Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Raiders finish season with 11-10-1 overall regular season record.
The Bolingbrook High school boys soccer team hadn't won two consecutive games since Sept. 10 and unfortunately for the Raiders, couldn't buck the trend Tuesday in the team's opening IHSA state tournament game. The No. 14-ranked Raiders, who won their regular season finale Oct. 13 against Lincoln-Way East, lost 7-1 to No. 2 Batavia in the Aurora (Waubonsie Valley) regional semifinal. Bolingbrook ends its season with an even 11-11-1 overall record. The team won six of its first seven regular season games before faltering in its Southwest Suburban Conference schedule, where the Raiders compiled a 2-4 record. Batavia advances to play either Benet Academy or Waubonsie Valley in the Aurora (Waubonsie Valley) regional final on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Bolingbrook goaltender Luis Rivera recorded his first solo shutout of the season stopping all three of St. Laurences shots Thursday.
On a night when the Bolingbrook boys soccer team hosted a Race for Cancer event to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Raiders found the back of the net three times and won their ninth game of the season against St. Laurence High School Thursday at Bolingbrook High School. Sophomore forward Hugo Lopez scored twice for the Raiders and senior goaltender Luis Rivera, who stopped all three Vikings shots he faced en route to his first solo shutout of the season, did the rest. The Raiders scored first when senior midfielder Alex Cruz sent a through ball to Lopez who found the back post to give Bolingbrook the 1-0 lead heading into halftime. Just five minutes into the second half, Cruz and Lopez hooked up again to find the back of the net…
Friday, September 23, 2011
The Bolingbrook High School boys soccer team claimed its eighth win of the season Thursday in a 3-1 win over Andrew High School.
Three Raider soccer players got in the scoring mix and the Bolingbrook High School boys soccer team defeated Andrew High School 3-1 Thursday evening. Bolingbrook (8-5) got goals from three midfielders: seniors Corey Kuehl and Alex Cruz and junior Nick Goodell. The Raiders struck first early in the first half when sophomore forward Hugo Lopez sent a cross to the back post where Goodell found the back of the net. Near the end of the first half, Kuehl scored Bolingbrook's second goal—this one nifty back-door pass from sophomore forward Luis Loya to give the Raiders a 2-0 lead heading into the second half. Andrew's one and only goal came off a free kick late in the second half, but moments later Cruz capitalized on a penalty kick after Andrew …
Friday, September 16, 2011
The Bolingbrook Raiders soccer team improved to 7-4 on the season with a win Thursday.
Priest Bonsu scored four second half goals and the Bolingbrook High School boys soccer team claimed its seventh win of the season Thursday against Elgin High School. Down, 2-1 at the half, Bonsu kicked in to high gear and tallied four scores that would ultimately help the Raiders snap a three-game losing streak. Bolingbrook coach Jaime Clemmons said his team got off to a slow start, falling behind 1-0 early in the first half. But the team responded just minutes later when Corey Kuehl scored off a Bolingbrook corner kick served up by Hugo Lopez. Up next for the Raiders (7-4) is an away game at Stagg on Sept. 20.
Friday, September 9, 2011
The Bolingbrook High School boys soccer team defeated Plainfield East 2-1 Thursday in the second round of the Raider Shootout.
Alex Cruz scored his fifth goal of the season Thursday against Plainfield East. And it was a big one. Cruz, a senior midfielder, scored the go-ahead late in the second half to break a 1-1 tie and the Bolingbrook High School boys soccer team held on to win its fifth consecutive win of the season. The win also advanced Bolingbrook (6-1) out of the second round of the Raider Shootout. Bolingbrook coach Jamie Clemmons said the Raiders came out flat having played three games in three days. Bolingbrook found the back of the net first on a goal from senior defenseman Chidubem Nkemeh, who flicked-on a free kick from fellow senior defenseman Edwin Gonzalez. Plainfield East tied the game late in the first half. Senior goaltender Franky Luna stopped…
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Bolingbrook High School boys soccer team defeated Solorio Academy 5-1 Tuesday in the opening round of the Raider Shootout.
For the second game in a row, the Bolingbrook High School boys soccer team has flexed its offensive muscle en route to a convincing win. Last week, the Raiders cruised to victory behind an Alex Cruz hat trick. On Tuesday, Bolingbrook got another trifecta—this time from sophomore forward Hugo Lopez. Lopez's three goals helped spur Bolingbrook to a 5-1 victory over Solorio Academy in the opening round of the Raider Shootout at BHS. Bolingbrook (4-1) scored three goals in the first half—one from Cruz, Lopez and senior forward Priest Bonsu—while blanking Solorio. Lopez's first goal came with 16 minutes, 56 seconds left to play in the first half and came on a rocket deep in the left corner that found the far post. Lopez scored his first second…
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
District must now secure all soccer goalposts and must medically clear players with signs of a concussion.
The school year is in full tow. And that means fall sports are beginning their regular season schedules. Winter sports practices are soon to follow. And thanks to state mandate, Valley View has adopted two new policies that will make student athletes safer during their time on the playing field. Beginning this school year, the district will have to medically clear any player who has signs or symptoms of a concussion to resume play and secure soccer goalposts to the ground. From the new concussion policy: Any athlete in a sport who exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion, and/or balance problems) shall be immediately removed from the game or practice …
Alex Cruz scored three goals in the Raiders' third win of the season.
Alex Cruz scored three goals and three other Raiders notched helpers as the Bolingbrook High School boys soccer team sailed to a 3-1 victory over University High Tuesday. Cruz' hat trick came in the Raiders' consolation game of the Windy City Ram Classic tournament—Bolingbrook was knocked out of the championship bracket by Argo on Aug. 27. Cruz, a senior midfielder, scored his first goal 14 minutes into regulation on a crossed ball from senior midfielder Corey Kuehl. Ten minutes later, Cruz added his second tally. This time, on nifty give-and-go with sophomore forward Hugo Lopez. Cruz would add his third goal late in the second half on a head-ball pass from senior defenseman Chizobam Nkemeh. Bolingbrook (3-1) senior goalkeeper Franky Luna …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Raiders lose in the quarterfinals of the Windy City Ram tournament in a shootout.
The Bolingbrook High School boys soccer team lost its first game of the season Friday in the quarterfinals of the Windy City Ram tournament. The Raiders lost 2-1 to Argo in a shootout—Argo's freshman goalkeeper stopped two shots to advance the team to the final four of the tournament against Reavis High School. The Raiders defeated Fenwick Friars 4-0 in the second round of the tournament. In the opening round, Bolingbrook defeated Little Village 4-2.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Raiders advance to play Argo Community High School in quarterfinals on Saturday at Reavis High School.
The Bolingbrook High School boys soccer team continued its early season success and pounded the Fenwick Friars in a 4-0 win in the second round of the Windy City Ram tournament. Bolingbrook scored three times in the first half, including one in the first three minutes of regulation, and never relented. Senior forward Priest Bonsu and senior defender Chizobam Nkemeh each scored their third goal of the season. The Raiders also got goals from Josue Barbosa and Hugo Lopez. The Raiders advance to play Argo Community High School in the quarterfinals of the tournament. The game will be played Saturday at 10 a.m. at Reavis High School in The Raiders defeated Little Village 4-2, powered by two goals apiece from senior forward Priest Bonsu and …