HHS Boys Soccer loses to Prairie Ridge

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HHS Boys Soccer loses to Prairie Ridge

Garrett Heinke

The Red Raider varsity boys soccer team lost to Prairie Ridge 1-2 on senior night.


Huntley took the lead in the first half and held their lead for a majority of the game. With a minute twenty-five left, Prairie Ridge scored, forcing the game into overtime. Prairie Ridge eventually scored during the second overtime, ending the game.


The Huntley team has had a rough season so far, their record being 2-10-1 going into their game today. Now with many more games to reflect on than games to look forward to, a loss like today carries a  depressing weight. Tonight being their senior night only adds to that feeling.


“I feel like it is unfortunate. I felt like we were the better side the whole game. And [the team] had an opportunity at the end. We can use this moving forward, [to learn] how to stop those opportunities late in the game,”  senior Joshua Lopez said.


“I’m extremely [angry]. I think we could have done a lot better in the air and our work off the ball. All and all we played decent. We’ll get them back next game,” senior Joey Stout said.


“We’ve got to get stronger. We’ve got to mark [man-to-man] better. Our spacing needs to be better when we have the ball,” coach Grabner said. “I think that it was an even game.”


There are now only two regular season games left. Their next game is against Hampshire High School, a team they have not played yet this season.


“I’m looking for a win against Hampshire to get our moral up. Hampshire is good but I think with our team we can definitely pull out a win,” Stout said.


“We need to get some momentum. If we don’t get some momentum playoffs will be difficult,” Gabner said.


The season is coming to an end but there still are a few opportunities for Huntley. Huntley may have a poor record so far, but they have proved to be a competitive team. A win could create the momentum the team needs to do well in the postseason.

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