Girls Soccer: Bolingbrook shuts out Joliet Central
By Tim Tierney For Sun-Times Media April 17, 2012 10:00PM
Updated: May 19, 2012 8:11AM
The six seniors on Bolingbrook’s girls soccer team were recognized for their contributions at halftime of Tuesday’s match against Joliet Central, so it was fitting that a graduating player made the difference.
Aaliyah Mitchell, Katy Rees, Lindsey Levy, Haley Ochromowicz, Karen Quintana and Brittany Gregus were honored during the 2-0 SouthWest Suburban Blue victory in which Rees scored both goals.
“The seniors got a lot of playing time today, which is good because we all got to play together,’’ Rees said. “I usually play defense. It was fun to play up top and get goals on Senior Night and be able to remember that.’’
Rees scored the first goal from about 25 yards out with 26 minutes, 29 seconds to play in the opening half. The 1-0 lead stood until Rees scored again with 40 seconds left in the game, the conference opener for both teams.
“I think we had better technique and we were able to control the ball and connect our passes and get the ball forward,’’ Rees said.
“She was an All-Sectional player last year and could be again this year,’’ Bolingbrook coach Martin Uscila said of Rees.
Caroline Harvey joined Rees, Levy, Quintana and Ochromowicz, the team captain, up front in helping Bolingbrook (9-4-1) maintain possession, especially in the opening half.
“I put her (Ochromowicz) at forward today as a reward for what she’s done in the program,’’ Uscila said. “She’s played defense for three years.’’
“They pretty much controlled the first half,’’ Joliet Central coach Eduardo Contreras said. “We made some adjustments in the second half and played a little better. We’ve got to get more possessions and more shots on goal.’’
Joliet Central (4-7-1) has had to endure a couple of key injuries, including team captain Yessica Reyes, who’s back after missing three weeks. Contreras said the return of freshman forward Kathia Arredondo also will help.
“We’re glad to have those two girls back,’’ Contreras said.