Lakes takes command of NSC PrairieLakes' goalie Roberto Tre Re (right) makes a save on a Round Lake shot during their soccer game at Lakes as Lakes Mark Beadle (left) looks on. | Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 13, 2011 9:03PM
Jonathan Stanley and Lucas Isvaneck scored second-half goals as Lakes defeated Round Lake 2-0 on Tuesday to seize control of the North Suburban Conference Prairie Division boys soccer race.
The Eagles are 2-0 in the division while the Panthers are now 2-1.
Scott Brugioni assisted on both goals, which came in the 55th and 77th minutes.
“I was really happy with the way we played,” said Lakes coach Kevin Kullby. “This was our best defensive effort to this point. We didn’t get them a lot of good looks at our goal, and we gave ourselves plenty of opportunities to score.”
For the game, Lakes had an 8-4 edge in shots on frame. All of the Panthers’ shots were in the first 40 minutes.
Round Lake played without its top two scorers — Jordi Rubio and Mauricio Salgado — as both were red-carded during the team’s last match, which was against Waukegan, and therefore, were required to sit out.
As a result, the Panthers lacked a finishing touch.
“You’re never happy when you lose, but you with what you have,” said Panther coach Hugo Tellez. “I have a good group of kids. They played hard, but unfortunately, we couldn’t finish today.”
Stanley’s goal came off a corner taken by Brugioni. He headed it, and it bounced through the defensive line and got into the twine.
The second goal came off Brugioni’s free kick from 25 yards that he put on the near post for a header.
“The two goals we got came off re-starts. Those are the types of plays you can really capitalize on,” said Kullby
Lakes keeper Roberto Tre Re now has two shutouts.
Lakes is 4-5-1 but plays rugged big-school competition which makes its record deceiving.
Round Lake is 5-1-1 overall.
Kullby is excited his team is in the title hunt.
“I think it energizes the guys. It’s always a tough game against Rund Lake,” he said. “Knowing we can win these types of games, that we may have dropped early in the season, is going to help us.”
Next up for Lakes is a danger game at Antioch on Thursday. Round Lake plays Wauconda the same day.