Boys Soccer: Three things learned
October 23, 2013 9:54PM
Updated: November 25, 2013 1:14PM
1. The postseason craziness has begun. The Class 3A Andrew Sectional figured to be a wild one, and so far, it hasn’t disappointed. No. 13 seed T.F. United knocked off fourth-seeded Stagg 2-0 in Tuesday’s regional semifinal, getting an early goal from Ray Kobus and an insurance tally from Reynaldo Porter. Second-seeded Sandburg, meanwhile, needed a late rally to fight off No. 18 seed Brother Rice in overtime.
2. Jose Barrientos has Chicago Christian on the right track. In his first year with the Knights, the veteran coach led them to an 11-10-3 mark and a trip to the sectional semifinals. Though Chicago Christian’s season ended Tuesday with a 2-0 loss to Montini, it was a successful campaign for a program that was on its fourth head coach in four years. Getenet Timmermans may be impossible to replace, but the Knights should have a bright future anyway.
3. It was a solid season for Mount Carmel. The Caravan was upset 1-0 by host University High in Wednesday’s regional semifinal, but has plenty of regular-season highlights to be proud of. Mount Carmel earned a share of the Catholic League South title and finished 10-8-5. The Caravan notched big victories over league rivals St. Laurence, St. Rita and Providence, among others. With the junior varsity squad also winning the conference crown, the future looks bright.