Antioch Boys Varsity Soccer Wins IMSA Tournament

The Sequoits bring home the hardware.

It was an eventful weekend for the Antioch Sequoits varsity soccer team, who went 2-1-0, when they traveled down to Aurora, IL for their annual IMSA soccer tournament.

In the first game against Aurora Central Catholic, the Sequoits started off strong when junior Krystian Nikolov scored in the first 10 minutes of the game with an assist from senior Jordan DeLara. The Sequoits went on to win the game with a score of 5-0.

Feeling confident going into the second game against IMSA, the boys fought hard in the game but seemed to come up short on moving the ball up the field in time to score another goal against IMSA. The Sequoits did not expect to come to a 1-1 tie leaving them with a partial shot for the tournament trophy.

Going into their last game on Saturday against Joliet Catholic Academy, the Sequoits knew they had to score more goals than IMSA if they wanted to take home the trophy. In the first half, junior Krystian Nikolov was able to score and start the Sequoits off strong in their last game. Once halftime came around the score was still 1-0, which was not good enough if the team wanted to bring home the trophy.

In the second half seniors Gabriel Tijerina and RJ Vazquez were able to score and give the Sequoits a 4-0 lead against Joliet Catholic Academy with more than 8 minutes in the game. The team successfully finished and came home with the tournament trophy after coming up short of winning it last year.