Goalkeeper Nicole Amari, a Vernon Hills graduate, recorded her second career shutout as the Ohio women’s soccer team beat Wright State 1-0 Aug. 29 in Dayton, Ohio. A senior, Amari recorded six saves in the Bobcats’ first win of the season.
Amari then recorded a career-high 13 saves on Aug. 31 in a 3-0 loss to a solid Kentucky team.
Ohio has struggled to a 2-4 start this season, but another Vernon Hills alumna, redshirt sophomore Carly Manso, also has played well for the Bobcats. She has started all six games and leads the team in shots (14) and is tied for the team lead in points (seven), goals (two), assists (one) and shots on goal (seven).
Katie McCurley, a freshman midfielder and defender from Lake Zurich, is also on the team.
Simon Megally, from Maine South, scored the winning goal for the DePaul men’s soccer team in its 1–0 home victory against Utah State Sept. 6. A sophomore midfielder, Megally scored from 30 yards out in the 64th minute.
Through four games, Megally leads his team in goals (two), points (five), shots (12) and shots on goal (eight).
Several other area athletes are on the Blue Demons’ men’s soccer team. Freshman defender Caleb Pothast of Lake Zurich recorded a shot and a shot on goal against Utah State. Others include freshman forward and midfielder Kosta Brkovic from Glenbrook South; freshman midfielder Robert Ljubic from Niles West, sophomore goalkeeper Quentin Low from Stevenson and freshman midfielder George Moushi from New Trier.
Two area athletes have helped the Loras College men’s soccer team hold its opponents to four goals in the team’s 4-1 start. Justin Giacotto, who played high school soccer for Fenwick, is a junior defender for the Duhawks, and Calvin Miller from Maine South is a sophomore defender. Both have played in all five games, with Miller starting twice.
Giacotto, Miller and the Loras back line have held opponents to 38 shots, with 20 on goal. The Duhawks’ defense also has held opponents to a .105 shot percentage.
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