Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The junior midfielder also won an All-Conference selection at the Neuqua Valley Regional.
How does Wheaton Warrenville South's varsity soccer squad spell team? B-U-R-N-S. Junior midfielder Dan Burns, the Tiger's star player, is more concerned about his teammates' and team's success than his own breakthrough season. "I just want the team to win," Burns said. "I just want us to be successful. That's all I really care about." And Burns' teammates want him to succeed as well. Burns' teammates have a great respect for him, cheering 'Go, Burns! Score another goal!' anytime when he is one-on-one with an opposing defender. The Tigers were led by his scoring output of 14 goals and eight assists, adding up to 36 points. The next closest goal scorer was senior forward George Doran with five. The Tigers' lost 2-0 to Plainfield South …
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Boys varsity soccer team falls in overtime, finishing DVC play at 1-6.
AURORA—Sometimes, the ball does not bounce the right way. The Wheaton Warrenville South boys soccer team learned that the hard way during a 2-1 overtime loss to West Aurora on a non-goal. During the second overtime period, West Aurora senior forward Cesar Carcia crossed over to senior midfielders Josue Martinez and Mike Vazques in the Tigers' box. Wheaton South sophomore goalkeeper Tim Reinders dove to stop Vazques' shot, but one of Reinders' teammates accidentally kicked the ball into the Tigers' goal, resulting in a non-goal and a loss. The Blackhawks (16-5-1, 4-3 DuPage Valley Conference) are 5-1 in overtime this year. The Tigers (7-11-3, 1-6 DVC) had many opportunities throughout the match, including overtime. Junior midfielder Dan …
Sunday, October 3, 2010
The WWS boys varsity soccer team played solid defense, but missed close offensive opportunities
Wheaton Warrenville South tied Lake Park in Roselle 1-1 Saturday at Red Grange Field in a hard fought defensive soccer match. The Tigers (6-8-2) lone score came in the 29th minute. Junior midfielder Dan Burns broke away from the Lancers' defense and had an open shot at goal. The ball hit the right post, but junior forward Erik Yamane got the rebound and kicked it past Lake Park senior goalkeeper Eric Ahrens. "Burns had a shot and it couldn't go in, so I just got it on the rebound," Yamane said. The 10th minute witnessed Lancer junior forward Joe Passarelli rocketing a dead ball 30 yards over outstretched sophomore goalkeeper Tim Reinders for Lake Park's one score. The Tigers had chances, like when Yamane broke away from Lake Park …
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tigers’ coach Guy Callipari coached against his son, Cam for first time, winning 1-0.
- Bob Bajek
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
At the conclusion of the Wheaton Warrenville South vs. Batavia soccer match Monday, both teams came midfield for the customary good sportsmanship handshake. Tigers' coach Guy Callipari firmly embraced one of Batavia's players, one who saved goals from going into the Bulldogs' net and kept the score close. It was his son, junior defender Cam Callipari. Monday's tight match marked the first time the Calliparis were opponents. The younger Callipari could not contain his excitement for Monday's showdown. "I've been waiting for this game for 16 years now, so it was definitely a big buildup," Cam said. "I came really excited, really ready to go. I put everything I had into it." Cam prevented his father's players from scoring goals. In the 24th …
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Wheaton Warrenville South boys soccer team posted its first shutout of the year in a 1-0 victory over Batavia.
After surrendering five goals Saturday, the Wheaton Warrenville South boys varsity team shutout Batavia 1-0 yesterday, Monday, Sept. 27 at home. The Tigers victory was their first shutout this season. Wheaton South coach Guy Callipari said part of the reason why his team did not have one previously was his players made the two defenders and goalkeeper provide most of the defense. "You can't do that when our opponents are sending numbers and midfielders through," Callipari said. "We have to track back and we were doing a better job at that—especially in the second half. In the first half, there was definitely a learning curve there and we got exposed a couple times." The Tigers (6-7-1) held strong and prevented the Bulldogs (6-5-2) from …
Monday, September 27, 2010
The Wheaton Warrenville South boys varsity soccer team has struggled with its new roster, which lost 13 seniors from last year's sectional finals squad.
Last year, Wheaton Warrenville South's boys varsity soccer team made the sectional finals and relied on senior experience to succeed. This year, the Tigers are adjusting to its new team, which lost 13 graduates. Tigers coach Guy Callipari had a 20-5-2 squad last season. His team lost to Neuqua Valley 4-2 on penalty kicks in the sectional finals. This season has been different. Wheaton Warrenville South is 5-7-1 and 0-2 in its DuPage Valley Conference games. However, Callipari has 12 returning juniors and sophomores and only eight outgoing seniors for next year. "We are starting at least eight (juniors and sophomores), but we certainly don't want to look at next year," Callipari said. "By default, we are building towards that end, but we …