Another heart-pounding win for Grayslake Central
It might be time to start calling Grayslake Central's soccer players the "Cardiac Kids."
Anthony Bentancourth's goal gave the Rams their second straight win in overtime, 3-2 over visiting Woodstock in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division thriller Thursday night.
Joey Mudd and Phil Longenecker scored second-half tallies for Grayslake Central (6-7, 2-0), which captured its third straight victory. Rams keeper Steven Anderson made 4 saves.
Grayslake North 4, Crystal Lake Central 0: Junior Jake Hensley scored back-to-back goals in the second half for the visiting Knights, whose advantage was only 1-0 at intermission.
Sophomore Gavin Amburn had given Grayslake North (4-11, 1-1) the lead, with senior Sean Blashe picking up the assist. Sophomores Fernando Sanchez and Zach Kottmer assisted on Hensley's goals before Sanchez finished the scoring after receiving a pass from freshman Chris Zamora.
Grayslake North sophomore Dean Jones earned the clean sheet with 4 saves.
"We played a solid game on both sides of the ball," Knights coach Adam DeCaluwe said. "We were committed and solid defensively, and that provided a great platform to build and attack from. We were short a couple of players, but everyone stepped up and responded to that challenge with a lot of desire and character."
Carmel 1, Lakes 1: Center midfielder Evan Potter scored from 25 yards out in the 70th minute, allowing Carmel to earn the tie in the nonconference match.
Corsairs coach Ray Krawzak called Potter's goal, which landed in the far upper corner of the net, a "fantastic blast."
Lakes scored its goal early in the second half on a shot by Brian Werchek. Eagles keeper Kevin Ray made 10 saves.
Carmel (5-4-2) resumes its quad today by hosting Cary-Grove.
Warren 1, Round Lake 1: Warren's Timmy Pieper and Round Lake's Abraham Murua were the goal scorers in the North Suburban Conference crossover, which was tied 0-0 at halftime.
Daniel Szczepanek assisted on Pieper's goal. RJ Hill made 7 saves in goal for Warren (10-3-1).
Round Lake keeper Jose Martinez was credited with 3 saves.
Antioch 2, Lake Zurich 2: Iven Hernandez scored both goals for Antioch, and Nick Brito assisted on both in the North Suburban crossover.
Stevenson 4, Vernon Hills 0: The Patriots got second-half strikes from Joseph Hugener, Max Klaber and Jun Min in the North Suburban crossover.
Michael Weinstein scored in the opening half for Stevenson (9-2-1), as Toshiki Niimi earned the first of his 2 assists. Ryan Puszka and Caesar Navarro also assisted on goals, while Quentin Low (5 saves) and Chris Boutros (1 save) shared the shutout.
Vernon Hills fell to 7-3-2.
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