SOCCER: ANTIOCH 2, LAKES 2 Lakes must wait to clinch title
By Bryan Bonato For Sun-Times Media October 3, 2013 9:30PM
STANDINGS Prairie Div. W L T
Prairie Div. W L T
Round Lake 5 1 0
Vernon Hills 3 2 1
Antioch 2 2 2
Grant 2 3 0
Wauconda 1 4 0
North Chicago 0 5 0
Lake Div. W L T
Lake Forest 4 1 0
Lake Zurich 2 1 1
Libertyville 3 2 0
Warren 2 1 2
Mundelein 2 2 0
Stevenson 2 3 1
Zion-Benton 0 6 0
Lake Forest 1, Stevenson 0 (John Moderwell scored on a PK)
Libertyville 3, Zion-Benton 0 (Lloyd Chatfield, Nick Vogel & Ryan Pachauski scored)
Mundelein vs. Lake Zurich, late
N. Chi. vs. Wauc., late
Antioch 2, Lakes 2
V. Hills 3, Grant 1 (Chris White had a goal and assist in the win)
Updated: December 3, 2013 2:41AM
Lakes High School’s boys soccer team knew going into Thursday’s match that it had two chances to clinch the North Suburban Conference Prairie Division title and earn a berth in the league’s Championship Game.
It came out of Thursday’s match against rival Antioch with one chance left.
The 2-2 tie on Lakes’ own pitch Thursday afternoon keeps Round Lake alive in the race for the title. The situation is simple. If Lakes beats Grant on Monday, the Eagles win the division and will host the NSC title game against the Lake Division champ on Thursday.
If Lakes ties or loses to Grant, Round Lake wins the title.
Against Antioch, Lakes did not look like a champion. It conceded an own goal in the 16th minute to fall behind, then got even before half when Jon Borzick (team-leading 12 goals) converted a 35-yard free kick that ricocheted off a post and into the net.
Antioch regained the lead on Iven Hernandez’s goal in the 47th minute, and Richard Galat converted from Foster Dore in the 55th for the equalizer.
Lakes had an 8-5 edge in shots, and there were six yellow cards issued duke to a lot of clutch-and-grabbing.
Lakes is now 8-6-1 overall playing a rugged schedule while Antioch is 12-4-3.
“Antioch defended well and bottled us up pretty good,” said Lakes coach Kevin Kullby. “They didn’t let us pull the trigger on enough shots. But at the same time, we had every opportunity to prevail but we shot ourselves in the foot by giving up an own goal.”
Antioch coach Marni Polakow liked the way her team battled.
“Yes, we were out of the conference race, but our record stands for itself,” she said.
“I never count (our players) out. They came out an elevated their level of play.”