Girls Soccer Tournament

“If you host a tournament, you’re supposed to bring your A-game.”

Those were the words of Bolingbrook girls soccer coach Martin Uscila shortly after the Lady Raiders finished with a perfect 3-0 start to their season after an 8-0 win against Mount Assisi.

Tournament co-host Romoeville went 2-1 in the tourney, allowing one goal in games two and three after struggling to stop Bolingbrook in the opener.

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Penalty Kick

I am of the opinion that the penalty kick in soccer pales in comparison to the penalty shot in hockey on the basis of excitement level and skill it takes to rush up the ice, handle the puck with slick stick work and put one in the back of the net.

Even then, soccer’s penalty kick definitely the most exciting moment in the sport.

In sports, nothing compares to the one-on-one match-up that pits an offensive star and a defensive stopper.

Bolingbrook’s Andrea Sanchez won the battle over Romeoville’s Nicole Ramaglia on Tuesday in what was the opener for both teams. Sanchez’s goal was part of a five-goal outburst in a Lady Raiders 5-1 victory.

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