MATCH REPORT: Devils Grab Seven Goals From Palatine Tourney
Hinsdale Central was rampant last weekend as they went 2-0 and that brought their record up to 8-1. The Devils have outscored opponents on the season 27-6, with 4 clean sheets, and defeated one nationally ranked team.
Hinsdale Central 6 Palatine 0 - Friday
The Devils traveled to Palatine Fremd High School to take on Palatine High School. Six different scorers found the back of the net, Ashton Wilson, Ian Becker, Donald Chow, Ryan Counts, Trevor Tompkins, and John-Paul Lteif. Coach Michael Wiggins said, "I thought Palatine really played us strong throughout the first half. The score was only 2-0 at halftime, and they continued to really challenge. It wasn't until we got the 3rd goal that I saw a shift in their play. Credit to our guys for the way we played at a high level throughout. I was especially impressed with how our non-starters contributed. It was a good night all around, especially our 2nd half."
Speaking about Palatine, Wiggins said, "another well coached team, led by Illinois High School Soccer Hall of Famer Willie Filian. Coach Filian has been around the game for a long time, we actually played club [soccer] together for a short time when I was playing collegiately. We want to expose our teams to the best and while the final score doesn't reflect it, we know when we play teams like Palatine, they are well prepared and well organized."
Hinsdale Central 1 Fremd 0 - Saturday
Second in line was Fremd High School, who offered a difficult opposition to the Devils, but Ryan Counts goal in the twetyty-fifth minute gave the Devils the necessary goal they needed. Coach Michael Wiggins said, "[I am] very pleased with this result. We were able to give Nathan Goliak the game Friday night, and tonight we had Ethan Turner get a second shutout for our team. The defense stood strong, and Ryan Counts got us a great goal with 15:02 left in the first half."
Speaking about the lineup, Wiggins said, "we weren't able to get everyone in for this game like we did against Palatine. I love the fact that we have so many talented players on our roster, but we only went about 14-15 [players] deep, in a very physical game tonight. I thought we handled it extremely well, much better than we did earlier in the week. Every game is an opportunity to develop as players, as a team. This weekend we really grew as a team. Coach Ginter and I were very pleased overall."