Glenbrook South 5, Glenbrook North 0
The Titans girls soccer team turned a close match into a rout in the second half. Leading 1-0 at the break, Glenbrook Southscored three goals in less than four minutes after halftimeen route to the victory Sunday at Toyota Park in Bridgeview.
Junior forward Kaily Bruch scored the first goal during that stretch with 26:56 remaining in the match.Bruch took advantage of a defensive blunder to score her goal. She intercepted a Glenbrook North defender’s pass in the penalty area, took her time after making the steal and then calmly slotted her shot home to give Glenbrook South a 2-0 lead. Junior midfielder Tami Erlich and sophomore Olivia Peters thenconstructeda picturesque counter attack, one that ended with Erlich scoringwith 24:12 remaining in the half. Senior midfielder Taylor Fuderer’s right-footed strike with23:29left gave the Titans a 4-0 lead.
Peters’ perfectly-placed shot from about 15 yards away put Glenbrook South up 1-0 with16:27remaining in the first half, and she was dangerous throughout the match. Thespeedy center forward was able to both dribbleand run past defenders. She assisted on the goals scored by Erlich and Fuderer.
BY THE NUMBERS
Glenbrook Northdoesn’t have any seniors on its roster. It started four juniors, three sophomores and four freshmen. Freshman forward Lily Sands scored the match’s final goal for the Titans, who were playing at the Chicago Fire’s home stadium.
“We knew they were going to play a little bit more defensive at the beginning. As we put each goal in, that kind of takes them out of their system and they’re going to have to play us a little more truer – in terms of, for them, to equalize or tie a game, they’re going to have to open up their game. We knew if we can get them out of that defensive shell and open up that game … offensively, we can really counterattack and put some [goals] in the back of the net.” —Glenbrook South coach Seong Haon the difference in the second half