Crete-Monee’s Posada sets state recordCrete-Monee's Carlos Posada (9) moves the ball down field during their soccer game against Rich Central in Crete Tuesday, October 11, 2011. Posada broke the IHSA record for individual goals during the game, which was 159. | Brett Roseman~Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 11, 2011 8:57PM
Crete-Monee’s Carlos Posada is used to pushing two or three defenders out of the way to score a goal.
During Tuesday’s match vs. Rich Central, Posada pushed Billy Savarino out of the way in the state soccer record book.
In scoring six goals in Crete-Monee’s 10-0 win, Posada raised his career total to 163 goals, surpassing Savarino’s record of 159, set at Brother Rice from 1990 to ’93.
“It feels great,” Posada said. “I’m happy I got it over with and I can play as my normal self.”
Posada left no time for dramatics, scoring four goals in the first 19 minutes of the game.
He scored on a penalty kick a little under 10 minutes into the game. Three minutes later, Posada drove from 12 yards out, stopped on a dime to lose two Central defenders and scored to tie Savarino’s record.
Five minutes later, before a free kick from 18 yards out and to the right of the goal, Posada crouched, felt the grass and blessed himself. He sent the ball toward the far post, the ball curving into the back of the net and into history.
“I felt like I was going to score,” Posada said. “I hit it top corner and that was it.”
Posada scored from 12 yards out a little over a minute later. With 6:36 remaining in the first half, Posada took the ball at midfield, blew past three Central defenders and blasted in his 162nd goal.
With 43.1 seconds left in the half, Posada scored on a header off a corner kick from Matt Sadowski for No. 163.
“It’s finally over,” Crete-Monee coach Julian Lagunas said. “It feels good that he can finally relax now.”
Tyler Skafgaard scored two goals, while Sadowski and Luke Johnson each netted one for Crete-Monee (15-2-2, 8-1).
Rich Central fell to 4-17, 2-8.