Another week of school yielded yet another field hockey and soccer double header at West Campus. The field hockey team hosted Lakes Community High School while the boys soccer team hosted Lake Zurich. The field hockey team took the field first looking to start the evening off with a win.
The Scouts were undefeated at the beginning of last week, but three losses over the course of a few days left a bitter taste in the mouths of the players. The girls looked to come out fast and aggressive to avenge their losses despite being without their top senior, Catherine Nicholson, who was sidelined with hip problems. The Scouts needed someone to step up in the absence, and they found that answer with junior Maggie Mick. Just two minutes into the game, Mick slammed the ball into the back of the goal to quickly put the Scouts up 1-0. Mick did not let up on her game at all as she found the net just a few minutes later for her second goal of the game. With the Scouts leading 2-0, junior Sarah Considine showed her hard hitting power. The powerful midfielder, looking to fill the shoes of the injured Nicholson, slammed a shot from nearly twenty yards away into the back of the goal with a loud thump that rang throughout Varsity Field. Considine had shown strong hits earlier in the game, but nobody was expecting a shot of that distance to end up in the goal.
After a 3-0 lead at the half, the Scouts came out looking to add on to their impressive first half performance. With the hat trick within reach, Mick came out with a lot of aggressiveness as she looked for her third goal of the game. After some back and forth between both offenses, senior Ava Caputo centered a pass to Mick who fired a shot into the goal to reach three goals and claim the elusive hat trick honors. Head Coach Cat Catanzaro knew she needed her younger players to step up, and that is exactly what she received from the play of Mick and Considine in the Scouts’ 6-0 win over Lakes. In fact, the junior class accounted for five of the six goals Tuesday, as Bridget McGreevy added another goal in the second half.
The Scouts were able to avenge their tough losses over the weekend as they got back on track with the win Tuesday. The Scouts will host their nearby rival, Deerfield High School, on Saturday at 10:30am on the West Campus turf. Be sure to come and support the field hockey team for that game as some great support will continue to fuel the success of this year’s season.
With the field hockey game out of the way, the boys soccer team took to the field looking to turn their season around with a win over Lake Zurich. The game started off at a quick pace as both teams got the ball down into enemy territory. However, strong goalie play from Lake Forest’s John Walsh and Lake Zurich’s Connor Trebac kept some crafty shots from finding the net. At the end of the first half, the score remained tied even after many scoring opportunities.
The second half of the soccer game started out just like the first half with both teams exchanging blows looking for the go ahead goal. With just over twenty minutes left in the game, the Scouts were called for a penalty in the box, which gave Lake Zurich a penalty shot and a great chance to take the lead. Lake Zurich’s Joe Heffernan took the shot and kicked the ball low and hard towards the left side of the goal. Scouts goalkeeper John Walsh guessed correctly, but his dive to the left came up just short and the ball got in the net to put Lake Zurich up 1-0. The Scouts battled hard for the rest of the game to try and even the score, but they fell short in the effort and eventually lost 1-0 to the Bears.
The boys soccer team will look to right the ship on Saturday night as they host New Trier High School at 6pm on the Varsity Field turf. Saturday will mark another opportunity for Scout fans to come out to West Campus and support both the field hockey and soccer teams.