Sophomore This week the Hornets continued conference play against Willowbrook. The team was ready to go after practicing for almost a week between games. The boys put tough pressure on Willowbrook right away and Davin Olsen brought the ball up the field out of the back and was fouled which earned us a free kick. Owen Atkinson took a perfect free kick shot and scored our first goal of the season!! The Hornets kept pressing for more. Yzan Almatarneh had great passes at forward and even connected on some give and goes with his teammates. Then Jaitin Pallath shot and followed up on the rebound and scored our second goal off of the assist of a combination of passes between Max Broshous and Zain Haq. The Hornets were played tough soccer and conceded a free kick that led to Willowbrook’s first goal of the game, but they didn’t let down. We had great crosses from the team that Mladen Mrskic tried to score off of but were saved by their goalie. Eli Langdon had a great stop in the middle of the field to help stop an attack from Willowbrook. The first half ended with the Hornets leading 2-1.
During the second half the Hornets earned a throw in near the outside of the box and Matt Camacho threw the ball to Owen Atikinson who shot and scored his second goal of the game to put the Hornets ahead 3-1! Simon Janakiev played great at outside mid to try to generate some attacks near the box. Our team was playing great but Willowbrook didn’t let up and scored a second goal to make the game 3-2. Great defense was played by Jorge Miranda, Joaquin Amaro, Davin Olsen, Oscar Pallath, and Matt Camacho to prevent Willowbrook from scoring any additional goals. Feras Alnass also made a great save as goalie to stop one of Willowbrooks shots. The Hornets won their first game with a final score of 3-2!
Week of March 22nd
Sophomore This week we played a home game against Addison Trail. Addison Trail was a good team, but that didn't deter our team from playing a great game against them. Some highlights from the game were Oscar Padilla winning the ball in the center of the field off of headers, Jaitin Pallath and Marcin Nowobilski getting to through balls on the outside of the field to help start our offense, Owen Atkinson and Mladen Mrksic connecting passes through the midfield, and Elijah Langdon using his speed to put pressure on AT's back line. Our defense consisted of Jorge Miranda, Davin Olsen, Joaquin Amaro, and Matt Camacho who held a tight line to force Addison Trail offside many times throughout the game to stop their attacks, which really frustrated the opposing team. Davin Olsen also won the ball and connected passes to our midfielders to help us build out of the back. The team played a great game overall and we could see things we have been working on in practice finally coming together in the game.
Week of March 15th
Varsity The team started the week with a home game against OPRF. The team came out strong and controlled the first 20 minutes of the game. Ibraheem Chahin took control of the offense and created a couple of early chances for us. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to convert them. After about 20 minutes, OPRF started to maintain a hold of the ball and kept putting pressure on our goal. Eryk Klimaszewski made some incredible saves along with the help of strong defense from Liam Camden and Jake Hospes to keep the game scoreless at halftime. OPRF took a 1-0 lead a few minutes into the second half. Although we were able to put a little pressure on, we weren’t able to score. OPRF added a goal with less than 30 seconds left in the game to end in a 2-0 loss.
The team faced another tough opponent in Morton on Thursday. We started off the game by moving the ball well and had some strong defensive plays. Dimitrije Gujanicic played well in goal and made some great saves throughout the game. Unfortunately, Morton was able to punish us on some defensive mistakes which lead to a 3-0 halftime deficit. The team continued to battle in the second half and Gael Marquez scored to cut the lead to 3-1. We continued to try to push forward which led to two Morton goals. With about 15 minutes left, Ibraheem Chahin drew a penalty kick which Allen Kozlica converted to cut the deficit to 5-2. We were proud of the effort that the team put against a very strong opponent.
Sophomore This week the Hornets started their week with an away game against OPRF. The Hornets started the game with great short passing between Owen Atkinson and Matt Camacho. Our team struggled with the speed of OPRFs attacks and we couldn’t clear the ball out of our box which allowed their first two goals. Dimitrije Gujancic made great saves throughout the game to keep the Hornets in a close game with an awesome save in the second half that he saved with his foot and then also saved the rebound. Zain Haq showed great speed at center mid winning the ball from the other team to try and generate an attack. Elijah Langdon had a great back heel pass at the top of OPRF's box to pass to his teammate without them taking the ball. Jorge Miranda used his speed to track back on multiple players throughout the game to help prevent a 1v1 with our goalie. Overall the Hornets played a tough defensive game and did their best especially in the second half to hold off their attacks with a final score of 0-3.
We had a tough game against Morton later this week and lost 8-0. I'm really proud of how hard the boys fought in the second half to try and score a goal. Marcin Nowobilski, Zain Haq, and Max Broshous pressed Morton's defense to try and cause a turn over and get off a shot on goal. Both Aryan Patel and Yzan Almatarneh stepped up to play goalie for our team while our goalie was injured. We’ll regroup this week before we continue conference play against Addison Trail.
Week of March 8th
Varsity The Hinsdale South varsity team started their season with a tough crosstown matchup with Hinsdale Central. The team started off slow and fell behind 1-0 after Central was awarded and converted a penalty kick after about 5 minutes. The team conceded another goal about 10 minutes later to go down 2-0. At that point, the team settled in and began to play short balls through Hinsdale Central’s defense. After a scramble in the box Lukas Isberg scored just before halftime to cut the lead to 2-1 heading into the second half. We took control of the game for the majority of the second half with strong midfield play from Ibraheem Chahin, Allen Kozlica, and Diego Castellanos. Eryk Klimaszewski played outstanding in goal and kept Central from adding to the lead. The team battled until the end, but ultimately came up short with a final score of 2-1.
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