SCOREBOARD WATCHING: BOYS SOCCER
Glenbrook South closed out the 2017 season with a 12-7-4 record.
The Titans fell to Lane Tech 2-1 in a Class 3A regional semifinal on its home turf on Oct. 17.
GBS’s lone tally came on a penalty kick by Jimmy McMahon in the 46th minute.
Lane used counter-attack goals by Grant Nagle in the 20th minute and Marcin Kieta in the 24th minute to go ahead 2-0.
“We made a couple of unfortunate mistakes,” said GBS coach Reggie Lara.
In the second half, GBS had a number of chances.
“Their keeper [Simon Jillson] made spectacular saves against us,” Lara said.
Loyola Academy 4, Maine East 0
— Loyola Academy received goals from David Gripman, Ford Peterson, Daniel Montaquilla and Roger Akela in its 4-0 victory over Maine East on Senior Night on Oct. 11.
Gripman and Akela also came up with assists for the Ramblers (12-5). Brady Reichert also had an assist.
Senior David Moreno-Hirsch earned the shutout in goal.
Glenbrook North 4, Lake Forest 0
— Glenbrook North improved to 15-3-1 overall with a 4-0 win at Lake Forest on Oct. 11.
Playing on Senior Night, the Scouts fell to 4-12 on the season.
New Trier 2, St. Ignatius 0
— Goals by Riles Walsh and Will Felitto lifted New Trier to a 2-0 victory over visiting St. Ignatius on Oct. 10.
Walsh also had an assist as did teammate Logan Weaver.
Goalie Sam Warden had five saves.
With the win, the Trevians improved their overall record to 17-3-0.
Grayslake North 2, Glenbrook South 1
— Glenbrook South dropped a nonconference game to visiting Grayslake North 2-1 on Oct. 10.
Jonathan Hernandez knotted the game 1-1 with a goal in the sixth minute. He was assisted by Michael Hatfield.
GBS is now 12-6-3 on the season.
Glenbrook North 4, Hinsdale Central 1
— Glenbrook North didn’t stay down for long.
Following its 3-1 loss to New Trier in the CSL Championship, GBN rebounded with a 4-1 victory over visiting Hinsdale Central on Oct. 6.
Robbie Fraser led the Spartans (14-3-1, 5-0) by scoring two goals.
Max Marquez contributed one goal and one assist.
Joey Martens had the other goal, while Matt Metzger, Evan Goldberg and George Luke had assists.
Daniel Spencer and Nick Washelesky shared time in goal. Both recorded three saves each.
New Trier 6, Stevenson 1
— Logan Weaver and Eric Plante scored two goals apiece to spark New Trier to a 6-1 victory over host Stevenson on Oct. 6.
Weaver now has 10 goals and 10 assists on the season.
Plante upped his goal total to seven.
Nick Tashima also scored for the Trevians (16-3-0).
The assists belonged to Ryan Krueger, Mateo Blair, Riles Walsh and Andrew Kuhn
Sam Warden finished with five saves.
Lake Forest 3, Vernon Hills 3
— Lake Forest jumped ahead 3-1 on goals by Alan Cecherz and Landon Edwards (2) but couldn’t hold off a late rally by host Vernon Hills on Oct. 6.
The game ended in a 3-3 tie, when the Cougars tallied two goals in the final 10 minutes.
Cecherz also had an assist. Oliver Akintade, Kean O’Connor and Joey Williams had the other helpers.
Scouts goalie John Walsh made three saves.
New Trier 3, Glenbrook North 1
— Will Felitto had himself a game.
The senior forward scored two goals and added one assist as host New Trier topped Glenbrook North 3-1 in the CSL Championship game on Oct. 4.
Felitto now has 13 goals and five assists on the season for the 15-3 Trevians.
His first goal was assisted by Jeffery Urban. He was set up by Logan Weaver on his second score. It was Weaver’s 10th assist of the season.
NT’s third goal of the game was tallied by Sean Gooze off a feed from Felitto.
Sam Warden of the Trevians finished the contest with seven saves.
Glenbrook North’s lone goal was scored by Max Marquez.
GBN goalkeeper Daniel Spencer made seven saves.
This was the second meeting between the two local powers. GBN (13-3-1) edged NT 1-0 on Sept. 9.
Loyola Academy 1, Jones Prep 0
— Loyola Academy went on the road and came away with a 1-0 victory over Jones Prep 1-0 on Oct. 5.
Daniel Montaquila’s unassisted goal was the difference.
The Ramblers (11-5) received solid goalie play from Frankie Baio and David Moreno-Hirsch.
Glenbrook South 1, Deerfield 0
— Glenbrook South got back on track.
The Titans (12-5-3, 2-1-2) snapped a three-game losing streak by edging visiting Deerfield 1-0 in a CSL crossover game on Oct. 5.
Gavin Morse scored the winning goal in dramatic fashion — only 20 seconds left on the clock — off a feed from David Joseph.
Maine South 5, Highland Park 0
— Maine South topped visiting Highland Park 5-0 in a CSL crossover game on Oct. 5.
The Giants are now 4-13 on the season.
Waukegan 4, Lake Forest 1
— Lake Forest wrapped up play in the North Suburban Conference with a 4-1 loss at Waukegan on Oct. 3.
Jack Page volleyed in a goal from a Durban Rohrbach free kick to account for LF’s lone score.
Goalie John Walsh made 10 saves for the Scouts (4-11-1, 1-6).
Loyola Academy 1, Fenwick 0
— This was a defensive battle.
On Oct. 3, with both teams unable to score during regulation and two overtimes, the game went to a shootout.
Host Loyola got the best of Fenwick in the penalty-kick showdown, 4-2. LA’s goals were scored by David Gripman, Tommy Zipprich, Andrew Hoepfner and Collin Leider.
It was the 10th win of the season for the Ramblers (10-5).
Leyden 4, Glenbrook South 0
— Glenbrook South sustained its first loss at home on Oct. 2, when it fell 4-0 to Leyden.
The Titans (11-5-3, 2-1-2), who have lost three straight, have been hit by the injury bug. They’ve played the past three games without their starting goalkeeper, two starting defenders and multiple midfielders.
“Don’t give up on us yet,” said GBS coach Reggie Lara.
New Trier 1, Fremd 0
— New Trier claimed a road win at Fremd 1-0 on Oct. 2 to up its overall record to 14-3.
The game’s lone goal was scored by Alex Donnelly-Maine on an assist by Mateo Blair.
Sam Warden earned the shutout on seven saves. It was Warden’s ninth shutout of the season.
Glenbrook North 4, Glenbrook South 0
— Two goals by Sahil Modi sparked Glenbrook North to a 4-0 victory over visiting Glenbrook South on Sept. 28.
GBN’s other goals were scored by Deng Deng Kur and Konrad Kulesza.
Modi, Sam Heydt and Robbie Fraser had the assists.
Daniel Spencer accumulated six saves.
With the win, GBN improved to 13-2-1.
GBS slipped to 11-4-3.
St. Ignatius 2, Loyola Academy 0
— Loyola saw its record slip to 9-5 overall with a 2-0 defeat against host St. Ignatius on Sept. 28.
New Trier 5, Niles North 0
— Will Felitto tallied two goals to help New Trier take down visiting Niles North in CSL South action on Sept. 26.
With the win, the Trevians (13-3-0, 4-1) clinched the league title.
Senior goalkeeper Sam Warden picked up another shutout. He had two saves.
NT, which also uses Sam Rutherford in goal, now has 11 shutouts on the season.
With the two goals, Felitto upped his goal total to 11.
The other goals were scored by Riles Walsh (2 goals, 3 assists), Ryan Krueger (16 goals, 7 assists) and Sean Gooze (1 goal, 1 assist).
Felitto also was credited with an assist on Walsh’s goal. He now has four assists on the season.
Alex Donnelly-Maine, Mateo Blair, Alex Boudos and Daniel Gunther had the other helpers.
Zion-Benton 5, Lake Forest 0
— Playing without three starters, Lake Forest hung tough for a while in its 5-0 setback at Zion-Benton on Sept. 26. The Scouts (4-10-1, 1-5) trailed 1-0 at the midpoint of the game. The Zee-Bees tallied four second-half goals on counter attacks.
John Walsh finished the game with eight saves.
Maine West 2, Highland Park 1
— Alexis Perez scored but it wasn’t enough as Highland Park dropped a 2-1 decision to visiting Maine West on Sept. 26.
With the loss, the Giants slipped to 2-3 in the CSL North and 4-12 overall.
Glenbrook North 8, Maine East 0
— Sahil Modi was extremely productive.
The senior not only came up with a hat trick, but he also added to two assists in Glenbrook North’s 8-0 victory against visiting Maine East on Sept. 26.
GBN’s other goals were scored by Joey Martens (2), Matt Metzger, George Luke and Sam Sullivan.
The other assists were credited to Metzger (2), Luke, Robbie Fraser and Alex Kahn.
Nick Washelesky made four saves.
Maine South 3, Glenbrook South 0
— Glenbrook South was unable to dent the scoreboard in its 3-0 setback to host Maine South on Sept. 26.
With the loss, GBS fell to 11-3-3 overall and 2-1-2 in the CSL South.
Mount Carmel 4, Loyola Academy 1
— Loyola Academy’s lone score in its 4-1 loss at Mount Carmel on Sept. 26 came on penalty kick by Nick Lew.
LA’s slipped to 9-4 overall and 3-2 in conference.
New Trier 3, Lake Forest 0
— Will Felitto, Nick Tashima and Eric Plante came up with the goals as New Trier defeated host Lake Forest 3-0 on Sept. 23.
Plante, Ryan Krueger and Riles Walsh were credited with assists.
Sam Warden recorded the shutout with four saves.
Krueger leads the Trevians (12-3-0, 3-1-0) with 15 goals and seven assists.
The other team leaders include Felitto (9 goals, 3 assists), Plante (5 goals, 1 assist) and Logan Weaver (8 goals, 9 assists).
Lake Forest slipped to 4-9-1 on the season.
Glenbrook North 4, Highland Park 0
— Glenbrook North remained unbeaten in the CSL North with a 4-0 victory at Highland Park on Sept. 23.
GBN’s goals were scored by Matt Metzger, Max Marquez, Sahil Modi and Ben Gordon.
Modi and Marquez also had assists.
Daniel Spencer had five saves to go along with an assist.
Glenbrook South 2, New Trier 1
— During a five-minute span, the action was fast and furious.
And, as it turned out, that worked out in Glenbrook South’s favor. The host Titans used two goals by David Joseph to top New Trier 2-1 on Sept. 22.
Joseph scored his first goal in the 46th minute off a feed from Jimmy McMahon. He then broke a 1-1 in the 51st minute, when he scored on an assist from Matthew Ruth.
In between those two goals, senior Ryan Krueger put New Trier (11-3-0, 3-1-0) on the board by scoring on unassisted free kick in the 48th minute.
With the win, GBS improved to 11-2-3 overall and 2-0-2 in league play.
Loyola Academy 1, Brother Rice 0
— Loyola Academy pushed its record to 9-3-0 overall and 3-1-0 in league play by edging visiting Brother Rice 1-0 on Sept. 21.
Ford Peterson notched the goal off a feed from Collin Leider.
Frankie Baio recorded his second shutout in a row.
Glenbrook North 7, Deerfield 0
—Glenbrook North picked up win No. 10 with a 7-0 victory over visiting Deerfield on Sept. 19.
The Spartans (10-2-1, 3-0) were led by Deng Deng Kur (2 goals), Alex Kahn (2 goals), Robbie Fraser (1 goal, 3 assists), Matt Metzger (1 goal), George Luke (1 goal), Sahil Modi (2 assists) and Joey Martens (2 assists).
Daniel Spencer (4 saves) and Nick Washelesky (3 saves) shared the shutout.
Loyola Academy 3, St. Joseph 0
— Ford Peterson, Roger Akela and Tommy Zipprich tallied goals as Loyola Academy took care of host St. Joseph 3-0 on Sept. 19.
Collin Leider had two assists for the Ramblers (8-2-0). Michael Sullivan also had a helper.
Frankie Baio earned the shutout in goal.
Highland Park 6, Maine East 4
— Jeyson Vasquez and Justin Illes scored two goals apiece to lead Highland Park (4-10, 2-1) to a 6-4 victory over host Maine East on Sept. 19.
Milton (Wisconsin) Tournament
— Highland Park opened play in the Milton Tournament with a 6-0 victory over Milwaukee Lutheran on Sept. 15.
But the Giants (3-10, 1-1) were unable to keep it going in Day Two of the tourney on Sept. 16. They fell to Oshkosh North 2-1 and then dropped a 3-1 decision to Middleton.
“We were likely the most talented team there, but we fell apart at the wrong time,” said HP coach Blake Novotny.
Glenbrook South 0, Niles North 0
— Glenbrook South played host Niles North to a 0-0 tie on Sept. 19.
Goalkeeper Michael Hatfield got the shutout for the Titans (10-2-3, 1-0-2).
New Trier 1, Evanston 0
— In the Battle of the Fire Hydrant game on Sept. 19, visiting New Trier came away with a 1-0 victory over Evanston.
Will Felitto scored the game’s lone goal. He was assisted by Ryan Krueger.
NT goalie Sam Warden racked up six saves to earn the shutout.
With the win, NT improved to 11-2 overall and 3-0 in the CSL South.
Lake Zurich 1, Lake Forest 0
— Once again, Lake Forest battled hard.
The host Scouts (4-8-1) kept Lake Zurich off the scoreboard for 60 minutes before losing the North Suburban Conference game 1-0 on Sept. 19.
LF goalkeeper John Walsh finished the game with five saves.
— The arrow continues to point up for the Glenbrook North boys soccer team.
The Spartans took to the road and wound up 2-0 in the Arrowhead (Wisconsin) Invite on Sept. 15-16.
GBN recorded wins over Appleton North 2-0 and host Arrowhead 4-1 to run its overall record to 9-2-1.
Brandon Mankoff and Matt Metzger tallied goals against Appleton North. Robbie Frazer had an assist, while Daniel Spencer earned a shutout in goal with four saves.
Sahil Modi came up with two goals and one assist in the team’s win over Arrowhead. Frazer and Deng Deng Kur also scored. The other assists were credited to Metzger and Nate Aronson. Nick Washelesky recorded four saves in goal.
Deng leads the team with 13 goals. Modi has eight goals.
Lake Forest 2, Glenbrook South 2
— Both teams turned up the offensive heat in the second half.
After playing to a 0-0 tie in the first half, Lake Forest and host Glenbrook South ended in a 2-2 tie on Sept. 16.
Jimmy McMahon stood out for GBS (10-2-2, 1-0-1) on this usually hot afternoon. He assisted Matthew Ruth in the 42nd minute. Then, in the 72nd minute, he took a pass from Jonathan Hernandez to knot the game at 2-2.
Lake Forest (4-7-1, 1-3-0) struck twice in a 74-second span in the second half. Durban Rohrbach got the first tally. And then, Alex White came up with a score to give LF a 2-1 advantage.
Midfielder Jake Danneker had the assists.
“I haven’t seen too many midfielders better than him,” said LF head coach Rob Parry. “When he zigs, we have to get the rest of our team to zag.”
New Trier 4, Loyola Academy 0
— He’s now at 15.
New Trier’s Ryan Krueger upped his goal total to 15 on the season, when he scored twice in his team’s 4-0 victory over host Loyola Academy on Sept. 16.
After Will Felitto put the Trevians (10-2-0, 2-0-0) ahead 1-0, Krueger struck with an unassisted goal. He then added another score on a penalty kick.
Goal No. 4 was scored by Eric Plante on an assist by Daniel Gunther.
Riles Walsh picked up an assist on Felitto’s goal.
Sam Warden earned the shutout in goal. He had three saves.
With the loss, LA slipped to 7-3-0.
Libertyville 5, Lake Forest 1
— Libertyville continues to play at very high level.
The host Wildcats toppled Lake Forest 5-1 on Sept. 14 in North Suburban Conference action.
The game was scoreless for the first 50 minutes. Libertyville eventually broke the deadlock, when it scored on a controversial penalty kick.
From there, things went downhill for LF. The Wildcats built a 4-0 lead by converting three headers — all on corner kicks.
LF’s lone goal came on successful PK by Jake Danneker in the final five minutes of the game.
St. Laurence 1, Loyola Academy 0
— This one was pretty much even for 80 minutes.
But it only took St. Laurence 41 seconds in overtime to break 0-0 tie and top host Loyola Academy on Sept. 14.
With the loss, LA slipped to 7-2. The Vikings improved to 5-2-1.
New Trier 3, Niles West 0
— Chalk up another win for New Trier.
The host Trevians topped Niles West 3-0 on Sept. 14 to run their overall record to 9-2-0. They are 2-0 in the CSL South.
Ryan Krueger, Logan Weaver and Eric Plante scored the goals.
Krueger, Weaver and Mateo Blair had the assists.
Sam Warden earned the shutout in goal. He had three saves.
Glenbrook South 1, Evanston 1
— Glenbrook South played host Evanston to a 1-1 tie in CSL South action on Sept. 14.
Evanston scored in the third minute, while GBS’s Jeremy Weber got the equalizer in the 23rd minute. He was assisted by Jimmy McMahon.
GBS is now 10-2-1 on the season.
Glenbrook North 5, Maine West 1
— Five different players — Matt Metzger, Sahill Modi, Robbie Fraser, Deng Deng Kur and Joey Martens — scored in Glenbrook North’s 5-1 win over visiting Maine West on Sept. 13.
Nate Aronson had two assists for the Spartans (6-2-1, 2-0-0). Kur and Max Marquez had the other helpers.
Daniel Spencer (4 saves) and Mitchell Wilson (3 saves) shared time in goal.
New Trier 4, Maine South 2
— New Trier opened play in the CSL South with a 4-2 triumph over visiting Maine South on Sept. 12.
The Trevians (8-2-0) came up with a balanced attack. Will Felitto, Logan Weaver, Eric Plante and Ryan Krueger scored one goal apiece.
Krueger, who now has 12 goals on the season, also had two assists. Alex Donnelly-Maine and Alex Boudos had the other helpers.
Goalies Sam Rutherford (1 save) and Sam Warden (3 saves) shared the shutout.
Glenbrook South 2, Niles West 0
— Host Glenbrook South picked up win No. 10 (10-2) with a 2-0 shutout over CSL South foe Niles West on Sept. 12.
Assisted by Jimmy McMahon, Jeremy Weber scored in the eighth minute to put the Titans ahead 1-0.
Then, in the 20th minute, Matthew Ruth converted a pass from Jhovanny Guadarrama to make 2-0.
Michael Hatfield earned the save. He had six saves.
Loyola Academy 2, Marmion 1
— Nick Lew and Christian Jimenez tallied the goals as Loyola Academy slipped past host Marmion Academy 2-1 on Sept. 12.
Collin Leider and Daniel Montaquila set up Lew’s goal.
Montaquila and Brady Reichert assisted Jimenez’s score.
LA is now 7-1-0 on the season.
Deerfield 4, Highland Park 2
— Physical play was in evidence.
Visiting Highland Park (2-8, 1-1), who received four yellow cards and one red, fell to rival Deerfield 4-2 on Sept. 12.
Joey Schwartz and Jeyson Vasquez tallied the goals for the Giants. Sam Kalter and Justin Illes had the assists.
Deerfield got no cards.
Junior Nikita Bankevich scored a hat trick for the Warriors.
Senior Cory Johnson had a goal and two assists.
Warren 2, Lake Forest 0
— Visiting Warren scored two second-half goals, including one with five minutes to play, and went home a 2-0 winner over Lake Forest on Sept. 12.
Goalkeeper John Walsh finished the game with seven saves for the Scouts (4-6, 1-2).
Glenbrook North 8, Vernon Hills 0
— Six different players earned goals for Glenbrook North in its 8-0 victory over host Vernon Hills on Sept. 11.
Deng Deng Kur and Joey Martens had two goals each for the Spartans (6-2-1, 1-0).
Single goals were scored by Max Marquez, Robbie Fraser, Matt Metzger and Alex Kahn.
Assists were credited to Kur, Metzger, Fraser, Martens and Kahn.
Sophomore goalie Nick Washelesky collected three saves in the shutout.
— Glenbrook South split a pair of games on Sept. 9 at the Morton Invitational.
The Titans (9-2) fell 6-0 to Edwardsville, while they earned a 4-0 victory over the host team. Julian Issar (2 goals, 1 assist), Jeremy Weber (1 goal, 2 assists), Lucas Balbinot (unassisted goal) and Matthew Ruth (assist) supplied the fireworks against Morton.
Buffalo Grove 2, Lake Forest 1
— Despite being short-handed, Lake Forest battled tough before losing to host Buffalo Grove 2-1 on Sept. 9.
The game was tied 1-1 at halftime. LF’s lone goal was scored by junior forward Alan Cecherz (3rd of the season) on an assist by sophomore Jamie Phalen.
With starting goalie John Walsh sidelined with an injury, the Scouts (4-5) received solid work from backup Thomas Capstick. He protected the net for the entire 80 minutes and made five saves.
LF played without six seniors, including four starters, due to the ACT test.
Glenbrook North 1, New Trier 0
— Two of the area’s top teams battled it out at New Trier on Sept. 9.
A goal by senior midfielder Brandon Mankoff gave Glenbrook North a 1-0 victory. He was assisted by George Luke.
GBN goalie Daniel Spencer earned the shutout. He had five saves.
NT goalie Sam Warden finished the contest with four saves.
The Spartans improved to 5-2-1. New Trier slipped to 7-2.
— Glenbrook South (8-1) opened play in the Morton Invitational on Sept. 8 with a 2-1 victory over Batavia.
Gabe Diculescu and Matthew Ruth scored the goals.
Lucas Balbinot and Jeremy Weber had the assists.
Highland Park 2, Vernon Hills 1
— Goals by Jeyson Vasquez and Ronin Moore produced to a 2-1 victory for Highland Park in its CSL North game against visiting Vernon Hills on Sept. 8.
Gustavo Marquez contributed the assist.
Roi Lavi turned in solid goalkeeping for the Giants (2-7).
New Trier 5, Lake Forest Academy 0
— That’s No. 6.
New Trier picked up its sixth shutout of the season by topping visiting Lake Forest Academy 5-0 on Sept. 7.
Sam Rutherford earned the shutout in goal. He had four saves.
Ryan Krueger continues to light it up for the Trevians (7-1-0). He scored twice to raise his goal total to 11 for the season.
Logan Weaver also contributed in a big way with two goals and one assist. He now has six goals and six assists.
The team’s other goal was scored by Andrew Kuhn on a feed from Alex Donnelly-Maine.
Eric Plante also had an assist.
Lake Forest 1, Stevenson 0
— Austin Pinderski’s goal in the first half held up as Lake Forest edged visiting Stevenson 1-0 on Sept. 7.
Pinderski was assisted by Alex White.
John Walsh, a sophomore, turned in another sparkling performance in goal. He recorded five saves. He now has 2 1/2 shutouts on the season.
With the win, the Scouts evened their record at 4-4.
Loyola Academy 2, St. Francis 1
— Goals by Collin Leider and David Gripman lifted Loyola Academy to a 2-1 win over visiting St. Francis on Sept. 7.
Leider’s goal was assisted by Andrew Hoepfner.
Christian Jimenez earned an assist on Gripman’s goal.
St. Francis’ lone score came on penalty kick.
With the win, the Ramblers improved to 6-1-0.
Glenbrook South 1, Highland Park 0
— This was a defensive standoff until the 55th minute.
Glenbrook South’s Jimmy McMahon broke a 0-0 deadlock by scoring off a feed from Gabe Diculescu. The lone goal gave the Titans (7-1) a 1-0 victory over host Highland Park on Sept. 6.
With the loss, the Giants slipped to 1-7 on the season.
Mundelein 2, Lake Forest 0
— Mundelein scored both of its goals in the final 10 minutes to notch a 2-0 victory over host Lake Forest (3-4) on Sept. 5.
“We lost to them 7-1 last year,” said LF head coach Rob Parry. “So I am very happy with the improvement.”
Sophomore John Walsh finished the game with seven saves.
Maine South 2, Glenbrook North 1
— Glenbrook North (4-2-1) dropped a 2-1 decision to visiting Maine South on Sept. 5.
Deng Deng Kur tallied the GBN goal.
Daniel Spencer recorded five saves.
Loyola Academy 8, Bishop McNamara 0
— Eight different players scored in Loyola Academy’s 8-0 drubbing over host Bishop McNamara on Sept. 5.
The goals were scored by Tommy Zipprich, Nick Roscoe, Collin Leider, Christian Jimenez, David Gripman, Oscar Blazer, Ford Peterson and Roger Akela.
Zipprich, Gripman, Roscoe, Peterson, Brady Reichert, Michael Sullivan and Luke Phillips had the assists.
Blazer curled in a corner kick for his goal.
— Back on track.
New Trier (6-1-0), which lost to Libertyville in the Northside College Showcase championship game on Sept. 2, returned to its winning ways by handling host Deerfield 7-0 on Sept. 5.
Ryan Krueger was one of the star performers. The NT senior, who will play at Colgate University next year, came up with a hat trick. He has nine goals on the season.
Will Felitto, who will play at Williams College next season, finished the game with one goal and one assist. It was his fifth goal of the season.
NT’s other scorers were Alex Donnelly-Maine and Eric Plante, while NT’s other goal came on an own goal.
Plante and Donnelly-Maine also had assists, while Ben Axelrod had two helpers.
Sam Warden recorded two saves to earn the shutout in goal.
Glenbrook South 3, Maine West 0
— Lucas Balbinot struck twice to help Glenbrook South (6-1) defeat host Maine West 3-0 on Sept. 5.
Matthew Ruth assisted Balbinot in the 60th minute.
Jhovanny Guadarrama set up Balbinot in the 62nd minute.
David Joseph also tallied a goal. He scored in the 5th minute on a pass from Jeremy Weber.
Michael Hatfield minded the GBS net and picked up his third shutout of the season.
Evanston 5, Highland Park 0
— Highland Park coach Blake Novotny came away very impressed with Evanston.
“They overpowered us from the beginning,” said the HP coach, following his team’s 5-0 setback to the Wildkits on Sept. 5. “They moved off of the ball well, kept possession and penetrated our defense.”
— The Titans took it.
Two goals by Jimmy McMahon and one goal by Jeremy Weber gave Glenbrook South a 3-2 victory over Wheeling in the championship game of the Titan Invitational on Sept. 2.
After Wheeling tallied a goal in the first half, McMahon came up with the equalizer in the 37th minute on a feed from Jonathan Hernandez. Five minutes later, McMahon popped in a penalty kick to put the Titans (5-1) in front 2-1.
GBS expanded its lead to 3-1, when Weber scored off a pass from David Joseph in the 55th minute.
Mark Hatfield earned the win in goal. He gave up two but finished with four saves.
Northside College Showcase
— Libertyville broke out to a 3-0 first-half lead and went on to beat host New Trier 5-2 in the title game of the Northside College Showcase on Sept. 2.
The Trevians got on the board, when Andrew Kuhn punched in a goal off a corner kick. Will Felitto also dented the net in the second half. It was his fourth goal of the season.
Logan Weaver earned both assists. The junior now has four goals to go along with five assists on the season.
It was the first loss of the season for the Trevians (5-1).
And, in the third-place game, Deng Deng Kur came up with his second hat trick of the tourney to lead Glenbrook North past Buffalo Grove 5-0 on Sept. 2. Robbie Fraser and Sahil Modi scored the other goals for the Spartans (4-1-1). Max Marquez had two assists, while Fraser and Alex Kahn had the other helpers.
Daniel Spencer and Nick Washelesky shared the shutout.
Loyola 7, Schurz 0
— Six different Loyola Academy players scored goals in its 7-0 victory over visiting Schurz on Sept. 2.
David Gripman, Collin Leider and Oscar Blazer recorded goals in the first half. Ford Peterson scored twice, including one on a penalty kick, in the second half. Luke Phillips and Brady Reichert came up with the other goals.
The assists were credited to Leider, Gripman, Nick Lew, Tommy Zipprich, Michael Sullivan and Roger Akela.
Frankie Baio and David Moreno-Hirsch combined on the shutout.
The Ramblers are now 4-1-0 on the season.
— Glenbrook South advanced to the title game of the 32nd Annual Jim Wolter Titan Invitational by downing Guerin Prep 7-0 on Aug. 31.
The Titans improved to 3-0 in the tourney and 4-1 overall. They will play Wheeling in the final on Sept. 2 at 9 a.m.
Jimmy McMahon tallied two goals in the win over Guerin Prep.
Matthew Ruth, Lucas Balbinot, Dar Shegarfi, David Joseph and Josh Shin had one goal apiece.
Adam White and Matthew Ruth had two assists each. The other helpers were credited to Jeremy Weber, Jonathan Hernandez and Henry Huynh.
Northside College Showcase
— Host New Trier stayed red hot, when the Trevians (5-0) took down St. Charles East 3-0 in Match Day 3 of the Northside College Showcase on Aug. 31.
NT will take on Libertyville in the title game on Sept. 2 at 3 p.m. The team is advancing to the championship game of this tourney for the first time ever.
Ryan Krueger gave the Trevians a 1-0 advantage, when he tapped in a cross from Sean Gooze.
Riles Walsh made it 2-0, when he drilled in a one-hop shot from 45 yards out.
The final goal was an own goal after St. Charles East failed to clear the ball out of the box.
Sam Rutherford earned the shutout in goal. He had one save.
Meanwhile, Glenbrook North played Libertyville to a scoreless tie on Aug. 31.
GBN (3-1-1) will face Buffalo Grove for third place on Sept. 2 at 3 p.m.
Loyola Academy 1, Lake Forest 0
— On a blast from 25 yards out, freshman Tommy Zipprich tallied the game’s only goal to lift Loyola Academy a 1-0 victory over host Lake Forest on Aug. 31.
Zipprich was assisted by Collin Leider.
Frank Baio recorded the shutout for the Ramblers (3-1). He had one key save.
Sophomore goalie John Walsh had five saves for the Scouts (3-3).
Lake Forest 3, Deerfield 2
— Keon O’Connor scored the game’s lone goal as Lake Forest improved to 3-2 on the season with a 1-0 triumph over visiting Deerfield on Aug. 29.
Sophomore John Walsh made five saves to gain the shutout in goal.
— Eric Hyun’s goal lifted home-standing Glenbrook South to a 1-0 win over Rolling Meadows in round two of the Titan Invite on Aug. 30.
Hyun was assisted by Jimmy McMahon.
Leyden 4, Highland Park 1
— Highland Park came up short in a game at Leyden on Aug. 30.
The Giants’ lone goal in the 4-1 setback was scored by Danny Barragan.
Northside College Showcase
— Host New Trier and Glenbrook North recorded second-round wins in the Northside College Showcase on Aug. 29.
New Trier topped Waukegan 1-0 to improve its overall record to 4-0-0. The team is 2-0 in the showcase.
Junior Logan Weaver converted a pass from senior Will Felitto to score the game-winner with 1:37 left in the second half.
The Trevians’ defense was led by senior defender Riles Walsh and senior goaltender Sam Warden, who made a key save late in the first half.
Highlighted by Deng Deng Kur’s hat trick, GBN topped Niles West 5-0. Kur also had an assist.
Sahil Modi also stood out for the Spartans (3-1). He scored twice and added an assist.
Joey Martens came up with two assists, while goalkeeper Daniel Spencer finished with three saves.
— Host Glenbrook South got off to a good start in its own Titan Invite on Aug. 29.
Goals by Tony Hernandez, Jimmy McMahon and Jeremy Weber produced a 3-2 victory over Mundelein.
Assists were credited to Henry Huynh, Lucas Balbinot and Michael Hatfield.
Hatfield also had six saves in goal for the Titans.
Lane Tech 2, Highland Park 1
— Joey Schwartz scored but it was enough as Highland Park fell to visiting Lane Tech 2-1 on Aug. 29.
Taft 2, Loyola Academy 0
— Loyola Academy lost for the first time this season, falling to visiting Taft 2-0 on Aug. 29.
Northside College Showcase
— New Trier improved to 3-0 with a 5-0 win over Buffalo Grove in game one of the group stage games at the Northside College Showcase on Aug. 26.
Four Trevians led the way: Logan Weaver (2 goals, 1 assist), Ryan Krueger (2 goals), Will Felitto (goal) and goalkeeper Sam Warden (2 saves).
NT tallied all five of its goals in the second half. One of Krueger’s goals came on a PK, which was drawn by junior forward Sean Gooze.
Warden’s first shutout of the season featured an outstanding save during first-half play.
Meanwhile, Glenbrook North dropped a 2-1 score to Lyons Township.
Mason Rose scored GBN’s lone goal.
Daniel Spencer was credited with three saves.
North Shore Shootout
— Dundee-Crown defeated Round Lake 3-1 to win the North Shore Shootout on Aug. 26 at Lake Forest High School.
Lake Forest fell to Carmel 4-2 in the fifth-place game. Christophe Wettermann and Thomas Cutting scored LF’s goals.
Highland Park (1-3) capped off play in the tourney by falling to Deerfield 2-0 in the seventh-place game.
And Lake Forest Academy dropped a 3-0 decision to Lakes in the third-place game.
Loyola Academy 3, Northridge Prep 0
— Frankie Baio and David Moreno-Hirsch proved to very effective in goal.
The duo shared a shutout in Loyola Academy’s 3-0 victory over visiting Northridge Prep on Aug. 25. They had a combined three saves.
Offensively, the Ramblers (2-0) were paced by Luke Phillips (1 goal, 1 assist), Collin Leider (1 goal), Christian Jimenez (PK goal) and Andrew Hoepfner (assist).
New Trier 3, York 2
— Sparked by Logan Weaver’s goal, NT improved to 2-0 on the young season with a 3-2 victory at Elmhurst York on Aug. 25.
Weaver broke a 2-2 tie, when he scored off a feed from Ben Axelrod with six minutes remaining in regulation.
Weaver also assisted Will Felitto’s first-half goal.
In the second half, Felitto got the assist on Ryan Krueger’s goal.
The other big play in the game was Sam Warden’s save on a York penalty-kick attempt in the second half.
North Shore Shootout
— Host Lake Forest got into the win column, when the Scouts (1-1) defeated Highland Park 4-1 in Day Two of the North Shore Shootout on Aug. 24.
Christophe Wettermann tallied two goals for LF. He was assisted by Carter Collis on his first score. And then, he was successful on a penalty kick.
Alan Cecherz and Jake Danneker also scored for the Scouts. Cecherz was assisted by Austin Pinderski, while Konrad Ziaja set up Danneker.
Goalkeepers John Walsh (2 saves) and Thomas Capstick (2 saves) shared the win.
Highland Park’s goal was scored by Jeyson Vazquez.
In other Day Two action, Round Lake edged Lake Forest Academy 3-2; Dundee-Crown topped Lakes 2-0; and Carmel Catholic took care of Deerfield 5-2.
Lake Forest will face Carmel Catholic in the fifth-place game on Aug. 26 (10 a.m.). LFA will take on Lakes for third, while HP will play Deerfield.
Round Lake and Dundee-Crown will play for the championship.
Glenbrook North 8, Foreman 0
— Max effort.
For the second game in row, junior Max Marquez put two goals in the scorebook as Glenbrook North topped visiting Foreman 8-0 on Aug. 23.
Sahil Modi, Robbie Fraser, Matt Metzger, Alex Kahn, Joey Martens and Brandon Mankoff scored GBN’s other goals.
Metzger led the team in assists (2). Martens, Fraser, Deng Deng Kur, Sam Sullivan and Ben Gordon had the other helpers.
Nick Washelesky (2 saves) and Mitchell Wilson (2 saves) shared the shutout in goal.
Prospect 1, Glenbrook South 0
— GBS lost for the first time this season. The Titans fell to host Prospect 1-0 on Aug. 23.
Mateusz Odziomek had three saves for GBS.
Loyola Academy 4, Lake View 0
— Frankie Baio had quite the start in goal for LA.
Making his varsity debut, Baio made two great saves to earn a shutout in his team’s 4-0 victory over visiting Lake View on Aug. 22.
Four different Ramblers punched in goals: Collin Leider, Ford Peterson, Nick Roscoe and Tommy Zipprich.
Leider also added an assist. The other assists were credited to David Gripman, Nick Lew and Oscar Blazer.
North Shore Shootout
— Lake Forest Academy, Lakes, Round Lake and Dundee-Crown picked up wins in the first round of the North Shore Shootout at Lake Forest on August 22.
LFA edged Deerfield 2-1. Lakes topped Highland Park 3-2. Round Lake got by Carmel Catholic 3-2. And Dundee-Crown downed the host Scouts 3-1.
LF’s lone goal was scored by Jake Danneker.
In its loss to Lakes, HP received goals from Jeyson Vasquez and Mason Kimbarovsky. Joey Schwartz and Justin Illes were credited with assists.
Glenbrook North 5, Palatine 0
— Max Marquez scored twice to spark Glenbrook North to a 5-0 victory over visiting Palatine on Aug. 21.
Deng Deng Kur, Matt Metzger and Sahil Modi tallied the team’s other goals.
Kur, Evan Goldberg, Sam Heydt and Robbie Fraser came up with the assists.
Daniel Spencer picked up the shutout on four saves.
Glenbrook South 2, Fremd 0
— Senior David Joseph and senior Adam White tallied the goals as host Glenbrook South topped visiting Fremd 2-0 in its season opener on August 21.
Senior Jeremy Weber and junior Kyle Barda were credited with the assists.
Senior goalkeeper Michael Hatfield registered the shutout. He had eight saves.
New Trier 3, Hersey 0
— New Trier started the season in fine fashion.
Sparked by senior forward Ryan Krueger, the Trevians opened the 2017 campaign with a 3-0 victory over visiting Hersey on August 21.
Senior forward Ryan Krueger was a standout. He assisted Will Felitto on the team’s first score. He later scored an unassisted goal.
NT went ahead 3-0 on an own goal.
Senior Sam Rutherford earned the shutout in goal. He had two saves.
Highland Park 2, Hoffman Estates 1
— Jeyson Vasquez tallying two goals to lead Highland Park to a 2-1 victory over visiting Hoffman Estates on Aug. 21.
Joey Schwartz and Justin Illes got the assists.