Eagles Shutout the Sequoits

The Antioch varsity boys soccer team loses to Lakes.

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On Wednesday, September 27, the varsity boys soccer team lost to Antioch’s cross-town rival.

“We let in three goals during the first ten minutes,” sophomore Troy Coleman said. “After that we played fine.”

In the first half, the Sequoits weren’t playing their best game but they tried to hold their defense together in the second half, still losing by three.

“It’s not the result we wanted, but there were some positives,” sophomore Aidan Trusky said. “On defense, we played pretty well with minor breakdowns that they capitalized on. On offense, we did a good job of getting the ball down by the goal. We just needed to produce more shots.”

Throughout the entire game, the Sequoits struggled with getting any goals. Despite the struggling offense, the defense improved and only allowed one more goal from Lakes in the second half.

“Offensively we didn’t get the ball up top enough but defensively Trevor Niznik had it on lock,” Coleman said.

The team put forth effort to maintain their defense with help from Niznik and saves by senior Joseph Whittall as goalkeeper, but the offense couldn’t make it out on top. They eventually lost to the Eagles 4-0.

“Losing to your rival is one of the worst feelings I’ve ever gotten,” sophomore Elijah Ruano said. “You spend your whole season waiting for the game you play against them and you hype yourself up so much. Losing to them really brings you down a lot.”

They have a game the day after and are hoping to fix their mistakes from the past and play strong against Grayslake Central.

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