Thompson nets two for unbeaten Bees

By on September 25, 2017
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Byron-Bergen held the ball in opponent territory for the first six minutes of the game, built a 2-0 lead after only 16 minutes and defeated Kendall 4-0 in a boys’ soccer match held at Jurh’s Field.

“Our plan every game is to come out fast and furious from the first minute,” Byron-Bergen head coach Ken Rogoyski said.

The Bees, defeated in the Section V Class B championship game last fall, improved their record to 5-0-1 with the win.

Byron-Bergen pressured the Kendall net and put two shots on net that were stopped by Eagles goalkeeper Hunter Menze. But the third off the rebound was put into the net by junior Will Thompson with an assist from Kyle Foeller just 4:20 into the contest.

Kendall found some offense over the next several minutes and had two scoring chances as a direct kick by Miguel Aguirre from 28 yards out sailed just wide of the right post in the 10th minute followed by a header by Brahayan Gonzales after a feed by Michael Gardner  that was stopped by Bees goalkeeper Brandon Kropf.

Byron-Bergen extended their lead to 2-0 at the 16 minute mark as Kylar Chambry fed Sam Pringle, who one-stepped around the defender and put the ball inside the left post.

Thompson scored his second of the game with a bullet shot into the lower right corner after a throw-in by Rick Hubbard at 27:35.

The Bees made it 4-0 in the second half as a perfect touch-pass by Ben Pflaumer fed Adam Swapceinski, who scored from long distance in the 54th minute.

Kendall threatened to break up the shutout twice more as Nathan Warters hit a cross to John Rath, whose header was saved in the 57th minute and Aguirre had a second direct kick from about 30 yards out sail just over the crossbar with less than five minutes remaining.

Menze was credited with 15 saves in the Kendall net while Kropf had seven saves to register the shutout.

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