Boys Soccer: Three things learned
October 2, 2013 9:22PM
Updated: November 4, 2013 11:51AM
1. Marist has a real shot at its first East Suburban Catholic title. The RedHawks earned perhaps the most impressive win by any Southland team this season with Monday’s 2-0 victory over Benet, improving to 5-0 in conference play. After a 2-4 start that included two losses to Eisenhower, as well as losses to Bremen and Sandburg, Marist has won eight in a row. Goalie Noah Kemp has recorded four shutouts.
2. The Class 1A Chicago Christian Regional will be one to watch. Illinois Lutheran and Beecher, each having strong seasons and having split two regular-season meetings will meet in a regional semifinal Oct. 15, as the Chargers were seeded first and the Bobcats fourth. In the other semifinal, second-seeded Chicago Christian will meet No. 3 seed Peotone. Also in 1A, host Morgan Park Academy was given the top seed in its regional.
3. Lemont is rounding into form. The Indians had a big week, knocking off Eisenhower 2-1 on Saturday behind goals from John Bermele and Eric Whatley, and topping Shepard 2-0 on Tuesday as Teddy Trifunovski scored twice. After a Sept. 19 loss to T.F. United, Lemont was 3-6-3. The Indians since have won four straight and have kept their South Suburban Blue title hopes alive with a 6-2 league mark.