Huskie boys soccer loses super sectional game against Morton

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The Naperville North varsity soccer team lost a tough battle against Morton in their super sectional game on Tuesday.

The Huskies (21-6-2) lost to the Mustangs (21-1-3) with a final score of 2-1.

The Huskies started out slow, while the Mustangs scored two goals in the first half. A combination of missed scoring opportunities and penalties continued to plague North throughout the game. Despite the misfortunes, senior Cameron Radeke says that the loss was not for lack of hard work. 

“My guys… they gave it all on the field until the last second,” Radeke said. “They were battling and battling, and unfortunately we didn’t get the result we wanted, but man I am so proud of them.”

The Huskies proceeded to improve during the second half, with Radeke scoring a goal at the start of the second and North’s defense preventing Morton from scoring again.

Overall, the Huskies fought hard throughout the game, but were outmatched by Morton’s defense. Despite this, Senior Keegan Flaherty thought the game was the team’s best execution of the year.

“The performance we put on the field tonight was probably one of our best, it just didn’t go our way,” Flaherty said.

It was a bittersweet end to the season for the Huskies. Head coach Jim Konrad described the Morton program, and his positive outlook on the team’s performance and sportsmanship. 

“We have a great relationship with them, we love them, we think they are a really classy group. The coach is an amazing guy and they do a fantastic job,” Konrad said. “We hate to lose, but at least it was to a classy program.” 

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