Boy’s Soccer Takes Home Second in IMSA Tournament


In an amazing comeback from their defeat on Friday, September 5, the Antioch Community High School Boy’s Soccer Team managed to crush the competition on Saturday  and earned second place in the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) tournament.

The boys fell to Glenbard West Friday night 2-1 with a goal scored by senior Logan Bouker. “We dribbled too much and didn’t switch the field as much as Coach wanted,” said senior Colin Parker on their loss,”We were definitely better than Glenbard West.”


With the tough loss behind them, the boys were out for revenge. They won both their Saturday games by large margins defeating Illinois Math and Science Academy 7-0 and Joliet Catholic Academy 8-2. Sophomore Alex Ruano had the shutout against Illinois Math and Science Academy while senior Captain Iven Hernandez led the team by scoring four goals. Junior Danny Brito was right behind Hernandez with two goals and senior JR Lonergan added one. Ruano and senior Dan Miller each had one save in goal during the victory over Joliet. Lonergan, Hernandez, and Junior Mickey West each had two goals in the game while seniors Thomas Furlong and Krystian Streit both scored one.

“We were happy with how Saturday went but not with Friday. But we were just glad to win the second and third games and still come in second,” said Parker.

Boy’s soccer’s record is now 4-1 and they are just getting started. “If we keep our mentality in a good place and keep playing as hard as we did Saturday, we can definitely win a lot of games and go far in state,” said Parker, “Coach Polakow thinks we have the potential to win every game and I agree with her.”

Their next game is at home against North Chicago on September 9 and will be in memory of past player Andrew Wade.