On Senior Night, the Knights welcomed Northwood for a thrilling game to end the seniors’ Wheaton soccer careers. The last two years’ games versus the Gladiators have been decided in overtime. The Knights started the scoring in the first half when Michael Hernandez swung his left foot with a purpose to send the ball into the opposite side upper 90. The Gladiators tied the game at 1 all about ten minutes into the second half. The game would go back and forth for another twenty minutes before the Gladiators were able to pull ahead 2-1 with a goal smartly struck into the side-netting. The Knights were able to rally and tie the game at 2 to force overtime after Thomas Queiroz drew a penalty in the box and Victor Restrepo put away the resulting penalty kick. In the last moments of overtime, Bryan Solano collected the ball ten yards outside the box, dribbled by one defender, then split two, and froze another before sizzling the ball past the keeper for the win!
- 2 Northwood High School
- 3 Wheaton High School
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