Riverside-Brookfield High School senior Hunter Ferguson was a big-time soccer scorer and setup man on back-to-back days at the BodyArmor Tournament in Schaumburg.
Ferguson assisted three goals in the Bulldogs’ 4-1 victory over Rockford Guilford Sept. 11 after netting a hat trick with an assist on the other goal against Carmel on Sept. 10. The Bulldogs lost 4-2 in penalty kicks to decide the 4-4 tie.
Ferguson now has eight goals and seven assists to lead the Bulldogs (4-6) along with senior center midfielder Manny Tovar (4 goals, 3 assists). Both converted penalty kicks against Carmel, but two other attempts were wide and stopped.
Ferguson assisted the final three goals by David Carrillo, Tovar and Diego Villegas, who gave RBHS the 1-0 lead with an assist from Max Swicionis.
Ferguson scored the final three goals Saturday with assists by Omar Vidales, Swicionis and Tovar. Xavier Salamanca put RBHS ahead 1-0 with Ferguson’s assist.
The Bulldogs are off to a 2-0 start in Metro Suburban Conference play, beating Ridgewood 3-2 and Elmwood Park 4-0.
Tovar scored the game-winner against Ridgewood with Villegas assisting. Ferguson’s goal had tied the game 2-2 with an assist from Salamanca. Tovar also converted a penalty kick.
Ferguson (2 goals), Tovar (2 assists), Carrillo (goal, assist), Dante Moscosa (goal) and Massimo Franceschina (assist) accounted for the scoring against Elmwood Park.
RBHS girls volleyball
The Bulldogs (4-10) defeated Elmwood Park 25-17, 25-15 in their MSC Red opener Sept. 6 behind Anasofia Zaper (7 kills, 2 block assists), Sofia Owens (6 kills), Annabel Krueger (12 assists), Paige Shipley (13 assists) and Kira Conroy (16 digs).
LTHS boys soccer
Senior Jack Rempfer had the latest clutch goal for the Lyons Township High School boys soccer team off a Haris Sarajlija corner kick during a 1-0 victory over Fenwick on Sept. 10 in the BodyArmor Tournament in Schaumburg.
“We all just ran [in the box] and I tried to find the ball in the air. It’s just kind of a blur but I found it and I just happened to get a head on it,” Rempfer said.
The Lions (6-1-3) put up another great fight Sept. 11 but lost to Conant 1-0 in the tournament’s semifinals for their first defeat this season.
All but one of the Lions’ games have been decided by one goal or were ties.
“We’ve got to learn from [Conant]. There’s teams that can beat us. We’ve got to get back in a winning mindset, whatever it takes,” Rempfer said. “It’s just putting us in that mentality for state [playoffs], just play every game to the whistle. You try to fight for that one goal because one goal makes a huge difference because every team’s basically about the same.”
In the West Suburban Silver opener Sept. 6, LTHS beat Downers Grove North 2-1 on Brian Salvino’s golden goal in the second overtime with Owen Suda assisting. Will Swicionis also scored.
Sarajlija scored in the Lions’ 1-1 tie with Stagg on Sept. 8.
LTHS girls volleyball
The Lions (10-2) suffered their first two losses Sept. 9 to Sandburg 18-25, 25-23, 15-9 and Bolingbrook 28-26, 25-23 while beating Normal 26-24, 25-18.
Kamryn Lee-Caracci had 12 or 11 kills in all three matches. Other top performers included setter Abby Markworth (69 assists total), Grace Brennan (15 kills, 10 digs), Maggie Kachmarik (24 digs) and Kiley Mahoney (23 digs).
LTHS won an early showdown with Lincoln-Way East 25-13, 25-22 on Sept. 7.