Lakes Varsity Boys Soccer lost in their first match of the year as Carmel won in penalty kicks after 2-2 tie in regulation. Sr. Midfielder, Cam Beezley scored both goals off assists from Sr. nick Dydo and So. Andrew Gaetano. Lakes will play Highland Park on Thirsday.
Lakes Varsity Soccer defeated Highland Park, 3-2, at the Lake Forest Shootout. Lakes scored their first goal 20 min into thw game when Cam Beezeley took a pass from Matthew Mercure and scampered by 3 HP defenders and roofed a shot from 10 yards past the Giant keeper. Highland Park tied the game against the run of play with only minutes to go in the first half. But Lakes responded quickly when Brett Holmes spotted Nick Dydo running toward goal and he collected the ball and raced by the last line of defense and slotted the ball past the keeper with only seconds left on the first half. Lakes was able to pad their lead early in the second half, when Cam Beezeley again dribbled past several HP defenders and placed the ball past the keeper for hos 4th goal of the season. The Giants made the game close by scoring a second goal with 15 minutes left. The final minutes of the game became tense as the Eagles were able to hold on and claim their first victory of the seaso.
Round Lake scored goals early in each half to take a 2-0 lead. Lakes got on the board shortly after to cut RL's lead on a header by Cam Beezley from a Jake Keenan cross. However, despite some mores chances to score, the Eagles were unable to catch up and the Panthers prevailed 3-1.
(Date Changed from 09-06-2016) Waukegan got the better of Lakes, 3-1 that was called at halftime due to inclement weather. Lakes goal was scored by Jeff Milostan that was assisted by goalie Danny Wieczorek. Lakes record now stands at 2-4.
Though Eagles played great soccer throughout the game, the Patriots were able to finish out the game with a 2-1 win. Lakes goal was scored by senior, Steve Gerrits from 6 yards out on the back post from a cross by senior, Jake Keenan.
Lakes started off conference with a win against Grayslake North by saving a penalty kick while the game was still scoreless with 8 minutes to go and converting a free kick in the final 6 minutes and then getting a second goal with only 9 seconds to go on the game. The first Lakes' goal was orchestrated by Cam Beezley and Nick Dydo off a direct kick, 25 yards from goal, Beezley slipped a short pass into a running Dydo who slid the ball across goal to an alert Steve Gerrits for the opening goal. And the second goal came in the dying seconds of the game when an errant clearance from A Knight player ricocheted off Brett Holmes' head and ball found the back of the net to ice the game. Lakes improved their record to 3-5 and an all-important opening win the Northern Lake County Conference.
Lakes Varsity Boys soccer prevailed 1-0 against Elgin. Elgin came into the game with a 7-1 record with a win against ranked St. Charles East. Though the Eagles were outshot 30 to 10 in the course of the game, the Eagles got the all important winning goal when Jeff Milostan hit a long distance shot over the goalie who came way out of the goal area to stop a Lakes fast break. The Eagle Defense was stellar the entire game the great goalkeeping of both Danny Wieczorek and Wade Parmly. The Eagles record now stands at 5 wins and 5 losses.
After a 2-2 tie, 2 overtimes, the game was decided in penalty kicks in favor of Antioch when they converted 5 of 6 kicks while Lakes converted only 4. Despite the loss, Lakes is still in the running for the conference title if they win on Thirsday against Round Lake. Lakes goals were scored early in the second half by Cam Beezley and Steve Gerrits. Cam's goal was assisted by Jake Keenan while Steve's goal was unassisted. Lakes record is now 7-6.