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Warren, Stevenson tie for third at Glenbrook South

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By Rusty Silber
Daily Herald Correspondent

Both Stevenson and Warren would've liked to play one another for the championship of Glenbrook South's Titan Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Instead, they ended up battling for third place -- it turned out to be quite a match as the Patriots and Blue Devils played to a 2-2 draw.

"I thought we played well," Warren coach Jason Ahonen said. "We still have to clean up a lot of things."

Warren (1-0-3) got one goal from Nick Haas, with an assist from Kevin Penarrita. Then Penarrita scored with a helper from Ivan Esquivel.

"We have a good team, and we have high hopes of making it to state," Penarrita said. "We worked hard through summer camp and training."

Stevenson (2-1-1) gave a good effort despite the contest being played shortly after the Patriots had beaten Loyola Academy 5-1. In that matchup, Ethan Marx scored twice, with Avery Delgado, Jun Min and Zach Sherman had the other goals.

"I liked what I saw out of the kids," Stevenson coach Mark Schartner said. "We're very solid and I like our depth. We're playing pretty good soccer for our first week out. I'm highly encouraged."

Min tallied both goals for Stevenson in the third-place game.

"On this team, we have a lot of younger juniors, as well as seniors," said Jin, also a junior. "We do have a really good team this year and want to play more skillfully than in the past. We want to pass more -- we're a smaller team. We just have to play smart and do well in our own way."

Warren ended up in a 1-1 tie on Saturday morning in its other tournament game against Mundelein.

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