Girls soccer: Barrington downs Hersey
Barrington broke away from its close game with Hersey, exploding for 5 second-half goals en route to a 6-0 girls soccer victory Monday night at Roland Goins Stadium in Arlington Heights.
The win keeps the Fillies (11-0-1, 8-0-0) atop the Mid-Suburban League table with 24 points at the end of a night in which every league game was delayed due to stormy weather.
This contest would begin nearly 90 minutes after its original start time and when it did, the Fillies found themselves playing into a stiff wind, as well as a defensive posture that saw the Huskies (8-5-1, 4-3-0) sitting deep and with plenty of numbers behind the ball.
"We've had a tough run of injuries, so we're not at full strength right now so we felt that was our best course of action against a team that plays quick, can possess the ball, and who can really attack," said Hersey coach, Mike Rusniak, whose club was 2 points (12-10) clear of both Buffalo Grove and Rolling Meadows in the MSL East at the start of the day.
Rusniak's tactical approach was working well until Jen Devona steered in the opener at 23 minutes, which would prove to be the eventual game-winner.
"We have a really busy week ahead of us so we wanted to get this game in and give us a good start to our week," said Devona.
Rebecca Shoemaker, who assisted on the opener, doubled the advantage for the visitors in the 53rd minute, and the Fillies were on their way.
Tina Teik unleashed a nasty 18-yard blast in the 58th minute to make it 3-0, before reserve players Caroline Kilayko and Kristina Lymperis made their mark on the Barrington victory.
Kilayko would score the Fillies' fourth and last goal of the evening, while Lubinsky added one of her own in between, before earning the helper on Kiyalko's double.