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  • West Chicago upsets St. Charles East for regional crown Oct 24, 2014 10:33 PM
    Trailing upstart, determined West Chicago 1-0 in the second half, St. Charles East pressed harder and harder for the equalizing goal Friday night in the Class 3A St. Charles East regional championship game. That goal never came, thanks to West Chicago’s freshman goalkeeper Ricardo Porcayo, some gritty defending from Jesus Fernandez, Antonio Velazquez, Sean Sweeney and Josh Guercio, and the No. 8 seeded Wildcats stunned the No. 1 seeded Saints, 1-0.

  • Crystal Lake South wins boys soccer regional title Oct 24, 2014 8:49 PM
    When Crystal Lake South defender Jacob Canfield came away from the pack scoring the Gators’ first goal on a header en route to a 3-0 Class 3A Jacobs regional boys soccer championship win over rival Cary-Grove Friday, the junior made a beeline for the fans along the sideline in Algonquin doing none other than the well-known CL South custom Gator Chomp. “It was just kind of in the moment,” Canfield said of the chomp, which occurred after he knocked in an Andrew Perrine ball with 16:30 left in the second half of a scoreless tie. “It just felt right, it just seemed like the right idea, get the fans going, get the boost the guys needed.” But the chomp symbolized plenty more as his nibble led to a Gator-like bite out of the second-seeded Trojans (16-3), as top-seeded CL South (17-5-1), winner of its first regional title since 2010, snagged 2 more goals in the next 5:10 to pack its bags for DeKalb on Wednesday for a 5 p.m. showdown between the winner of the Rockford Boylan regional slated for today at 3 p.m. between Boylan and Rockford Guilford. “It’s a testament to the guys. We knew it wasn’t going to be pretty. You’ve got to grind and stick with it,” said Gators’ coach Brian Allen, who’s won 3 regionals in his 8 seasons at the helm.” We told them at halftime, ‘go play to win, go have fun, if you make mistakes they’re going to happen, but make them in the terms of being aggressive and going for goal’ and I think it paid dividends later.” Canfield’s was a product off a Jefferey Kirshenbaum left corner kick that Kennan Grissom bounced which C-G keeper Ethan Csoka (4 saves) whisked away. The rebound found Andrew Perrine, who found Canfield in the box and that seemed to open the gates for Nate Columbia’s first goal of the season on a ball fed by Andrew Grabowski along the right sideline and Ryan Russman’s (from Michael Woeste), which looked wide at first but bent inside the right post. “I think both teams were feeling each other out, knowing it was going to be a tough game,” Allen said. “When the opportunities presented themselves the kids stepped up when they needed to the most.” South put forth 6 shots in the second half while Cary-Grove won the advantage 13-10. The Trojans did a nice job locking up midfielder Orlando Tapia and Grabowski but lost track of players at the end as South turned to different culprits to take care of business to beat C-G for a second time this season. “It all came down to whoever could grind it out the longest,” Columbia said. “We’ve played like that all season. Once we get the first goal we get the momentum and they just start coming and coming.” “We just didn’t execute. You’ve got to give South credit,” Trojans’ coach Mark Olson said. “Both teams battled and everything but you can’t make mistakes against a good team like that, letting players get in behind you.”

  • Buffalo Grove exceeds its seed again Oct 24, 2014 9:07 PM
    Buffalo Grove is one scary No. 14 seed. After stunning No. 1 seed Warren on Tuesday, the Bison kept up the heat Friday, producing a convincing 2-0 victory over No. 9 seed Wheeling in Class 3A regional championship play at Grant Blaney Stadium. That puts the surging Bison in Tuesday’s Palatine sectional semifinals, where they’ll will face either Highland Park or Stevenson at 4:30 p.m.

  • Kaneland blanks Hampshire for regional title Oct 24, 2014 10:25 PM
    Carl Thorejornson said he has been playing soccer since second grade, which makes the sophomore like most of the players on Kaneland’s newly crowned Class 2A Burlington Central regional championship team. Thorejornson played that soccer in Norway — which makes him quite unique. Thorejornson’s soccer skills also stood out Friday in the regional championship game with Hampshire. He assisted on the Knights’ first goal and scored the second for a 2-0 victory that netted the Knights their third regional title in the past five years.

  • Boys soccer: Friday’s results Oct 25, 2014 1:10 AM
    Here are high school boys soccer results from Friday, Oct. 24.

  • Harper looks forward to regional final test Oct 23, 2014 8:01 PM
    Heading into NJCAA Region IV tournament semifinal play at Harper College, the Hawks men’s soccer team has collected points in 8 of its last 10 games, including two postseason wins, dating back to Sept. 19. “We are one of those teams who just gets it done,” first-year coach Dan Klaus said of the streak. “We have consistently dealt with what the opponent has dealt.” The team Harper started the nice streak against just happens to be the same one now standing in the Hawks way. Rock Valley College visits Palatine at 2 p.m. Saturday as both teams aim to extend their seasons.

  • Wednesday’s results Oct 22, 2014 11:40 PM
    Here are high school boys soccer results from Wednesday, Oct. 22.

  • Larkin, Streamwood will battle for regional soccer title Oct 22, 2014 10:46 PM
    Somehow, someway, Larkin defender Inno Simental had 5 assists alone on throw-ins heading into postseason play. And somehow, someway, Moises Raya managed his only goal of the season on a header off a throw-in. The boys soccer postseason calls for some unconventional ways of winning sometimes as both No. 2 seed Dundee-Crown and No. 3 Larkin would know very well in consecutive years, but the fact that Simental assisted twice on goals off throw-ins and Raya headed in the game-winning with 6:36 remaining of a 2-1 Royals win in a Class 3A Streamwood semifinal matchup Wednesday will definitely add to the tale that ties D-C and Larkin together in postseason action.

  • St. Charles North blanks Elk Grove Oct 22, 2014 10:31 PM
    Nick Graham’s third-minute strike helped turn the momentum toward St. Charles North early in Wednesday night’s opening-round match of the Elk Grove regional. Garrett Morgando later doubled the advantage as the North Stars posted a 2-0 victory over the host Grens (4-12-2) in Class 3A regional semifinal. The victory secured St. Charles North (11-5-4) a berth in the regional final on Saturday at 3 p.m. against No. 5 Rolling Meadows (10-7-3). Meadows defeated Addison Trail 3-0 in the second match at Elk Grove on Wednesday.

  • Fenton soccer team breaks out Oct 22, 2014 10:07 PM
    Glenbard South stayed with Fenton for the first half of Wednesday’s Class 2A St. Francis regional semifinal. The second half was a different story, though.

  • Energized Rolling Meadows advances by shutout Oct 22, 2014 11:09 PM
    Rolling Meadows was full of energy at the start, and that helped get the Mustangs off to winning postseason debut against Addison Trail on Wednesday night with a 3-0 victory in the second match Wednesday in the Class 3A Elk Grove boys soccer regional. Next up for the No. 5-seeded Mustangs (10-7-2) will be No. 4 St. Charles North in the regional final at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Harper advances to regional final Oct 22, 2014 10:55 PM
    A 30th-minute penalty kick from Alex Freeman provided all the scoring needed for the Harper College men’s soccer team to advance in the postseason as the visiting Hawks (8-5-2) eliminated No. 2 seed Triton College 1-0 on Wednesday.

  • Schwarz: Knee injury puts Nyarko’s Fire future in doubt Oct 22, 2014 10:27 PM
    Patrick Nyarko has always been something of an iron man for the Chicago Fire, but he hasn’t had much luck this season.

  • Boys soccer / Lake County roundup Oct 21, 2014 11:07 PM
    Max Warren scored in the first overtime, lifting Stevenson’s boys soccer team to a 1-0 upset of fourth-seeded Barrington in a Class 3A regional semifinal at Barrington on Tuesday night.

  • Reilly, Libertyville roll past Lake Forest Oct 21, 2014 10:55 PM
    A role player helped Libertyville’s soccer team roll to a victory Tuesday. Kevin Reilly assisted on both Libertyville goals, as the second-seeded Wildcats dispatched No. 16 Lake Forest 2-0 in a Class 3A regional semifinal at Libertyville. Liam O’Connell and Cam Fragassi each found the back of the net.

  • Upstart Geneva wins on PKs Oct 21, 2014 10:59 PM
    Entering the game with as many ties as victories this season — 6 — perhaps it was appropriate that Geneva found itself in a 2-2 draw with Plainfield North after regulation time during Tuesday night’s Class 3A regional soccer semifinal at Burgess Field.

  • Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove will meet for soccer title Oct 21, 2014 10:55 PM
    Even though top-seeded Crystal Lake South earned a 3-2 win over No. 4 Jacobs in a Class 3A boys soccer regional semifinal hosted by the Golden Eagles in Algonquin Tuesday, the Gators learned something invaluable en route to the regional championship at 5 p.m. on Friday against No. 2 Cary-Grove, which beat McHenry 2-0 on Tuesday..

  • Lake Park meets Willowbrook’s challenge Oct 21, 2014 10:51 PM
    A first-half goal from Kris Lopez and a second-half strike from Oliver Horgan kick-started No. 2 seed Lake Park’s opening effort to reach the final stages of the Class 3A boys soccer state tournament with a 2-0 victory over Willowbrook on Tuesday night in a regional semifinal at Schaumburg. Next up for Lancers coach Anthony Passi’s team will be the host Saxons, who defeated Glenbard North later Tuesday.

  • Harvest Christian falls in boys soccer sectional Oct 21, 2014 9:14 PM
    The Harvest Christian Academy boys soccer players received a nice ovation from fans Tuesday as they left the field for the final time this season. Despite coming out on the short end of a 9-1 decision against an older, more mature team from Hinckley-Big Rock, the young Lions were lauded for reaching a Class 1A sectional semifinal in the first place.

  • Schaumburg turns back Glenbard North Oct 21, 2014 11:35 PM
    Andrew Ralston and Alexis Flores both scored first-half goals as No. 10 seed Schaumburg asserted itself against a youthful side from Glenbard North. It was too much for the seventh-seeded Panthers, who fell 2-1 late Tuesday after a fierce comeback effort against the host Saxons at Gary Scholz Stadium. The Saxons (8-4-2) next face Lake Park (17-1-4) in a Class 3A regional final at 5 p.m. Friday.

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