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North Shore Country Day boys soccer team wins first conference title

NORTH SHORE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

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North Shore Country Day School Athletic Results

Information from: Athletic Director Coach Patrick McHugh, pmchugh@nscds.org; Varsity Cross Country Coach Frank Dachille, fdachille@nscds.org; Varsity Golf Coach Joe Bosco, joeboscogolf@gmail.com; Girls’ Field Hockey Coach Alyssa Dudzik, adudzik@nscds.org; Girls’ Tennis Coach Nazlie Ghazal, nghazal@nscds.org; Boys’ Soccer Coach Kyle Jones, kjones@nscds.org; Golf Coach Joe Bosco, joeboscogolf@nscds.org; Girls’ Volleyball Coach Kelly Deitz, kdietz@nscds.org

VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY

Latin Prep Classic, October 9

The boys Varsity was 6th as a team out of 19 schools and the Girls Varsity was 7th out of 13 schools

Northside Southside Classic, October 12

Girls were 9th and boys were 18th out of 24 schools

VARSITY GOLF

Regional Championship

Drew Miles was the Regional Medalist for the Raiders with a score of 74. North Shore won the whole championship with a score of 309, 12 shots ahead of Byron High School.

In 1A regionals around the State, North Shore had the lowest team score of all teams in all regionals.

BOYS’ VARSITY SOCCER:

North Shore vs. Northridge Prep, October 6, (T) 2-2 (after OT)

Scorers: Ben Potter ’16 and Gordie Rohrbach ’15

North Shore entered Monday’s game against local rival Northridge Prep knowing that a win would clinch at least a share of its first ever ISL Conference Championship. It became evident in the opening exchanges were intent on spoiling the party. Northridge applied a lot of pressure on the North Shore players when they had the ball making North Shore’s fluid style of soccer difficult. Northridge’s direct style of play proved difficult to defend and they took the lead through a great header in the box from a cross from the right.

The goal was a wake up call for the Raiders who hit back through an excellent piece of skill and a curling finish from Ben Potter ’16 at the top of the box.

The game was tied at the half, but it was Northridge again who came out strongest in the second half. It was another cross from the right that created the second Northridge goal of the game making it 2-1.

North Shore again hit back ten minutes later through great combination play between Ben Potter ’16, Andrew Conlon ‘17 and Gordie Rohrback ’15. Rohrback found himself one-on-one with the keeper who dove at his feet, but Rohrback was cool enough to lift the ball over the keeper into the net.

The game went into overtime. North Shore created the best chance in the overtime period, however Braden Adamson-Tate’s ’18 shot was well saved by the Northridge goalkeeper.

The North Shore players were disappointed at the end of the game to not clinch a share of the conference title on home soil, however knew that Wednesday’s game against second place U-High was now a winner-takes-all game.

North Shore vs. University High, October 8, (T) 1-1 (after 0)

Scorer: Braden Adamson-Tate ’18

Entering the final Independent School League Conference game, North Shore was in first place with U-High in second just one point behind. North Shore needed a tie or a win to clinch the title and U-High needed a win to clinch the title. It was a winner-takes-all game. North Shore had the additional challenges of a tough playing surface and a vocal U-High crowd to contend with.

Against a tough U-High defense that had only conceded one goal in six previous conference games, North Shore found it difficult to create chances. North Shore’s defense was proving strong also withstanding the pressure from U-High. In a game of few chances and strong defense from both teams, the game ended 0-0 and would have to enter overtime. It was in overtime (two five-minute halves) that the game came to life.

U-High was awarded a corner with 15 seconds remaining in the first overtime period. The ball was served high to the back post and was met by the head of a U-High midfielder who sent the ball back across the goal hitting the post before crossing the line. The U-High players and crowd were ecstatic knowing that they just had to hold out for the second five minute period to clinch the league title.

North Shore needed a miracle to score a goal in the last five minutes against a team that had only conceded one goal season and had moved its entire team behind the ball to prevent any chances. With the clock winding down, North Shore was awarded a corner with two minutes remaining. Every North Shore player packed into the U-High box including goalkeeper Alex Karmin ’15. With a number of North Shore players in the box, it became difficult for the U-High defense to mark them all. Ben Potter ’16 served a curling cross into the box and into the crowd of players. Braden Adamson-Tate ’18 rose high to get his head to the ball with a powerful header goal wards. The ball was saved by the U-High goalkeeper but the power and spin of the ball took it over his head and beyond him towards the goal line. The goalkeeper frantically reached behind him to catch the ball, however the linesman raised his flag signaling that the ball had crossed the line. North Shore had tied the game with two minutes left in the game!

North Shore somehow managed to regain composure and kept the Maroons at bay for the remainder of the game. North Shore had won its first ever conference championship!

North Shore vs. Keith School (Rockford), October 10, (W) 4-2

Scorers: Ben Potter ’16 x 2, Andrew Conlon’17 and Will Lawler ’16

North Shore faced a tough opponent on the opening day of its Homecoming Weekend. Keith had finished fourth in the state last year and had revenge in mind as North Shore had beaten them on Keith’s Homecoming weekend last year.

North Shore controlled the opening of the game dominating possession and creating the most clear-cut chances. Against the run of play, Keith was awarded a dubious penalty when a North Shore defender was adjudged to have fouled a Keith forward in the box. Keith converted the penalty to take the lead.

North Shore hit back almost instantly off a corner. Ben Potter ’16 served a great cross the back post. Braden Adamson-Tate ’18 rose high at the back post before heading down into the bottom corner.

North Shore was then awarded a penalty of its own after AJ Formolo ’16 was brought down in the box. Ben Potter converted expertly.

North Shore’s next goal came after more great work from Formolo ’16 down the right. He dribbled to the end before pulling the ball back to Adamson-Tate who hit a shot first time that the keeper saved. Andrew Conlon was on hand to finish the rebound.

Adamson-Tate ’18 was looking lively all day and was brought down in the area with fifteen minutes remaining. Ben Potter was able to convert his second penalty of the day to make it 4-1.

Keith was awarded a second penalty of their own, with ten minutes remaining, and scored. It made the last ten minutes of the game a little more interesting as Keith began to apply some pressure. North Shore was able to hold out for the 4-2 win.

North Shore vs. British School of Chicago, October 11, (W) 4-0

North Shore’s line up was changed for the arrival of the British School of Chicago on Homecoming Day due to some players carrying small injuries. The injured players were rested giving Leo Garcia ’16 and Maurtis Hondmann ’16, BoHoon Shim ’17 and Brad O’Connor ’18 the opportunity to start the game. These players took full advantage of the opportunity.

It was to be a game of set plays.

North Shore was awarded a penalty after Leo Garcia ’16 was brought down. Cameron MacPherson ’18 stepped up to take the penalty and finished expertly into the top right corner.

North Shore scored its second off a corner as Andrew Potter ’17 redirected the corner to the back of the goal and Leo Garcia was able to bundle the ball over the line.

In the second half, it was the same story. Will Lawler ’16 scored at the back post from a corner.

North Shore scored a hat trick of corners with Maurits Hondmann finishing cooly at the back post with a volley for North Shore’s fourth of the game. The win moves North Shore to 12-3-3 on the season.

GIRLS’ FIELD HOCKEY:

North Shore vs. Elgin, October 6, (W) 6-1

Scorers: Stephanie Chandler ’15, Tala Glass ’16, Camille Scheyer ’16, Rachel Gordon’16

North Shore vs. LFA, October 8, (W) 3-1

Scorers: Stephanie Chandler ’15 2x, Hannah Fortier ’17

North Shore vs. Latin, October 10 (T) 2-2

Scorers: Camille Scheyer ’16 and Mackenzie Nolan ’15

What an exciting game for the Raiders! The team was down 2-1 with ten seconds left in the game when they got a corner with time expiring. Mackenzie Nolan scored to tie and the game went into OT where no one scored. The teams then went into “1 v 1s” – Rachel Gordon, Camille Scheyer, and Mackenzie Nolan took it home for the Raiders. After Rachel and Mackenzie scored their goals, Latin scored 2 resulting in a tie.

GIRLS’ TENNIS:

North Shore vs. University High School, October 8, (L) 1-4.

The Raiders win came from Annika Weinberg ’17 at #1 singles who defeated Florence Almeda 6-4, 6-2.

North Shore’s Tennis team competed in the ISL tournament on Thursday, October 9 where we placed 3rd.

GIRLS’ VARSITY VOLLEYBALL:

North Shore vs. U High, October 7, (L) 14-25 and 17-25

Uhigh came out strong and took a quick lead in the first set. They forced the Raider defense to scramble and took the first game, 14-25. North Shore adjusted and came back to battle in the second game. After a strong fight from both teams, the Raiders were unable to prevail and dropped the match in two games, 14-25 and 17-25.

North Shore vs. Roycemore, October 11, (W) 25-17 and 25-15

North Shore Volleyball came out excited for the Saturday Homecoming game! Saturday morning their teamwork paid off and the girls swept Roycemore in two games, 25-17 and 25-15. Sam Stoll ’18 #20 led the team with 6 kills, while Pelle Melio ’16 #10 contributed 5 kills. Captain Katie Winslow ’16 #9 contributed 10 assists and led the team with 5 aces to finish off the win for their homecoming weekend!