Boys Soccer: Lake Forest, Highland Park win openers at North Shore Shootout
Carmel's Ronayne Shea (9) and Lake Forest's Tim Gersten (10) battle for the ball. | Rob Dicker~Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 28, 2012 4:03PM
LAKE FOREST — Lake Forest, Round Lake, Lakes and Highland Park advanced to the semifinals of the North Shore Shootout boys soccer tournament at Lake Forest by posting wins on Tuesday.
The semifinals will be Thursday, with Lake Forest/Round Lake and Lakes/Highland Park the matchups.
Here’s a look at Tuesday’s action:
Lakes 2, Dundee-Crown 1
Lucas Istvanek scored in the closing minutes on an assist from Trevor Ray for the Eagles.
The teams traded PK goals in the first half with Ramon Marin burying his opportunity for the Eagles (1-0-1).
Round Lake 5 Deerfield 1
Edgar Rodriguez got Round Lake’s season off to a great start with goals in the 7th and 12th minutes, and the Panthers (1-0-0) broke the game open in the second half with a pair of goals by Mauricio Salgado in the 42nd and 55th minutes and a rocket by Raul Albor in the 60th minute. Zari Dobrev had a first-half goal for Deerfield.
Highland Park 4, Waukegan 3 (PK)
After Scott Beck made a save in the seventh round of penalty kicks, Tony Barrios fired in the winner for the Giants.
Nikita Katsman had a pair of regulation goals for the Giants, who also got a goal from Jake Prizant.
Waukegan got regulation goals from Agustin Ocampo, Carlos Gomez, and Rudy Ochoa.
Lake Forest 1, Carmel 0
The Scouts tallied in the 38th minute as Jack Duffy scored off a free kick by Peter Passalino.
Passalino played a free kick from 35 yards out through the defense toward the post where Duffy’s initial shot was saved by Carmel keeper Kevin DeLaMar. When the ball bounced away, Duffy was able to knock in the rebound.
The start of the game was Lake Forest junior keeper Jack Sentell (6 saves, 5 in the second half).
“We have a senior (Yuri Duggan) who will get some time also, but Jack played a great game,” said Lake Forest coach Rob Perry. “He had a great season last year on the sophomore level, so we’re pretty excited to have him. He was outstanding today.”
Sentell came off his line and foiled a breakaway by Carmel’s Michael Georgen in the 46th minute, then did the same to Michael Scheer in the 56th minute by deflecting what looked like a sure goal. He then topped those saves in the 71st minute with a one-handed stop at point-blank range off the foot of Carmel’s Adam Cloe. Sentell also was well-positioned to handle or knock away a number of other crosses throughout the day.
Carmel’s new coach is Ray Krawzak, and his team is now 0-1-1. He was the Corsairs’ JV coach last year.
“The first half, we had a lot of problems. The second half we turned it on, but hopefully it will be a learning experience for the season,” he said. “I wish we could have put in our chances, obviously, but they didn’t hang their heads. They fought back.”