Curylo, Palatine produce against Glenbrook S.

By Mike Garofola
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 9/2/2014 10:27 PM

Goals from Tyler Curylo and Colin O'Meara had host Palatine leading 2-0 up within the first 12 minutes.

It didn't get much easier for the visitors.

The Pirates (2-0-0) went on to completely dominate the first period in handing Glenbrook South a 5-1 nonconference loss Tuesday night on the turf at Chic Anderson Stadium.

Curylo, who ended up with 3 goals, put the Pirates ahead by using a composed touch at the line after teammate Tadeo Lara got things started with a corner that O'Meara helped keep alive in the ninth minute.

Three minutes later, O'Meara finished what Gavin Falotico began with a long throw -- the fifth the Pirates had already initiated, much to the disappointment of Glenbrook South coach Seong Ha.

"You know when you play Palatine, they're going to come at you hard right from the get-go, while always being dangerous on set-piece and dead-ball opportunities," said Ha. "They were, and we paid for it badly in that first 20-25 minutes."

The Pirates kept the Titans (1-3-1) under pressure and pinned in their own end with some splendid play going forward, some initiated by the backline of Kevin Burke, Liam Obernesser, O'Meara. At other times the midfield did well connecting with Curylo, who at the onset appears to be the Pirates' man up top.

"We lost two great players in Kyle Clancy and Kyle Leber, but we've got some very strong returning players in the back, two very good keepers, Gavin (Falotico) in the middle and a bunch of other talented players, who, if we continue to work hard, should be able to challenge in our division this year," Curylo said.

"We transfered play much better from back to front than our first game against Waukegan," said Palatine coach Willie Filian, "and it was nice to see others get a hand in our scoring tonight. But we've still got some holes out there we need to fix."

Curylo provided a superb cross to Alejandro Vidal from the right side, and the senior sent it into the back of the net to give Palatine a 3-goal lead at 22 minutes.

Burke and friends kept the Titans from putting anything of quality on frame toward Pirates first-half keeper Michael Jenson until Danny Cleary forced a save at the tail end of a nice one-two combination in the 36th minute.

The visitors opened the second half with plenty more urgency in its step, and at 46 minutes Patrick Swietek slipped inside to head a Chris Jin free kick from the midline just inside the back post.

Curylo quickly pulled that goal back when he thumped his header past a diving Adamopoulos off a lovely helper from Lara. But minutes later, the Glenbrook South keeper produced back-to-back brilliant saves to deny the Pirates from adding to the lead.

"I was very proud of Perry tonight. He was fearless on a couple of those big-time stops," said Ha.

Curylo watched the keeper stop his initial PK attempt in the 65th minute. But the rebound came back to the Pirates scoring standout, who calmly steered in the fifth and final goal.

"A game this early helps prepare you for what's ahead -- and for us, its Libertyville, then our CSL opener with Maine South. So that's a good thing for us," said Ha.

Palatine opens MSL play Thursday against Rolling Meadows.

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