Varsity On Tuesday, the varsity soccer season came to an end after a 1-0 defeat to Lemont in the regional semifinal. The team came out strong and took control of the game in the first 20 minutes. They moved the ball well, switched fields and created an early chance when Ibraheem Chahin crossed a ball into the box for Liam Camden. Benny Metzger moved forward from his defensive position and was able to play some croes into the box as well. The team fell behind 1-0 towards the end of the first half after Lemont was able to capitalize on a rebound after a great save by Vukasin Pesic. The team continued to battle throughout the second half. Tyler Kocourek had an opportunity to tie the game off of a cross early in the second half, but unfortunately, wasn’t able to get on the end of the cross. The team ended with an overall record of 9-13 and the team is looking forward to building towards next year.
Week of October 14th
Varsity The varsity team ended their regular season on Tuesday with a home game against Downers Grove South. The team struggled with defending corner kicks throughout the first half, which unfortunately led to the team trailing 5-0 at halftime. The team kept fighting throughout the second half and the game ended with a 6-0 loss. The team finished the regular season with a record of 8-12. We also had the opportunity to honor the seniors at Senior Night on Tuesday. We’d like to thank Bryan Alcantara, Vukasin Pesic, Benny Metzger, Griffin Isberg, Adam Krupa, and Dylan Chen for their contributions to the soccer program over the past 4 years.
The team played Sandwich on Saturday night at home for the regional quarterfinal. Early on, the team pressed Sandwich and made it difficult for them to get out of their own half. Ben Bush and Allen Kozlica closed down the passing lanes and took control of the game. Benny Metzger played great long balls in to our forwards and outside mids. Ibraheem Chahin gave the team a 1-0 lead with 22 minutes left in the first half. He continued to dominate the game and scored five times in the first half to give us a 5-0 lead. The team came out aggressive in the second half as well. Dylan Chen scored two minutes into the half and Ben Bush scored a few minutes after that to stretch the lead to 7-0. Sandwich was able to score off of a freekick to make the score 7-1. AJ Metzger tapped in an empty net goal in the last second of the game to end with a final score of 8-1. The team has their regional semifinal game on Tuesday at Lemont at 4:00.
Sophomore The Hornets played their last game of the season on Tuesday against DGS. The boys were hyped up for the game. They came out tough but an early mistake on defense allowed DGS their only goal of the game. The Hornets play hard to try and come back and score a goal with a great effort by the team in the second half. Multiple great defensive plays were made by Rayhan Shah, Roberto Mendoza Lopez and Jacob Nowobilski. Eryk Klimaszewski made multiple saves. Andres Cortes played great passes to Omar Khayyat, Kareem Chahin, and Hazem Kazkaz for chances on goal but we couldn’t finish. Great corner kicks by Lukas Isberg and free kicks by Roberto Mendoza Lopez that we couldn’t get on the end of to finish. The Hornets played until the last whistle but lost 0-1.
The Hornets ended their season 4-9-1. Our leading goal scorers were Omar Khayyat and Kareem Chahin who each had 3 goals. We also had a tie for most assists. Andres Cortes and Kareem Chahin each had 2 assists on the season.
Freshman We started the week against Addison Trail, our back up goalie ,Feras Alnass, made his first appearance as a starter. The team had a great game against a very tough opponent. We played exactly the way we were supposed and Feras had an amazing game with multiple saves. David scored the only goal for us in a 8-1 loss.
We finished off our season against Proviso West. We came into the game looking to end with a win. We started off slow but ended up picking up the pace of the game. A couple of players were able to score their first goal of the season. Owen Atkinson, Jorge Miranda and Jaitin Pallath scored their first goal of the season this game. While Dean, Daniel, Mladen and David added to their tally. The game ended in an 8-3 win for us, wrapping up a good season with the boys.
Week of October 7th
Varsity The varsity team started off their week with a 2-0 loss at Leyden. The team played well in the first half, creating chances, and controlling possession. Benny Metzger and Griffin Isberg were both able to get into the attack and cause some issues for Leyden’s defense. Gael Marquez had the best chance of the first half, hitting a volley off of a corner kick, unfortunately, it was right at the goalie and they were able to make the save. The team went into halftime trailing 1-0 and could not find their way back into the game in the second half. The game ended with a 2-0 loss.
The team bounced back on Thursday with a double overtime win against Willowbrook in a back and forth game. We fell behind 1-0 in the first half. Late in the half, Ibraheem Chahin was fouled in the box and drew a penalty kick. We weren’t able to convert the PK, but Allen Kozlicka brought us level at 1-1 with a free kick. He bounced the ball right in front of Willowbrook’s goalie who wasn’t able to handle it. The half ended tied 1-1. The team gave up a goal in the second half to trail 2-1. The guys created a ton of chances throughout the second half, but were unable to finish many of them. Liam Camden was dangerous with his long throw-ins and Benny Metzger was able to tie the game from one of the throw-ins with 26 seconds left to send us to overtime. We continued to create chances throughout the overtimes, but struggled to find the back of the net. We looked destined for penalty kicks to decide the game, but Dylan Chen scored an amazing 30 yard free kick with 4 seconds left to give us a 3-2 conference win. Come on out to support the seniors on Tuesday as they celebrate Senior Night against DGS. We also begin our playoff run at 5:00 on Saturday at home against Sandwich.
Sophomore This week the Hornets continued conference play with games against Leyden and Willowbrook. The Hornets struggled early against Leyden with a very slow start and playing on a grass field with the ball bouncing in different directions. Rayhan Shah led the team by keeping our defense organized and doing everything he could to prevent them from scoring. Eryk Klimaszewski made great saves to keep us in the game early on. However, we couldn’t defend all of Leyden’s attacks and lost 0 – 5.
On Thursday the Hornets played Willowbrook. The Hornets were ready to play. They had many chances to score in the first half with great passes by Matt Giadla, Gustavo Botero, and Owen Atkinson. Yzan Almatarneh made great passes out of the back line to start our defense. Eryk Klimaszewski made multiple saves in the first half to keep us tied. Finally towards the end of the first half, Matt Giadla played a perfect thru ball to Omar Khayyat who scored to put the Hornets ahead 1 – 0. Then during the second half the Hornets ended up playing a lot of defense. Unfortunately early in the second half, the Hornets conceded a goal off of a free kick that was well placed. The Hornets played tough defense the rest of the half with Roberto Mendoza Lopez and Rayhan Shah leading our back line. A very close goal for Willowbrook was saved by Kareem Chahin who was there to head the ball away when our goalie stepped out to defend the ball. Lukas Isberg played great defense to help the Hornets end the game in a 1-1 tie.
Freshman We started off the week at York High School. We came into the game with the intention to pressure the whole game and not letting them have much possession of the ball. Jorge and Aryan did a great job making sure they were on the other team’s forwards before they even received the ball. Owen did his best to make sure their midfield didn’t have time to possess the ball. After 15 minutes York capitalized on our mistakes and took the lead 0-4 by the end of the first half. We didn’t stop pressuring and we eventually got our goal. Ziad Bastati was able to get his first goal of the season. The game ended in a 1-8 defeat.
Our next game was home against Proviso East. We were not able to keep possession and Proviso capitalized on that and put 2 early goals. Going into the 2nd half we didn’t give up and we pressed them hard and kept the ball on their half of the field leading to a goal by Diego Castellanos. We couldn’t keep up the pressure and Proviso took advantage of that leading to them scoring 6 goals in the 2nd half ending the game on a 1-8 loss.
Week of September 30th
Varsity The varsity team traveled to Morton on Tuesday to take on the Mustangs. We had a strong defensive effort in the first half throughout the first half. Adam Krupa and Jake Hospes kept the defense organized while Allen Kozlicka and Ben Bush did the same of the midfielders. We limited the number of chances that Morton was able to create. With about 3 minutes left in the first half, one of our defenders slipped which led to a counterattack for Morton and they were able to take the lead. They doubled their lead with 13 seconds left in the half. Those goals completely changed the game. During the second half, we received strong efforts from Lukas Isberg, Matt Giadla, and Diego Castellanos. The game ended with a 5-0 loss.
On Thursday, the team took on Hinsdale Central at home. We played an even game throughout the first half. Adam Krupa and Jake Hospes again defended very well. Dylan Chen put Central’s goalie under pressure with a free kick and we were able to move the ball throughout the field. We went into halftime tied 0-0. With 25 minutes left, we were called for a handball in the box and Central was able to gain a 1-0 by beating Vukasin Pesic. Central was again able to steal a goal off of a free kick 8 minutes later to take a 2-0 lead. We continued to battle, but were unable to get ourselves back in the game with a goal. The game ended with a 3-0 loss. The team is looking to regroup with two important conference games next week against Leyden and Willowbrook.
Sophomore This week the Hornets has two tough opponents. Starting the week against Morton. The Hornets were low on numbers due to injuries but they played their hardest. Morton has very strong attacks that we couldn’t quite keep up with on a hot day with few subs. Roberto Mendoza Lopez and Rayhan Shah worked extremely hard on defense to stop as many of Morton’s attacks as possible with the help of their goalie Eryk Klimaszewski. The Hornets suffered a tough 0-8 loss.
On Thursday the Hornets were ready to bounce back and take on Hinsdale Central. The a Hornets generates a few attacks from Andres Cortes and Gustavo Botero to Omar Khayyat and Kareem Chahin but only a few made it past Centrals back line. Roberto Mendoza Lopez, Rayhan Shah, and Eryk Klimaszewski worked hard on defense to stop all of Centrals attacks in the first half with a score of 0-0 at halftime. Then during the second half the Hornets made one mistake which allowed central their first goal of the game, followed by a bad call by the ref for central’s second goal of the game. The Hornets didn’t stop playing. Andres Cortes and Gustavo Botero kept winning the ball in the center of the field to try and get the Hornets more chances to score. Unfortunately the Hornets couldn’t get a goal and lost 0-2.
Freshman We started the week playing away against Leyden. Five minutes in we made a couple of mistakes and went down 0-2. For 65 minutes we had to play catch up, we pressed hard and were on their side of the field for the majority of the game but couldn’t find the goal. Adi Patel had a great header from a corner kick but the opposing goalie made a terrific save and denied us the goal. Since we were looking for the goal and pressing high on the field Leyden caught us with long balls and scored a few more goals in the 2nd half finishing the game 0-7 for Leyden.
On Wednesday we hosted Downers Grove South looking for a win. We started off really strong on their side of the field forcing the opposing team to clear the ball every time they had it. Downers Grove South scored 2 goals that our goalie, Dimitrije Gujanicic, could not get to. We didn’t give up and kept on looking for a goal. 2nd half the referee missed a really well executed offside trap and Downers Grove South scored their 3rd goal. We made sure to finish the game strong and David Jin got his first goal of the season with a nice finish inside the box. The game ended in a 1-3 loss for us.
Week of September 23rd
Sophomore This week the Hornets played Brother Rice. The boys came out ready to play and immediately started attacking. In the 7th minute Omar Khayyat crossed the ball to Lukas Isberg who’s shot hit the cross bar and missed the net. The Hornets played great defense led by Roberto Mendoza. Then in the 17th minute Kareem Chahin assisted the goal to Matt Giadla who followed the ball and scored our first goal of the game. The Hornets continued attacking and forced a hand ball in the box to earn a PK that Kareem Chahin scared for our second goal of the game. The only mistake the Hornets made in the first half was a foul in the box that gave up a PK to give Brother Rice their goal. At halftime the Hornets were winning 2-1. During the second half the Hornets has to defend more attacks from Brother Rice. Rayhan Shah was playing goalie for us and made multiple saves. Yzan Almatarneh has a huge save on defense to keep the score at 2-1. Marko Petrykiw was also a great defender to protect our net. The Hornets continued pressing and Andres Cortes player a perfect through ball to Lukas Isberg who score our third goal of the game. The Hornets won 3-1!
On Thursday the Hornets played Nazareth. Roberto Mendoza-Lopez and Rayhan Shah started all of our plays from the back connecting passed to our midfielders Gustavo Botero and Andres Cortes who provided multiple chances for our team to score in the first half. Omar Khayyat, Andres Cortes, and Rayhan Shah all got shots off but none could finish for goals. During the second half the Hornets created many more chances for goals. Everyone was taking better shots and finally Gustavo Botero scored our first goal of the game. It was an excellent shot from over 20 yards out and put the Hornets ahead 1-0. Shortly after Gustavo Botero assisted Lukas Isberg who scored our second goal of the game. Eryk Klimaszewski played goalie for us and helped keep our shut out. The Hornets won 2-0!
On Saturday the Hornets played Downers Grove North. The Hornets started the game very well attacking DGN throughout the entire half. Roberto Mendoza Lopez and Rayhan Shah kept the defense together and started all of our attacks. Andres Cortes controlled the midfield with Kareem Chahin. We took multiple shots but couldn’t finish. Lukas Isberg played great defense protecting us from DGN attacks. In the second half the Hornets kept pressing and finally with 10 minutes left the in the game Roberto Mendoza Lopez play the perfect thru ball to Kareem Chahin who scored a beautiful goal to put us ahead 1-0 to win the game! The Hornets played a great game and are on a 4 game win streak!
Freshman The week started with an away game at Williowbrook, we passed the ball around and kept possession of the ball but couldn’t get the ball in the goal. Owen had a great defensive performance but at the end of the game Willowbrook capitalized on our mistakes and ended up taking the game 3-0.
Wednesday we hosted Morton, a game we knew would be very difficult. We played with high intensity, pressing them every time they received the ball. We finished the first half down 0-3, but were making them work for their goals. Second half started and we began with high pressure right away, we couldn’t keep up the intensity the rest of the half and Morton took advantage and scored 4 more in the half. The game ended in a 0-7 loss.
Week of September 16th
Varsity The varsity team had a busy week as part of the Plainfield Classic tournament. Overall, the team went 1-2 during the week and 2-2 overall in the tournament. The guys took on the host Plainfield North on Monday night. The team got off to a very slow start and went down 2-0 within the first five minutes. After about 15 minutes, the team settled in and began to control the remaining 25 minutes of the first half. Adam Krupa and Jake Hospes slowed down Plainfield North’s forwards and Ben Bush took control of the midfield. Unfortunately, the team could not carry the momentum into the second half. Plainfield North was able to strike again during the second half and the game ended in a 3-0 loss.
On Thursday night, the team played one of their best games of the season against Shepard. Right from the start of the game, the team was playing fast and were stringing together passes all over the field, it was great to watch. Late in the first half, Allen Kozlica played a beautiful free kick into the box from about 40 yards out. Adam Krupa and Tyler Kocourek both went in to challenge for the ball which led to a deflection off a Shepard defender and us a 1-0 lead at halftime. Shepard scored early in the second half on their only shot of the game to tie the game at 1-1. After the goal, we took back control of the game and dominated until the final whistle. Tyler Kocourek played a great corner kick to the far post where AJ Metzger was alone to head the ball in and give us a 2-1 lead. A few minutes later Dylan Chen played a ball to the far post where Tyler Kocourek was able to head the ball over the goalie into the far post to give us a 3-1 lead. In the last 10 minutes, Matt Giadla, Lukas Isberg, Kareem Chahin, and Gustavo Botero held the ball well and closed out the game for a 3-1 victory over Shepard.
The team ended their week and the Plainfield Classic against a very tough Oswego team. Oswego came out of the game much quicker than us and took a lead five minutes in. The team began to settle into the game after that. The team fell behind 2-0 after giving away a free kick right outside of the box which Oswego scored on. About 20 minutes into the game, Ibraheem Chahin was able to draw a penalty, but unfortunately, Oswego’s goalie made the save on Ben Bush. After that moment, Oswego took control of the game and put us away. We did not create many chances and ended the game with a 8-0 loss. The team is looking to regroup with three important home games next week: Monday vs. Brother Rice, Wednesday vs. Proviso East, and Thursday vs. Nazareth. We also travel to Downers Grove North next Saturday morning.
Sophomore On Tuesday the Hornets continued conference play against Proviso East. An early mistake allowed Proviso East their first goal. The Hornets played much better after that. Roberto Mendoza and Rayhan Shah both held down our back line. Andres Cortes and Kareem Chahin player well on offense trying to create chances. The Hornets pushed to tie the game with 10 minutes left but a foul against us gave Proviso their second goal and killed our momentum. The Hornets lost 0-2.
On Saturday the Hornets player Riverside Brookfield. The Hornets played great the entire game. During the first half Omar Khayyat was fouled in the box to earn us a PK which Rayhan Shah finished perfectly into the goal for our first goal of the game! The Hornets kept pressing with great passes by Andres Cortes and Kareem Chahin to create chances. Omar Kayyat was fouled again in the box to draw a second PK which Rayhan Shah finished again to put the Hornets ahead 2-0. Entering the second half with a lead the Hornets continued to play hard and continue their offensive attacks. During the second half Hazem Kazkaz drew a foul at midfield. Roberto Mendoza played a great ball into the box where Andres Cortes passed to Kareem Chahin who took an excellent shot and put us ahead 3-0. Eryk Klimaszewski played great goalkeeping to get us our first shut out and first win of the season!!
Freshman We started the week at home against OPRF, still feeling fatigued from last week’s 5 games we couldn’t handle the pressure put on by OPRF. We saw great defensive performances from Oscar and Owen. They dispossessed the opposing team several times stoping several of their attacks. Unfortunately, we couldn’t hold them off the whole game and finished losing the game 0-6.
Wednesday we played against Glenbard West. The first 30 minutes of the game well played. Owen, Mladen and Diego kept possession for the majority of the half and kept the ball in on the opposing teams half. With a little more patience the goal would’ve have come. We started dribbling too much and Glenbard capitalized on our mistakes and scored 2 goals. With 4 minutes left to the game Dimitrije saved a penalty and the game finished with a 0-2 loss.
With the last few games going the other teams way our boys were looking for a win. They came into the game against RB to make up for the mistakes in the last games. These were the best 70 minutes displayed by the team. Owen, Dean and Mladen connected several times to make give and goes, keeping control of the middle of the field. Several minutes before the first half ended Mladen got fouled 25 yards away from the goal. Dean stepped up for the free kick and put it around the wall giving us the lead 1-0. In the 2nd half Jaitin made a lot of runs down the line starting up a lot of our attacking plays. After all the attacking Daniel eventually put in the second goal giving us a 2-0 lead. With 10 minutes left to the game RB put in their only goal finishing the game with a 2-1 win for us.
Week of September 9th
Varsity Addison vs Hornets Score 6:1 Varsity boys soccer team played away against Addison Trail. Even play thru first 20 minutes of them game with both teams creating couple chances but coming up empty at the end. Addison would score with 10 minutes left in the first half from corner kick and Addison scores in last minutes of the first half to make it 2:0. Poor defensive clearances from hornets allows Addison to take a 2:0 lead into halftime. Hornets halftime tactical decision was that if they scored within 5 minutes they would close off and hit Addison on counter attack. With second half underway hornets free kick sets up Adam to flicks the ball over the keeper and cuts lead to 1 and gives them the perfect opportunity to execute their halftime decision. 20 minutes into the second half and hornets game plan is looking good. Addison keeps on attacking but with little effect. Hornets put too many players into counter attack and left defense vulnerable and Addison scored to take a commanding lead of 3:1. All or nothing attempt by hornets leads Addison to score their 4th goal of the match. With game in hand hornets rest some of their starters and fall to Addison with the score of 6:1.
Hornets vs Westmont Score 6:0 Varsity boys soccer team played their first home game of the season against Westmont. It only took hornets few minutes to score their first goal of the game and with a beautiful thru ball for Ibraheem he finds himself one on one with keeper and coolie slots the ball into the net. Hornets would end up scoring two more goals one from Adam and one from Allen to bring the first half to 3:0 lead. Second half was pretty much the same Hornets would control the ball and creat few more chances and score three more goals. Goal scores Ibraheem, Adam and AJ. Hornets would make one mistake with 4 minutes left in the game by making a foul inside the box and award Westmont with a penalty kick. Hornets young goalkeeper was up to the task and he would make a great save and keep a clean sheet. Hornets second clean sheet of the season.
Hornets vs Crystal Lake Central Score 3:2 Varsity boys soccer team played in Plainfield North Invite against Crystal Lake Central. Hornets started the game played well winning 50-50 balls and moving the ball comfortably. AJ made a wonderful run on left side of the field and his cross was well put inside the 6 yard box where Gael was in right place and put the ball past the keeper for first goal of the game. Hornets would continue pressing hard and making Central players commit errors and one of those was a loose pass in midfield where Benny would take it all the way to their box only to be fouled inside and gives hornets penalty kick opportunity to extend their lead. Ben Bush was tasked for taking penalty kick which he converted calmly into bottom left corner. Hornets lead 2:0. With 60 seconds left in first half Central gets their chance from corner kick and they score with a header. Halftime 2:1 Hornets 🐝. Few minutes into second half hornets got a free kick from a promising position and Allen’s kick goes thru Central 3 player wall and into the net. Hornets lead 3:1. Much of the second half was played on hornets terms where they controlled the tempo of the game and made Central players frustrated at times for their clever time wasting. With 60 seconds left in the game Central scores their second goal of the game. Little too late for anything dramatic to happen as Central runs out of time and Hornets get their Plainfield North Invite on right track by winning 3:2.
Sophomore The Hornets started conference play on Tuesday against Addison Trail. An early mistake put the hornets behind 0-1 to begin the game. However, they battled through the first half, defending many of Addison Trail’s attacks. Great defensive plays were made by Rayhan Shah and Roberto Mendoza to protect our goal. Kareem Chahin and Andres Cortes keep the midfield under control for most of the half and tried to generate passes to our offensive players to create chances on goal. The end of the first half and beginning of the second half were not great for the hornets. One great defensive play was made by Ahmed Adnan to save a goal. Lukas Isberg helped out the team and played defense when multiple players from our starting backline were injured. The highlight of the game was by Kareem Chahin who played an excellent thru ball to Omar Kayyat who used his speed to create a breakaway and scored our only goal of the half. The Hornets lost 1-7. The Hornets will regroup this week at practice, hopefully heal our injuries, and prepare for Proviso East next week.
Freshman We started the week off with an away game against Downers Grove North. We had a few chances but the opposing goalie had a fantastic game and didn’t allow a goal. DGN had a few shots in the first half and eventually got a goal after the defense couldn’t clear the ball. The game ended with a 0-1 loss.
On Wednesday we went to LTHS where we anticipated a very difficult game. We displayed a very organized defense game foe the majority of the game, Dean, Diego and Owen held the defense together for as long as they could. The few times we made mistakes LT capitalized on them. The game finished with a 0-6 loss.
We finished the school week off at the Lockport Invite where we played Lincoln Way East. Mladen scored the goal the would put us in the lead, Lincoln Way would later score tying the game and taking it to penalties. Diego and Dean both scored while Lincoln Way missed both penalties finishing the game with a win for us.
Saturday were the next 2 games of the tournament. Having a busy week, the team came in tired and we couldn’t put pressure on the way that we usually do. Both games that day finished with a 0-7 loss finishing the tournament in 4th place.
Week of September 2nd
Varsity Glenbard South vs Hornets Score 2:3 Varsity boys soccer team played away game against Glenbard South on Friday night. From start of the game hornets controlled the ball and created few chances but couldn’t score. Midway through the first half hornets scored thru Liam Camden who found himself alone in 6 yard box and tapped in on empty back post. Poor clearance attempt by Glenbard defender resulted in hornets taking 1:0 lead. Hornets kept pressing and creating chance after chance and with hard work hornets scored thru Adam who found himself at the end of a cross from corner kick. Hornets take 2:0 lead into halftime. Second half hornets scored within 30 seconds thru Ibraheem who received a perfect ball over Glenbard defenders to beat goalie one on one. With 20 minutes left hornets leading with 3:0 committed a foul inside the box and referee awards Glenbard with a penalty shot. Hornets keeper Pesic makes a penalty save and keeps his clean sheet alive. Glenbard finally breaks thru our defense and scores with 15 minutes left. Under pressure hornets bench is unable to clear the ball outside the box and unintentional handball inside the box awards Glenbard another penalty shot. Glenbards penalty shot hits the crossbar and score stays the same 3:1 hornets. With 5 minutes left in the game hornets leading 3:1 are struggling to get the ball out and allow Glenbard to score again to make it 3:2. But with some luck at the end hornets hang in there and get away with victory.
Lemont vs Hornets Score 3:1 Varsity boys soccer team played away against Lemont team. Hornets controlled first half creating few chances but only scoring once thru Liam. First half would end with hornets leading 1:0. With only 15hrs of rest hornets played excellent thru 50 minutes of the game. Their level of play would drop due to tiredness and it would allow Lemont to score 3 unanswered goals. Sophomore On Friday the hornets played Glenbard South. The hornets played great defense by Rayhan Shah, Enris Dambraukas, and great saves were made by Eryk Klimaszewski to keep the score at 0-0. Excellent passing through the midfield was done by Matt Giadla and Kareem Chahin to create opportunities for the hornets. Unfortunately two small mistakes in the second half allowed Glenbard South their two goals and the hornets lost 0-2.
The Hornets had a quick turn over and played Lemont Saturday morning. The Hornets played extremely well during the first half and one small mistake conceded a goal early in the half. Excellent defensive plays by Rayhan Shah and Marko Petrykiw. Roberto Mendoza took multiple free kicks in the first half placing the ball in perfect spots but we couldn’t connect on the end of it. In the second half an early mistake put the hornets down 0-2 but they didn’t give up. A strong offensive push lead by Andres Cortes, Mladen Mrksic, and Jaitin Pallath created opportunities for the hornets. Jaitin Pallath crossed the ball in and Omar Khayyat finished the ball for a goal!!! The momentum was shifting and everyone was playing extremely hard. A bad call gave up a PK which put the hornets behind 1-3. The boys played tough the entire game until the final whistle trying to earn back the two goals. We will open up conference play on Tuesday against Addison Trail.
Freshman Our first away game was against Hinsdale Central. Playing in a much smaller field and the pressure put on by Central made us feel overwhelmed and we were not able to keep possession of the ball. The game game finished 0-8 for central. We finished off the week at home against Glenbard South. We were down 0-1 for most of the game but we did not give up. We kept the pressure on and in 2nd half forced an own goal making the score 1-1. With 2 minutes left Daniel gave us the lead but we were not able to secure the win conceding a goal 30 seconds later with the game finishing 2-2.
Week of August 26th
Varsity The varsity soccer team started out their season in the Windy City Classic tournament. The team got off to a strong start with a 3-0 win over IC Catholic Prep. The boys dominated from start to finish and started the season strong. The team opened the scoring in the first half with a goal from Tyler Kocourek. AJ Metzger added two goals and Ibraheem Chahin picked up three assists during the game. Bryan Alcantara, Eryk Klimaszewski, and Vukasin Pesic all got time in the net and combined for a shutout.
The team fell 1-0 to Marist later in the week. The team played well for the majority of the game, but made one error communicating which cost a goal. The team controlled most of the game, but was unable to finish our chances.
The team ended their week with a 3-1 loss to Providence Catholic. The team found themselves down 1-0 after a very even first half. Ibraheem Chahin scored early in the second half to tie the game at 1-1. The team continued to push and create chances in the second half, but were unable to finish. Adam Krupa and Jake Hospes controlled the defense and played well all week.
Sophomore On Thursday the Hornets played Riverside Brookfield to start their season. The boys played hard and had a tough full half defending RB’s attack. Great plays were made by Rayhan Shah, Marko Petrykiw, and Enris Dambrauskas to protect our goal. Robert Lopez, Jad Alkhudari, and Andres Cortes all had great offensive passing to get us multiple chances on goal. Unfortunately the hornets couldn’t break through their defense and lost 0-4.
Freshman We started off our season with a 4-2 win home game against Nazareth. The team started off playing well keeping most of the possession. Oscar Padilla opened up the score thanks to the high pressure put on by Jaitin Pallath. The team kept on putting pressure and were able to score 3 more, Mladen Mrksic, Daniel Ciesla and Nureddin Atassi each got a goal. Goalkeeper, Dimitrije Gujanicic, only let in 2 goals playing his first time as goalie. 2nd game of the week was against Brother Rice. Our freshman team kept the same energy and put pressure on Brother Rice the whole game. The game finished with Dimitrije getting a shutout and Nureddin getting the only goal of the game.
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