Boys Soccer: Three Things Learned
September 25, 2013 10:10PM
Updated: October 28, 2013 6:55AM
1. The Southwest Prairie race is going to be a lot of fun. Minooka bounced back from a loss to Oswego to earn a big win over Romeoville, improving to 2-1 in conference play and staying in the race. Seven-time defending champion Plainfield Central is 2-0 with a huge week ahead next week: Tuesday vs. Minooka, Thursday at Plainfield South and Saturday at Plainfield North.
2. Bolingbrook is the area’s most mysterious team. The Raiders, at 5-7, continue to have ups and downs. They’ve showed they can compete with strong teams, earning wins over Bremen and Romeoville earlier in the season. Their latest impressive performance? A 7-0 thrashing Saturday of Marian Catholic. Consistency has been lacking, though, and the Raiders will have to find that as SouthWest Suburban Blue play kicks off next week with trips to Lockport and Stagg.
3. As usual, the postseason path will be brutal for Plainfield schools. All four Plainfield schools are assigned to the Class 3A Metea Valley Sectional, which includes many of the state’s top teams, headlined by Naperville Central and Naperville North. Lockport and Romeoville, meanwhile, shift to the 3A Andrew Sectional after being assigned to downstate-based sectionals in recent years. Lincoln-Way East, Stagg and Sandburg are among the other top contenders at Andrew.