Central loses to Lyons Township in Sectional Finals


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Boys varsity soccer ended their season with a 2-1 loss against rival Lyons Township.

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the boy’s soccer team lost their sectional game in an overtime thriller to Lyons Township High School. The score of the game was 2-1, with the goal coming from Kosta Kinnas, team co-captain.

The game finished in penalties, with LT scoring all five of their penalty attempts, and Central scoring four. The game came down to the last penalty and, Ethan Turner, junior goalie, saved the last shot. The referee reversed the play though and said Turner did not remain parallel to the goal and that he illegally dove diagonally to the goal. On the second attempt of the last shot, LT scored, winning the game.

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After a long fall season, the boys varsity soccer team finished as regional champions with an overall 17-6 record.

“It sucks that it came down to the last penalty, and especially how the game ended it led to an overall disappointing loss,” said Trey Tabachka, senior varsity player.

Central’s goal came in the first half off of a free kick from Kinnas, and an LT player tipped it in. LT tied the game with 10 minutes remaining in the second half.

“It was a hard fought game, and both teams played really well. We had opportunities to win it, but I’m overall happy with how we played in the game as well as our season,” said John Paul Lteif, senior varsity captain.

The soccer season is now over, and the team finished as regional and conference champions.

“My senior season was amazing, but I’m disappointed that it ended the way it did,” said Kareem Touleimat, defender.  

For more soccer, girls soccer will begin in February with tryouts.