Devils' Advocate

  • April 5Follow us on Instagram and Twitter! @hcdevilsadvo

  • May 23Add us on Snapchat! @devils_advo

Varsity boys soccer defeats Kelly High School in regional opener

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






A 2-0 varsity boys soccer victory over Chicago Kelly High School Wednesday night keeps their goal of winning state alive. Despitewinds of 30 miles an hour and freezing temperatures, 10 minutes into the game, Andrew Scott of the Red Devils headed the ball into the upper right corner of the net off an assist by Gareth Parsons to put the Devils in the lead.

Passing and controlling the ball was difficult for both sides due to the poor conditions, but Hinsdale was able to control the game. With 18 minutes to go in the second half, a shot deflected off the crossbar and Hinsdale’s Mike Krohn redirected the ball into the net for a goal. Solid defensive play by the Red Devil defenders and goalkeeper Will Meyer helped them shutout the Trojans of Chicago Kelly.

The Red Devils will now face Argo High School on Saturday at 3 p.m. to see who will advance to the sectional hosted at Hinsdale Central.

Coach Mike Wiggins has goals for the team that extend beyond the field. “Although winning is the objective of the game, more importantly [the objective] is to continue to put into practice the things that benefit our guys both on and off the field even beyond the season,” Wiggins said. “We want to try to incorporate things we value in our program: pride in what we do, hard work, respect towards training everyday, and being prepared.”

The Red Devils enter the playoffs as the number five seed in their region. Last year, they were seeded seventh and beat Argo in the regional quarterfinals before losing a close game to Morton in the regional semifinals.

“We don’t want to have any letdowns. We want to be aggressive on the attack, want be strong in the air, don’t want to create any problems defensively, and want to be organized as a team. Those are the things that have made us a dangerous team this year,” Wiggins said.

Coach Wiggins also said that in preparation for the playoffs, the team has spent more time on the penalty kick shoot-out, which can be key in the postseason. “If a team goes into a tie situation and goes into overtime, a tie leads to a penalty kick shootout,” Wiggins said. Another way that the Red Devils have gotten ready for the playoffs is spending some time on discussing the qualities of a team.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Varsity boys soccer defeats Kelly High School in regional opener

    Lacrosse

    Boys varsity lacrosse team prepares to face LT

  • Varsity boys soccer defeats Kelly High School in regional opener

    Badminton

    Badminton team places high at Invite and Birdie Bash

  • Varsity boys soccer defeats Kelly High School in regional opener

    Rugby

    Rugby club revives the sport for girls

  • Varsity boys soccer defeats Kelly High School in regional opener

    Girls' Soccer

    Girls soccer team maintains winning streak

  • Varsity boys soccer defeats Kelly High School in regional opener

    Baseball

    Baseball team travels to Kentucky

  • Varsity boys soccer defeats Kelly High School in regional opener

    Sports

    Students and faculty recap March Madness

  • Varsity boys soccer defeats Kelly High School in regional opener

    Boys' Volleyball

    Boys varsity volleyball beats Metea Valley for first win

  • Varsity boys soccer defeats Kelly High School in regional opener

    Boys' Tennis

    Boys varsity tennis team introduces star freshmen players

  • Varsity boys soccer defeats Kelly High School in regional opener

    Sports

    Boys varsity track and field takes third at conference

  • Varsity boys soccer defeats Kelly High School in regional opener

    Gallery

    Boys varsity lacrosse team wins home opener

The news site of Hinsdale Central High School
Varsity boys soccer defeats Kelly High School in regional opener