Bounce-back wins for Antioch
Danny Brito and Antioch's boys soccer team enjoyed a productive day in the Illinois Math and Science Academy tournament Saturday.
After being shut out by Glenbard West in their tourney opener Friday, the Sequoits rebounded with a pair of wins to improve to 3-2 on the season.
Antioch beat host IMSA 8-1, as Brito tallied 2 goals and 4 assists. Gabe Tijerina and Bart Krumpos also scored twice for the Sequoits, who routed Joliet Catholic 7-0 in their finale. Brito again scored twice and added an assist.
For the season, Brito has 5 goals and 6 assists in five games.
Against IMSA, Luke Semitka and Noah Boehm also scored, while Krystian Nikolov had 2 assists. Krumpos also had an assist.
Krumpos assisted on both of Brito's goals against Joliet Cattholic and added a third assist in the match. Alex Keiler, Zach Espitia, Semitka and Peter Boeh scored as well. Nikolov and Keiler also had assists.
Grayslake Central 4, Lakes 3: Ethan Rockel scored with four minutes left, snapping a 3-3 tie and lifting the Rams to the nonconference win.
Nick Walker's second goal of the game had pulled Grayslake Central even after Lakes scored three straight goals to take a 3-2 lead with a little more than 20 minutes left in the second half.
The Rams' Trevor Veenstra knocked in a goal in the game's first three minutes. The score remained 1-0 until Walker converted a penalty kick early in the second half.
"Full credit to my boys for keeping their heads up," Grayslake Central coach Tom Hamilton said. "We played quick and simple soccer throughout the game, worked hard to apply quick pressure in defending, and demonstrated strong character in fighting back after going down. Lakes proved today that they're a quality team, so we're very happy with the result."
Round Lake, 5 Johnsburg 1: At Johnsburg, Freddie Ramirez had a goal and an assist for the Panthers.
Christian Gomez, Vladimir Manriquez, Bryan Gomez and Luis Mariscal also scored for Round Lake. Alejandro Sotelo contributed an assist.
Round Lake 6, Rockford Jefferson 0: At Johnsburg, Beto Gomez scored twice, and Christian Gomez and Freddie Ramirez each had a goal and an assist for the Panthers.
Alejandro Sotelo and Erwin Paz scored as well. Vladimir Manriquez added an assist, and Gerardo Nuñez (1 save) earned the shutout.
Cary-Grove 5, Grant 0: Grant keeper Nathan Munsterman made 14 saves.
Luis Lemus had 2 goals and an assist for C-G.