Campos and Sereen Alkudari.
Week of April 3rd
Varsity After a week off for Spring Break, the hornets bursted back with a 7-0 victory at Proviso East on Tuesday. Audrey Atkinson found the net for the first four goals and had assists from Keely Sullivan, Makena Camden, and Macey Laskowski respectively. Goal five was off a corner kick by Keely, where Sloan Kiefer took a shot and Alyssa Watson scored the goal off the rebound. The last two goals were an exciting combination from two defenders, Tian Schulte scored the first goal from a pass and assist by Olivia Fulton. The next was vice versa, and Olivia scored off the rebounded cross assist from Tian Schulte! Dulce Serna had some nice corner kicks and minutes in the win also. Ella Hardman earned her third shutout with the team’s first Conference win.
Thursday, the team played a home game against Marist and dominated all 80 minutes! The 4-0 win included some nice goals and defensive saves. Audrey Atkinson made her mark again with the first 3 goals of the game. The first two assists were from Kennedy Ruff who hustled through the box to find Audrey on both. The third goal was a beautiful throw-in from Keely Sullivan who found Makena Camden on the flick to Audrey making it 3-0 at half. The second was a bit more chippy but the team fended off Marist and scored a fourth goal, this time Kennedy Ruff scored the goal with a nice assist pass from Alyssa Watson. Ella Hardman had 10 saves and played well, earning her fourth shutout this season. The team is now 4-2 and looking forward to Romeoville and Glenbard South next week.
JV Our game at Proviso East was cancelled due to field conditions this week. We came out strong to beat Marist 2-0. The girls have really improved in their passing and we had several through balls throughout the game. Mia Garcia scored the first goal and Jessica Aillon scored the second goal. Another shutout by Heather Stephens.
Week of March 20th
Varsity This week the Hornets continued in the Reavis Chicagoland Classic Tourney with two games. Tuesday, the team beat Homewood Flossmoor 2-0 at Reavis. It was two freshmen who combined on goal one. Alyssa Watson scored on the left side 25 minutes into the game off a shot and assist by Anna Wilcox. The second goal was another beauty by Makena Camden who buried a nice header flick in across the box from Audrey Atkinson. The defenders played lock-down defense all game and were led by the center backs, Fatima Medoza Lopez and Macy Laskowski. Ella Hardman notched her second shutout in goal with 5 saves as well.
The last game of the tourney was for the Consolation Championship against De La Salle on Thursday. The team battled through many challenges in the game, the opponent was fast and strong and attacked from many angles, the hornets did a great job defending and fighting every minute of the match. We struck first with a goal from Makena Camden only 9 minutes in when she found a one-touch volley opportunity that beat the keeper high! Ten minutes later, De La Salle had a similar goal that tied the game up. Just before half, it was one unlucky goal for De La Salle that snuck in on a corner kick play. The second half was intense, but the hornets were unable to get that one goal to tie it up. Ella Hardman tallied 7 big saves in the game in the nets. The girls battled through many fouls and tough plays and held their ground. This was a great game and a nice finish in this years’ opening tourney.
JV This week we had 3 games and went 3-2 with wins against St. Laurence and Stagg and a 4-0 loss to Lyons Township. The girls did a great job against St. Laurence and Stagg, scoring a combined 5 goals and 1 goal against. Our defense worked hard in both games to only allow one goal. The back line is composed of Tema Alkhudari, Teodora Tomov, Tala Khair, and Kaleia Lin. St. Laurence goals were scored by Mia Garcia, Jessica Aillon, and Hanin Tajeddin.
Week of March 13th
Varsity The first week of the season and the Windy City Classic Tournament was a good one for the Girls Soccer team. In our first game against Lockport, although the team lost 0-3, there were many small victories! Both brand new goalkeepers, Ella Hardman and Mimi Flowers contributed a half and had 3 big saves each! They looked like they had been doing this for years along with the four freshmen who started in the game and played with no fear.
In the next tournament game, the squad retaliated in a big way with a huge 7-0 win over Argo. Audrey Atkinson had 5 goals in that game! Various players contributed with assists while freshman, Kennedy Ruff and Sloane Kiefer each tallied a goal as well!
On Friday, the hornets defeated Leyden 1-0 in very windy and cold conditions. It was Audrey Atkinson who struck again off a nice assist pass from senior captain, Makena Camden. The team is off to a great start and continues on in the Windy City Classic on Tuesday vs Homewood Flossmoor.
JV The Hornets had their first game against Hinsdale Central. While the final score was 7-3, we really fought hard to score three great goals! Heather Stephens played her first soccer game in goal and did a great job! Our first goal was scored by Jessica Aillon off of a cross from Sereen, followed by counter attack goals from Tala Khair and Vivian Ling.
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