Sunday, October 17, 2010
Regular season concludes at West Fields
with 3-0 triumph, regionals begin Tuesday.
Elliot Borge has been on fire. A member of the Chicago Fire's Academy club team year round, Borge has exploded for four goals in Lyons Township High School's last three games, including what proved to be the winner in the squad's 3-0 win over Benet Academy on Saturday. Lyons-- which clinched the West Suburban Silver Conference title Oct. 12 after beating York Community High School-- concluded its regular season in fine fashion against the Patriot League powerhouse. The Lions benefited from Borge's eighth score of the year along with insurance goals from seniors Kyle Kurfirst and Peter Kralovec-Kircherr. LTHS ends its year with a sparkling 18-1-2 record. "Definitely a successful season," Borge said. "Obviously we had the one loss against …
Thursday, October 14, 2010
After clinching the conference title Tuesday,
Lyons adds shelling of Lockport to résumé .
Following the Lyons Township High School's 2-1 defeat of York Community High School on Tuesday—a victory that earned the team its second West Suburban Silver Conference title in two years—one might think the squad would be keen to sit back and bide its time before the IHSA playoffs begin on Oct. 18. The Lions (17-1-2) did the exact opposite at Bennet Field Wednesday, bombarding the Lockport High School goal all afternoon for a resounding 4-0 triumph. Senior outside midfielder Taylor Halamka believes the team did everything it needed to obtain yet another reverberating result. "We possessed the ball well," Halamka said. "We got opportunities to score, took them and shut them down on defense." Senior defender Alex Economou concurred with his…
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Defending state champions survive officiating
miscues, win second consecutive WSS title.
In almost any game, there is always somebody that makes an argument about an official's refereeing capabilities, or lack thereof. In Lyons Township High School's 2-1 victory at York Community High School Tuesday night, however, nearly all the spectators were left unhappy with the infrequency of the ref's whistle, allowing for hostility to breed on the field. "For the last three days, we talked about not allowing this [game] to get emotional," Lyons head coach Paul Labbato said. "We're going to try and make sure that it's not us retaliating, and we did a good job of calming down and playing the game out." LT senior goalkeeper Jeremiah Enright attributes to the Lions' composed play to Labbato's example. "[Labbato's] pre-game speech was to …