Boys Soccer: Three things learned
September 18, 2013 9:24PM
Updated: October 20, 2013 7:38AM
1. Plainfield Central is rounding into form. The Wildcats returned just three starters and coach Kevin Fitzgerald knew it might take some time for his team to jell. So far, so good, as Central is 5-1-3. After suffering their first loss of the season Saturday to Leyden, the Wildcats responded with a 4-1 win over Oswego East. That made them 2-0 in the Southwest Prairie, as they also have a win over Romeoville.
2. Speaking of Romeoville, don’t count out the Spartans. After a slow 1-3 showing out of the gate, with losses to Kennedy and Bolingbrook in the Windy City Ram Classic and the defeat at the hands of Plainfield Central, Romeoville has won three of its last four. Christian Duarte had a goal and an assist Tuesday as the Spartans upset Plainfield North. The Spartans also have a win over a strong Thornton co-op squad.
3. Lincoln-Way East can light up the scoreboard. The Griffins primarily relied on defense during last year’s run to the SouthWest Suburban Blue title, but have a different look this season. They scored 14 goals in three matches last week, going 3-0 in pool play of the Lincoln-Way Invitational. Seniors Alan Hernandez (6 goals) and Bryan Dillberg (5 goals, 3 assists) have led the way. East has a big match Thursday vs. Bloom in a Lincoln-Way Invitational semifinal.