Barrington Classic Tournament




  • Ethan Lew - 1 goal(s)

Rockford Boylan


    Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
    Barrington Stadium

    KO FT



    The third and final match of the group stage of this year’s tournament saw us facing the Titans of Boylan Catholic from Rockford.  A win, tie or one goal loss would send us through to the tournament final, however a Boylan win by more than one goal would see them in the championship match.  Despite all that, there was no doubt that we went into this game hoping and expecting to come out victorious.

    Our hopes were given a blow in the 18th minute when a free kick for the Titans was well delivered to the far post of our goal, knocked down and poked into the net.  Our guys were unable to win the initial header, and the Boylan player who won the aerial challenge was able to head it to directly to an awaiting teammate who quickly directed his shot past Bronco goalkeeper Brett Sprengel.  Prior to this moment, our team had been a step slow and unable to find any rhythm or flow.  After the goal, that would all change.

    Over the next 60 minutes we increased our intensity and effort, which provided lots of opportunities as we played almost the entire match in the Boylan end of the field.

    In the 75th minute, on another set piece (this one from midfield) our early season Achilles heel revealed itself again as we lost a duel in the air and saw the subsequent ball be won by our opponents.  An opportunistic Boylan player headed the ball into the net and gave the Titans a 2-0 lead.  A lead that if it held would put the Rockford team into the championship.  It was a near crushing blow.  Fortunately, our guys dug in and decided not to give up!  Just two minutes later, Ethan Lew scored his first ever varsity goal and in doing so made the score 2-1 with only two minutes remaining.  It was also a score line that would put us atop our group and into the title match Saturday night.

    The final whistle sounded moments later, and we may have lost the match but fortunately we had also done just enough to get a result that was not a total loss.  It’s rare to see a team lose, and still celebrate, however with the late drama in this match it did occur here.


    BOYLAN — 18th minute
    BOYLAN — 75th minute
    BHS — Lew, Ethan (Klaus Pallan) — 78th minute


    00Daniel HesselbeinGK0000000000000000
    1Brett SprengelGK80110000000001200
    2Colton WeverMID80110000000000000
    7C.J. SteibDEF0000000000000000
    8Ryan FordMID0000000000000000
    9Klaus PallanFWD68110100021100000
    10Gio GuarneroMID80110000010000000
    11Ethan LewFWD45111000011100000
    13Enrico RuffoloMID0000000000000000
    16Jose EsparzaDEF0000000000000000
    18Aidan LewFWD25100000021100000
    0Cal UhryniakGK0000000000000000
    3Nathan PattersonDEF80110000000000000
    4Connor DelahuntMID72110000030000010
    5Charlie FrankDEF80110000022000000
    6Justin FunkDEF44100000000000000
    12Bryan GuarneroMID10100000000000000
    14Noah SebensDEF80110000010100000
    17Omkar PrabhavalkarFWD60110000021100000
    19Michael BlankeFWD76110000084500000
     Total 88014111100023101001210

    Rockford Boylan



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