Caxys too much for North ChicagoLake Forest Academy's Robert Lee (left) and North Chicago's Carlos Lugo battle for the ball. | Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 24, 2011 8:29PM
Two games into the season, and North Chicago has as many wins as it does losses, and as many goals scored as goals allowed.
After wiping out Kenosha Christian Life 7-0 on Tuesday, the Warhawks were routed 7-0 by Lake Forest Academy on Wednesday.
“We have the talent to be successful,” North Chicago coach David Lang said. “It’s the dedication that the kids need to have to win.”
Against Lake Forest Academy, Lang had just 11 players in uniform, while a half-dozen were ineligible because they hadn’t attended enough practices (IHSA rule) to play in games.
The Caxys had 24 shots on goal, and another 15 that were off frame. North Chicago had five shots total.
The Warhawk star, despite the score, was keeper Cesar Maravilla, who was on the wrong end of nearly 20 breakaways as the Caxys dribbled and passed at will through a leaky defense.
Lang said the lack of an organized youth soccer program in North Chicago has his high-school team starting out trailing the play.
“The first formal training for most of these kids is in high school. It’s a lot more work to play an organized system,” he said.
For example, there are in-house youth soccer programs in almost every city in the county, and travel programs in nearly every city.
North Chicago has nothing.
Next up for the Warhawks is a tournament at Wauconda which, of course, has a huge in-house program and an elite travel program.