Spartan Soccer Conference Champs!

Spartans Continue Amazing Season

The student section embraces the conference champions.

Spartus Sports

A dark storm blew through RHS stadium prior to the Romeoville Boys soccer match against Minooka on Thursday night of Homecoming Week.  But no amount of rain, wind, or ominous clouds could put a damper on what has been a historic season for the Spartans.  With an undefeated conference record of 7-0-1 and an overall record of 20-0-1 going into their Homecoming game, the Spartans have been an seemingly unstoppable force in the SPC conference.  After edging out Plainfield North 1-0 on Tuesday, the Spartans had the opportunity to clinch the conference championship with a win over the Minooka Indians.   

The Spartans scored 10 minutes into the match when Joseph Duarte put in a penalty kick after a collision inside the penalty box drew a yellow card for the Minooka goalie.  However, the first half remained close and halftime came with a score of 1-0 and a lot of work to do to close out the game.  

The second half had some edgy moments as Minooka put pressure on the defensive line of the Spartans but the back four consisting of center backs Josh Silvar and Gavin Carrasco along with outside backs Manny Casillas and Isaiah Pina and goalkeeper Lucas Ortiz remained resilient, denying any scoring opportunities and starting a devastating string of counter-attacks which turned all the momentum to the Spartan’s side.  A picture perfect header by Joseph Duarte off a Spartan corner kick put the Spartans up 2-0.  And a goal by Christian Agyekum sealed the game in the final minutes. 

The victory brought the Spartans record to 21-0-1 and with a conference record of 8-0-1 and most importantly clinched the SPC conference championship.  Post game, the student section greeted the victorious Spartans with a barrage of confetti and powder cannons, cheers, crowd surfing and pure excitement.

Coach Cirrincione’s team will close out their regular season with games against Kaneland, Naperville Central, and Reavis before heading to the state series where they are the 3rd seed in the Sandburg Sectional.