Boys Soccer: Three things learned
October 9, 2013 9:24PM
Updated: November 11, 2013 12:19PM
1. Plainfield North has earned respect. It was a bit of a surprise when the Tigers were given the No. 4 seed in the loaded Class 3A Metea Valley Sectional, behind just Naperville Central, Naperville North and Batavia. North’s strong season deserved to be rewarded, though. The Tigers could meet Neuqua Valley in what would be an intriguing Geneva Regional final. Plainfield Central is seeded eighth, Plainfield South 14th and Plainfield East 15th.
2. Lincoln-Way East and Thornton co-op are headed for a showdown. After East avenged an earlier loss to Lincoln-Way West on Tuesday, the Griffins (3-0) and Wildcats (4-0) are the lone unbeatens in SouthWest Suburban Red play, with the two set to meet in their league finale Tuesday in Harvey. For that to be a winner-take-all affair, East must get by Lincoln-Way North on Thursday and Bradley on Saturday, while Thornton must win Saturday at Andrew.
3. Bolingbrook is finding consistency. After many ups and downs over the first five weeks of the season, the Raiders have won three in a row and five of their last six, with the only loss to Lockport. Bolingbrook, which has huge wins over Lincoln-Way West and Stagg in the last two weeks, is 2-1 in SouthWest Suburban Blue play and still has conference title hopes if it can win out and Lockport suffers a loss.