Huskie boys soccer wins against Plainfield Central

The Naperville North High School varsity boys soccer team defeated Plainfield Central High School in the IHSA Regionals matchup on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

The Huskies (14-3-4) won against the Wildcats (4-12-5) with a final score of 2-0.

The Huskies started the first half strong, scoring quickly in the first few minutes. The game was an even match with possession switching between teams. The Huskies defense pulled through and worked hard to earn their first point. Senior Alexander Barger highlights his feelings towards the game and his teammates.

“I’m confident, the guys that have worked hard. And I guess that’s it, when we work hard we get good results. The fact that we’re able to get in and come out with a win in the first playoff game is a good look,” Barger said. 

The Huskies came out with strong defense in the second half, preventing the Wildcats from scoring. Eventually, a penalty kick scored by Barger 23 minutes into the half secured the win for the team. Senior Ryan Konrad explains the confidence he and the team felt after the goal.

“After that [penalty kick], I knew we had the game secured. There were a few calls on restarts that we should have dealt with better but that was it and it was a good feeling after,” Konrad said. 

With the playoffs underway, the Huskies hope to continue strong and improve from this game in any way they can. NNHS Head Coach Jim Konrad discusses the team’s preparation for their upcoming games. 

“Study how we played, take a bunch of notes. Just see what we’ve done and try to watch the game, and get back at it on Friday,” Konrad said. 

The Huskies play their next game on Friday, Oct. 21 against Plainfield South High School. The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Naperville North.