As the high school boys soccer season winds down, Woodstock High School is thriving.
The seemingly unstoppable Blue Streaks headed to Loves Park to face the 10-9-2 Bucs from Belvidere Oct. 21, hoping to claim the 2A regional championship, a title the school hasn’t seen since 1994.
The Streaks got right to work with a goal scored on a penalty from senior Josue Carreno three minutes into play. Carreno leads his team in goals with 19 on the season.
Freshman Oscar Escorza added another goal for the Streaks by the half, his eighth of the season.
Coach Matt Warmbier said his team’s strategy in the second half was defense-focused.
“The plan was play smart defensively knowing we had done the offensive work already,” Warmbier wrote in an email.
The game ended at 2-0 Woodstock, the 16th clean sheet the Streaks have had this season. WHS moved to 23-0 overall, 12-0 in the Kishwaukee River Conference and 2-0 in postseason play. The team was set to play Lakes High School from Lake Villa (14-6-1) Oct. 24 in a sectional semifinal. Results from that game came after The Independent’s deadline.
The Marian Central Hurricanes fell 6-3 to Belvidere North Oct. 17 in Harvard in a IHSA Class 2A regional playoff.
Seniors Kevin Santopadre and Matt Darbro scored goals for the ’Canes. Senior Ian Brzeski also had a goal and an assist.
Goalkeeper Jacob Levendoski, a senior, had four saves.
The Woodstock North Thunder finished the season with a 2-0 loss to Marian Oct. 14 in a regional match.