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Junior Johnny Hunwick takes on two defenders in Tuesday’s night win against Glenbrook South

This season, boys soccer has made a habit of games like the one on Tuesday against Glenbrook South: close…until it isn’t.

While the Kits went to half up just 1-0, they came out of halftime set to go on the type of offensive outburst that has become standard for the undefeated squad, defeating GBS, 4-0.

After the buzzer, head coach Franz Calixte was thrilled with the effort of his team.

“We feel like we’re more together in terms of on the field,” Calixte said. “The effort is contagious. When one guy’s doing good work, the next guy is doing good work.”

As the first whistle was blown, Glenbrook South (7-5-2, 1-2 CSL South) quickly realized Evanston (11-0, 3-0) wasn’t messing around. The aggression levels rose as the Kits and Titans battled to maintain possession early, with the Kits’ defensive effort, led by defenders Oliver Hassard and Lincoln Carbray and senior goalie Milo Slevin keeping the Titans at bay.

Just minutes after the game had started, numerous shots were blasted by Evanston, with the first goal coming from senior Diego Velasquez in the 14th minute. However, the Titans stayed strong the remaining 25 minutes, with staggering saves from keeper Michael Falk making it difficult for the Kits to score the rest of the half.

Up 1-0 going into the second half, Evanston talked strategy. As the team cheered on from the bench, the Kits controlled the tempo. Goals scored by junior Johnny Hunwick, senior Pascal Calonges and senior Bryan Maldonado led the Kits to a 4-0 blowout.

Velasquez believes the team has built up an excellent playing style.

“We attack well, and we defend, [just] like we are supposed to. Just an overall dominating team,” Velasquez stated.

The Kits will take on New Trier at Lazier Field on Thursday, September 21, at 7 p.m. in a face-off of two of the best teams in Illinois.

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    Jaren DavisSep 21, 2023 at 11:44 am

    nice job Helena! Very informative and well-written.

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      Helena van EngelenSep 21, 2023 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you Jaren!