The Lincolnwood High School soccer team picked up their seventh win of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 8, with a 4-1 victory over Calvary in Springfield.
The Lancers led 2-0 at the end of the frst half as Evan Hopper continued his assault on the nets. Hopper, who came into his senior season with 30 goals in three season, found the back of the net twice to up his season total to 19 and his career total to 47.
Hopper would tack on an assist in the second half as Lincolnwood picked up two more goals from Gavin Lipe and Elijah Aumann to secure the 4-1 victory.
Filip Kates would also pick up an assist for the Lancers, while Denison Kennedy scored Calvary's only goal as the Saints fell to 6-10-1 on the year.
The win came on the heels of a tough loss to Carlinville the night before. The Cavies got a goal from Trieton Park to hold a 1-0 halftime lead, then netted two more scores in the second half, one by Park on a penalty kick and one by Levi Yudinsky.
Hopper would pull one back for the Lancers with a goal a minute after Yudinsky's goal, but Carlinville would stave off any more offensive runs by the visitors from Montgomery County.
Now 7-12-2 on the year, Lincolnwood will close out their regular season with a road game against Williamsville on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 4:30 p.m.
The Lancers are the regional hosts this year, but will be on the road as the lower seed in their opening game. They will take on Pana at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, with the winner moving on to face second seeded Sacred Heart-Griffin on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the semifinal at Terry Todt Field in Raymond at 5 p.m.
October 7 at Carlinville
Lincolnwood 0 1 - 1
Carlinville 1 2 - 3
Scoring: Lincolnwood - Evan Hopper 1; Carlinville - Trieton Park 2, Levi Yudinsky 1.
Records: Lincolnwood (6-12-2); Carlinville (6-12-1).
October 8 at Springfield
Lincolnwood 2 2 - 4
Calvary 0 1 - 1
Scoring: Lincolnwood - Evan Hopper 2, Gavin Lipe 1, Elijah Aumann 1; Calvary - Denison Kennedy 1.
Records: Lincolnwood (7-12-2); Calvary (6-10-1).
Class 1A Boys Soccer
at Terry Todt Field
Friday, October 11
4:30 p.m. - (10) Lincolnwood at (7) Pana
4:30 p.m. - (11) Carlinville at (6) North Mac
Wednesday, October 16
5 p.m. - (2) Sacred Heart-Griffin vs. Winner Lincolnwood/Pana
7 p.m. - (3) Williamsville vs. Winner Carlinville/North Mac
Saturday, October 19
11 a.m. - Regional Championship