Boys Soccer: Round Lake on verge of North Suburban Prairie title

Story Image Round Lake, IL 9/27/12 Antioch's boys soccer traveled to Round Lake to take on the Panthers Thursday night. Antioch's Nick Brito (19) heads the ball in the direction of the Round Lake goal.
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Updated: September 27, 2012 9:18PM



Round Lake improved to 10-0-1 in its last 11 games and virtually locked up the North Suburban Prairie championship with a 3-1 win over visiting Antioch Thursday.

On Senior Night, seniors Jose Sedano, Mariano Narvaez and Mauricio Salgado each scored a goal for the Panthers (13-2-1, 4-0).

Antioch (9-6-2) got a last-minute goal from Thomas Furlong to avoid the shutout.

“We came in knowing we had to win to take the division. We’re happy we got the job done,” said Salgado. “We were pretty confident. It was just a matter of getting that first goal to help us loosen up and start playing our game.”

Round Lake coach Hugo Tellez was glad his seniors came through on their night.

“It was good to see our seniors come out and play with a lot of heart,” Tellez said. “That’s really been our story all year. We were able to play our game tonight.

“What we did tonight, that’s who we are.”

Round Lake had the better of the play, although Antioch did not play poorly.

“They’re definitely one of the better teams we’ve played this season,” said Antioch’s Furlong. “They have really good movement on the ball.

“We were able to stick with them for most of the first half, but I think we got a little tired and let up. We came out and played better in the second half. We just weren’t able to come out with the win.”

Sedano scored in the 32nd minute and Edgar Rodriguez assisted.

Narvaez made it 2-0 in the 38th minute from Salgado, and Salgado scored in the 46th minute from Eddie Ramirez.

Furlong headed home a cross by Jon Bohmann in the final minute.

“The nice thing about this (unbeaten streak) is we’re focused in practice,” said Tellez, “and we’re able to work on what we need to do to win games.”

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