Boys soccer travels to Indiana for tournament


Courtesy of John Paul Lteif

The tournament took place at Reavis Stadium, Marquette’s home stadium.

On Friday, Aug. 31, the boys’ varsity soccer team traveled to Indiana to compete in the annual Tradition Classic.

The tournament schedule had the team facing off against Peoria Notre Dame High School on Friday, and Indianapolis North Central High School on Saturday. The boys ended up only playing one game, as the Friday night game was canceled due to severe weather.

Friday’s game experienced many delays which led to a cancellation. The team then played tennis-soccer indoors instead. 

John Paul Lteif puts it into the back of the net during their game against Downers Grove South.

“This weekend was really useful for team bonding,” said Ethan Turner, junior. “We traveled as a team together and got to spend time just hanging out. I think we improved our chemistry and it showed in how we played.”

The boys won their game against Indianapolis North Central on Saturday. The score was 1-0, and the winning goal came from John Paul Lteif, team captain.

“It was upsetting to not be able to play Friday night against Peoria, but I’m happy we were able to beat the number 24 team in the nation on Saturday,” Lteif said.

The boys are 6-1 so far on the season. They recently beat Lincoln-Way East 2-1 on Sept. 4.

“We returned 14 players, a core group that brings a terrific sense of team, enthusiasm, and energy,” said Coach Wiggins. “It is a group that just clearly enjoys being around each other, a group that loves to play.”

The next game will be away against Palatine High School on Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m.