Boys' soccer win Homecoming game

By Maggie Devereux
Boys’ soccer beat Wheeling 2-1 during their Homecoming game Thursday, Oct. 4 despite multiple distractions. Prior to the game, the team recognized their seniors, at halftime they gave flowers to the Poms team and with 25 minutes left in the game there was a rain delay. In addition to it already being Homecoming week.
A little over five minutes into the game, Wheeling scored to make it 1-0. According to senior Kennedy McNamara, after the goal the team needed to stop diving in and keep the ball in front of them.
“Once they score that early in the beginning of the game we have more time to score our goal, which gives us momentum to get the second goal to win the game like we did,” senior Ryan Srednicki said.
The Knights’ first goal came halfway through the first from a free kick Srednicki sent to the back of the net. In their loss to Barrington two nights earlier, Srednicki had scored off the same exact shot and tried to picture that before taking this shot.
Heading into halftime and then the rain delay, the score remained 2-1. According to head coach Kurt Trenkle, the team needed to work on winning balls in the air and passing to each other’s feet.
“We weren’t playing with skill level that we’re capable of playing. That was part of the problem with the messiness we had in the first half,” Trenkle said. “It was a good time to have [a] thorguard because [after] they really cleaned things up.”
McNamara scored the winning goal for Prospect from out far, something Trenkle said they had been working on in practice.
McNamara also believes the team improved on using the endlines and their long throws, despite the messiness and distractions.
”We didn’t come out on our sharpest game today but in the end we got it done,” McNamara said.