Non-Conference

3

Mundelein

Win

2

Barrington

Loss

  • Nash Pirie - 1 goal(s)
  • Connor Delahunt - 1 goal(s)
Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Mundelein High School

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Recap

GAME RECAP

In a game that Coach Steib described beforehand as “just a friendly and nothing too meaningful” our boys followed suit and played too many minutes of the game as if it truly was not meaningful to us.  Mainly because our team is focused on conference play and faces a week ahead with four conference games next week, we came out a bit flat and ultimately paid the price for that.

Within ten minutes we had conceded two goals, and built ourselves quite a hole.  Some miscommunication and leaky marking allowed the Mustangs a couple of high quality chances, and they didn’t pass them up.  As the half moved forward, we did start to tighten our focus and pick up our play, creating a couple of good chances ourselves.  Unfortunately, we didn’t convert those looks and went into halftime down 0-2.

In the second half, just eight minutes into the half, we cut the Mundelein lead in half on a Connor Delahunt goal, his second of the week and second of the season.  The goal came from a service from our right back, Justin Funk.  His delivery found sophomore Noah Sebens (playing in his first varsity match,) who poked the ball toward the goal.  Delahunt pounced on the ball and made sure it found the net.

The game leveled out with each team having some good moments.  Mundelein stretched the lead back to a two goal margin in the last quarter hour, on a nice piece of skill from their player (#1, Alba.)  He was able to carry the ball in from the left side, and then cut back to his right where he could smash the ball into the far post, past Bronco goalkeeper Brett Sprengel.  (This goal was his second of the game, as he had also scored one of the earlier goals for the Mustangs.)

Despite the two goal deficit, our boys wouldn’t stop pressing.  And their work would be rewarded with a penalty kick with just under five minutes to go.  Nash Pirie converted the spot kick, and enabled us to have a bit of life.  In the final minutes, we had a flurry of set pieces and long throw ins, but couldn’t get the equalizer.

There were lots of lessons available for us today:
– perhaps most importantly we learned that if you don’t come fully focused and committed to the game, you will pay the price.
– we also learned that Saturday morning games have a distinctly different rhythm to them, just based on the time of day.  We hope this will be a valuable lesson for us in 7 days when we play our Homecoming game at 10am next weekend.
– on a positive note, we learned that the four players (junior Nathan Patterson, sophomores Omkar Prabhavalkar and Noah Sebens, and freshman Bryan Guarnero) are all capable of competing at the varsity level.  We look forward to the next opportunity to have them with us!

SCORING SUMMARY

MHS —  5th minute
MHS — 9th minute
BHS — Delahunt, Connor (Noah Sebens) — 48th minute
MHS — 65th minute
BHS — Pirie, Nash (PK) — 75th minute

Mundelein

Position MIN MP MS G A GW PK PKM SH SOG SIB CS S GA YC RC
 8800110010076603200

Barrington

# Player Position MIN MP MS G A GW PK PKM SH SOG SIB CS S GA YC RC
0Alex RuffoloGK0000000000000000
1Brett SprengelGK80110000000003300
3Jordan FerminFWD60110000000000000
4John GadboisDEF27110000000000000
6Hudson WalshDEF41110000000000000
7Zach CarbonaraMID42110000011100000
8Kyle OwenMID0000000000000000
9Klaus PallanFWD0000000000000000
10Caleb OrrFWD11110000000000000
11Gio GuarneroMID36110000000000000
13Enrico RuffoloMID50110000000000000
14Kai SebensMID0000000000000000
15Josh CoulterDEF0000000000000000
16Alex RamirezFWD39100000010100000
17Nash PirieDEF75111001111100000
2Justin FunkDEF53100000000000000
5Charlie FrankDEF80110000000000000
12Connor DelahuntMID55101000032300000
19Michael BlankeFWD54110000011100000
18Omkar PrabhavalkarMID39100000000000000
20Noah SebensMID53100100000000000
21Nathan PattersonDEF58100000000000000
22Bryan GuarneroMID39100000000000000
 Total 89218112101175703300

Venue

Mundelein High School
1350 W Hawley St, Mundelein, IL 60060, USA